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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12 oz bottle shared three ways. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, bread, light bitterness, very light smoke, overall, not offensive, but not anything memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2372) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle pour mahogany brown with thin white head. Nose some smoky roast, light spice. Taste sweet malt, light nutty. Some bitter late palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4914) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottled 04-13-2015. Clear dark brown with a film of bubbles. Aroma is low quality coffee bean, toasted pecan with the shell and a bit of caramel cola. Flavors of soured milk chocolate, caramel popcorn and dry grass. Finish has some toasted walnut and dry cocoa. Light-medium body is to the sweet side, but has an astringency that provides a semblance of balance. Medium carbonation is too fizzy and explodes in the mouth at times. Still, the Munich and black malt improves the horrible Kolsch that’s underneath so much that it’s actually a drinkable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3165) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Very thin and mild. Getting a cola flavor with a touch of bread. Slight fizzy with little body or character. Just for a quick drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (867) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large tan head, the beer is a clear maroon color, pretty dark though Aroma: smoky, faint, Taste: coffee hints, smokey, light malty caramel flavor Palate: light mouthfeel, lively carbonation, very very faint coffee aftertaste Overall: a tough beer to describe, very light and subtle body with hints of coffee is the best way I can describe it, decent but not too special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkSanta410 (815) - 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 (127) - 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 (4674) - 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 (4802) - 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 (461) - 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.

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