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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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: 84 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.7%

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1.08/5  rDev -69.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.6%

Photo of pgfault
1.68/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of drinkAK
1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of Bagman007
1.83/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served in a bottle poured in a pint glass.

A- Very transparent yellow color with very little head.

S- Has some what of a yeast like scent. I want to say it smells grassy, but I don't know if that's something that came to mind because it's called lawn mower and has grass on the label or if it actually smells grassy.

T- Very bland, yeast like flavor. Again the word grassy comes to mind when tasting it.

M- Bitter beer, but not in a good way.

D- I could not have more than one of these. I really didn't like it when it was going down and was fortunate I was able to finish the one I had.

Overall a very nasty bitter beer. Extremely disappointed in this Saint Arnold's brew. The grassy, yeast like flavor really makes it an unbearable beer.

Photo of jujubeast6000
1.88/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 5/20/2006 (On tap @ Brewery):

Golden yellow color, nearly no head, white. Aroma of malts, something else(plants?, grass?) Light watery taste, aftertaste of malts, nutty, fresh, fizzy, light tasting, sour front-taste, water-like, headache-inducing.

Photo of gil1205
2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2.04/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of baconsausage
2.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a fizzy yellow with a double finger of foamy white head. Smells like stale bread with a bit of stale sweet malts and corn, and some stale hops. This beer might be stale, but no date on the bottle, so who knouse ws. Taste is fizzy, bland and bland. The 24 oz. can of Genny Cream Ale I opened after this has more flavor. I want to like this because I have enjoyed other beers from St. Arnold, but I don't. I also don't mow my lawn, so maybe im out of my element here.

Photo of womencantsail
2.13/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a pale straw color with an initially fluffy white head.

S: Not a good aroma at all. Urine, grass, and corn are what I pick up after the first few sips and I can't be bothered to try any more.

T: I don't believe there is any urine flavor in this beer (though I probably wouldn't know if there was). But, it does have a distinctly malt liquor flavor to it, with plenty of adjunct goodness. A light bitterness, which is one of the few redeeming qualities.

M: The body is light to medium with plenty of fizz.

D: The flavor of this is not quite as bad as the aroma, but the smell of this beer just makes you not want to even try to drink it anymore.

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 Hank
2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of swellcat
2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Microbrew for macro drinkers—a very light beer.

First taste shows abundant carbonation, tickling, tiny bubbles. The fizziness dissipated fairly quickly in the glass.

Flavor seems to be dominated by a malt-liquor-like sweetness. May be a fruit note in the mid-palate. Finish is bitter-metallic, odd, and off-putting.

Food pairing attempted was fried chicken. The beer is much too insubstantial for that. Crab sashimi, maybe?

Not undrinkable; certainly not a go-to.

Hope I've not been harsh or faulted Lawnmower for being true-to-style.

Photo of briman
2.35/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap into standard pint glass.

Appearance was pale gold, with little or no head.

The nose had slight grassy/grainy elements. No hop aroma to speak of.

As for taste, this one really isn't my style. Seems like your basic craft beer
version of a light beer. Very light maltiness, clean finish.

It's very clean, crisp, and light on the tongue & palate. A little to watered down for my personal taste, but if you need something light to drink in the dead of summer after mowing the lawn, this one would certainly refresh you, though the refreshement quality is more like water would be as opposed to a really satisfying beer.

As for drinkablility, this one is obviously made to satisfy those who like to tip back a few light beers on a hot afternoon.

Photo of xare
2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Photo of mothman
2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours 1 finger of white head. Color is a clear straw yellow.

Aroma: Bland from the get-go. Grains, corns, and a slight amount of floral hops.

Taste: More floral hops shine through here. It has a fruity boutique flavor. Grassy and earthy with some bready malts. Corn.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, and clean. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very dry.

Overall, fairly basic kolsch. Not too much flavors, but I didn't expect a lot. Taste is better than the nose. Probably not something I would want to drink very much of. Much better kolshs out there.

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