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Saint Arnold Santo | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a stein.

A swift pour produces a monstrous, foamy head that persists well and retains a two-finger plateau. Beneath is a medium-brown body with blonde hues and visible, aggressive carbonation.

A sweet, floral and bready aroma touches the nose. There's something sticky about the aroma, it's quite pungently sweet. Maybe lightly molasses like. On second examination, the hops are very earthy too.

Roasted malt and a hint of smokiness punctuate this otherwise very light beer. Sweet floral hops are there to provide a balance and they too are subtle and light. You really have to pay attention as you drink this beer, because the flavors can go unnoticed as you throw it back easily.

This beer is impressively light considering the dark color suggests otherwise. There's light carbonation to tickle the tongue---I'd like more as it almost seems flat--- and enough thickness that it doesn't feel like drinking water.

This is what you'd call a lawnmower beer. A beach beer. BBQ beer. Wherever you need a light go-to, this qualifies. I'd prefer a can though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown color, looks clear. Lots of small bubbles rising to the top. Thin head.

Toasted malts, very clean.

Toasted malts, brown bread, nutty. Very mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry, crisp. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing, dry.

It's a good beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: reddish brown with small head and very little lacing

Smell: a little sweet but almost undistinguishable

Taste: malty and crisp a very mellow brown beer quite drinkable and great food companion

Mouthfeel: medium dry up frount but finishes slightly malty and slightly bitter sweat

Overall: a decent malty medium body lager

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Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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