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RATINGS: 171   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice enough appearance. It poured into my glass very dark with a finger or two of head. This one is very watery though. You can taste a bit of roastiness but not too much stands out. This is a nice refreshing beer, but it is not winning any awards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Röstmalz und Hopfennoten. Süffiger Geschmack leicht rauchig. Die Brauerei nennt es ein dunkles Kölsch. Irgendwie passend!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (493) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with a thin head that diminishes fast. Sweet aroma of toffee and dark malt. Thin body and easy to drink. Nice hop to malt balance with this one. Easy to drink with food and not very feeling. Makes a good session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 18, 2015
Nothing special but well brewed. Watery and not too special. Easy to drink too in a gathering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4600) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at Skinny Rita’s, Houston. Dark reddish body with large head. Nose is smoky, fruity. Taste is also malty, with caramel and toasty notes. Enjoyable. Went well with my taco’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a very dark coffee like beer. I got a slight hint of chicory toffee coffee and caramel candy....exciting can’t wait to taste it....poured a descent head which dissipated almost immediately....yep...the flavors are exactly what I smelled...very bold very sweet effervescent and curiously a little refreshing for a full bodied beer finishes well...no adjunct funk just smooth bold organic straight ahead BEER....if you like that style grab one...I would imagine it would be a great cold winter day kinda beer....CHEERS...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2015
6 pack drunk from bottles whilst arguin’ politics. Went down fast and smooth, as good as the conversation. Solid easy to drink taste. Some sweetness. Would buy again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 4 Jan 2013 -- A solid black lager, although I have had better. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
misscrystaaa (1) - - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Being from Houston I do love trying all of our Houston craft beers. Of course everyone's opinion is different. This beer is not watery to me at all, it's more refreshing like you can take some big swigs while your eating and wash it down nicely. I enjoy the malty flavor. There is another brewery here called 8th wonder but they have not started canning their beers, but this in my opinion is similar to their alternate universe beer. It's a dark beer but not intimidating like a Guinness that is pretty much black and foamy at the top. The packaging is awesome because of the artist who did it, I think the packaging is more appreciated by the people who are familiar with the Houston artist Carlos. Anyway give it a try, everyone has different preferences so I hope you like it too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2471) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Brown in color with clear foam head... Aroma of light malts, nuts... Mouthfeel is light and slightly watery, dark malts and nuts, malty finish... Kinda boring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12 oz bottle shared three ways. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, bread, light bitterness, very light smoke, overall, not offensive, but not anything memorable.

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