Xingu Black Beer | Cervejaria Kaiser

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Kaiser
Brazil
kaiser.com.br

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,133
Reviews:
603
Ratings:
1,363
pDev:
15.8%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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30
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Photo of VoxRationis
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours a clear, brown to dark brown with a one half inch, tan head, limited retention and lacing.
S: Low level aromas of roasted malt/toast with a touch of concordia grade.
T: Dry and very neutral. I definitely get a malt flavor, vis á vis Goya Malta (if you haven't had it, it's interesting) and a hint of unsweetened cocoa. The bittering is subtle. Not bland, just hard to describe.
M: Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation.
O: I had my first Xingu Black Beer during a visit to Rio de Janeiro. At the time, the late 1980's, it was really quite different from anything I had had before. I have the sense that its flavor characteristics have evolved over time (olfactory and gustatory memories are often fleeting), but it remains a very drinkable and subtle Schwartzbier.

Aproveite!

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjb27
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlanier
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cordyceps
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of harsley
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark hazy-transluscent with a two-finger tan head an excellent lacing. Aromas of char, anise, biscuit, and ester swirl about the nose, and it's a pleasing aroma, albeit a subdued one. The flavor is a bit like the aroma--nothing offputting, but rather bland. Dark fruit, char, hints of cocoa and toast. The mouthfeel is excellent. Light, crisp, and with just a touch of dry bite at the finish. Very drinkable/repeatable.

Overall, an interesting take, although not really true to the style.

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Photo of dandy14
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

With a near-black ruby color, this beer has a mild, creamy roast flavor, where the cream roast is the main feature than anything. The aftertaste disappears really quickly and the aroma is mild, although that might be normal for a low alchohol beer. For a schwarzbier, this is a pretty good offering, as though it’s a beer you can kick back and relax with. Nevertheless, I recommend the Primator Premium Dark Lager, the Praga Dark lager, the Orion Stout from Intergalactic Brewing Company and even the non-alcoholic Malty and Maltstar from Israel.

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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

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Xingu Black Beer from Cervejaria Kaiser
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 1,363 ratings
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