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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, spicy, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, caramel, spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20253) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at chrisO ... soft toffee ... light sweet ... dry malt nose ...soft toffee malt ... juicy fruits ... lightfruits ... ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a dark amber body, clear, and topped by a minimal sized light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is roasted with some caramel and hints of bonfire. Some hoppy hints in the far back. It’s full to medium bodied, with a tad too much carbonation, semi-dry. It’s roasted and lightly burnt in the flavor, some hoppy hints and bitterness in the far back. A bit sweet in the finish. Overall, quite decent, but perhaps a bit sweet. 130828

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a burgundy body with a medium cream head and descent lacing. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, raisins, bread, and cola. Flavor of toasted grain, bread, caramel, nuts, grass, and raisins.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma is sort of floral over lightly toasted malt. Sort of. Med body. Flavor is a tad buttery, with some floral aspects. The malt is very low key. Would wash down food pretty well.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear brownish color with a finger of off-white head. S: A weird, not very appealing aroma. There is quite a lot of roasted malt with a bit of toasted malt and nuts, too. A little bit of toffee sweetness as well as bread. T: There is actually a touch of vanilla, which is kind of nice. Some toffee malt flavor as well as toasted malt, bread, and a little bit of caramel. There is just a touch of nuts and earthy hop flavor. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Not the greatest aromas with a decent enough flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10543) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. I had no idea what style this was when I rated it. I assumed it was a brown ale, nothing about it made me think Schwarzbier.


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