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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Has the aroma of a schwarz, but lacks almost all other characteristics. Approaches the smoothness of a kolsch, but leaves a sticky aftertaste. Above average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
botlle received as an extra, much thanx to azzy ( not sure he’s on RB as well though) splitted with 77 ships pours dark brown ( swartzbier? Black krolsh? would have expected much darker ) no real foam, smells like bread. light mouthfeel, malty.. not much taste i’d call this a dark coloured lager / pils kinda beer. ( what krolsh is , i’ve heard.. never had one so dont know for sure )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
Black Kölsch? Robijn amber rood, weinig kraag. Zware vintage geuren, lichte oxidatie, donker fruit, ijzer, lager gist, lichtjes waterig. Zoet ijzer, lager gist, metaal, hoest siroop, kruiden, bruin brood, donker brood, bitter metaal, kruiden op het einde, herfst bladeren. OK mondgevoel voor iets wat oudere lager. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (368) - - NOV 11, 2012
Dark brown almost black color. Light head with little to no lacing. Light body for as dark as it is. Munich malt makes up the majority flavor, but well balance with an effervescent finish. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3958) - - NOV 7, 2012
bottle. clear light brown with a large, stable, cream colored head. a good looking beer. nose of light munich malt and honey-ish pale malts. really nice palate on this beer with an unmatched creaminess for being so light and refreshing. flavor of a very light brown ale with a hint caramel and nuts. hint of floral hops. not black enough for the schwarz catagory. black kolsch seems about right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2022) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
311012. Bottle at the friendly spot, san antonio tx. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma dark sugar, butter. Low palated. Nice overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Clear amber beer. Residual pale tan head. Mild malts. Insipid dried fruits. Minerals. Light dry finish. A bit too English!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a light, white foam head. Dark brown bread nose with faint filter coffee. Medium sweet flavor with light, toasty bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Modestly sweet finish with toasty malts, not much coffee now. It’s passable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 9, 2012
This beer was pretty good it was not quite the flavor profile of an IPA but had the taste of the florally kolsch style.

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