Xingu Gold Beer | Cervejaria Kaiser

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Xingu Gold BeerXingu Gold Beer

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Cervejaria Kaiser

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 40
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, sweet. Taste is malts, grains, light sweetness, clean and highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, I can imagine it tasting great in the tropics.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 500 mL bottle poured into a Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Hazy, pale, straw-yellow with an average head of sudsy, bright white foam; minimal lace.

Smell: Very mild biscuit malt, refreshing lemon rind, grass.

Taste: Gently sweet maltiness, white bread. Citrus oil, grass, subtle fruit and just enough bitterness for a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Easy to drink in the hot sun. Not a standout, but otherwise pleasant and balanced.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My recent visit to Chicagoland saw me in Niles, IL and not far from their local Binny's. I went over for a look-see and spied this on the shelf. Let others chase after whales/wales/Wales! I get excited by new and different (to me) beers. Sure, I drink my share of clinkers, but I am happy to do so.

From the bottle: "Brewed with selected fine malts, Nelson Sauvin and Cascade hops."; "Precious and Rare"; "Xingu helps preserve the Amazon Rainforest."

I Pop!ped the cap and began a heavy-handed pour since I could think of no reason against doing so. This created a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head with limited retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = 2 -4), but that 4 is generous, but with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grapiness from the Nelson Sauvin hops that seemed interesting. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was different, probably from the admixture of the hops in question. It was both grape-y and grassy and struck me as a nice change of pace. I am unsure that it was really a "Czech Pilsener" as identified on this site, but if it was truly a lager and a Pilsener at that, it was definitely NOT of the German style. The hops were thankfully not being squandered in some weird experiment, which was actually my first thought upon reading the label. It was a very clean beer with a tangy twang to it on the tongue. It was not as though the hops were fighting for supremacy, either. Amazingly, they seemed to complement one another with the Nelson Sauvin taking the lead and the Cascade hops asserting themselves later. Of course, all of this meant a very dry finish, almost like white wine. My two knocks against it were a) 500 ml seemed a bit much and b) it was bottled, where a CAN would do just as well, if not better.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Xingu Gold has a thick, stark-white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and a good amount of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet barley malt and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is of sweet, white bread, clean malt, grassy hop oils, and mellow, mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Xingu Gold finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and delicious.


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Photo of FLima
2.52/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of lager yeast, mild cereals and some herbal hops. Better than usual Adjunct Lager.
Sweet flavor with notes of caramels, light herbal and floral hops and bread with butter. Dry aftertaste with a perceivable bitterness.
Light body with live carbonation.
I found this a bit too sweet and plain but it didn’t have any tiresome off-flavors. This is sure better than their Unique Red and the traditional version, but also sure it is not worth it the price.

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Photo of Tone
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of metallic, grain, pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of pine. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsner. Tastes of grain, pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, aroma, and body.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.02/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

500ml Bottle from Viva Brazil restaurant, Glasgow:
This one was a really bland and quite boring beer that reminded me of a cheap lager you always seem to pick up on holiday that is only good for drinking in the sun. There was nothing exciting about this one although it thankfully wasn't off-putting or disgusting to drink, it just wasn't all that enjoyable either.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass; C083 BT1 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, white grape, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops, pale malt, and light earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, white grape, orange zest, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Slight floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, white grape, lemon zest, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus/floral hops, pale malt, and light yeast ester flavors; with a very clean flavor profile and no cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this a nice and pleasant Czech pilsener style. Good balance and solid robustness of citrus/floral hops, pale malt, and light yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle with a code on it.

Gold beer with a small ring of white foam. Smell is lightly floral and citrus hops, with some bread yeast. Taste is crisp and clean biscuit and white bread with some light hop grapefruit in the back.

Something for a hot day, or to go with spicy foods.

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Photo of jonb5
4.09/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre bottle.Brewed by Marston in England.

A: Pale golden, clear, small head which didn’t hang around long,
not much lacing.

S: Fantastic pronounced cascade hop aroma, citrus and mango.

T: Very fruity, mainly mango but notes of various citrus fruits, slightly bitter finish,
well balanced.

M: Light body, crisp, decent carbonation gave it a prickly feel.

O: Very light, perfect for a summer’s day. Listed as a Czech pilsener but to me it was
an English Pale Ale or possibly an "IPL"

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium yellow in color with very light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint hints of lemon yellow. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and biscuit malts with lighter aromas of grassy and floral hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready and biscuit malts with just a hint of honey-like sweetness. That is followed by light notes of corn adjuncts and some faint grassy + floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Not really anything special here but I could see this pairing well with Brazilian foods especially the meat - would probably be very refreshing on a really hot day. Easy to drink and sessionable.

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Photo of artoolemomo
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which, at the moment, has poor retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is clear, pale straw that glows a weak lemon yellow when held up to the light. The lacing is very spotty.

Nose- Subdued but pretty normal for the style. Grain and biscuit which impart a slight sweetness and sourness. Some soapiness. I get a mild citrus (mostly lemon) when I smell the bottle. When I swirl the glass, the aroma is dominated by sour grain.

Taste- Interesting- much more going on than I expected from the style. Lemon, sour grain, more citrus hops, and a hint of woody resin that seems to come from older hops. The flavor profile isn't very well integrated and the hops taste old. They have an earthy and mineral quality to them that would suggest noble hops instead of the actual hops used in this beer. The lemon notes are a little cloying at the beginning. There's nothing really wrong with this beer but it is quite boring. I would take it above BMC but maybe not a Pabst. And when you factor the price in, it's really hard to justify this purchase.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied. A little thin and watery. Good amount of carbonation. A slightly dry finish.

Drinkability- It's basically carbonated water with notions of grain and hops that seem a little off.

Overall- A rather lackluster beer that meets most of the style requirements but not all. If the price tag doesn't make you pass on this beer, its mediocrity should.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 27/6/13

A crystal clear straw yellow with just a hint of green, bubbles of all sizes feed a soapy finger of foam that sticks around long enough to leave a partial ring followed by some random patches

S some tropical notes but faint, biscuit and floral notes with some sweet grains, grass and dried hay

T more grains and some lager yeast perhaps? has a slight macro thing going on but it doesn't hinder all that much, still floral and citric hops working for it but a little toned down compared to the nose

M light and crisp with a mild bitter snap, fairly clean aftertaste and pretty refreshing

O much better then I would've guessed, hops are there but the hop head in me would like much more, well worth a try and very easy to drink

well suited for a hot day and considering I wasn't expecting much I was pretty happy with what I got, 6$ for 500ml might be a little steep for multiple purchases but its worth a shot

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Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. This appears to be contract brewed by Marstons PLC of Burton upon Trent, England. Made with Nelson Sauvin and Cascade hops.

This beer pours a clear, super pale straw colour, with three fingers of fizzy, thinly foamy bone-white head, which leaves some rocky hill profile lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, lightly biscuity grainy malt, softly acerbic dry citrus rind, a bit of cat pee taint, and some floral perfume notes. The taste is more muddled grapefruit citrus pith, grainy cereal malt, somewhat dead grassy hops, and a further perfumed floral essence.

The carbonation is a tad edgy, but generally agreeable, the body medium-light in weight, and a little smarmy in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the grainy maltiness still contending with a lingering musty citrus hoppiness.

An interesting lager, perhaps one jumping on the bandwagon of these two rockstar hops, but at least doing it with a decently malted underlying pale lager. Could use a fair bit more crispness, but I wouldn't turn down another one of these, given the right environment.

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Xingu Gold Beer from Cervejaria Kaiser
3.36 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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