Santo Viejo | Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House
Puerto Rico
oldharborbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MTNboy on 07-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a American Pint glass)

A- This beer pours a clear slightly dense deep copper body with big bubbles popping to the surface where the head boils away even before it forms.

S- The aroma of sulfur is dry but light with a stale malt aroma to follow. Otherwise the smell is pretty clean.

T- The bitey dry hop bitterness has a hint of sulfur with some faint dry Pils malt with a touch of sweetness to it. The finish has a bitterness that lingers a bit. There is a light banana ester note that comes through when the beer opens. It remains light but it is still odd.

M- The light mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a tight fizz.

O- The big bitey hop bitterness doesn’t really have any malt support except for a slight sweetness and the odd banana ester. The carbonation and bitterness makes it almost astringent. It was a bit hard to get through a bomber of this.

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Photo of BeerEdPr
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of brbrocc
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of corby112
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub in Old San Juan.

Pours a dark golden yellow color with pale yellow hues when held to a light and a one finger frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that laves sporadic spots of lace behind.

Bland aroma with hints of slightly toasted biscuit malt and toffee. Slightly earthy/grassy with subtle earthy pine hop character.

Medium boded and fuller than expected with a nice crisp hop bitterness up front that lingers throughout over a sweet malty backbone into a long dry finish. Slightly earthy with hints of grass and straw along with some subtle light fruit, mostly apple and pear. This is nicely balanced by a toasted biscuit malt presence making this beer decently quaffable. The best of the three beers I had at Old Harbor.

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Photo of nickfl
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with two and a half fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles very slowly and leaves ncie lace on the glass.

S - A light aroma of bready malt with a hint of hops.

T - Light malt up front with a bit of herbal hop character. Some thicker bread notes in the middle and a moderate hop bitterness that lingers on the palate.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, it doesn't live up even remotely to a real Czech Pilsner, but it is a decent tropical lager. Bland, but refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle brought back by a friend pours a surprisingly dark golk color with a bit of chill haze. Fluffy off-white head sticks around all right and leaves just a few spots of lace.

Nose is light grains, grape skins and a little bit of floral hops.

Taste has alot of flavor, but not necessarily all that delicious. This bottle might be a little old, it does not have a bottle date on it. Malts are almost chewey with some definite sweetness akin to malted milk. Id prefer a little bit more crispness and hop flavor in a pilsner. Hops are all but gone from the front end but still provide a touch of bitterness on the finish. Overall, I think this would be much better fresh on tap, but it not too tough to power through this bottle.

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Photo of MattXT
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ZachRusk
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of tim007007
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDrunkenDeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Aewachiw
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTNboy
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Santo Viejo is a wonderful Pilsner that is very reminiscent of the ones I have had from Germany and Czech. All the major ingredients are imported except for the water. It is an unfiltered beer so it gives it a wonderful taste and color.

Appearance- It is a little more of a brass color than most pilsners you will find. There was a great head with a lot of staying power.

Smell- Decent hops bouquet with a little fruit ester. It was simple but nice.

Taste- Clean and crisp. It tasted authentic as a Pilsner should.

Mouthfeel- Average carbonation and bitterness.

Drinkability- It is another good beer for the climate down there it easy to drink and very refresing.

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Photo of Dur921
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTBruce
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Chaosfiend
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Santo Viejo from Old Harbor Brewery Steak & Lobster House
3.73 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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