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RATINGS: 178   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma of malt dark brown colour, taste of malt with a palate of smoked malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MWMBeerguy (200) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Not a bad beer. Light and drinkable and fairly crisp. Unfortunately got served to me in a Texas bar without a glass donor was hard to fully appreciate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Similar to a New Castle with a little bit less caramel flavor to it and a little bit of a smokey finish to the end. It is drinkable, which is what they were going for, but not interesting enough to buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottled, unk. Ruddy dark brown on black with a central and rimmed etch character. Smells of soil, porter dust, some clean grain - a rather simple nose. Flavors of coffee ground, metal, nice roasty porter character over a sweet light malt base. No hop character, light astringency I get on kolsches. Light bodied with sharp, fun carb and a fairly dry finish. I generally like schwarzbier, and this is no excpetion, but is not that nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice enough appearance. It poured into my glass very dark with a finger or two of head. This one is very watery though. You can taste a bit of roastiness but not too much stands out. This is a nice refreshing beer, but it is not winning any awards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Draught @ Fat Grass: This one pours a clear, dark caramel color. There was a wisp of an off-white head on it that left no lacing. The aroma is a touch light but good. Light roastiness and chocolate, maybe some earthiness and toffee. The taste is good. A touch of malt sweetness. Some roasted malts, chocolate and graininess. Perhaps a touch of smokiness and a slightly dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap, clear brown hue w/ medium beige head. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a faint tannin finish. Tastes are black tea, sugar, and bread. Light bodied and watery mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On tap at DFW. Pours a medium brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a foamy beige head that lasts. Aromas of toasted malt, yeast, coco and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel and toasted malt with a lingering fruit/coco. Light bodied, crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2013
I’s cola brown with slight red tones and a few quick bubbles. Aromas of toffee and a bit of smokiness. Flavor is some more toffee, roasty bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness and a mild funky sourness in the finish. The body’s fairly light. The bitterness lingers just a hair. It’s a lot like Shiner Bock but a touch lighter.

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