Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gueuzedude:
3.36/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Sampled April 2012
A vigorous pour into my small wine goblet produces a fat-one-finger thick, dirty, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, brown-amber color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nutty, toasted, dark malt character to it up front, though this doesn’t bowl you over; in fact none of the aromas do. A deeper contemplation of the nose starts to reveal a smooth, roasted grain character, some grassy grain notes and perhaps not a whole lot of other things.
The beer has a touch of sweetness to it that I was not expecting and the finish has a tartness to it that seems to be brought out by the roasted / burnt malt. There is a general fruitiness to this beer that almost seems floral in character somehow. A distinct, roasted nutty notes provides a smooth, pervasive flavor to this beer that is almost the most prominent note. Some brown cracker like notes help contribute to the malt complexity
A malt focused beer, with just a touch of fruitiness from the yeast character. Simple, easy drinking for when you want a roast accented beer. Not bad and even enjoyable, but not all that interesting for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 02:37:29 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.69/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a stein.
A swift pour produces a monstrous, foamy head that persists well and retains a two-finger plateau. Beneath is a medium-brown body with blonde hues and visible, aggressive carbonation.
A sweet, floral and bready aroma touches the nose. There's something sticky about the aroma, it's quite pungently sweet. Maybe lightly molasses like. On second examination, the hops are very earthy too.
Roasted malt and a hint of smokiness punctuate this otherwise very light beer. Sweet floral hops are there to provide a balance and they too are subtle and light. You really have to pay attention as you drink this beer, because the flavors can go unnoticed as you throw it back easily.
This beer is impressively light considering the dark color suggests otherwise. There's light carbonation to tickle the tongue---I'd like more as it almost seems flat--- and enough thickness that it doesn't feel like drinking water.
This is what you'd call a lawnmower beer. A beach beer. BBQ beer. Wherever you need a light go-to, this qualifies. I'd prefer a can though.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 03:25:48 | More by ONovoMexicano
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.