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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Little sparce off-white head, with little lacing.   Pretty much soft toasted malts, perhaps a little roasty.   Coming across as a Blackbier already.   A little lighter on the tongue than expected, well in terms of roastiness anyway.   Has this soft grassiness with a very very pale toasted malt character.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   More roast builds towards the finish.   Seems more grassy, not as bright as others.   Obviously its darker and roastier, which isnt a bad thing.   Kudos for something new, but not sure its what I would seek out again.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (451) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a dark reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Malty aroma and taste. They achieved their goal; I would love some enchiladas with this.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pablo951 (519) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Had it out of a bottle, poured a dark brown color with a yellow head and even lacing. The aroma was a Budweiser disguised as a dark beer, the taste was very watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2911) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2013
Clear dark brown with fluffy light brown foam head. Aroma is bitter coffee and some toffee. Taste is strong bitter, cold coffee. Long lasting bitter taste. (Houston 201303)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 18, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy medium sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy dark yellow colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was hoppy malty yeasty and banana. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of yeast banana hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Dark muddy blackish color. Very little aroma. Taste was surprisingly good. Smooth and full bodied with no aftertaste. Carbonation was perfect. Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (266) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
coffee , honey, roasted, toasted, i like the dark flavor and the light over all, this beer has something for every one,, [in my opinon],, i wish the bottle said more about the beer in side ,,, [ OR ] ,,, under the cap ,,, has any one looked at what it says ,,[ HOPS 4 POPS ] [ CHEERS ] [ WINE IS FOR SISSIES ] i cant wait to open the other 3,,,,,,,,,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
this seems to be popping up everywhere. simple plain beer but good for what it is, even a mexican place i go to for lunch sometimes has this

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5731) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Clear dark brown with a thin head. Roasty nose kinda like burnt popcorn but not so bad, with a biscuity malty sweetness, and a roasty earthiness. Lightish body but balanced and well rounded flavor, kinda biscuit and crackery with an earthy sweetness and some Kolsh-like maltiness and bitterness. Like a sweet and roasty well-made Kolsh. Amazing.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 30, 2012
Received a six pack as a gift. Wasn’t encouraged by the description of a black malt Kolsch, but was pleasantly surprised. Smooth, clean and very drinkable. Some day I will learn to not doubt Saint Arnold.


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