Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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2.95/5 rDev -15%
Poured into straight pint glass. Poured mostly black with some translucence on the edges, and just had a thin cap of tan head that had low retention and no lacing.
The aroma was pretty neutral, a bit on the malty side and a very soft amount of hops. The flavors featured the same notes, sweet maltiness and gentle hopping.
The body was mostly clean and crisp, but did have a bit of a sticky finish. Drinkability was good, but I tend to like this style. Overall, a fairly average example of the style, worth a shot if you see it or if (like me) you need to tick Brazil off your countries list.
04-14-2012 19:19:13 | More by beertunes
3.51/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a Sierra Nevada tumbler. No freshness date.
A- Pours a semi-opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that doesn't want to retain much before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large patch of surface foam. Halfway decent lacing.
S- Cocoa, some glass aroma and a bit of a booze fume.
T- Very unoffensive roasted malt that goes down easy. Can't detect much smoke since it's classified as a Schwarzbier. Slight hop twinge but nothing too intrusive. Booze isn't as heavy as in the aroma. Trace amounts of oxidation.
M- Full but not heavy at all, if that makes sense. Medium carbonation.
O- The low alcohol and neutral nature makes this a very quaffable dark beer. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't usually enjoy stouts, porters, etc. Nothing too exciting, but worth a try.
04-06-2012 01:49:26 | More by Immortale25
3.33/5 rDev -4%
poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass
A - Pours a dark black with plenty of small bubbles rushing to the rocky, tan, two-finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind several intricate splotches of lacing.
S - A bit of musty cereal grains and that's about it. Not a good start.
T - Roasted grains upfront. The body is somewhat roasted and slightly chocolaty with enough of earthy hop notes for balance. Relatively smooth, lightly charred dark chocolate finish.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Works fine for this beer.
Despite smelling like a stale american macro, Xingu turned out to be a decent, but forgettable Schwarzbier. I probably won't pick this up again in the states, but would consider buying it as a solid drinker this summer if I can find it in Ecuador.
04-04-2012 05:58:12 | More by Bockrules
3.58/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Very little head. Completely opaque black.
S - Roasted malts very apparent in the nose but there is a sweetness right at first from dark fruits.
T - All of the flavors mentioned in the nose.
M - Thick mouthfeel but not as creamy as i expected. Smooth with nearly zero carbonation.
O - Interesting and unique beer but nothing pops out to me as excellent. I bet this review would change for the better if i had it on tap in Rio.
03-23-2012 15:59:44 | More by TheBigE5
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Dark brown coming out of the bottle, but near black and nearly opaque in the glass. Nice looking 1-finger tan head dissipates quickly leaving a minimal top coat and lacing.
Aroma: quite mild but spicier than expected, leaving the impression of hops and medium-roasted barley.
T: not very good as it first hits the tongue, but this is soon replaced by a well-balanced, if rather simple, flavor of medium and dark malts tinged with a spiciness from hops or something else. No smoke or burnt qualities. Approaches 4.
M: super smooth despite a slightly aggressive level of carbonation. Medium+ body.
O: An enjoyable and very drinkable black beer with a fine mouthfeel but a weak aroma.
03-09-2012 22:12:23 | More by chinchill
3.4/5 rDev -2%
From notes on 02/22/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.
A - Less than 1/2" of tan carbonated head that doesn't last long; Very dark brown in color with just a little garnet glow when held to the light; Few spots of lacing left in the glass
S - Pretty faint aroma overall; Notes of sweet caramel, raspberry-like fruits, leafy hops, and just a bit of chocolate
T - Much like the aroma, but with more presence; Flavors include sweet caramel, raspberry-like fruits, leafy hops, and a bit more chocolate than the smell, especially in the finish; The taste seems a bit watered down
M - Tons of zesty and slightly burning carbonation; Light bodied; Behind all of the sharp carbonation, the beer has a somewhat smooth mouthfeel
O - I thought this was a solid schwarzbier that fits right in the middle of the pack for the style. No quality of this beer really stood out, but the flavor was pleasant and light enough to allow for enjoyment in numbers. Although this brew wouldn't be my preference for the style, I still think it's worth a look.
02-26-2012 15:13:25 | More by TechTriumph
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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