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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

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1,058 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Sul Brasileira visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-20-2001)
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Reviews by Estarrio:
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting, unique beer that really doens't fit into the style.

Poured black with a large cocoa head. The head retained well and there was no shortage of sticky lacings on the glass walls.

Malty nose with some chocolate and roasted properties. Very subtle coffee and just a hint of cocoa are also present. I also perceived an inexplicably, subtle metallic note that really threw the aroma off.

This has a very unique flavor. Sweet, chocolate and roasted malts mix with a milky, cocoa flavor. There is a very slight, bitter taste with an acidic coffee presence in the finish. The flavor is smooth, albeit somewhat muted and forgettable.

Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that matches the flavor. I wouldn't mind substituting this for a macro lager after mowing the lawn. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Thanks to Sudsdog for letting me sample this interesting brew. I'm also not sure that it is worth the value in the in our locality but it is a solid, unique, smooth beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2007 05:09:39 | More by Estarrio
More User Reviews:
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SaltofOH

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 03:04:35 | More by SaltofOH
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BrettMRogers

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-25-2014 00:12:22 | More by BrettMRogers
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-23-2014 03:40:02 | More by ThaJokerWild
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Robyn

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-23-2014 02:48:34 | More by Robyn
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-21-2014 13:17:09 | More by John_Beeryman
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:43:21 | More by Darkmagus82
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jpa01

Maryland

2.83/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 14:39:06 | More by jpa01
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-19-2014 06:11:39 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-17-2014 23:45:05 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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HanniGunz

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-17-2014 02:36:11 | More by HanniGunz
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kfh227

Connecticut

2.03/5  rDev -41.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 02:44:02 | More by kfh227
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caustin90


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-13-2014 00:18:26 | More by caustin90
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-12-2014 22:26:44 | More by rorjets
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barczar

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 22:51:59 | More by barczar
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-09-2014 02:50:59 | More by KAF
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-09-2014 01:34:36 | More by TX-Badger
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-07-2014 01:50:30 | More by SkinniePost
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-05-2014 20:15:09 | More by Buck_Jones
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-04-2014 18:57:03 | More by Lehighace06
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jasonPsager

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-01-2014 23:08:29 | More by jasonPsager
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-28-2014 22:42:17 | More by ThaHealer
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-28-2014 15:50:33 | More by frosted33
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-26-2014 00:11:29 | More by TequilaTom
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-25-2014 21:09:14 | More by huntermop
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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.