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


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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Taco Mac. Pours black with a medium, beige head. Strong malt notes of molasses, oats, and vanilla and some faint ester notes of bubblegum and dark fruits. The flavor mellow sweetness and no bitterness. Light to medium body. Silky, grainy, and fairly smooth in the finish. This is a good, easy to drink, malty, and very interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerdedDave (1407) - Beckley, USA - NOV 22, 2016
black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; roasted malt with chocolate notes; a bit of a medicinal quality

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foyle (409) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Served from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a 1" tan head that falls slowly with mild lacing. Color is black with a reddish tint. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and toffee along with earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel with a mostly dry finish. Flavors of dark roasted malt, hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee. A lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Overall quite a pleasant and easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PanMarek (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Pours dark and opaque with beige foam. Smells of toasted malt and maybe some coffee and cocoa. The taste brings these out but with a thin body and light fizz. The finish is moderately dry. A good dark beer for a warm day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (806) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Whole Foods, Lynnfield MA. Appearance is dark brown with mahogany, effervescent sparkle, and 1/2-finger width creamy head with nice retention and nice soapy lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt with dark fruit, noble hops, and hint of chocolate. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with thin, creamy texture, soft carbonation and crisp, dry texture. Overall, this is a pretty decent Schwarzbier. Not sure why rated so low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1370) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Like dark layers and there is plenty of good chocolate roasted notes. Not my favorite though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (359) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Adding a pre-Ratebeer beer that I’m not going to have again. Originally had in Sorrento, April 2015. Sweet surgary. Enjoyable enough. The bar owner was interested to see what I thought as he thought it was horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maracuja05 (796) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
[backlog] 21-06-16 // bottle from Maruhn. Dark brown black colour. Medium head. Very malty. light coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maits (199) - ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2016
Brown beer with little white head. Aroma is malty and chocolate. Taste is medium malty and chocolate notes. Light body, slightly bitter finish. Quite descent beer to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Poured a brown color with a beige hed. Aroma was of light roast and grass. Flavor similar. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1473) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2016
For the book. Aroma is roasted malt, burned, but sweet, dark fruit and coffee, but a lager quality is present. Appearance is dark dark brown, tan head, poured thin. Taste is caramel, sweet, then roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, easy to drink. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, a faint roasted malt and sweet aftertaste. Overall, not good for a Schwarz but easy to drink on a hot day.

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