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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

Xingu Black BeerXingu Black Beer

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982 Ratings
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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%


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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3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Xingu (pronounced "shin-goo") doesn't look nearly as icky as it sounds. A fairly steadfast black beer, it shows colour and clarity only along its extremes, the very bottom and top, and only provided the light hits it just right. Even its head has a kind of greyness.

The way this beer smells, it might as well have come with training wheels. Any presence of roast or maltiness is so vague and subdued as to be inconsequential; even mainstream pale lager drinkers will find it insipid. For such a dark, intimidating looking beer this seems harmless.

The flavour fairs only slightly better. It has a subtle, underlying lactic-like sourness and tastes kind of like a chocolate milkshake. Never have I tried a Schwarzbier so neutral and so void of both sweetness and roast. There's perhaps a trace of almond milk flavour but it's very mild.

When I first came across Xingu, I remember reading that it was was launched by a group of native Brazilian women who sought to prevent the extinction of a local style of beer made from roasted corn and manioc root. A portion of the sales went to a charity protecting the Xingu River Basin and its indigenous inhabitants. Somehow I doubt all this...

For one, nothing in the beer or its packaging suggests unique ingredients. As for its roots, the beer's website tells a slightly different story (though it apparently still contributes to several charity initiatives despite now being owned by Latin America's largest beverage company). Bottom line: Xingu certainly isn't as exotic as it's made out to be. It's an OK black lager, at best.

Serving type: bottle

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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.