Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by VaterRoss:
3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz bottle into shaker, bottled 4/5/12
Pours a clear, dark brown with a small off white head that does stick around for long, very little lacing. Smell is of slightly fruity lager yeast with just a hint of chocolate coming from the malt. The taste is a subdued chocolately roasted malt with the lager yeast coming on pretty strong, perfect amount of mild hop bite to finish. Mouthfeel is medium weight and carb.
This aint no Kölsch, more like a Münchner Dunkel. Way too heavy and toasted and lagery to be a Kölsch, despite that this is a pretty good beer with light dark lager taste and body, pretty refreshing. I have reviewed this as a dark lager, as a Kölsch it is closer to a 2.
Perhaps this beer in its age lost some of the delicacies of the Kölsch and gained a toasted malt profile? /s
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2012 18:59:27 | More by VaterRoss
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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.