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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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634 Ratings

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 56 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by myost88:
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3.15/5  rDev -10.8%

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into pilsner glass

Appearance- Pours a clear gold. Perfectly see through. Two finger white head, likely the result of an aggressive pour. Head dissipated w/in two minutes. Leaves a thin rim on top of the beer.

Smell- Mostly citrus, little hops in the background. Malt not really present here. Not a strong smell.

Taste- Citrus again. Taste is stronger than the smell. Pretty good balance between hops and malt. But hops wins out on the back of the tongue. Somewhere between a pale ale and a pilsner. Less hoppy than a PA, more than a Pils. More yeasty than a pils. Aftertaste is similar to a communion wafer.

Mouthfeel- Nice and crisp. Nice carbonation tickles the tongue. Not at all creamy, nor should it be. Dances on the tongue.

Drinkability- I can a drink few of these down no problem. Very classic beer taste. Straightforward brew, not trying to mesh too many flavors.

Overall- Did not disappoint me. It was pretty much what I expected. Clean on the palate and an easy drinker. Very nice on a hot TX summer day. I think this would be a good beer to lead into a nice IPA or IIPA later in the night.

06-23-2009 01:55:33 | More by myost88
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-16-2014 01:31:52 | More by Tiernan
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2013 22:37:21 | More by tbryan5
Photo of Ben7773


4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-21-2014 23:09:19 | More by Ben7773
Photo of MutualAid


3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

11-08-2008 01:43:14 | More by MutualAid
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.28/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

10-20-2010 21:50:28 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-22-2014 03:13:49 | More by Kappakoosh
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-06-2014 00:19:39 | More by Brauntasaurus
Photo of Beaver13


2.15/5  rDev -39.1%

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.

10-31-2013 01:55:15 | More by Beaver13
Photo of SmellsofMahagony


4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-18-2013 02:40:02 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of Jason


4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-18-2013 18:12:04 | More by Jason
Photo of warriorsoul


3.38/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

09-25-2005 17:21:35 | More by warriorsoul
Photo of tigg924


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

04-12-2011 13:41:07 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-27-2011 07:21:18 | More by dcevans
Photo of Mora2000


3.93/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

03-21-2008 02:01:31 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

10-06-2013 22:40:27 | More by Cavanaghty
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2013 23:55:21 | More by standardcherry
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North Dakota

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

08-01-2011 17:19:35 | More by sweetwillyrolbar
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-01-2012 03:58:05 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-05-2013 02:17:38 | More by bpfrush
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-25-2014 01:52:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.63/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

04-08-2011 21:40:16 | More by far333
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-07-2013 04:05:05 | More by Dinkel
Photo of whoneeds8


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

08-02-2009 00:20:31 | More by whoneeds8
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-08-2011 17:37:34 | More by valkyre65
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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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