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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

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Ratings: 1,062
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth


3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-25-2012 22:32:36 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
Photo of Auraan


3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-21-2014 12:41:21 | More by Auraan
Photo of danielharper


2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Very black coloration, thin khaki-colored head that sticks around and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Nice presentation.

S: Sort of like a mild porter. Vaguely sweet aroma, vaguely grapes and raisins, with a mocha coffee aroma mixed in. Decent, but nothing fancy.

T: Heavily fruit flavor, strangely like cantaloupe. Very sweet, with notes of cherries and chocolate. Strangely, I don't care for this very much -- I find it cloying and unpleasant after awhile.

M: Velvety smooth and luxurious.

D: I'll never drink more than one of these. This six-pack cost me $12.99 -- I'll pass on it in the future. There are much better beers for much less money.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2006 03:49:21 | More by danielharper
Photo of theopholis


4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Body is very dark with only a hint of ruby highlights when held up to the light. HEad is a nice tan, foamy affair with good retention and a decent lacing.

Aroma -- Very clean aroma consisting of malt sweetness, some roaste malrs and hops. Very well balance.

Taste- Sweet, yet very drinkable. MAlt sweetness, plus some other sweetnss in there I can't identify. Some hints of a roasty, nutty after-taste..

Mouthfeel- Not heavy, but the body is very noticable. Good level of carbonation to.

Drinkability- Pretty good. Nice aroma, taste and body.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 00:05:58 | More by theopholis
Photo of thekanna


3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown, somewhat thin texture, almost no head.

S: Faint sweet malt aroma.

T/M: Sweet roasted malt taste, maybe a hint of cocoa in there, backed with some hops. Generally a thin and smooth mouthfeel, less carbonation than I would've expected.

D: Nice relaxing brew, but not worth purchasing a second time.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 06:56:01 | More by thekanna
Photo of burnstar


3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small head. Nice lacing on the surface. Smell is sweet malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste is a pleasant toasty malt. A bit of roasted bitterness. Light caramel and chocolate notes. Balanced and tasty. Medium bodied and very easily drinkable. Overall quite a good beer and I think the first Brazilian beer I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 20:37:42 | More by burnstar
Photo of atoulouk


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-16-2013 14:16:16 | More by atoulouk
Photo of Mojo


3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a good deep black with a thin light brown head. Minimal lacing is observed. Smell is very subtle. Not unpleasant, but hardly a memorable aroma. Mouthfeel is pretty nice. Not thin at all, but not thick either. Taste is fairly mild with a smooth initial taste giving way to a coffee like aftertaste. A decent enough beer, but I would like it have a little more assertiveness.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 04:40:16 | More by Mojo
Photo of PhageLab


3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint glass.

A - Ptch black brew with a nice two tip head. Retention and lacing are solid. Overall presentation is enticing, and the bottle looks neat as well.

S - Hmmm, sort of like a school locker room, mold and who knows what else, hope it tastes better than it smells.

T - Thankfully it tastes pretty good, sweet malt body with a generous hop backing, refreshing crispness and a hint of toast in the body.

M - Sharply carbonated light body, clean feel, moderate finish with no unpleasant aftertastes.

D - A black waterfall of yummy, getting past the odd aroma I could easily drink a few of these, a good brew overall and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 15:13:10 | More by PhageLab
Photo of JRBecks


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-19-2012 15:54:25 | More by JRBecks
Photo of TheMrFarnham


5/5  rDev +43.7%

07-16-2013 17:02:28 | More by TheMrFarnham
Photo of jewellrunner


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-07-2012 02:23:46 | More by jewellrunner
Photo of jmathis


5/5  rDev +43.7%

05-25-2012 16:52:09 | More by jmathis
Photo of BBM

New York

2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out ok, a nice black with brown highlights and a foamy tan head. The aroma however was a bit on the vegetable/corn side of things... slightly roasty, but ultimately displeasing. I wondered if this would translate into the taste...

And unfortunately it did. There was a real cooked vegetable oil and corn flavor to the brew that I just couldn't shake. There were hints of roasted nuts trying to peak through, but they just couldn't. The finish had a distinct cola syrup flavor and consistency. Overall this beer is interesting since it's the first South American one I've tried, but I don't know if I'd try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 13:50:00 | More by BBM
Photo of Goldndomer


3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-10-2014 02:54:45 | More by Goldndomer
Photo of kobeer


4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-27-2012 17:12:28 | More by kobeer
Photo of beerphan


3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle -> pint
no date but there is a screened code on the upper label

Pours a smooth black with some crimson highlights. A nice pillowed head settles to a tight thick blanket. Lacing is minimal and sporadic gobs.

Nose: Grains, roasted malts with a little smoke

Sweet malt flavor with some chocolate, mild dark fruit presense, and oh yeah pretty sweet. Sweet for the style but taste like a schwarzbier to me, especially the slightly roasted bitter finish.

Smooth mouthfeel, almost like a thin stout.

I only have one bottle and i have to keep slapping my hand away to stop from ripping through it. Easily sessionable. I'll pick of few more of these up for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 19:00:28 | More by beerphan
Photo of csmiley


3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown and opaque. In the light some dark, dark red starts to pop up. Ended up with about a half inch head with average retention. Lacing was good.

S - Roasted notes and coffee are the first sensations from this one. The last aroma was honey. This one has a very clean, light smell.

T - Smoke and roasted malt seem to dominate the flavor. Once they subside there is some caramel (bordering on molasses) sweetness. The tail end has some mild hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter. Aftertaste is mild and lingers around for a while.

D - Drinkability is good. This is a smooth beer with low abv. It has all the makings of a beverage that I could drink in large quantities. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 03:27:50 | More by csmiley
Photo of Hohnbaum


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2014 20:13:31 | More by Hohnbaum
Photo of ajtorres311


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-16-2013 17:29:01 | More by ajtorres311
Photo of Theniz


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-19-2014 08:57:51 | More by Theniz
Photo of tugdriver7


4.63/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely stunning surprise. Part of my "...of the month" selection that fellow BA (and brother) DK sent me. Wow. Gorgeous deep charcoal brown in the glass with a soft, billowy tan (almost brown) head. A hint of rich malt in the nose, but not like a stout. Rather, when the glass is raised and tasted, there is a wonderful smoothness about the beer that is like drinking black silk. Not sweet, but flavorful; not complex, but highly drinkable. And with a reasonable ABV, it was like a "perfect storm" of drinkability for me. Fanstastic. And to think I passed on this offering from Brazil so many times in the store. Rich malt, with just a tiny bit of bitterness in the aftertaste to keep the tastebuds wanting more. Fortunately, I have two more bottles. Then I'll have to head to the store for more. Those Brazilians know how to brew great beer. I had no idea.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 23:09:37 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of javlin624


3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-19-2013 06:13:41 | More by javlin624
Photo of WJVII


2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass this has a deep dark brown color with a 2 finger milk chocolate head that left airy lacing on the glass. The aroma is extremely sweet with caramel, toffee, and some molasses. The taste is not what I expected from a "black" beer. It is way too sweet and is quite thin bodied. The caramel and almost cane sugar taste overwhelms this brew. Finishes mildly bitter with a strange after taste. Glad this was a sample as I don't think I could drink 6 of them (even at different sittings).

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 00:52:34 | More by WJVII
Photo of swierczt


3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Black in color (about the color of coffee). Light brown head slowly rises and falls leaving behind moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet caramel and a hint of chocolate. Nothing in the smell stands out too much.

T - Dark roasted malts and caramel sweetness up front. Perhaps a touch of chocolate or coffee. This subsides to a dryness in the finish.

M - Thin bodied. Medium level of carbonation. Pretty light overall.

O - A middle of the road beer. Would not necessarily seek out again, but it was drinkable. No one atribute stands out in this offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 20:35:30 | More by swierczt
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.