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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: zander4dawin on 09-28-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of imasloth
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of hannydawg
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of elNopalero
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Photo of SuperSpy
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of CEversole
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of MikeH210
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of waldoiverson
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of trojankeg
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.