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RATINGS: 182   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5797) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy medium sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy dark yellow colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was hoppy malty yeasty and banana. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of yeast banana hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Dark muddy blackish color. Very little aroma. Taste was surprisingly good. Smooth and full bodied with no aftertaste. Carbonation was perfect. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
coffee , honey, roasted, toasted, i like the dark flavor and the light over all, this beer has something for every one,, [in my opinon],, i wish the bottle said more about the beer in side ,,, [ OR ] ,,, under the cap ,,, has any one looked at what it says ,,[ HOPS 4 POPS ] [ CHEERS ] [ WINE IS FOR SISSIES ] i cant wait to open the other 3,,,,,,,,,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
this seems to be popping up everywhere. simple plain beer but good for what it is, even a mexican place i go to for lunch sometimes has this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Clear dark brown with a thin head. Roasty nose kinda like burnt popcorn but not so bad, with a biscuity malty sweetness, and a roasty earthiness. Lightish body but balanced and well rounded flavor, kinda biscuit and crackery with an earthy sweetness and some Kolsh-like maltiness and bitterness. Like a sweet and roasty well-made Kolsh. Amazing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 30, 2012
Received a six pack as a gift. Wasn’t encouraged by the description of a black malt Kolsch, but was pleasantly surprised. Smooth, clean and very drinkable. Some day I will learn to not doubt Saint Arnold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Has the aroma of a schwarz, but lacks almost all other characteristics. Approaches the smoothness of a kolsch, but leaves a sticky aftertaste. Above average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (6374) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
botlle received as an extra, much thanx to azzy ( not sure he’s on RB as well though) splitted with 77 ships pours dark brown ( swartzbier? Black krolsh? would have expected much darker ) no real foam, smells like bread. light mouthfeel, malty.. not much taste i’d call this a dark coloured lager / pils kinda beer. ( what krolsh is , i’ve heard.. never had one so dont know for sure )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
Black Kölsch? Robijn amber rood, weinig kraag. Zware vintage geuren, lichte oxidatie, donker fruit, ijzer, lager gist, lichtjes waterig. Zoet ijzer, lager gist, metaal, hoest siroop, kruiden, bruin brood, donker brood, bitter metaal, kruiden op het einde, herfst bladeren. OK mondgevoel voor iets wat oudere lager. Ok.

   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

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