Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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Reviews by MadScientist:
3.63/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A Dark brown with ruby highlights. The creamy tan head dissipates after a minute leaving a thin film of bubbles on top of the beer.
S: Malty and a light touch of roastiness. There is a moderately-light nectarine fruitiness that borders on sherry/tobacco like aroma suggesting this beer may be a bit old. There is a low floral hops. No diacetyl and no DMS.
T: A malt richness with some roast and firm bitter balance from a moderate hop bitterness. There is a light chocolate and a touch of caramel notes to the malt. The isn't much in the way of hop flavors until a hint of it seems to come out in the finish. The finish is off-dry with an after taste of hops bitterness and an earthy hops flavor.
M: A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation ad a light creaminess.
O: This tastes like a maltier, richer version of a pilsner. The flavor and aromas aren't very lively which is the only flaw in this beer besides the sherry note.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2012 00:47:56 | More by MadScientist
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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 967 ratings.