1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

Not Rated.
Xingu Black BeerXingu Black Beer

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

1,094 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Sul Brasileira visit their website
Brazil

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,094 | Reviews: 550 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Synapstic
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Synapstic, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Troublebar
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Troublebar, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Life-Love-Beer, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Jtnoel
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Jtnoel, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of iTunesUpdates
3/5  rDev -13.5%

iTunesUpdates, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Shafaegalo, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of JeepinGreg
4/5  rDev +15.3%

JeepinGreg, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
3/5  rDev -13.5%

kmanjohnson, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of BenWallinger
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

BenWallinger, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -15%

Bottle marked K273 JA2 at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing good – partial narrow rings of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor not much – just a little sweet malt. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

A very unremarkable beer; twist-off cap for drinking while driving. I first had this in 2008 and gave it a resounding “Meh”. It hasn’t improved – the best thing about it is its appearance.

Ozzylizard, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of SaltofOH
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque black. Obsidian. 1/2" tan head, fades to a very nice lacing. Awesome retention.

Aroma: A hint of sweet malt. Little else.

Taste: Sweet, followed by a little tartness. Reminds me of Malta Goya, but with alcohol. Across the end, a touch of roast & bitterness. Lingering sweetness, then clean.

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-light body. Decent effervescence, clean.

Overall: Very interesting. Don't know that I'd buy it again, but I definitely liked it. Struck me as being too sweet.

SaltofOH, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of BrettMRogers
3/5  rDev -13.5%

BrettMRogers, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

ThaJokerWild, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Robyn, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell as well as some other darker aromas of cocoa. Along with the darker aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and a bit of a cola like aroma. A little bit of a nutty and plum smell are there as well with a hint of graininess rounding it all out.

Taste – The taste begins a roasted malt and cola like flavor with some fruit flavors of a light plum. The plum flavors get more intense as the flavors advances with a little bit of coffee adding a touch of bitterness. While the coffee comes to the tongue it quickly fades all while the sweeter plum and cola flavors get more intense. A light herbal flavor mixed with some nutty and chocolate flavors come at the end and mixes with the rest of the flavors to leave a light roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. The thinner body is quite appropriate for the lower abv and the sweeter flavors of the brew, but did minimize some of the darker flavors. The average carbonation was rather fitting for the brew and taking into account the thinness, made for a fairly good feel overall.

Overall – A sweet and easy drinking lighter roasted black lager. A good “darker” brew for a warmer summer day.

Darkmagus82, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of jpa01
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%

Appearance: Deep brownish color, with a thin lighter head.

Smell: Mild musty, faint plum-like smell.

Taste: Roasted malty flavor, mixed with hints of sour fruitiness and bitter sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth, somewhat watery body.

Drinkability: Drinkable, but has a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - I'd say its an okay beer, but seems to look a tad better than it tastes or smells.

jpa01, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of HanniGunz
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

HanniGunz, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of kfh227
2.03/5  rDev -41.5%

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 caustin90
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

caustin90, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

rorjets, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%

Opaque deep brown, garnet highlights, with a frothy cappuccino head that lingers as a ring.

Nutty, lightly caramelized and toasted malt aroma, with a taste that's sweeter than expected. More caramel than nuts, and minimal roast. There's a slight metallic note. Carbonation is higher than I'd prefer, and it lacks roast for the style.

barczar, Jul 10, 2014
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.