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
Ranking:
#44,060
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
576
pDev:
17.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of chuckgietzen
3.09/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Damian74
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryantan
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluesyasian
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Iah. Great black beer

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tschnab
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I tried this on tap at the Airport cantina in Dallas served chilled in a pilsner glass.

The color is brown,dark brown with translucent clarity and thin tan head with fine bead - I understand it is purposely a 'dark' kolsch but just trying to follow the style standard. The smell has a nutty malt scent with light herbal hop aroma that is pleasant. The feel is good with crisp texture and light bitterness with semi dry finish and light toast texture.

The flavor matches the mouthfeel in that it has a mild dry nutty taste with slight herbal hop that is complimentary with a gentle yeast element in the taste with a crisp quality as it finishes with a lager-like dry essence. Overall this is a strange brew sort of like 'black ipa' in that the flavor fits the style but the dark malt color makes you think schwarzbier -worth a try

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat a water down-ed version of Guinness.
Dark-black color with little head.
Taste of roasted malt, a bit too watery, but it's meant for a summer session drinking.

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

Photo of LMO1190
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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 -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Momon
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HouseofCarol
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.68/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Different but interesting beer. On tap at the brewery. Black beer with intimate lacing. 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.

Edit: This beer has grown on me quite a lot, love the malty character. So smooth.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
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 +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saint Arnold Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 576 ratings