Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower

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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 29
Gots: 140 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-21-2001

Bronze Medal, 2006 Great American Beer Festival
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Photo of Joe_Howard
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pretty average appearance and smell, but is pretty dang tasty. Definitely worth a try if you haven't yet.

Photo of harsley
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer to drink down in hot sunny Florida. Nice pilsner malt flavor with a light tart kick from the Kolsch yeast.

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
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
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 Beaver13
2.16/5  rDev -38.8%
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 warriorsoul
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Mora2000
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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 sweetwillyrolbar
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
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 far333
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
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 whoneeds8
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of glid02
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio, TX.

Pours a clear straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of straight pale malts with good amounts of leafy and lightly grassy hops. Also present as the beer warms are very light hints of pears.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet pale malt flavors kick things and are joined quickly by earthy and grassy hops. Midway through the sip the hops fade allowing the flavors to sweeten again, carrying through to an ending that manages to be neither bitter nor sweet.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a tad on the thin side with carbonation a bit on the high side.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass quickly and could have another without a problem.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer although I'd like a crisper differentiation in flavors - the hops seem to run into the malt flavors instead of working with them. Still, an easy-drinker and it's worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a strange)
thanks to mhewes for this brew
A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a strong carbonation of big bubbles. There is a thin bubbly white head that fades before the first sip.

S-There is a dry gummy candy note followed by a fruity yeast note followed by a soft green finish that is pretty clean.

T- The clean carbonated water taste has notes of softer muscat grapes and fresh raw grain hints. There is a carbonic acid finish with a faint green hop note.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a soft fizzy finish.

D- This beer ha a nice aroma but it is very light even for the style and the flavor is to clean. I like the flavors but I just wanted them to be a bit more pronounced.

Photo of LXIXME
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big white head over a crystal clear bright golden colored beer.

Slightly hoppy with some citrus and grasses in the aroma.

The citrus and grass hops come through in the taste as well as some light bread like malt aspects.

A dry aftertaste with a bit of the citrus hops sticking around giving this a slightly bitter ending with this light bodied kolsch.

A very solid beer with a nose towards the hops.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A yellow golden beer that is mostly clear (there is a slight haze.) There is a white head that fades to nothing but a collar and a few errant bubbles in the middle of the brew. My first impression is that this one looks a lot like a macro lager. Uh oh.

The scent eliminates the initial impression of a macro beer. It is fragrant and very nice. There is a lemony spice with a grassy pale malt in the background. Not what I was expecting from how this beer looks.

Taste is pleasant like the nose. I am not a huge fan of the kolsch style but St. Arnold's is winning me over. As with the rest of their beers it is all about the malts. Definitely the dominate flavor but mixed with some nice hop spice and a little grassy/herbal/lemony flavor. Well balanced and quite delicious.

Very nice year round offering from a fantastic brewery. This beer is easy to drink and highly enjoyable. Especially on those final hot summer weeks before the temps start to drop and it becomes stout season. Yum.

Photo of Melchizedek
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours very pale, clear, straw-colored, with a respectable head that subsides quickly into a decently lasting cap. Carbonation remains steady if not overly lively.

Fairly clean in the nose, grain, a bit of grassy texture to it as well. Very light in the mouth, with grain again predominating. Wheat malt isn't too notable in the flavor, but gives it a bit of puckering mouthfeel. Aside from grain notes, light, light citric tang (from wheat and hop, I guess), and a light, pleasing sweetness all around. Some mineral notes as well, but not much bitterness to be found. Grassy in the finish.

This stuff is pretty much exactly what you'd hope for when looking at it - not especially memorable, but quite pleasing and definitely suited to quenching one's thirst after a couple hours of yardwork. I'd have another - probably several in sequence, come to that, and I definitely wouldn't object to keeping a bit around the house for these summer days.

Photo of jALEson
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazed, light yellow with white head that fades to a thin collar with spotty lacing. Light grain, grass, and a green grape nose. Tastes of grain and faint herbal hop with some sweetness from malt showing up as it warms. Thin bodied and has a crisp carbonation. I generally prefer beers with more flavor, but this is a great hot weather or...."after using the lawnmower" beer.

Photo of soper2000
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

What better way to christen my new apt than with a hometown brew and a light one at that consider how damn hot it is outside.

Pours rather tamely into my Gulden Draak tulip. It barely even forms a head. Maybe I need to buy a Kolsch glass to concentrate the carbonation. The body is a light gold. Aroma is faint but notes of pale malt with notes of Euro hops (Hallertau, tettnang?) Taste is as straight forward as the aroma. Finish is just crisp enough to keep you reaching back for more. Superb drinkability.

Not one of my favorite kolschs but it will definitely work for me. Could be a good cross over beer.

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

12 oz. bottle via Rick Sayer from Team Sinister, BIF Race 2008.

This one is a perfectly clear pale gold color with a small, thin all-white crown that dissipates pretty fast with not much lef over.

The aroma is of crisp wheat malt that becomes very herbal and slightly earthy with a classic sour-tangy yeast edge.

The flavor is very light and clean, very lager-esque with it's tangy wheat malt flavor and earthy, herbal yeast and hops. great balance.
This is light bodied, pretty thin actually with a bit of a dry finish, not as smooth and round in the finish as some of this style.

This is a decent spring time beer with it's easy quoff.

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into 12oz stemmed tulip, from notes.
A: Great clarity, with a light straw colored body. The head is fluffy and white and holds very well. Good bit of visual carbonation.
S: Classic Kolsch aroma, a nice hay, grassy aroma. Bold and assertive aroma.
T/M: Good overall flavors, light body and classic notes of the style. The overall impression is a well crafted brew that is very light on the mouthfeel and stylistic very well done. A bit of a short and unfinished lingering taste.
D: Great all around brew, a nice one to work with. Good sessionable taste and ABV.

Photo of tempest
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Craft in Victory Park of Dallas. Served in a wider pilsner glass. Appears a hazy gold with awhite head.

Overall a crisp and tasty German ale that's highly drinkable. The aroma has sourdough notes with a bit of citrus character. And the flavor has a mix of dry biscuit malts with lemon. There's a subtle hop balance at the finish. Overall, a great lighter beer.

Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Twiggamortis420 for this one, cheers Greg!

Pours honey colored with 1 finger of pearl colored head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Much grassyness, & a touch of breadyness, plus some lemons as this warms

T: Grassy & lemony hops, a touch of honey & crackery notes up front. More of the same as this warms, nice breadyness as well. Finishes crisp, crackery & with nice lemony hops

MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly assertive carbonation, nice crispness...

Drinks easy nough, a few will hit the spot on a warm day to be sure, fairly spot on for the style

Photo of Kegatron
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear shiny gold with a finger of poofy brite-white head. Thin filmy retention actually hangs pretty tough, getting thicker when swirled, and leaving some decent lacing back. The aroma is sweet up front with some prominent lager yeast coming out as well and I'm also getting a touch of lemongrass and light floral hops.

The taste is light feeling but supportive pale malts with a touch of breadiness to it, lemon zest, and a nice tingle of hops in the back. The mouthfeel is light bodied but still clean, crisp, and firm in the mouth and actually helps gives the flavors a bit more presence than they probably have.

Not bad. This was light but still fairly flavorful and crisp drinking. Definitely the best "lawnmower beer" that I've had in a while. I'd grab one in an instant on a hot day.

Photo of tkelley
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12 oz bottle from beer of the every other month club poured into SAPP glass.

A - pale crisp yellow; very clear body with tons of bubbles; thin white head.

N - smells sweet like an American lager. Light grassy highlights.

T - tasty enough with light malt sweetness and kind of grassy hops.

M - bubbly and crisp.

O - I see where the name comes from. Good enough beer for what it is and I would be happy to drink it occasionally. Cheers!

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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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