Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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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
2.78/5 rDev -19.9%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass.
Pour leaves a one inch head which quickly fades with little to no lacing.
Smells like...almost nothing. Faint hints of coffee-ish dark malt.
Tastes like...very similar to the nose. Super super light. I like schwarzbiers for their light but roasty profile, but this is incredibly light. Hints of coffee, chocolate, and bud light.
Overall mouthfeel was OK. Average carbonation, nothing offensive at all, nothing that impresses either.
I did not really enjoy this beer, just came up short for me.
02-17-2012 05:52:03 | More by msarver16
3.98/5 rDev +14.7%
A: very dark brown body. frothy head is light brown. retention is minimal and lacing is average.
S: the malt is there, but not nearly as aggressive as one would expect from this dark body. clean lager-like aromas mellow out any sharp sweetness or roast.
T: vanilla mixes with sweet unfermented roasty sugars. a little bit of marshmallow. not getting too much distinctive hop flavor, however the grain seems to be balanced nicely. finish is sweet.
M: the body is a bit silky which i found a little surprising for a lager, however i enjoy it. medium bodied.
D: really enjoyable brew. i find this mostly malt-centric, but it is certainly not overpowering.
02-17-2012 01:35:38 | More by Jimmys
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.