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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12oz bottle I had in Dallas. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, caramel, and some light yeast and hops. Flavors of cocoa, yeast, roasted nuts, spicy hops, and some yeast. Carbonation is sharp. Refreshing brew and nice surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Thanks a bunch to Terminus for picking this one up for me. It pours clear mahogany brown with a tan head. The aroma has light cocoa, nuttiness, spicy hops and an overall cleanness. It has a medium body that’s crisp and refreshing with frothy semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with clean spiciness, not bitter roasty malt, cocoa, hazelnut and cream. The finish adds a bit of snappy grassiness. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
A deep mahogany brown with a nice tan head and moderate lacing. The nose is primarily roasted malts with notes of grain. The taste is roasted malt with notes of nuts. Hops are not predominate. There is a pleasing charred aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. A very nice beer, by itself or with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
(12oz bottle) medium brown, creamy Tan bubbles. Nose of light spicy yeast, honey and nuts. Taste is smooth, lightly nutty, honey and medium body. Well carbonated. Decent palate cleanser.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
The label presents that you have a beer that is strong. Not even close. It pours a dark mahogany color. Smell is of faint sweet grain. A little bit too much carbonation. Flavor is extremely mild. Slightly sweet maybe a faint hint of molasses and then carbonation to ruin what little flavor it had. The hop profile is barely noticeable. This is a boring beer that doesn’t go down very easy because it’s over carbonated. If you like say negra modelo and want something lighter, less flavor and more carbonation.. this is probably your style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottled. Pours brown, serous malt aroma. some mild floral hops at the end . Actually rather enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3318) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle-Purchased at H.E.B in Boerne, TX-pours deep amber mahogony color with a very small kacki fizzy head aroudn the rim of the glass with vigorous carbonation. first impression i had when the nose hit me was a touch of smoke and char with a hint of sweet chocolate. lite amounts of carmel and toffee. No hops to speak of for a kolsch. flavors express the large amount of burnt char malt tones with some carmel and toffee undertones. again, no hops here. Wish the spicy hops were a bit more in there as well. however, not a kolsch in the slightest, more of a schwarzbier or something along those lines. A cool and unique twist on a style and definately under-rated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (136) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours an extremely dark brown body with a frothy cream colored head. Lacing and head retention are good. Smell is of fresh baked biscuits, slightly burned. Also getting faint coffee and chocolate. No hops or alcohol. Taste is of crisp pale, straw malts but nicely contrasted with chalky, roasted, biscuity malts. Alcohol is undetected, hops are very light, good flavors for such a light beer. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, as you’d expect from a kolsch. Where this beer is different is in the chalky aftertaste that you get from some dry porters. Beer is well carbonated, head added a small amount of body. Overall this is a good, highly sessionable beer. Similar in body to saint arnolds lawnmower beer but with a deeper flavor profile. Too bad it’s not available in Colorado, another reason for me to take more trips to Texas.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
A vigorous pour into my small wine goblet produces a fat-one-finger thick, dirty, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, brown-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nutty, toasted, dark malt character to it up front, though this doesn’t bowl you over; in fact none of the aromas do. A deeper contemplation of the nose starts to reveal a smooth, roasted grain character, some grassy grain notes and perhaps not a whole lot of other things.

The beer has a touch of sweetness to it that I was not expecting and the finish has a tartness to it that seems to be brought out by the roasted / burnt malt. There is a general fruitiness to this beer that almost seems floral in character somehow. A distinct, roasted nutty notes provides a smooth, pervasive flavor to this beer that is almost the most prominent note. Some brown cracker like notes help contribute to the malt complexity.

A malt focused beer, with just a touch of fruitiness from the yeast character. Simple, easy drinking for when you want a roast accented beer. Not bad and even enjoyable, but not all that interesting for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light roasted malt with some caramel and light toffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel/toffee and light bread with light roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light/toffee caramel and faint roasted malt. "Kölsch" with caramel and toffee - way too sweet.


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