Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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Reviews by thegodfather1076:
3.38/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: Label and artwork are simple and give the feel of a dark jungle expedition. Kinda cool.
Appearance: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a pint. Pours a jet black with a 1 finger tan head that dissipates quickly into a thin foam ring. Head retention was only about :34. Not much lacing at all.
Smell/Aroma: Smells of roasted grain and malt. A faint nut-like essence is evident along with a faint sweetness.
Flavor/Taste: Tastes of slightly roasted malts with a molasses-like flavor that is very strong. Also a definite dark fruit presence lingers throughout. An earthy/grassy flavor also lingers. Slight hints of chocolate malt on the back end.
MouthFeel: Light-bodied and on the watery side despite having a fair amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: A nice flavor profile along with the light feel make this one a surprisingly drinkable offering.
Overall/Comments: I wasn't really sure what to expect from this beer but was pleasantly surprised. This was more complex than anticipated and a very good overall beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2012 08:24:00 | More by thegodfather1076
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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.