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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:
#42,739
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
571
pDev:
17.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
162
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Junichi
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LittleDog
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsed
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Harrison8
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
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 +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at 3rd Bar Eating House, Houston Intercontinental Airport (Terminal B), Houston, TX

A: The beer is clear brown in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose along with notes of green grapes.
T: The taste follows the smell, but isn't nearly as nutty and has stronger notes of green grapes in the background.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness are noticeable.
O: This is a totally different take on a kölsch—it looks like a brown ale, smells a little like one, but tastes like a hybrid between a brown ale and a kölsch.

Serving type; on-tap

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Photo of bauerodb
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hogrider
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ritwingr
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice hickory color pour with an inch of head that retains decently enough.

Smell - what there us smells faintly of grass. Not much there though. Taste and feel is creamy...taste the malts, not the hops. I think the taste might open up a bit if you drink it on the warm side.

Ok. Wouldn't try it again. Not memorable

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Photo of LizT
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drinking12many
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lebowskied
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why this beer has such a low rating. It has a clean crisp taste with a bit of a caramel, spicy bite. Nice color. Draft pour into a pint. Not much head or lacing. Going great with fish tacos !

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Photo of spacecake9
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Always happy to try another Kolsch.
A - Pours a dark Amber brown with 2 fingers of head
S - Aroma is malty and not very strong.
T - Flavor is a little caramel, a little bready.
M - Mouth feel is a little thin but that might be typical for Kolsch.
O - In the land of giant flavors, it's hard to find a Kolsch that really stands out. This is a drinkable beer but nothing special.

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Photo of montydesi
1.58/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Jhavey
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jtaylord
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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