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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a burgundy body with a medium cream head and descent lacing. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, raisins, bread, and cola. Flavor of toasted grain, bread, caramel, nuts, grass, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1521) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Light-colored brown, soda-like in appearance. Odd coffee-like aroma thanks to roasted malts + lager yeast. really nice aroma. flavor doesn’t really match the aroma, but it nice and sweet... easy and a little roasted, very smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. As "Saint Arnold Centenni*ale Dark Ale. Clear brown. Aroma of caramel and cardboard. Sweet flavor with caramel, light sourish notes, a bit of fruity notes and a slightly drier finish with a toasty note. Light to medium-bodied. A Kolsch?! Really?!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3779) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Brown with an average beige head. Aroma is of light dough, slightly floral, malt, and nuts. Taste is of malt, toast, with a subtle hint of earth and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (957) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Pours clear dark brown with some light tan head. Smells malted with some sweetness and bitterness. Tastes a little sweet at first and then goes to bitter, not very complex. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Santo finishes with some slightly unpleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown color with a white head. Boring copper taste with a boring stale malty finish. I’ve had far better. Nothing to wright home about. Yawn, pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a buddy in Texas- thanks, Brian! A black kolsch, eh? Pours a deep, mahogany brown amber color with a small off-white head that leaves spots of lace. The aroma has a lager character for sure, along with dark malts, nuts, earth, wet leaves and toast; it just doesn’t come together all that well. The flavor is a little better, with tea leaves, earth, toasted malts, nuts, and faint chocolate. Light-bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Dry finish. Strange.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
A wonderful and well balanced beer it nice hoppy aroma good balance of hops and malt sweet and sharp

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
From bottle. Pours transparent brown. I’m not getting much aroma here. Flavor is mostly bready malt with not much else going on. Lighter than expected in mouthfeel and palate. Easy to drink and surprisingly smooth, but pretty bland overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (659) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Clear medium brown in the glass. Bready, toasty malt nose. A little thin on the palate, but overall a nice balance. Like an upgraded Shiner.

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