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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sharkweek (120) - 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.


3.3
pappabear (12) - Granbury, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Pours a dark Amber. Real strong caramel smell and toast/bread smell. Lighter then I expected. Flavor has a light roast with a slight coffie taste. Drinkable but nothing special.

2.6
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Really in impressed with santo. I remember it being better in the past but just doesn't have the flavor profile I am looking for in a beer. Not horrible though, but wouldn't go out of my way for it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
achtungpv (271) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Ruddy brownish red with a thin head. Light bodied and effervescent with very mild bitters. Toasted caramel and yeast. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable.

3
Carlisle (786) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Can. Roasted malt aroma. Bread crust and roasted malt with caramel notes. Lighter mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
sjohnny (663) - - NOV 6, 2016
Earthy, toast, a hint of caramel. Pours a murky dark iced tea with a thin, quickly fading off white head. Light bodied. Effervescent. Earthy. Toast. Clean finish. Easy drinking.

3
Cajun (539) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Can - Pours dark amber/brown, big head because I poured it that way. Aroma of slightly scorched pancakes, toffee. Flavors of dark roasted grain, hints of toffee, a bit of sweet malt, a pleasant bitter ending. For the style, it was just fine.

2.8
Andrew196 (1978) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Pours dark copper, fleeting head, fizzy. Lots of caramel on the nose. Same on the tongue, some apple and tobacco too. Like a Shiner for grownups I guess.

3
crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
nothing bad but really nothing that stands out. not sure I am fan of style. carbonation was high some light caramel flavor - grab a lobo negro instead (different style)

3.2
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of roasted malts, bits of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter roast taste and a touch of hops on the finish.

2.8
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2016
Not particularly interesting but not particularly bad either. Just drinkable. Light roast with some raw barley. Dark brown pour with ok head. Light bitter finish. Hint of caramel. Tap at the local at houston airport.


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