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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower

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BA SCORE
81
good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 26
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bronze Medal, 2006 Great American Beer Festival

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-21-2001)
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Reviews by dauss:
Photo of dauss
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, no markings on bottle or label, twist-off.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow. Light color with a small amount of effervescence. The white head fades as quickly as it formed.

Smell: Neutral bready grainy malt. A small hint of the grassy Hallertauer.

Taste: Very clean malt body, more grassy Hallertauer flavor, no bitterness.

Notes: it is what it says it is. Light crisp and refreshing beer. Has that thirst quenching quality, but its a little bland. Would have liked some more hops flavor and hop bitterness would be nice too. Also the head retention needs some work. Overall, I could drink a ton of these. Carbonation is moderately low.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ben7773
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of MutualAid
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours yellow with a thick, fluffy white head.

S - Big yeast aromas with a hint of malt sweetness. I can not detect any hop bouquet.

T - Malt is a bit less sweet on the tongue; significant tannins. Hop bitterness is present but not that assertive. Long, less than pleasing finish.

M - Medium body, somewhat slick.

D - A good "session" beer with the strengths such a beer requires but with few of the faults such beers so often possess.

Overall, a beer that serves its purpose and by no means a bad brew. Good, but not at all great.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I imagine if I lived in Houston, that this would be the beer to drink, in copious amounts, after mowing the lawn. It is refreshing.
In a pint glass the beer was a pale yellow color with a medium-sized white head.
Aroma was grassy/outdoorsy, sweet, floral.
Average taste, sweet malt and a kiss of hops.
Nice enough, innocuous beer. Lots of better kolsches out there.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Brauntasaurus
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Beaver13
2.15/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium fluffy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet corny malts with a touch of fruit and metallic noble hops.

The flavor is subdued - sweet grainy bready malts with a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, an OK lager, kind of bland.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of warriorsoul
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of a few Saint Arnold brews thanks to fellow BA, TxBeer.
Pours a straw yellow w/ a half a finger of carbonated white head...disappears almost instantly and no lacing to be seen.
Aroma is very faint...some sweet malt w/ little to no hop flavors. Some grapes as expected, but I would not consider it vinuous by any means.
Taste is enjoyable for the style...a touch sweet and evenly bitter in the finish.
Mouthfeel is thin, the carbonation is high and quite dry in it's end...perfect lawnmower beer.
Not my favorite style by any means, but a decent beer at any rate.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: high carbonation, minimal head, pale gold in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt, grass, and small honey

Taste: follows the nose--toasted malt, grass, and small honey

Mouthfeel: bitter with a slightly sweet undertone, high carbonation, light body

Overall: A very clean kolsch. Above average and certainly sessionable on a warm day. Not the first thing I would reach for, but far from the last as well.

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mora2000
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap during a tour of the Saint Arnold Brewery. The beer poured a straw colored with a nice foamy white head. The beer had a slight lemony/grassy smell and taste. I have had this beer out of the bottle numerous times, but this was the first time I had tried it on tap and it was definitely better on tap. It was also very cool to be drinking the beer while the founder of the company was telling me the history of it. This is one of my favorite hot weather beers and I would recommend it to anyone needing a beer to quench your thirst.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow, thin white head, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Grassy and cloves.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of mild cloves and grassy notes, some mild citrus as well.

Overall: Kinda watered down, but ok.

Photo of standardcherry
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sweetwillyrolbar
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received in a trade, thanks Jeremy2027! My first Saint Arnold brew, poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear but slightly hazy, moderate white head which had modest retention.

Smell: Crisp, slightest hint of sour, rather grassy.

Taste: Slightest bitterness that clings to the middle of the taste profile and rounds to a crisp final bite. Grassy, slight taste of lemon rind.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, pretty mild. The crisp opposite of slick. Goes down very, very easy and doesn't linger.

Overall: One of very few kolsch styles I've had, so difficult for me to rate to style. Great lawnmower beer, I suppose hence the namesake. Enjoyable, but perhaps a bit light for me.

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of far333
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grassy yellow colored with a low white head that settles out quickly. Low aroma of doughey malt and some corn notes. Flavors fairly match the nose - doughey malt and mild corn notes, moderate hop bitterness, delicate flavors, good example if the style. Slightly watery mouthfeel, finishes with tingly carbonation, followed by a mild pepper spice.

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a pale yellow with a thin white heaqd. No lacing. Not much of a scent, but what there is of green hops. The taste is rather plain, but well balanced for what is there. Which makes the drinkablity not bad. This, as with most Kolsch beer, make for a good beer on a hot Texas summer day.

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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.