Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by xare:
2.42/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had a Fancy Lawnmower when I was in Austin - bottle presented very nicely - could see a nice head that kept washing the bottle walls. Average though.
Smell was a bit odd - a mix of malt, musk, and a bit of hoppiness.
Taste was somewhat like a Coors with hops added. Definitely didn't endear itself to me.
Mouthfeel was a bit below par as there was a lingering astringent finish that overstayed its welcome with me.
Drinkability was okay. I finished the beer but wouldn't search for more of these. There were too many other good beers, by the same brewer even, for me to search out more of these. I'd drink it again though.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2008 21:04:30 | More by xare
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4/5 rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a glass at home.
Pours a clear, bright yellow. Big rocky head that takes its time falling back into the glass.
Aroma is slightly sweet up front, followed by a bread crust smell, and ending with a faint floral hop note. It's all very clean, and nothing jumps out at you. The only issue I have is that it's really rather subdued. Not bad, just quiet and shy.
Flavor mimics the smell pretty well. Sweet and bready, with a nice doughy flavor, almost like being in a kitchen while bread is baking. Right behind that comes the floral hops again, more as flavor than bitterness. This isn't an exceptionally bitter brew by any means. It has a creaminess in the end that seems a bit out of place, but isn't disturbing or off-putting. It all ties together nicely by the time you've swallowed the sip, and the cleanliness of the taste makes you want to take another right away. Nothing out of balance, nothing challenging, just a good kolsch type flavor.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with the exception of that odd creamy consistency that creeps in mid-drink. Otherwise, just about right for following up a day of yard work.
This is nicely crafted. Clean, crisp, doesn't try to be bigger or bolder than it should be. It's an easy drinking beer for those who actually *like* beer. If I were in southeastern Texas, immediately after cursing life for putting me there, I'd grab some of this. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 16:00:05 | More by jokelahoma
Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.