Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bottle poured into shaped pint glass
A- brownish black, almost opaque, tints of reddish brown at the edges. Decent lacing- fairly consistent lacing on non-sipped side, almost like as if on draught. head retention is 1-2mm thru to bottom, excellent.
S- Toasty fresh milled malt smell, slight maltose sugar smell, not much else, but fairly pleasant as I enjoyed the toasty malt aroma.
T- Toasted malt, light caramel flavor, sugars linger for a bit, but not overly so.
M- smoooth. Carbonation is light, soft, but present, very nice going down. Feels heavier than it is, the residual sugars may have something to do with that.
Overall, this was a very pleasant surprise. I had no idea what to expect and prior schwarzbier experience was poor/limited. Drank with a very soy heavy dish, and wasn't bad- trying to figure what would set this off, something that could complement the sugar/toasted milled malt flavors. A nice beer in all.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2008 08:29:06 | More by ABCJiugui
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3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 13, 2014.
The pour is a rich, deep brown color with a modest off-white head the becomes a ring. It looks like the style should look so that should be worth some higher points anyway.
How sweet it is!!! The aroma has a dark malts, molasses and maple syrup feel to it. Toast too.
The body is thin to medium.
The taste is also on the sweet side with the vaguest of bitterness sneaking up on the backside. But I will go away from this beer thinking "sweet" regardless of any other character I pick up.
This does not get high BA ratings but at the same time Xingu was one of those 'different' beers that taught me there was more to the world of beer than the American Pale Lagers I drank in 70's and 80's.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 22:14:59 | More by puboflyons
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.