Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
2.98/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A: Black with a fleeting light brown head that bubbles away like a soda.
S: Initially grassy, with roasted grains and caramel malt. Lager yeast twang shows as it warms and begins to remind me a little of Full Sail Sessions Black (which is a good thing).
T: Comes off very sweet. Heavy bread and caramel flavors dominate with a bit of roasted grains showing very briefly and then flavor reverts to an overly sweet soda-like maltiness. Slightly bitter finish doesn’t detract much from the sweetness.
M: Thin bodied with somewhat harsh carbonation.
Gratingly sweet. The apparently low proportion of black malt/bittering hops leaves this with a rather hollow flavor. This is definitely not what Percy Fawcett was searching for.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 03:24:12 | More by GeezLynn
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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.