Xingu Black Beer
Cervejaria Kaiser

Xingu Black BeerXingu Black Beer
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From:
Cervejaria Kaiser
 
Brazil
Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #115
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
79
Ranked #27,851
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 15.52%
Ratings:
1,444
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 01:44 AM
Added:
Aug 21, 2001
Wants:
  35
Gots:
  165
SCORE
79
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3.73 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Today at 01:44 AM
 
3.52 by chrrov on Mar 26, 2022
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3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass at a beer bar in St. Augustine, Fl.

Dark brown color with reddish highlights, 1f dark tan cap that drops to a durable thick ring. Some lacing.

Light milk chocolate, caramel malt, and sweet grain aromas.

Sweet roasted malt, caramel, and toasted grain flavors.

Light and drinkable. Clean finish.

Decent dark lager that I’d drink again.

Mar 04, 2022
 
4.03 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jan 10, 2022
 
3.93 by Mustela_Man from Rhode Island on Jan 10, 2022
Photo of aBosslyElephant
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by aBosslyElephant from Florida

L- Very black coloring. Hints of red throughout. White cream colored head.
S- Light and bready.
T- Lots of black coffee.
M- Smooth like butter with some carbonation.
O- I'm happy about it

Jan 10, 2022
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3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SimplySinister from Florida

A - Normal pour into a chalice produced a transparent brownish amber brew. Minimal head. Good lacing.

S - Malt and espresso are most prominent.

T - Cream, chocolate, espresso, malt, and oat notes are apparent and balanced very well. Hints of raisin or dark fruit peek through.

M - Clean mouthfeel with mild linger.

D - Amazingly drinkable. This brew is fairly low ABV so it can be considered a session beer. Personally, I wouldn’t session it but I would drink it again, no questions asked.

Dec 18, 2021
 
3.54 by 2beerdogs from California on Dec 14, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

A nice dark lager with a bit of a twist. Maybe a little sweeter than most dark lagers but not cloyingly sweet by far.
It's got a nice solid malt backbone, balanced well by the hops. It's not world class, it's not great but it is very good and unique.
I will order it if available at an establishment, not seek out at beer Depot.
If you like European porters you should enjoy this for a change.

Dec 14, 2021
 
3.91 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2021
 
3.5 by icemanexit from Indiana on Oct 23, 2021
 
3.69 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Oct 03, 2021
 
3.3 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Sep 28, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Two 12oz bottles into a large mug.
L: Pours black with no edge light showing thru. Thin, light beige head that becomes a thin skin. Med-low carbonation with very thin random lacing.
S: Dark caramelized malts, charred toast, lightly floral with subtle hints of dark honey and wild flowers.
T: Roasted & charred malt, burned coffee char, dark caramel, orange rind, charred and overall sweet. Light molasses and chocolate. Slightly thin.
F: Smooth, silky (as advertised), gently assertive at the start with a quick hop zing that quickly morphs into a bittersweet malt transaction. It has a semi-heavy mouthfeel and is a bit drying within it's med-long finish.
O: A very satisfying Black Lager that has a sweet hop and sweet malt profile. Quite smooth and a bit zesty, it has excellent drinkability and flavor. Enjoy it very cold. It is excellent in it's style.

Sep 28, 2021
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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Peach63 from New York

Pours ebony with a 1/4" tan head, which dissipates quickly. No lacing.

Not a lot of aroma. Toast, roast malt.

Taste is black malt, roast malt, grainy.

Thin bodied, moderate carbonation. Semidry finish.

An average black lager. Nothing to write home about.

Jul 25, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

I like this quite a bit. It's very close to an American stout. Dark, malty with good hoppy presence. The difference is in the body, this is light and crisp., Not heavy nor creamy The flavors stay in my mouth for a while after each sip. There is some dark chocolate in there. Good on it's own or with a meal !

Jul 24, 2021
 
3.84 by Tsar_Riga from Indiana on Jul 01, 2021
 
3.89 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Jun 05, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Ruby edge to the nearly black body. Small tan head left little lacing. Pulling more out of the aroma after it sits awhile; cocoa, caramel, licorice, even some nuttiness. Not feeling the power of any hops but there are a variety of flavors on the palate. Dark fruit, chocolate, a little wood, those nuts again. Aftertaste is like flat root beer. Smooth, not trenchant, cloying, lightly carbonated finish.

May 16, 2021
 
4 by StretchZep from Ohio on Apr 12, 2021
 
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Apr 09, 2021
 
3.38 by ZombiePlus from California on Mar 19, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

L: It is indeed, a black beer. Has a very thin tan colored head as well.
S: Roasted malt notes upfront, a lot of dark fruits, cocoa.
T: Taste follows the nose, the dark fruits stand out the most too me.
F: Medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation, thin, smooth, creamy, easy to drink.
O: Upon pouring/smelling this beer I was expecting something with a way more roasted flavor, but the dark fruit flavor in this beer really stand out.

Jan 29, 2021
 
4 by Mortarforker from Texas on Jan 03, 2021
 
3.53 by GaryColeman from California on Nov 16, 2020
 
3.5 by Maillard from Ohio on Nov 16, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz bottle stamped A159 AR1 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 4.6% ABV per label. The beer pours very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is faint dark chocolate and lager yeast. The taste is semisweet dark chocolate with slight roast before a mildly bitter, slightly ashy finish. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good.

Oct 23, 2020
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2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by mhuber from New York

Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma and flavor of milk chocolate. Perhaps a hint of smoky or burnt chocolate flavor in the background. The sweetness of this beer is tasted immediately and lingers with a cane sugar aftertaste. Lightly carbonated. I suppose it's not bad but I'm not a fan of sweet beers so I had to rate this one low.

Sep 27, 2020
 
3.78 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Aug 30, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by thesherrybomber from California

tanned head, two fingers tanned head, dark brown body you can barely see through

cocoa and slight smoke/sulfur on the nose

almost bourbon-like at first, some bitterness, butterscotch on the back... something winy?

very light, smooth

definitely one of the better examples of a traditional schwarzbier, and from an unexpected country

Aug 06, 2020
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3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

Not a bad black lager to be honest. The flavor is reasonable without being overly malty or bitter. Fairly smooth mouth feel and does not have a negative finish. I would give this another try in the future!

Jul 12, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by pkalix from California

thin, but creamy; great flavor and low abv. super easy to drink, as opposed to my inexperienced taste buds in the Air Force back in 1988, and a true pleasure to enjoy once again!

May 23, 2020
 
3.61 by Gregory88 from California on Mar 11, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by TheRealMrWillis from Maryland

L: Completely opaque and quite close to pitch black. Head is very small with big bubbles sitting on your regular foam.

S: Roasty with some grape.

T: Very malty with fruity undertones.

F: Thin bodied and smooth as butter. Wow this is great.

O: Probably one of my favorite dark beers now. Super drinkable for its kind, couldn't stop myself from finishing it quickly.

Feb 06, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Nass from Florida

The pour is hickory brown. The taste is raisin, molasses, cola, malt, pancake syrup, & caramel. There is no date on the bottle. All in all, I like this beer because it's an easy drinking sessionable black beer. Cheers! B-

Feb 02, 2020
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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Appearance:
Pours black as a starless night, and equally quiet; no foaming, invisible carbonation, and only an outline of sparse white head clings to the perimeter of the snifter. Spotty, webbed lacing.

Bouquet:
Malted grains, sweet plum, and a little char; as though the plum had been grilled over a charcoal fire.

Feel:
Medium bodied, but only an elbow's nudge away from being lightweight. Very sessionable, cold and smooth as black marble. Its hidden bubbles fizz timidly towards the end, granting the barest hint of texture contrast. Quite nice!

Taste:
Dry malts, baked wheat bread, and those grilled plums discovered in the aroma have made a welcome return, lending a moderate sweetness that gives Xingu some desirable dissimilitude.

Overall:
Its like if Sapporo had a sibling who was better dressed, more affluent, and had greater sex appeal. Xingu is what Sapporo is trying to be but falls short in all categories. All told, Xingu is a tranquil lager without bells and whistles that stands out because of its modest sweetness.

Jan 23, 2020
 
3.78 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Dec 31, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Black liquid, ruby 'round the edges.

No head or lacing at all.

Cream in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel; this tastes like a cream soda.

Nice but unremarkable.

Dec 30, 2019
 
4.14 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Nov 22, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

I liked this beer. It was tasty and smooth like a black beer should be .

Nov 01, 2019
Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Kaiser
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1444 ratings