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RATINGS: 166   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle via trade. Watery cola looking pour. Thin highly carbonated palate. Stale malts and maybe tea? Not really digging this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Barley Oak. Clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds. Taste is light bodied straw and hay. Like a black IPA in reverse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1737) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
This has nothing like a kolsch existing. Over carbonated. Thin lasting head. Not sweet or floral. Good example of a ruined kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6291) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - on tap. Dark brown pour, decently thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with some cola accents. Flavo is kind of bland, some light nuttiness, a brief wisp of chocolate and potting soli, but not too much going on here. Smooth mouthfeel - overall not very schwarzbier-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Sweaty, malty, aroma reminds me of English pale ale. Dark root beer brown. Clear. Big whitish head. Pretty bland and watery. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap. Pours deep clear amber red, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey, caramel, grass. Flavor follows, light sweet, little bitterness, a bit smokey, smoked caramel. Medium body. Points for originality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (229) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
The beer most resembles a porter in my opinion. It is malty and medium-bodied with characteristics of a dark lager in carbonation and finish but the hop level and maltiness of a porter. An interesting and pleasant brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (567) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Saint Arnold Santo is an unusual style beer that seems to work. Little caramel aroma coming from a dark pour with a fluffy white head that holds nicely. Taste is does not match the dark pour, but has yeast notes like a wheat beer and no dark beer expectations. Listed as a Schwarzbier and described as a black Kolsch, it doesn’t seem to taste like you would think either would. Finish is fairly clean. Santo defies description but is tasty in its own right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This is a fine beer. It is moderate in malt flavor, hop flavor, body, and color. It is well balanced and a good drink when a more substantial beer is not available. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Dark malts, roast, and floral notes on the palate. Finishes with more roast.

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