Saint Arnold Santo | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
565
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
17.34%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
160
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark, flavorful, and yummy. Great anytime.

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IvanJ126
5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.92/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was a pleasant surprise. I had no idea it was out till I was at the Rammstein concert at Toyota center in Houston and saw it was available. I have been drinking it every day since I found it!

This beer pours a dark brown with amber highlights (when held up to the light). The head is a frothy white that has staying power and leaves rather elegant lacing down the sides of the glass.

The nose is sweet malt, coffee floral hops and a tinge of citrus. All I can say is WOW!
The taste is just as complex as the nose with a very noticeable blend of coffee and dark chocolate mixed with sweet malty tones that are perfectly blended with eh hops winding through the flavors giving it a complexity that is mysterious and elegant. This beer has real panache and the flavors are just something to be savored.

I absolutely love this one and I now have a new local favorite from the master brewers at Saint Arnolds. These guys have pulled off a masterful brew.

I don’t recommend this beer; I declare it a mandatory beer. A recommendation is just not good enough. Any serious hop head should absolutely consider it mandatory to taste this wonderfully crafted beer.

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4.78/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Love the flavor, great taste

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CombatMedic099
4.64/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.55/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of griff24
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Surprisingly tasty, give it a try

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of tiitomireles
4.42/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwbrju2
4.41/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff, good refreshing dark beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmbranum
4.32/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't sure how to review this. It is very obviously not a kolsh, at least based on appearance. Maybe a dark kolsch?

That said I liked it. Dark brown (very slightly hazy) with a white head.

Nice toasty aroma.

Flavor is nice and dry. Lots of malt but balanced by a good amount of hops.

Medium mouthfeel.

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4.28/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of sgt_187em
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Somewhat sweet taste and mild carbonation. Nice dark color and head is not thick. Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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