Cintra Escura - Cervejaria Cintra
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2.88/5 rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
When poured from 355ml bottle, with validity date on back, into tulip style glass produced two fingers of rocky light brown head. With no stability the head quickly dissipated leaving behind only a film of bubbles which produced no lacing.
The nose was overpoweringly metallic also very earthy and of wet cardboard. I am assuming the metallic smell is from a high use of Carmel Malt, but it is hard to get past. However, a very slight unfermented malty sweetness as well as unsweetened chocolate and even a little toffee are detectable. The matallicness does diminish somewhat as the head dissipates.
The taste has the same metallic dominance but seams also to dissipate with the head. The primary flavor present is bitterness, with dark roasted coffee being the best description; this is balanced by a slightly sweet maltiness, but the bitterness dominates. A very faint hop bitterness is discernable in the finish.
The mouthfeel is slightly viscous, almost a little oily, but finishes watery and leaves the palate somewhat dry. The drinkability is high as it moderately low in alcohol, decent in taste with a complementing mouthfeel.
Not a bad beer from Cintra, A Five Star Beer, as it says on the label in Portuguese. It contains non-malted grains, which are not present in the flavor, as well as Caramel coloring to achieve its dark hue. As stated the metallic smell and taste are hard to get past, but it is still better than most of the Brazilian Macro lagers and pilsens; a lot of which also have the same setback. Worth a try and it is an inexpensive session beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2006 02:46:08 | More by Beeryce
Cintra Escura from Cervejaria Cintra
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