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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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Bandidobrent (1) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2011 does not count
Santo is definitely a welcome change from the usual offerings from Texas breweries. Saint Arnold has produced another winner with this one.

4.2
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Pours clear dark brown with some light tan head. Smells malted with some sweetness and bitterness. Tastes a little sweet at first and then goes to bitter, not very complex. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Saint Arnold Santo finishes with some slightly unpleasant bitterness.

4.1
lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
This was surprisingly delicious to me. Poured black with light getting through, light beige head. Smell was rich roasty coffee, and very fresh and inviting. close to a 9 on aroma. Taste was roasty, but light bodied and crisp and refreshing. Great roasty malt flavor and balancing bitterness. Very enjoyable and crisp medium body. I’d definitely get more of this.

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Angelmonster (202) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours an extremely dark brown body with a frothy cream colored head. Lacing and head retention are good. Smell is of fresh baked biscuits, slightly burned. Also getting faint coffee and chocolate. No hops or alcohol. Taste is of crisp pale, straw malts but nicely contrasted with chalky, roasted, biscuity malts. Alcohol is undetected, hops are very light, good flavors for such a light beer. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, as you’d expect from a kolsch. Where this beer is different is in the chalky aftertaste that you get from some dry porters. Beer is well carbonated, head added a small amount of body. Overall this is a good, highly sessionable beer. Similar in body to saint arnolds lawnmower beer but with a deeper flavor profile. Too bad it’s not available in Colorado, another reason for me to take more trips to Texas.

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Rmorris007 (53) - - 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


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