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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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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
Photo of PissWarmChango
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
Photo of kmello69
2/5  rDev -40.3%

kmello69, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of BigBarley
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

BigBarley, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of turfy
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a SN pint glass.

A - Nice appearance. A medium brown color and nice retentive head with decent lacing.

S - Slight roasted malt/ corn/grain aroma . Nothing earth shattering.

T - Slightly underwhelming. A lightly roasted or burnt grain taste with a hint of coffee.

M - It's just kind of 'there'. Carbonation is on the lighter side and body is medium.

O - I was hoping for something better. It can be interesting in a way but overall it's a 'meh' kind of beer.

turfy, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of kyleelton
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look is very brown in the pour. Have to hold it to the light to get any amber, at all. This is darker than I thought it would be.

Bready smell. Very much like a Kölsch.

Much breadier taste than the Lawnmower. Crisp taste and finish with a lot more malt flavor than a regular Kölsch. Aftertaste sticks around for a bit and mouthfeel is a bit chewy and thick, as compared to your typical Kölsch.

Overall, an interesting diversion from the normal. Very drinkable and safe, but also different.

kyleelton, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

shoky01, Nov 18, 2011
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

Crack2000, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

PhatAtUT, Nov 15, 2011
Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.