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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 9
Gots: 51 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

kirellon, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Chris for sharing this beer today!
Live review, served in a tulip glass.

Earthy husky grain aroma. Bright caramel color, thin string of bubbles on the surface. Spotty lacing left behind. Crystal clear with a jewel tone clarity.

Tastes caramel sweet, dry and smooth. Clean and flavorful. Bready, tasty. Something that could be sessioned, an easy drinking beer.

Wouldn't consider this a traditional Kölsch, more of a Maerzen or ESB in character, though they do use a Kölsch yeast. American-Style Dark Lager is the category it won bronze in the World Beer Cup.

emerge077, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ScubaSteve00, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ms11781, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

reyna311, Jul 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

dcarr, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Hack72
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Hack72, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Danobold, Jun 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

USChuy, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of garyford
4/5  rDev +19.4%

garyford, Jun 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Dwh689, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.93/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

AtrumAnimus, May 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

brandon911, May 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

Havion383, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Jude, May 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
Photo of angelmonster
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely dark brown body with a frothy cream colored head. Lacing and head retention are good.

Smell is of fresh baked biscuits, slightly burned. Also getting faint coffee and chocolate. No hops or alcohol.

Taste is of crisp pale, straw malts but nicely contrasted with chalky, roasted, biscuity malts. Alcohol is undetected, hops are very light, good flavors for such a light beer.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, as you'd expect from a kolsch. Where this beer is different is in the chalky aftertaste that you get from some dry porters. Beer is well carbonated, head added a small amount of body.

Overall this is a good, highly sessionable beer. Similar in body to saint arnolds lawnmower beer but with a deeper flavor profile. Too bad it's not available in Colorado, another reason for me to take more trips to Texas.

angelmonster, May 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Danielbt, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

beaulabauve, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

NeverSettle, Apr 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

JohnBender, Apr 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

IrishGermanAmerican, Apr 21, 2012
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.