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RATINGS: 142   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pour is blackish/chestnut brown with a thin light tan head...smell is toasty and sweet with a slight nutty character...taste is sweet with some roasty notes but a lot of grainy and cereal sweetness too...finish is quick and with a faintly roasty aftertaste...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1289) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth The beer poured a dark maroon opaque color with a foamy off white or beige head and lacing. This is refreshing drink. The aroma had some coffee and caramel malt. The medium body beer had average carbonation. The finish was clean with the taste like a black IPA without the bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Tap. Deep brown with one finger head. Roasted malt, but rather light body. I definitely like this better than dark lagers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1190) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear, dark cola colored brew. Mild aroma of toasted grain. Taste is light and nible but backed by a slightly sweet toasted maltiness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9290) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to a chill dude. Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Toffee, light cocoa, cola, dark chocolate, and some grass in the nose. A bit on the sweet side. Nice brown sugar / burnt sugar taste. Some nice herbal and grassy hoppy notes. Kind of a good beer but a little too sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
First Saint Arnold product I’ve tried. Set the bar high for all their products. Was definitely not what I expected when I tried it for the first time and I was surprised

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (255) - - SEP 17, 2014
Nice lacing. Very malty. Slight spicy note in the finish. Not bad, but not a great beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (6633) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle via trade. Watery cola looking pour. Thin highly carbonated palate. Stale malts and maybe tea? Not really digging this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Barley Oak. Clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds. Taste is light bodied straw and hay. Like a black IPA in reverse.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1334) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
This has nothing like a kolsch existing. Over carbonated. Thin lasting head. Not sweet or floral. Good example of a ruined kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - on tap. Dark brown pour, decently thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with some cola accents. Flavo is kind of bland, some light nuttiness, a brief wisp of chocolate and potting soli, but not too much going on here. Smooth mouthfeel - overall not very schwarzbier-like.


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