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Day #154 – Xingu

June 4, 2011

We’ve finally made it to one of my favorite beers.  This is a solid beer and I have a really cool glass to go with it.

Xingu

Let’s start with the name: Xingu.  Now I, among most others think this is pronounced “Zin-goo” but that is incorrect.  The correct pronunciation is “SHIN-gu”.  This is a schwarzbier brewed in Jacareí, Brazil by FEMSA Cerveja Brasil.  FEMSA is the second largest brewery in Brazil.  I originally bought this beer because of the kooky name and it turned out to rock.  ABV is 4.6% so this one will go down REAL easy.

This beer pours a very dark brown color that touches on red with a khaki colored head.  It looks very much like a loaf of bread sitting on this beer.

Aroma is dark malts, heavy on the chocolate with a slight roastedness.  There is also a sweet quality to the aroma as well.  Nice.

Slick mouthfeel with a dark malty flavor.  Slightly roasted with a nice tingle over the palate.  Nice sweet caramel flavors that mix well with a chocolatey character.  Nice and smooth; I like this one!

Cheers!

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