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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Tap at the shack in Cypress TX. Dark brown pour, fluffy head with good retention. Aroma is malts, toast, a bit of char and grain. Mildly sweet aroma. Taste is roasted malts, light cocoa, grain. Thin mouthfeel. Ehh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmanigold (102) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
Malt heavy flavor with hints of coffee. Every drink is almost the same followed with a dry finish. It starts out good. However to flavor gets old really quick. This was good for one session at least to try. This is not necessarily a bad brew. Just not the type I would enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft: Poured a dark brown with a beige color head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is a toasty, roasty mix of malts, nice sweetness, but also a light bitter balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at IAH. Pours hazy but brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like nutty malt, dry toast, light earth, fizzy. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells toasted, nutty, and earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
6ROW (458) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
brown pour with a small white light brown head. Reminds me of a brown ale with out the nutty Finnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On draught at Houston Airport - IAH Gate B21.. Pours a deep brown with lasting tan head. Medium body, dry dark malts flavir. Full mouthfeel. Clean. Dry finish. Drier than Newcastle Brown. oK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a medium off white head. The aroma was mostly bready malts and somewhat grassy. The taste is rather dull with this beer. There is no bitterness and is watery with a light mouth feel. The taste is mostly brown bread and some sweetness (caramel) on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Let’s improve a mexican lager with black malts. It works like air guitar.some lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Though a bit smokey... This one is an enjoyable beer. Good looking and kind of reminds me of a sweet, smokey, octoberfest beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate, straw, and barley malt aroma. Dark brown with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate, barley malt, and lightly bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Very tasty.

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