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Xingu Black Beer - Cervejaria Sul Brasileira

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1,062 Ratings
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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
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)
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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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TechTriumph

Virginia

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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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-25-2012 10:59:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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logicerror

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-25-2012 06:48:30 | More by logicerror
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woolybully67

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

02-21-2012 14:58:55 | More by woolybully67
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Paracatu

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-21-2012 00:38:48 | More by Paracatu
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-19-2012 02:18:06 | More by jfcaa193
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Zaphog

Michigan

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-19-2012 01:28:15 | More by Zaphog
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

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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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

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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cycoduck

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-16-2012 03:17:04 | More by cycoduck
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-11-2012 01:04:01 | More by RoryOMoore
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-11-2012 01:01:48 | More by chasmandocharles
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kemoarps

Washington

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
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-07-2012 02:23:46 | More by jewellrunner
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Steve0244

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-06-2012 22:05:11 | More by Steve0244
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Xingu has a fairly thin, beige head and a very dark brown appearance, with lighter brown around the edges, some lacing, and a good number of streaming bubbles. The aroma is of dark-roasted malts and grain husks. Taste is of dark-roasted malt, grain husk, hints of chocolate and coffee, and it has a nice cream or cafe-au-lait aspect to it. Mouthfeel is medium, and Xingu finishes refreshing and somewhat dry. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I highly recommend it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:43:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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SopwithCamel18

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-02-2012 06:04:50 | More by SopwithCamel18
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-01-2012 03:08:05 | More by Screper
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-01-2012 02:30:30 | More by LJWalker
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pperez38

California

2/5  rDev -42.5%

01-31-2012 10:29:38 | More by pperez38
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powellmg

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours black and shiny (really--like liquid glass). I poured directly into the middle of the glass and barely got a head at all, with the little, tan foam that did appear gone quickly. Subtle aroma of dried fruits, surprisingly no roasted notes. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel and a taste of burnt molasses.

I'm glad to have tried a Brazilian beer for the first time, though there was nothing about this one to commend another.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 01:41:22 | More by powellmg
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Treyliff

West Virginia

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

A- pours black, letting just a bit of light come through. Small fan head with good lacing.

S- light black malt, tobacco, grass, a bit of forrest floor.

T- light black malt characteristics followed by a light chocolate undertone. Faint trace of hops and lightly sour. Finishes light both just a bit of a malty linger

M- light bodied and quite thin. Your senses tend to make you automatically expect a heavier body because of the dark color, but this one is about as thin as a lager. Carbonation seems a little too low as well, as I would like a bit more crispness.

O- My first beer from Brazil. Interesting to switch it up a bit from the norm. It reminds me of a black lager, and I liked it better than Guinness black lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 19:29:33 | More by Treyliff
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JimmyW

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-22-2012 11:07:06 | More by JimmyW
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
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