Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by pgfault:
1.68/5 rDev -52.3%
I picked up a 6 of this because it was on sale. Mistake. Pours with a moderate head that persists fairly well. Initial nose indicates that this might have a Kolsch taste to it, but scents can be deceiving. The first taste is surprisingly disappointing. There's a strong hint of corn, and some degree of bitterness. It completely lacks any bread flavor that I associate with a quality Kolsch. Rather, it has the mouth feel of an American lager+. In that sense, it's clean and non-offensive, and definitely a pounding beer -- as in just finished mowing the lawn in Texas beer. I hope Saint Arnold's reformulates this with possible adjustments to the malt and yeast (or rebrands it for what it is, along with a steeper price reduction), because a good Kolsch is hard to find. As is, it's disappointing, and I'll be avoiding it and its sidekick, Weedwacker.
07-20-2012 00:03:27 | More by pgfault
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +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.
11-08-2008 01:43:14 | More by MutualAid
3.28/5 rDev -6.8%
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
2.15/5 rDev -38.9%
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
3.38/5 rDev -4%
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
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
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
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
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
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
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
3.75/5 rDev +6.5%
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
Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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