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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 20
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Sul Brasileira visit their website

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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1/5  rDev -71.2%

Illmaticzx, Apr 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of JLapadura
1/5  rDev -71.2%

JLapadura, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Mycatfinneas
1/5  rDev -71.2%

Mycatfinneas, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of CA_Jim
1.64/5  rDev -52.7%

CA_Jim, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Onslow
1.7/5  rDev -51%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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..

Onslow, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of bruindre
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

bruindre, May 04, 2013
Photo of likethetaste
1.8/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

likethetaste, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of twiggamortis420
1.98/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

twiggamortis420, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of Zaphog
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Zaphog, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of pperez38
2/5  rDev -42.4%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Kahlerbock
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Kahlerbock, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of vidisad
2/5  rDev -42.4%

vidisad, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
2/5  rDev -42.4%

AmandaSchaefer, May 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

mjgrady, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of seedyone
2/5  rDev -42.4%

seedyone, Jun 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of kfh227
2.03/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

kfh227, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
2.05/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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.

SLeffler27, Jul 26, 2009
Photo of AleWatcher
2.08/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

AleWatcher, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of guyatstore
2.08/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

guyatstore, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of orangemoustache
2.13/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

orangemoustache, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of TastyTaste
2.17/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

TastyTaste, Jul 21, 2005
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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.