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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is light chili vegetables, some light grain and leather. The taste is chili vegetables, delicate malts, some sweetness. Light body, active carbonation. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1374) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Saint Arnold Santo has a medium, off-white head and a dark copper, yet clear and bubbly appearance. There is a decent amount of lacing left behind. Aroma is of mildly sweet and spicy brown bread, and the flavor is of dark-roasted malt and coffee, plus some very slight chocolate. I detect no bitterness, but there may be some spice from the yeast. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Santo finishes dry, mild, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a pretty plain and dull beer. It’s worth trying, though. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21143) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, some fruits, mild earth and some herbal notes. Flavour is quite similar with a rather big hoppyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. It pours deep amber, with a thin white head. The nose is leather, damp wood, slight sweetness and some filter coffee. The taste is leather, wood, metal, underlying sweetness and roasty notes. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. So-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at chrisO ... soft toffee ... light sweet ... dry malt nose ...soft toffee malt ... juicy fruits ... lightfruits ... ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6038) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Deep ruby red color with tan sheen. Big peppery, spicy, nutty, vegetal aromas. Light body with avg co2. Lightly sweet dark caramel, nutty, black peppercorn flavors--crisp bitter finish--not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12oz bottle I had in Dallas. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, caramel, and some light yeast and hops. Flavors of cocoa, yeast, roasted nuts, spicy hops, and some yeast. Carbonation is sharp. Refreshing brew and nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Thanks a bunch to Terminus for picking this one up for me. It pours clear mahogany brown with a tan head. The aroma has light cocoa, nuttiness, spicy hops and an overall cleanness. It has a medium body that’s crisp and refreshing with frothy semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with clean spiciness, not bitter roasty malt, cocoa, hazelnut and cream. The finish adds a bit of snappy grassiness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
A deep mahogany brown with a nice tan head and moderate lacing. The nose is primarily roasted malts with notes of grain. The taste is roasted malt with notes of nuts. Hops are not predominate. There is a pleasing charred aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. A very nice beer, by itself or with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
(12oz bottle) medium brown, creamy Tan bubbles. Nose of light spicy yeast, honey and nuts. Taste is smooth, lightly nutty, honey and medium body. Well carbonated. Decent palate cleanser.

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