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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
UncleKorm (1228) - 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 (2705) - 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 (1189) - 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 (734) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Brownish pour from tap at finnigans in New Orleans. No head. Coffee nutty malty notes. Carmel just ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Surprisingly not bad. I would definitely agree more with the Schwarzbier classification than the black Kolsch label the brewery gives it. However, it does have a lighter palate than the former. Aroma was not strong but of roasted malt. Dark brown color with white foamy head like the Schwarz style. Lighter palate with decent carbonation. Actually, it was smooth and easy to drink with Mexican food, so their goal was achieved. Roasted malt and nut flavors with a full finish. Not much hops bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap. Comes dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and smoke. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Thought more of a Brown Ale. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
pours brown with a lasting white head and no lacing. roasted, nutty aroma. taste has notes of dark malt, and caramel. light, burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Brownish-black with thin tan-off white head. Mild roast, coffee, and mild caramel aroma. Medium bodied, syrupy, malt sweet, mild sour-bitterness, and roast. Mild dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (1083) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 29, 2013
This brew is basically somewhere between Negro Modelo and Newcastle Brown. Sweet, malty and totally not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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