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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: zander4dawin on 09-28-2011

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Ratings: 455 | Reviews: 73
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This was a pleasant surprise. I had no idea it was out till I was at the Rammstein concert at Toyota center in Houston and saw it was available. I have been drinking it every day since I found it!

This beer pours a dark brown with amber highlights (when held up to the light). The head is a frothy white that has staying power and leaves rather elegant lacing down the sides of the glass.

The nose is sweet malt, coffee floral hops and a tinge of citrus. All I can say is WOW!
The taste is just as complex as the nose with a very noticeable blend of coffee and dark chocolate mixed with sweet malty tones that are perfectly blended with eh hops winding through the flavors giving it a complexity that is mysterious and elegant. This beer has real panache and the flavors are just something to be savored.

I absolutely love this one and I now have a new local favorite from the master brewers at Saint Arnolds. These guys have pulled off a masterful brew.

I don’t recommend this beer; I declare it a mandatory beer. A recommendation is just not good enough. Any serious hop head should absolutely consider it mandatory to taste this wonderfully crafted beer.

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That said I liked it. Dark brown (very slightly hazy) with a white head.

Nice toasty aroma.

Flavor is nice and dry. Lots of malt but balanced by a good amount of hops.

Medium mouthfeel.

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On tap at Gordon Street Tavern in Alvin, Texas (also most Buffalo Wild Wings in Houston)

Love this beer.

Plenty of caramelness in there. Not really any bitterness. To me Saint Arnold makes flavorful easy to drink beers and Santo is right up there with their best.

Being in Houston, this beer is easy to find even in those establishments that just tend to serve the big, bad, American beers. I'll take a Santo over those any day.

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Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.