Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 57 | 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:
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(Beer added by: zander4dawin on 09-28-2011)
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3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep reddish amber when eld to light, with a moderate, persistent, coarse tan head, fine scattered lacing, like some lost ancient writings. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma; Citrus hops, bordering on orange dominate the aroma, as well as roasted and caramel malt, as the taste progresses, the roasted malt flavor intensifies, although pleasantly. Towards the latter part of the taste, there is a moderate cold coffee note. Finishes with lingering roasted malt and a faint herbal hop flavor.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, a bit thin, but still pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.