The Brewski Report Files One for Xingu Black Beer
File Date: 4.3.2011
File Name: Highest Ranking Beer To Date
The Beer: Xingu Black Beer
Stats: 4.7% ABV
Brewer: Cervejaria Sul Brasileira
Web Site: http://xingubeer.com/site/
State/Country of Origin: Brazil
Brewer Info: On a hot summer day in 1987, a blond and slightly balding man with penetrating blue eyes walked into my office, accompanied by his young wife, a dark haired woman with a broad and frank smile. They were Alan Eames, writer, specialized in beer history and anthropology, and his wife Anne Latchis, of Greek descent, owner of a traditional hotel in the mountains of Vermont, in the United States. They had just been in an expedition into the Amazon rainforest, having come to Brazil in an adventurous trip in search of a lost beer. The trip had been motivated by an article Alan had written about the origins of beers in the world. In his research, he had found written records dating from 1557 about a black beer produced in the Amazon rainforest with corn and manioc and fermented naturally. Alan wished to create a beer that honored and preserved this ancient brew. This was the birth of Xingu, a pioneer in the segment of Specialty Premium beers that now enjoys worldwide prestige.
Brewer Brand Hype: 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 laber in the world. This exceptional beer is a great success in Brazil and the USA, and consumers are now having a chance to drink it in Australia and England. Xingu Black Beer has a following that ranges from beer critics to fans and consumers alike. It’s 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.
Label: Xingu Black Beer.
The Brewski Review: This ranks as one of my favorite beers. It’s a very smooth and mild tasting beer. I was very impressed with the overall light feeling – definitely not the heavy and bitter as I associate with many other dark beers with roasted malts and heavy hop bitterness. I highly suggest you purchase this beer if available in your area and give it a try. I’m sure you’ll be satisfied and impressed. I give it one of my highest scores yet.
Drinkability: I’ll definitely be buying a six pack.
Appearance: Black in color. Minimal head.
The Buds: Oh so smooth and delicious.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.75 caps out of 5.