Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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1.7/5 rDev -51%
wow, this beer really kinda sucked .... really failed in every department with the expectation of some good lacing ... holly hunter is a whore ... smells of odd old oil and burnt rainforest ... has a dirty taste to it ... bootsey threw up like ... a crappy brew..
07-20-2008 19:59:52 | More by Onslow
1.8/5 rDev -48.1%
I got this in a variety pack from World Market.
This beer poured a nice black color. But there was absolutely no smell at all. It tasted like burnt plastic with a little bit of black licorace taste and a bit of chocolate. Had a watery mouth feel for the type.
Maybe I just got a bad bottle. But this I would not buy again.
12-14-2008 02:18:05 | More by likethetaste
1.98/5 rDev -42.9%
12 oz bottle without a freshness date. Pours a near black color with an ample tan foam. Retention is ok, lacing is good.
Nose has most of the typical German schwarzbier characteristics...roasty sweet malt and some black licorice and a hint of nuttiness. Some unexpected fruit pops up as well as a touch of cardboard.
Quite fruity for a lager, sourish notes with some strawberry tartness. Malts are all over the place: from nuts to roast to toffee sweetness. I remember not liking this beer 5 years ago when I first had it, and that feeling continues here. Just does not display any sort of identity and the multitude of flavors does not jive right for me. A sweetly acrid fruit flavor makes me want to pour this down the drain. Ugh, no bueno.
09-18-2010 02:01:36 | More by twiggamortis420
2.03/5 rDev -41.5%
Hard to describe this. I can only think that this must have been a bad batch or the water to brew this in Brazil is so different than I am used to that it threw my pallet for a loop. I honestly equate this to Budweiser brewed with funky water. That was my immediate reaction. I will not get it again.
07-14-2014 02:44:02 | More by kfh227
2.05/5 rDev -40.9%
A fizzy, two fingers of latte deposits patchy lacing over a dark brown, almost black beer with red highlights.
Soap dominates the aroma while some toasted malt is in the background, but let's face it, what we have here is a bar of Ivory soap.
Burnt toast takes top billing, albeit marginally, over that soap. Bitterness comes on strong at first, but sweet malt quickly balances it out, however not in a pleasant way. Unfortunately, there is a long, light, bitter finish.
The body is light-to-medium, with a slick texture and prickly carbonation, followed by metallic astringency.
While I am happy to have tried Xingu, I am even more pleased to have only purchased one bottle. My flute glass, however, is recoiling from the experience. Brazil clearly has much more beauty than this beer would suggest to the uninitiated.
Looking at other people's reviews, perhaps I got hold of a clunker. I'll give it another shot, and amend my review, if this one proves to be an anomaly.
07-26-2009 02:43:40 | More by SLeffler27
2.08/5 rDev -40.1%
Got signed up for the beer of the month club--- so I got a 6 pack of this beer (which is widely distributed and available at nearly every store that I frequent).
Poured into a Pils glass.
Dark, chocolatey body is really a deep red when held up to a light... The dark tan head begins as 1 finger and slowly settles into a frothy film of micro-bubbles with some giant clumps of big soapy suds scattered sporadically. Lacing is actually decent-- chunks and rings hang hard to the side of the glass.
The smell is sweet. Rich, sweet, velvety malts. No noticeable hop notes in the nose... Caramel malt. Lots of it.
The taste is sweet. Very sweet. A little too sweet. Reminds me of Coca Cola-- sugary taste, sticky caramelized sugars that cling to your teeth, very carbonated. This isn't completely awful, but I'd say it isn't good. I had to save a bottle to review-- the others I gave away. I tried this once before, and decoded against reviewing it then... This time, I couldnt resist.
I won't buy this beer. I'm disappointed in the club for having two lousy selections. I'll review the other one soon.
12-26-2010 18:28:36 | More by AleWatcher
2.08/5 rDev -40.1%
Nice black color, almost no head. Smells very fruity, but with a slight hint of chemicals. Tastes less fruity than it smells. Motor oil taste hits about 1 second after. Aftertaste is awful. Now it smells like motor oil too. It smells much better 3 inches from the glass than just above.
01-02-2013 23:43:47 | More by guyatstore
2.13/5 rDev -38.6%
Pours a dark brown with some nice scarlet edges,the cap is sandy brown and leaves some adequate amounts of lace. The nose smells off in a rotten vegetable way,also smells like onion. The flavors within are not much better. This taste roasted with some underlying vinegar flavors that are a little bit offensive and just don't flow. A very dry finish doesn't help this strange offering. Looks nice and that's about all I can find worthy about this offering.
12-16-2008 17:46:14 | More by orangemoustache
2.17/5 rDev -37.5%
Dark black color, with a clear maroon revealed at the bottom of the glass. Head is small, just a thin tan layer. Smell has some light roasted malts, and slight grass. Taste is pretty bland. Small roasted malt in the flavor, but not very strong, slight malty grass, and not much in the way of hops. Beers from brazil haven't impressed me yet.
07-21-2005 14:34:24 | More by TastyTaste
2.17/5 rDev -37.5%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass.
Appearance: Pours nearly black, with visible mahogany tints in the thinnest portions of the glass. Mauve/cream colored head is fleeting, and leaves only minimum lacing. The purple tints in the foam are very intriguing.
Smell: Nice! Sweet maltiness with some licorice and/or anise. There's a strange recollection to red wine as well...aged red wine. As I said, nice.
Taste: Cloying sweetness with licorice as the focus. Far sweeter than I remember it when I had it on tap. Molasses. Malty.
Mouthfeel: Like drinking velvet. Smooth. Yet also very oily, which adds to the unpleasantness.
Drinkability: I don't recommend this beer to anyone.
It seems as though I remember Xingu being much less cloying. I may have to try it on tap and review it again. As it stands, this is one of the worst tasting beers I've had, seeing as the taste is so strong AND so wrong at the same time.
01-06-2011 01:59:20 | More by Lauthaha
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.