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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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76
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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-22-2011 18:50:51 | More by dcevans
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.9%

12-21-2011 03:45:00 | More by drummermattie02
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xpdrinker

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

12-21-2011 03:13:24 | More by xpdrinker
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CEversole

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown almost black color, with a half finger white head that dissapates to almost non-existant. Hardly any lacing at all. Very low retention.

S: Not very aromatic at all. Bready and malty. The usual I guess.

T: I can definately taste some heavy malt, as well as some sugar agents. Maybe a small hint of coffee but not really sure. The background flavors are hard to place. I get some nuttiness in the background as well.

M: Great mouthfeel. I think the carbonation is just right. Very clean and crisp, as it should be.

O: I wouldn't say I'm dissapointed by any means, however there are much better examples of the style out there. This is a great average beer for an average (not to over the top) beer drinker. This would be good for intro. to people who are new to the hobby. About what I expected from saint arnold.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 23:21:16 | More by CEversole
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MikeH210

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-19-2011 22:51:39 | More by MikeH210
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-18-2011 07:23:19 | More by duff247
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waldoiverson

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle into nonic

A: Cola brown, fairly thin looking body, good carbonation but low retention

S: crisp cracker with a hint of carob, maybe a bit of green apple, heaving co2

T: almost pear-like quality, a bit of toastiness but not much, somewhat chalky/malted milk-like in the finish

M: Very bright, effervescent, final finish is quite dry but clean, good.

O: It's an OK beer. It isn't big enough in any direction to really define its style. I did enjoy the mouthfeel and clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:48:12 | More by waldoiverson
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trojankeg

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-17-2011 02:54:09 | More by trojankeg
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-14-2011 07:47:22 | More by LSUPT
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-13-2011 15:23:52 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Musineer

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-13-2011 01:33:48 | More by Musineer
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SquidVicious

Texas

5/5  rDev +50.2%

12-12-2011 22:09:37 | More by SquidVicious
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Vashtar

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was good

The smell was clean. It was too exotic to just be caramel. I'm not sure what it was. The scent stops short, though.

The taste was good for a dark beer.

I took notes on my phone, so I'm not writing this as I drink it.

There was a bit of slime in the mouthfeel but no after-slime.

Overall, it was pretty good for such a dark beer.

I took notes on my phone so I'm not writing this as I drink it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 20:01:03 | More by Vashtar
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WritersBlock

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.9%

12-09-2011 03:01:15 | More by WritersBlock
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-09-2011 02:46:07 | More by BeerHunter76
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-07-2011 04:47:02 | More by jheezee
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specksnreds

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a pretty root beer without the head. Smells like not-much-to-right-home-about. Some sweetness on the sniffer, but it's a hunting expedition in the Amazon to find it. Bubbly on the tongue, more so than I expected due to the lack of foamy head. It doesn't taste like much at all. It's soooo subtle with a bit of toasted Grape Nuts in the finish. Hops weren't invented when this beer was brewed. That's the only reason I can think of for there not being any. A black lager/Kolsch (I guess) that needs more flava-flave.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 23:52:01 | More by specksnreds
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canadianghetto

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-05-2011 16:49:47 | More by canadianghetto
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coldriver

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-04-2011 22:24:54 | More by coldriver
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vande

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - black and flat, like a couple of day old cola... strange for a kolsch, but a black kolsch - eh, something new...

s - roasted/bready malt...nothing crazy though.

t - watery, roasted flavor...some breadiness...but this one didn't do a whole lot for me unfortunately.

m - somewhat thin, like a kolsch should be I spose, but a bit watery...

o - eh... glad i tried, wouldn't necessarily seek out again though.. i like S.A. other brews I've been lucky enough to have...maybe kolsch not my style...

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 18:05:07 | More by vande
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.