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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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77
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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zander4dawin on 09-28-2011)
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allengarvin

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured into a wide chalice, this is a very dark beer with a head that fades away pretty quickly. Nice aroma, though: light coffee roast, perhaps a faint hint of smokiness. It's a solid dark malt. I'm not sure why this is classified as a Kolsch: it clearly doesn't fit the style at all. The flavor resembles the nose mostly, but adds a touch of cocoa. A moderate amount of bitterness dries things out, but I don't get any hop flavor. Again, I get a hint of smokiness that adds a nice dimension. Clean flavor yeast-wise, with a lingering maltiness.

I'd call it a schwarz myself. In any case, it's pretty drinkable. The low strength makes for a nice session beer as well.

02-20-2012 02:10:50 | More by allengarvin
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texasMade281

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-18-2012 03:24:11 | More by texasMade281
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DavidST

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -6%

Well at least the bottle looks pretty cool. Anyways poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, bottled on 12/21/11. This pours a dark brown with a short lived lace leaving off white head. The smells have a biscuit hint along with mild hops but a little mild, a little dark malts. The feel is medium to light. The taste is light also, some biscuit malts, a little coco a hint of hop bite, okay but not great.

02-16-2012 04:53:15 | More by DavidST
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-16-2012 00:31:36 | More by Kornoms
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-15-2012 04:29:49 | More by ChaseTheAce
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halo913

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

02-11-2012 02:00:54 | More by halo913
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

02-03-2012 22:22:27 | More by cjtwigger
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BEERnBUD

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

02-03-2012 02:06:42 | More by BEERnBUD
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imasloth

Texas

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

A- Poured from bottle into pint glass. Beer is a dark amber colour with medium carbonation. An almost white head that lingers thinly across the top of the beer. liquid is clear when held to light.

S- Chocolate malt. Some light smokiness.

T- Smoky but smooth, with just a slight hint of bitterness.

M- Left my mouth a bit dry after swallowing. Medium-bodied.

O- Fairly average beer. I'm not a fan of smoky-flavoured beers so this one wasn't for me.

01-31-2012 20:16:06 | More by imasloth
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chapcat

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-30-2012 00:19:03 | More by chapcat
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adrew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-29-2012 01:40:16 | More by adrew
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kew

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-20-2012 02:06:44 | More by kew
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-16-2012 15:51:22 | More by amcmaho1
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BroTucker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-14-2012 05:34:14 | More by BroTucker
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kspongeworthy

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-13-2012 19:19:10 | More by kspongeworthy
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DavidP

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-12-2012 23:47:17 | More by DavidP
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hannydawg

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

01-12-2012 05:06:48 | More by hannydawg
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

Would Ron endorse? Discuss. Meanwhile, this stuff pours a clear garnet topped by a finger of off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises toasted caramel, light chocolate powder, and lighter orange peel. The taste, being insanely conformist and uninteresting, brings in more of the same. Straight up. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an okay beer, but nothing I would ever consider a kolsch. I'm thinking this must be miscategorized or something. Either way, it's alright, but nothing close to special or memorable.

01-12-2012 05:05:54 | More by TMoney2591
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elNopalero

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%

This is a dark kolsh? I gave it a vigorous pour and got a good couple of fingers of foam. It’s a dark ruby-cola color in the glass. Slight biscuity aroma, but very light. Tastes of light roast and some honeyed sweetness rounding it out. To be honest I haven’t heard anyone speak highly of this so I’m going to stick my neck out and say it: for what it is, it ain’t half bad.

01-09-2012 22:01:58 | More by elNopalero
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -6%

A reddish-brown color and a good sized (more than two-inch) head. Very clear and plenty of sticky lace.

The aroma is that of a very dark roast iced coffee with a hint of cocoa.

Light and crisp. Very refreshing. The dark roasted flavors are not as pronounced as the aroma led me to expect. There really isn't much flavor up front, but plenty of roasted flavors toward the end. Rather one dimensional but refreshing and tasty.

This beer is somewhat unique in texture and flavor. It's a very good beer for a hot day when you want something light but with more flavor than a light pilsner or koelsch. Otherwise, it's not outstanding.

12-31-2011 02:37:48 | More by SuperSpy
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-30-2011 22:20:21 | More by cdwil
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TexAggie011

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

12-25-2011 20:52:59 | More by TexAggie011
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-24-2011 20:55:16 | More by zbooks
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groetman

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.3%

12-24-2011 02:44:27 | More by groetman
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +19.4%

12-22-2011 18:50:51 | More by dcevans
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.