Santo | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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SantoSanto
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Santo is a black Kölsch, which technically doesn’t exist as a style, but this is as close as we can come to describing it. Essentially it is brewed using a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. It is light bodied and floral yet with a distinct dark malt flavor. Our goal was to create a dark yet refreshing beer that would pair perfectly with a plate of enchiladas.

The label artwork is by Houston artist Carlos Hernandez who is known for his Day of the Dead Rock Star series of paintings and prints.

Added by zander4dawin on 09-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,906
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
580
pDev:
17.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lovetx
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look dark brown with big head that dies quickly to almost nothing.
Smell caramel with hint of coffee
Taste. Caramel coffee and maybe a hint of chocolate.
Feel light easy drinking crisp like a Kölsch
Overall. Easy drinking beer with a strong caramel finish. Definitely would pair well with spicy food or burgers. Thinking shiner bock with a little more caramel coffee overtones.

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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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1.48/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I really didn't like it. I know it's all subjective but my impression was not at all good. I couldn't finish the bottle. Down the sink. Thankfully I only bought one.

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2.18/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce can into a cylindrical glass. Pours a deep chestnut brown with tan highlights. The spongy three-finger off-white head settled rather quickly, leaving minimal lacing. Aromas and flavors of dark bread, caramel, coffee, and dried fruit. Surprisingly light in body, with a long, spicy finish. Good food beer, but stands well on its own.

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3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
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4.55/5  rDev +33.4%
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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oddball beer. It's like a schwarzbier was brewed with Kolsch yeast. Color is a deep brown , head is a bit thin. Aroma is clean and lager like with a hint of toasty grain. Flavor is much like a schwarzbier and Kolsch. A solid brew.

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4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 580 ratings