Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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3.35/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Black from afar, but a hold to the light reveals clearer ruby at the edges. A head the color and consistency of latte foam.
Figgy. Up front, it's all fruit. Bitter and raisiny, like reduced wine. Earthy hop character, a touch of cocoa powder and toasted wheat bread. Very balanced in the finish, with just a touch of raisiny tang on the sides of the tongue. Clean and light. Brown sugar finish. Reminds of a Belgian Dubbel, almost.
Soft body, cotton balls, light. Moderate, prickly carbonation. Clears the palate after each sip, a street sweeper washing it away. Very easy to drink.
Not incredibly complex, but very drinkable. Would be good at a soccer match on a hot Brazilian day.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 15:28:50 | More by Phelps
3.48/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.
Pours a basically opaque very dark brown, almost black, with a quarter inch small head, and not much lacing down the glass.
Smells kind of faint, a bit of chocolate and roasted malt.
The taste is stronger, and better. Some roasted malt, distinct lager-ish yeast flavors, bite of carbonation, some slight nuttiness, and chocolate.
Light bodied, with high carbonation. Fairly drinkable if slightly forgettable.
This one's just ok, it's good for a Brazilian beer, but there are tons of better black lagers out there.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 13:32:20 | More by GreesyFizeek
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
79 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.