Test Flight: Brazilian Beers
26 Oct 2010 Dave
For this edition of Test Flight we sample a series of Brazilian brews.
Hoppenator was lucky enough to smuggle some cans of Brazilian beers back to the US for this one. Let’s just say they were mostly awful with a few surprises hidden in the mix. 7 beers ranked by 5 beer drinkers!
Without further introduction here are the results with a few comments added!
Light, slightly lemony, super carbonated – HopZilla
light, easy to drink – Gorgeous
slight coffee smell, taste like diet cola – HopZilla
Toffee tasting soft drink – CraftBeerNC
Sweet port wine with a hint of Coke – Hoppenator
Lemony beer flavored water – Gorgeous
flat water – Hoppenator
smoked bacon, sweet – HopZilla
sweet and malty – HopHeadHo
Smoked Malt Dark Ale – CraftBeerNC
fizzy, kinda just barely there – CraftBeerNC
slight wheat flavor – HopHeadHo
Slightly sweet faint skunky smell – HopZilla
soda like fizzy, skunky smell – CraftBeerNC
slight skunky sweet at beginning, bitter finish – HopHeadHo
skunk taste – Hoppenator
when you’re driving down the road and smell a skunk – Gorgeous
good! Malty, smooth – Gorgeous
favorite of flight! – HopZilla
smooth, rich hands down winner – CraftBeerNC
bitter, malty, well balanced – HopHeadHo
Out of a possible score of 50
The one surprise of the bunch was Caracu and it’s slightly smoked malt taste. It was a welcome flavor to the mostly light or soda-like beers we tried. Xingu was the stand out winner by a large margin and there is a reason that this beer is widely found in the US!
TEST FLIGHT is where we put together a group of beers in any number of ways… style, region, brand … and rank them as a group. Purpose here is to promote discussion and self education … and drink a few beers!
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