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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
A wonderful and well balanced beer it nice hoppy aroma good balance of hops and malt sweet and sharp


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap. Pours deep clear amber red, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey, caramel, grass. Flavor follows, light sweet, little bitterness, a bit smokey, smoked caramel. Medium body. Points for originality.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (168) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
The beer most resembles a porter in my opinion. It is malty and medium-bodied with characteristics of a dark lager in carbonation and finish but the hop level and maltiness of a porter. An interesting and pleasant brew.

3.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (406) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Saint Arnold Santo is an unusual style beer that seems to work. Little caramel aroma coming from a dark pour with a fluffy white head that holds nicely. Taste is does not match the dark pour, but has yeast notes like a wheat beer and no dark beer expectations. Listed as a Schwarzbier and described as a black Kolsch, it doesn’t seem to taste like you would think either would. Finish is fairly clean. Santo defies description but is tasty in its own right.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbhenry (120) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
This is a fine beer. It is moderate in malt flavor, hop flavor, body, and color. It is well balanced and a good drink when a more substantial beer is not available. I enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Dark malts, roast, and floral notes on the palate. Finishes with more roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a tan-beige head. Smoky nose. Smooth and full, with a bit of a scrubby texture. Smoky, roasted flavor with some sweetness for a nice balance.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonkun (792) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Tap. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Grain, grass, caramel. Minimal aroma. Minimal taste. Slightly sour sweet finish. Nice carbonation but not exciting

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (126) - Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
dark brown with an off white head. aroma is roasted malts and grain. Flavor is like toast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle - pours a dark ruby brown - a bit fizzy at first, but a fairly creamy head settles in quickly - nose is moderate dry mineral, some Munich malt character, light caramelized sugars, a touch of smoke - light bodied, fairly creamy texture - flavor is fairly dry, with some light roast, moderate mineral, light bitterness, light acidity - mild smoke and sole Munich sweetness round out the finish - a simple, clean, and enjoyable dark beer for a hot day.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
This was surprisingly delicious to me. Poured black with light getting through, light beige head. Smell was rich roasty coffee, and very fresh and inviting. close to a 9 on aroma. Taste was roasty, but light bodied and crisp and refreshing. Great roasty malt flavor and balancing bitterness. Very enjoyable and crisp medium body. I’d definitely get more of this.


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