Xingu

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Type: Euro Dark Lager
  • Brewed by: XINGU Black Beer
  • Availability: Year round
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  • Region Available: Worldwide
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Molasses / Carmel
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Bottle
  • Website: http://xingubeer.com/home.html
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  • 04.60% 
  • 1201/3686 
Commercial Description

Pronounced "shin-goo".

Xingu Black Beer is named after the Xingu River, in the Amazon Rainforest.

Inspired on old recipes of Indian beer, Xingu Black Beer is a two-time winner of Beverage Testing Institute's Gold Medal as the best dark lager in the world.

This exceptional beer is a great success in Brazil and in the USA, and consumers are now having a chance do drink it in Australia and England.

Xingu Black Beer has a following that ranges from beer critics to fans and consumers alike. Its secret lies in being a beer with a distinguished and delicious taste while at the same time being very easy to drink.

From its creation, Xingu Black Beer has been associated with several initiatives for the protection of the Amazon Rainforest, and it is now proud to be supporting the Y Ikatu Xingu organization.

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  • Aug 12, 2012
    Speciarii (18)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Presentation: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Pilsener Glass

    Appearance: Pours black with Zinfandel red when help up to the light; thin khaki head that dissipates quickly.

    Aroma: Brunt sugars and metal with only hints of hops.

    Taste: Sweet caramelized malt with notes of dark chocolate providing the bitterness.

    Texture: Light body with decent carbonation.
  • Feb 26, 2012
    BoozeHound (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    I was so excited about trying this beer out for the first time. First found out about it while I was killin time at World Market. Flash forward months later and I finally get my hands on it.
    I poured it into my pint glass and watch the head pop up quick. It's thick and tends to linger. Doesn't matter, you could still sip on it, the beer runs right through.
    Although the smell isn't anything special, and a little reminiscent of New Castle, it smells better than most beers. Simply put, the aroma is attractive and inviting.
    Once the smooth feel of Xingu hits your mouth, a coffee and alcohol taste that's VERY refreshing, fills your mouth and tastebuds with a pleasurable drinking experience.
    Although the taste is fleeting, I look on the positive side and think of consistent consumption, something that is of greater interest to me than your usual beer reviewer. Xingu is definitely a beer I'd love to come home to and drink, after a hard days work.
  • May 19, 2011
    AWMiller (59)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Bloggers Forum
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    Black gold…. that was my first thought when I poured this brew. Pleasant scents filled with sweet molasses, dark chocolate and slow-roasted malts. A hearty, foamy head stayed well for quite a while. But the taste… ooooh how smooth it was… so smooth I had to keep telling myself that this was beer! The taste was just a tad sweet but there was no detection of any bitterness at all! The flavors of sweet molasses, chocolate and malts come through so teasingly well in this black beer. One reviewer somewhere even said it “smells like cocoa krispies, tastes like heaven” … yeah I can see where they would say that!! This is definitely one full bodied, easy to drink black beer that you don’t want to pass up when you can get it!!
  • Dec 18, 2010
    maschm (9)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Ease Beer Team
    4.4
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    This reminds me very much of the Schwartzbier German style of beer, despite the fact it is based on an Amazonian Indian recipe. It was one of the "Sweet 16" for the Washington Post's Beer Madness this year year that they do in conjunction with March Madness. It lives up to the hype. Sweet, but not overly so, malty, and some complex flavors linger. Very impressive for my first Brazilian beer.
  • Apr 29, 2010
    generallee (312)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date or abv on the label.

    Appearance: It pours into the glass a very dark brown/black color and when held up to the light it shows very dark crimson highlights. On top sits a nice tan head of slow fading foam. A thin cap hangs on to the end. Lacing is mostly slick but there is some sticky lace just up at the top of the glass.

    Smell: Sweet roasted barley and bready notes fill the nose. Also there are hints of raw grain and even some very slight white grape and peach candy notes.

    Taste/Palate: Just as the aroma suggests there is a good sweet roasted malty character. I also picked up the fruity notes of white grape and sugar covered peach gummy candy. The body is quite easy drinking, about a light medium. Its texture is some with a light or mellow, yet still active carbonation.

    Notes: This beer really surprised me. It was very tasty with some nice flavor nuances or complexity while still having a modest body that is very drinkable.