Brewed by FEMSA Cerveja Brasil
Style: Schwarzbier
Jacareí (SP), Brazil


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Xingu is a line of exotic beers dedicated to bring awareness to the Amazon Rainforest. Xingu Black Beer is very smooth and drinkable and is a two time winner of the Beverage Taste Institute of Chicago’s Gold Medal as the best dark lager in the world.

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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 This brew pours next to black in color producing only a one finger, short lived froth that leaves behind a thin yet full ring of lace. Aromas are mild w/ a roasted malty sweetness. Medium nectar w/ ample, cotton soft residual effers. This is actually a nice brew. Only mildly sweet w/ a defined yet mild roast component. Nuances of cocoa, cakebread, and roasted molases. The finish is bittered nicely leaving a lingering fruity asprin tingle. Overall: the mild sweetness is blanced by a mild asprin hop bittering unit. It quenches a thirst.

AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2006
alc/cherry nose, syrupy, black body w/ no head, candy like flavor, sweet, slightly tart finish, concord grape finish, bubble gum, the first few sips were interesting, but after the glass is 1/4 gone, it tastes like a dull sugary carbonated glass of ass puree, wish I knew the style at all... the schwarzberrys taste like schwarzberrys!

ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a rich chocolatey dark color. Tan creamy looking head. Smells kind of malty. Good bitterness and mouthfeel! Medium bodied. Light lacing. Hints of a chocolatey taste. Best of all beers I’ve had from latin America. Will certainly have again.

BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Poured a very dark translucent black....which had a reddish tinge when held to the light, small tan head. Some caramel malts in the nose, not much else. Flavor is much sweeter than expected. Mild roasty malts...maybe weak would be a better description. Thin bodied....more like a weak porter.

DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
(12 oz bottle: $1.50 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) It’s been over 10 years since I last had this beer, and certainly my tastes have changed and my palate has improved in that time. Immediately, it’s clear I don’t like this beer nearly as much as I used to. It’s sweet and sugary, almost like it has some cane sugar in it, but not to the point of, say, Cuzqueña Malta, which I happen to like more. Molasses, caramel, unfermented malted barley, but very light on roast or bitterness. The aroma is similar, dominated by malt and sugary sweetness. Medium bodied, but while not thin per se, it seems thin based on how sweet and malty the beer is. Carbonation is adequate. Very dark brown, opaque and nearly black through the center, ruddy at the edges. Light tan head only pours to half an inch or so, settling to a ring while leaving some small patches of lace on the glass. A decent South American dark lager, one that in comparison to others, shows some restraint in the sweetness, but you still have to like sweet, dark beers to like this one because there’s no hops, no roast and no balance.

beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(12.27.05) 12 oz Brown bottle available at the Fogo de Chao restaurant, Chicago, IL. Black hued lager having a long-lasting tan head with good lacing. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Light-to-medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and spice and hop flavors. Finishes dry with pleasant light malt aftertaste. Very good drinkable beer.

trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pours almost black very dark brown. Decent Tan head that hangs around for a bit. Was expecting a darker Porter flavor but still it help its own. One of the more unsaul beers we have tried at Beer Club and was like by the "Light" beer drinker as well.

fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2006
12 oz. bottle thanks to Fred. Dark Dark pour with a smallish brown head. Lasted for a long time and left nice lacing. Aromas were alcohol and malts. Flavor was a little sour, with some dust and creamy malts. Not too bad.

ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 3, 2006
There is a malty aroma with some hints of licorice. The color is a deep black with a large tan head. The flavor is malty sweet with a roasted finish on the palate.

ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Black with a light brown head. Weak aroma. Flavor is just bad. I think I’m going to pour it.

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