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:
562
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
160
For Trade:
0
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Photo of LMO1190
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It has a watered down coca cola look to it. Candy like sweetness to the nose. Very malty, caramel, and some coffee. It smells Like a MALTA!!! Taste is pretty much up there with the smell. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Boomersooner656
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Trying the Saint Arnold Santos at the Ruby Tuesday's right inside security near E terminal at Bush in Houston. It poured a deep mahogany with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is burnt maize and rye. The taste is evenly balanced with bread and slight roast corn
The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's good and not bad for a darker kolsch.

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Photo of CombatMedic099
4.64/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HouseofCarol
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Different but interesting beer. On tap at the brewery. Black beer with intimate lacing. Hehe. Smells.. kolschy.. grainy and muted. Taste is a little dark, some chocolate and dark malts, but refreshingly light bodied. Not bad. Pretty much like a dark Lawnmower. Wouldn't go out of my way to drink it in a six or anything, but it's pretty good.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.11/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at St Arnolds, excellent, crisp.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EOC
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mateo2699
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtn
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleDog
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsed
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bung
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark amber liquid with a fluffy off-white head, which maintains well and leaves behind a bit of lace.

Smell: Smells mostly of malts, with a hint of hops. Pretty good smell.

Taste: Smooth malts upon up and finish just a bit hoppy.

Feel: Feels pretty good. Real smooth and pretty darn easy to drink.

Overall: Sweet label work. Great impression of this beer that was brought up from Texas by family friends.

Served in a 16oz glass can.

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Photo of scratch69
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 562 ratings.
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