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Saint Arnold Santo - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 56 | 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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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.

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3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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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.

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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.

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2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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...

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Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.