Xingu Black Beer | Cervejaria Kaiser

Xingu Black BeerXingu Black Beer
BA SCORE
31%
Liked This Beer
3.48 w/ 1,350 ratings
Xingu Black BeerXingu Black Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser
Brazil
kaiser.com.br

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,630
Reviews:
600
Ratings:
1,350
Liked:
418
Avg:
3.48/5
pDev:
15.8%
Alströms:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
145
Trade:
0
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Photo of Roguer
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poor head retention; woody ebony body.

Aroma is neutral to the point of being boring. Sweet malt and not much else.

At first, it comes across more nuanced and balanced. However, a not-quite-cloying malty sweetness soon dominates. It's an unpleasant , cheap taste. Cola and prunes come to mind.

Lively and active, but a touch too oily.

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Photo of OzmanBey
4.53/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a great tasting black beer with the right amount of hops, bitter earthy note, blends together beautifully

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Photo of donspublic
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1 finger tan colored head, recedes rapidly and so so lacing. Jet black in the glass. Very little on the nose, not much malt coming thru, somewhat bread like smell. Taste is mild, not much roast character, somewhat sweetened up i.e. like lactose. Not sure why but also getting a fennel/liquorice faint taste. Smooth and creamy on the finish. Seriously this is a somewhat non offensive beer, little in personality, but extremely easy to drink. I wouldn't kick it out of bed if it crawled in, but I certainly wouldn't invite it.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Drunk straight from a 12 ounce can in Sao Paulo Brazil. The nose is very subdued, malty sweet with a little grain, some chocolate and spicy notes; taste is sweet caramel malt with some warm fruit and chocolate, some graininess, very clean; carbonation is high, body light, easy to drink. There is nothing off or astringent or metallic. It's not complex. Pretty solid.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AmitC
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxOhle
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6runscoot
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pokal.

Appearance: Small cream colored head. Deep dark black color.

Nose: Chocolatey malt, though it fades quickly.

Taste: Mostly a light sweetness from brewing caramel, some chocolate as well. Very light roast on the tail.

Mouth: light and smooth.

Not a bad schwarzbier, though not one of the greats. A step above most pale import lagers, but still relatively light. Like most beers brewed south of Texas, it goes well dressed with salt and lime.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sexmortus
4.7/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kuges
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmilner
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass

L: amber-brown and clear out of the glass pushing up thick, 1 1/4-inch head of tan foam, creamy looking foam that lingers a bit; stacked in the glass the beer is definitely black, though up to the light it's a deep dark ruby red/purple and still clear; head doesn't stick, beer don't lace but keeps a thick collar and nearly full skin for awhile, then the skin disappears and you get a tight ring of tan foam

S: dusty dark and sweet fruit, dates ... sugar-coated dates; peach kolache; plum cake ... as it warms the darker fruit notes supersede the peach

T: fruity sweet ... peach, apricot, loads of sweet light malt flavor — ice cold you'd think it was an English pale; as it warms, some darker date/plum flavors enter

F: simple, light, no frills ... enough carbonation to fill it out; made for whatever ... sip it, chug it, swish it around, drink it out of the bottle ... it all works

O: me and my sweet tooth love it and love it so; the malt flavors are sweet and fruity and linger perfectly; schwarz lovers will wonder where the good roasted/charred/burnt flavors are, and I could see them sending this back to the brewer asking for a bit more "black" in this beer ... and they'd be right, for there's very little dark-malt flavor and nothing to speak of of wood or roast or char ... it's arguably a dark-colored light-malt bomb, and when I'm in the mood for that, I won't hesitate to grab some of this; as a schwarzbier? hard to score but we'll do what we can ...

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Photo of Nolster
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Kaiser
Beer rating: 31% out of 100 with 1,350 ratings
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