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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
altonbrownd (5897) - 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.

3.8
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...

3.6
Haslinger (1000) - 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

3.2
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 4 Jan 2013 -- A solid black lager, although I have had better. Easy to drink.

3.1
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.

3.2
baraciisch (3444) - 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

3.2
alexsdad06 (11243) - West Chester, 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.

3.3
drsordr (2930) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle pour mahogany brown with thin white head. Nose some smoky roast, light spice. Taste sweet malt, light nutty. Some bitter late palate.

2.8
nearbeer (5671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottled 04-13-2015. Clear dark brown with a film of bubbles. Aroma is low quality coffee bean, toasted pecan with the shell and a bit of caramel cola. Flavors of soured milk chocolate, caramel popcorn and dry grass. Finish has some toasted walnut and dry cocoa. Light-medium body is to the sweet side, but has an astringency that provides a semblance of balance. Medium carbonation is too fizzy and explodes in the mouth at times. Still, the Munich and black malt improves the horrible Kolsch that’s underneath so much that it’s actually a drinkable brew.

2.6
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Very thin and mild. Getting a cola flavor with a touch of bread. Slight fizzy with little body or character. Just for a quick drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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