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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

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Ratings: 1,047
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

03-29-2012 23:25:09 | More by gaffm
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-28-2012 19:00:16 | More by radiantdesigner
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-25-2012 22:32:36 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-24-2012 22:06:39 | More by andrewj17
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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 15:59:44 | More by TheBigE5
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-20-2012 23:14:43 | More by canders0927
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-20-2012 22:25:09 | More by Ted
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-11-2012 19:40:28 | More by jordanmckell
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

03-10-2012 07:31:43 | More by OldTime
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South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:12:23 | More by chinchill
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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02-27-2012 06:09:29 | More by
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 15:13:25 | More by TechTriumph
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-25-2012 10:59:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-25-2012 06:48:30 | More by logicerror
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

02-21-2012 14:58:55 | More by woolybully67
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-21-2012 00:38:48 | More by Paracatu
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-19-2012 02:18:06 | More by jfcaa193
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-19-2012 01:28:15 | More by Zaphog
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2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 05:52:03 | More by msarver16
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3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 01:35:38 | More by Jimmys
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-16-2012 03:17:04 | More by cycoduck
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-15-2012 22:12:19 | More by tfsimpkins
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-11-2012 01:04:01 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-11-2012 01:01:48 | More by chasmandocharles
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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So... The dude at one of the 'beer' stores in town (if you've been to lubbock you understand the quotation marks around that) suggested I try this, and I figured why the hell not.

It pours a rich dark... somewhere between mahogany and black. It's a pretty colour. Middling head, that fades, leaving minimal lacing as I sip.

The nose is... It's actually kind of hard to pin down exactly what the flavours I'm getting here are. There's certainly a burning maltiness to it, somewhere between sweet and black. Some sort of vegetation underlying it, but I can't quite decide what. Unique (at least through my experience)

The taste follows suit. It tastes... sweet and black. But not like sweet in a sugary sweet way per se, again difficult for me to place exactly. There's certainly some caramel in there, some burnt malt notes, and almost a twist of sour in there. I'm having a hard time pinning this one down. It is certainly unique.

Not quite as smoothe as the appearance might suggest, but certainly drinkable. Thinner than my instincts expected from a beer this colour.
This is a different beer. It's not bad by any means, though I probably wouldn't kick any of my current regulars out to make room for it in the rotation. Certainly worth checking out if you are looking to explore a little bit. The comparisons on here tend to be to a black lager, and I definitely see that. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 05:56:38 | More by kemoarps
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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