Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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2.7/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - Completely black with a rocky light brown head. Nice retention and lots of sticky lacing.
S - The typical burnt toast aroma found in most schwarzbiers, along with an interesting dark fruit smell (raisin or prune?). A slight soapiness is also present, but not enough to be offputting.
T - Very little roasted character like I would expect from the style. It starts with a malty sweetness that fades into a bittersweet raisin flavor. The soapiness noticed in the nose is also present here as well, and it's not welcome at all.
M - Very light body without much carbonation.
D - I suppose you could say this is drinkable based on the light body and low abv, but the flavor just isn't up to par. I'm a big fan of schwarzbiers, but this is easily the worst that I've tried. The only good thing that came of this was getting to check Brazil off my reviews list. :)
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2009 01:19:40 | More by gabe23
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3.35/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Black from afar, but a hold to the light reveals clearer ruby at the edges. A head the color and consistency of latte foam.
Figgy. Up front, it's all fruit. Bitter and raisiny, like reduced wine. Earthy hop character, a touch of cocoa powder and toasted wheat bread. Very balanced in the finish, with just a touch of raisiny tang on the sides of the tongue. Clean and light. Brown sugar finish. Reminds of a Belgian Dubbel, almost.
Soft body, cotton balls, light. Moderate, prickly carbonation. Clears the palate after each sip, a street sweeper washing it away. Very easy to drink.
Not incredibly complex, but very drinkable. Would be good at a soccer match on a hot Brazilian day.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 15:28:50 | More by Phelps
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,044 ratings.