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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bandidobrent (1) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2011 does not count
Santo is definitely a welcome change from the usual offerings from Texas breweries. Saint Arnold has produced another winner with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Fairly thin tasting in all respects. A bit of nuts, caramel and malt. not very exciting, but not a drain pour either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Dark with a good head. Surprisingly unique - a very light beer but also has a lot of the deep toasted malt flavor along with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Sixer: jimmy had one .. . Pours a light bark brown .. light foam .. . light malt, nuts, and pencil shavings .. . light in the mouth .. . ok, a session brew but weak mouth and slightly off putting taste .. . nice try i guess... . You better run, egg!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear deep brown hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are grassy, bready, grainy, lightly floral. A hint of nutty roasted notes, maybe some munich? Clean as far as the fermentation goes. Flavors are bready, grainy, grassy, toasty and a bit nutty. A bit of a chlorophyll/floral-plant-matter note. Medium to lively bubbles and a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tabednar (139) - - NOV 7, 2011
11.07.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle Surprising change from their normal beers. Great addition to the Saint Aronld family and definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown and opaque with a small light tan head. Nose is a faint aroma of German malts and some light chocolate. Taste is light maltiness with a hint of roastiness and chocolate. A bit overcarbonated. Fades on the end. Not bad-maybe you’d order one with a batch of tamales or enchiladas but I wouldn’t drink several of these at a session.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer Houston. Pours a clear brown with a tan head that laces and dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains, stale dark bread and a hint of grass. Flavor has notes of dark bread with a hint of chocolate and underlying hay and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle from pikapp327. Medium brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is very roasted and floral. Taste is tangy and bready upfront, but finishes with a roasted chocolate flavor. Not bad, but kinda weird.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is off. Has a stale unpleasant smell to it. Pours cola colored with little or no lingering head. Taste is toasty malts, with just a hint of nuts and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel, but i think thats by design All in all the beer is a study in contrast. Taste is good, but other components detract. I can see how is would pair well with some nice TexMex though.

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