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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Kaiser

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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 22
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-20-2001

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Ratings: 1,196 | Reviews: 569
Photo of JAD1956
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First time to have on draft. Much fuller than bottle, with deep sweet treacle flavor that lingers. Reminds me somewhat of Old Peculier. Easy to drink. Distinctive but accessible.

Photo of mlockman
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad black beer, but I definitely did not get as much of an emphasis on the molasses characteristic I have been led to believe is present in many South American black beers.

Photo of Rhody1
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice and light. Not what I expected.

Photo of ranger7
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Black as night, with crimson edge. Great lacing, continuous head of white.
S: Apple juice? Strange, but that's what I am getting.
T: an apple-like tang in front, smooth, malty middle, with faint tang in aftertaste. Very different. I don't recall other Schwartzbier examples tasting like this. Almost fruity.
M: Lighter than I thought it would be. Very thin and watery.
O: it's been a while since I had my last Schwartzbier, but I am fairly sure it wasn't quite like this. Xingu isn't bad though, just different. Give it a shot if you're into this style.

Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black and opaque with a hint of ruby when held to a bright light, no carbonation and a half finger of beige head.

S: Dark malty goodness, bready, cracker, that’s it.

T: Malty, dark, rich malty malt bread goodness, like fresh bread from the store, though this beer expired 2 years ago.

M: Medium thick smooth and bready goodness, lots of fine foamy carbonation. Light sweet note, hint of caramel and chocolate.

O: Excellent brew. My friend downstairs at Yorkshire Bar in Kunming gave it free as it had expired. Drank it here April 22nd, 2015.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Liked it but didn't love this Brazilian

Photo of Jbreeze0588
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Not a whole lot too it

Photo of faulkster4
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Black beer is an appropriate name based on its color. It is very very dark. Sweety fruit smell but doesn't really carry that flavor. Paired very well with a strong brie. A little low on the carbonation but for a darker beer, I can live with it.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Gelatin like head, I feel like I don't have to say that it's black. Strong cherry and raisin scents. I was expecting some more roasted flavor, certainly has strong grape and fruity flavors. Finishes wet on the palate like grape juice.

Photo of Josephduarte
4.29/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great Brazilian beer. Smells delicious with some distant hints of coffee. I can say that this is one of the good Brazilian popular beers.

Photo of Mifody
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Awsome beer highly recommended, one of my favorite dark beers

Photo of dacrza1
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DATE TASTED: October 26, 2014... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams lager glass... OCCASION: ending a weekend with something dark... APPEARANCE: mountainous brown foam-like head; as expected, dark black body; reasonable lacing... AROMA: roasted toffee front and center; chocolate and cocoa also show up--still inviting... PALATE: flat cola that smooths the tongue; surprisingly light-bodied for a "dark" beer....TASTE: toffee and candied sugars make this a mellow, easy-drinking lager with little fanfare or suggestion of its darkness; though sweet, not much of an impression... OVERALL: no real arguments with the style or its interpretation, but the price and "imported" label promise more than is delivered...

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Minimal roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig light char, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a nice Schwarzbier style. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A fair bit fruity in the nose and taste, but not by an overwhelming amount. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of PacNWDad
3.4/5  rDev -2%

10/26/2014. 12 oz bottle purchased at Full Throttle Bottles, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a small amount of tan head, consistent bubble size. Leaves a decent amount of lace on the sides. Dark and opaque. Aromas of molasses and banana. Quite sweet, really very little hops, if any, is apparent. Medium carbonation, thin body, a little dry, short finish. My first beer from Brazil - pretty decent tasting.

Photo of flyingpig
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

330ml Bottle from Morrisons Supermarkt (Glasgow, £1.79):
This one started well and certainly looked the part but it was a beer that started to fade down the straight and just seemed to remind me of a pale lager too much with some skunk and grassy hops making themselves know and coming across a little too strongly for my liking. I was enjoying it initially with the darker, roasted malts starting things off but these flavours disappeared far too quickly for my liking and the beer just seemed ordinary and plain by the end. Definitely better than Xingu Gold but not a beer to buy on it’s own right.

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours black with some ruby highlights. One finger of tan head and some rings of lace.
Smell is coffee with a bit of prune essence. Dark roasted malts.
Taste is similar to the smell. Some roasted chocolate malts a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Coffee and raisens some prune character.
Mouthfeel is light and just right carbonation. It has a bitter sweet finish. Very refreshing.
Overall a very fine beer not too sweet and just slightly dry finish.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is better than people give it credit for being. a boldly flavored and intensely roasty black beer, but light on the palate, almost even thin in body, and quicker finishing for the style. its got an almost lagered yeast character to it, and a pretty solid off white head. its clearish beer too, which is cool, different, and welcoming. its a lower abv beer which makes it drinkable, and i think it fits in all seasons. i get a dried fruit thing here, not raisin but something like it, even prune or plum in the taste before the burning malt takes over. carbonation is great from the tap, although i have had less impressive bottle experiences. i think its one of the more underrated beers in the style, and if i was actually in brazil, this would be far better than almost anything else on offer. the whole thing is impressive if you take in it context, of course its a letdown against the schwarzbiers of old world germany, but its not that far off.

Photo of smb
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's definitely not exact to the style. It has a cola aroma and effervescence, it's also malty and sweet, almost bordering on a milk-stout.

It's also very satisfying and refreshing though. This is hands down the best Schwarzbier/Black Lager I've had and one of my go-to session beers. Highly underrated.

Photo of TerryW
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A rather unremarkable brew. Cola dark under a moderate head, just a bit of lacing. Aroma is very subdued - some charcoal, some coffee, some chocolate. Mouthfeel is soft and thin-bodied, not a lot of presence or follow through. Gentle flavours of chocolate and coffee, a hint of charcoal. Meh.

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle marked K273 JA2 at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing good – partial narrow rings of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor not much – just a little sweet malt. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

A very unremarkable beer; twist-off cap for drinking while driving. I first had this in 2008 and gave it a resounding “Meh”. It hasn’t improved – the best thing about it is its appearance.

Photo of SaltofOH
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque black. Obsidian. 1/2" tan head, fades to a very nice lacing. Awesome retention.

Aroma: A hint of sweet malt. Little else.

Taste: Sweet, followed by a little tartness. Reminds me of Malta Goya, but with alcohol. Across the end, a touch of roast & bitterness. Lingering sweetness, then clean.

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-light body. Decent effervescence, clean.

Overall: Very interesting. Don't know that I'd buy it again, but I definitely liked it. Struck me as being too sweet.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell as well as some other darker aromas of cocoa. Along with the darker aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and a bit of a cola like aroma. A little bit of a nutty and plum smell are there as well with a hint of graininess rounding it all out.

Taste – The taste begins a roasted malt and cola like flavor with some fruit flavors of a light plum. The plum flavors get more intense as the flavors advances with a little bit of coffee adding a touch of bitterness. While the coffee comes to the tongue it quickly fades all while the sweeter plum and cola flavors get more intense. A light herbal flavor mixed with some nutty and chocolate flavors come at the end and mixes with the rest of the flavors to leave a light roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. The thinner body is quite appropriate for the lower abv and the sweeter flavors of the brew, but did minimize some of the darker flavors. The average carbonation was rather fitting for the brew and taking into account the thinness, made for a fairly good feel overall.

Overall – A sweet and easy drinking lighter roasted black lager. A good “darker” brew for a warmer summer day.

Photo of jpa01
2.82/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep brownish color, with a thin lighter head.

Smell: Mild musty, faint plum-like smell.

Taste: Roasted malty flavor, mixed with hints of sour fruitiness and bitter sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, somewhat watery body.

Drinkability: Drinkable, but has a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - I'd say its an okay beer, but seems to look a tad better than it tastes or smells.

Photo of kfh227
2.1/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Hard to describe this. I can only think that this must have been a bad batch or the water to brew this in Brazil is so different than I am used to that it threw my pallet for a loop. I honestly equate this to Budweiser brewed with funky water. That was my immediate reaction. I will not get it again.

Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Opaque deep brown, garnet highlights, with a frothy cappuccino head that lingers as a ring.

Nutty, lightly caramelized and toasted malt aroma, with a taste that's sweeter than expected. More caramel than nuts, and minimal roast. There's a slight metallic note. Carbonation is higher than I'd prefer, and it lacks roast for the style.

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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Kaiser
79 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.