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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Santo is a black Kölsch, which technically doesn’t exist as a style, but this is as close as we can come to describing it. Essentially it is brewed using a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. It is light bodied and floral yet with a distinct dark malt flavor. Our goal was to create a dark yet refreshing beer that would pair perfectly with a plate of enchiladas. The label artwork is by Houston artist Carlos Hernandez who is known for his Day of the Dead Rock Star series of paintings and prints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (368) - - NOV 11, 2012
Dark brown almost black color. Light head with little to no lacing. Light body for as dark as it is. Munich malt makes up the majority flavor, but well balance with an effervescent finish. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 7, 2012
bottle. clear light brown with a large, stable, cream colored head. a good looking beer. nose of light munich malt and honey-ish pale malts. really nice palate on this beer with an unmatched creaminess for being so light and refreshing. flavor of a very light brown ale with a hint caramel and nuts. hint of floral hops. not black enough for the schwarz catagory. black kolsch seems about right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2060) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
311012. Bottle at the friendly spot, san antonio tx. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma dark sugar, butter. Low palated. Nice overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Clear amber beer. Residual pale tan head. Mild malts. Insipid dried fruits. Minerals. Light dry finish. A bit too English!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a light, white foam head. Dark brown bread nose with faint filter coffee. Medium sweet flavor with light, toasty bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Modestly sweet finish with toasty malts, not much coffee now. It’s passable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (345) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 9, 2012
This beer was pretty good it was not quite the flavor profile of an IPA but had the taste of the florally kolsch style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tasted this beer on tap at The Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston, TX. A dark kolsch style of beer with floral notes and dark malty flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snickerd25 (1) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
12oz. bottle poured into dimpled mug. Appearance reddish dark brown. Smell is malty w slight sweet alcohol. Taste is malt w brown sugar. A smooth drink. Overall a great session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, spicy, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, caramel, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

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