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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 43 | 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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4/5  rDev +19.4%

dcevans, Dec 22, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

drummermattie02, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of xpdrinker
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

xpdrinker, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of CEversole
2.98/5  rDev -11%
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.

CEversole, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of MikeH210
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

MikeH210, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of waldoiverson
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

waldoiverson, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of trojankeg
3/5  rDev -10.4%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of LSUPT
4/5  rDev +19.4%

LSUPT, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of TXhomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Musineer
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Musineer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of SquidVicious
5/5  rDev +49.3%

SquidVicious, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Vashtar
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Vashtar, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of WritersBlock
2/5  rDev -40.3%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of BeerHunter76
3/5  rDev -10.4%

BeerHunter76, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -10.4%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of specksnreds
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

specksnreds, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of canadianghetto
3/5  rDev -10.4%

canadianghetto, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of coldriver
4/5  rDev +19.4%

coldriver, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of vande
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
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...

vande, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

PissWarmChango, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of bonkers
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to texasfan549, pours deep black with a 2" white head, nice lacing. The aroma has roasted notes, chocolate notes. The first sip has nice roasted and chocolate notes, then it faded a bit. It finishes light. The body is too thin, good carbonation. Black kolsch, maybe not the best idea. Not sure this is the proper style.

bonkers, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -10.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of oline73
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear dark amber/brown with quite a bit of red in it. There is a small layer of off white head that leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Very mild, the only thing I'm really picking up is slightly sweet bready malt.

Taste: Tastes like an average brown ale. Mildly sweet malt, a bit nutty/roasty, but not much else.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Really boring and I'm not sure the style is correct. Not again.

oline73, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

TheYeagermeister, Nov 30, 2011
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.