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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bronze Medal, 2006 Great American Beer Festival

Added by kbub6f on 09-21-2001

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a clear and crisp slightly pale golden color. There is a nice white head that has some dense bubbles and recedes down to a thin mat.

S - Grain notes are quite present with some earthy and slightly herbal notes. Very bready and slightly sweet malt notes. There is some slight hopy herbal notes that rounds out the malt.

T & M - Starts off with some bread and then some nice herbal hop notes. It is pretty straight forward and mild but its very well crafted. Goes down smooth and easy. A nice alternative to macro swill. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp and clean with a good bitter finish.

O - Its an ik beer. I dont think ill ever buy it again.

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tumbler

Appearance-Straw yellow body, Fizzy yellow beer looking. Tons of carbonation clinging to the side of the glass. Head was about a 2 finger that dissipated quickly. Little lacing

Smell-Bready and sweet malts. Some black pepper and some orange and lemon.

Taste-Very one demensional, but it's got really nice flavor. Juicy lemon and some nice sweetness, not overpowering though. Very clean finish.

Mouthfeel-Highly carbonation, a little prickly. Body is very thin.

Overall-Great alternative to a fizzy yellow lager. Very drinkable and clean. Kept very simple and well done.

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Photo of nukem5
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear golden color in a pint glass,slight lacing down glass. Nice thin layer of foam on top.

S: Maltly nose with a nice balanced light hoppiness about it.

T: Taste is of malt and hop just light in flavor.Not heavy and weighty light without being "light".

M: As stated nice light body and consitancy without being watery and light.

O: Could easily drink this on a nice warm summery day just hanging out doing nothing with a group of people or maybe

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Photo of D11
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from bottle into pilsner

A-clearish golden color. decent head, decent lacing, doesnt last long though.

S-i smelled a lot of corn in this

T-not too bad. very light feeling in flavor, slight corn taste.

M-i did enjoy the feeling though. refreshing.

O-this isnt a bad beer. just not my type of beer. it was better than i had expected though, and refreshing.

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Photo of ctempuser
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass

A: Pours a light golden color. Head faded quickly.

S: Fresh floral hops in the smell, along with orange/citrus. I find some very small hints of corieander and corn as well.

T: Tastes similar to smell. I also pick up some very small hints of corn.

M: Good mouthful, carbonation just right.

O: Good summer time beer. Would probably not seek it out, but its worth a try. Definitely refreshing.

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Photo of layinbrix
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a local pub, 105 degrees outside and was looking for a solid summer beer.

A: Lawnmower pours a slightly hazy straw yellow. It formed some head, with very good retention. Surprisingly good lacing as well.

S: Smelled a bit like an orange grove, citrus and light grassy hop notes.

T: Just like it smelled, although more lemon flavor over orange, and the lemon powered over the hops.

M: This beer was light and clean. Very mild mouthfeel, and it was as refreshing as water.

O: This is definitely a beer for the summer, I could see myself drinking several out in the sun. Less watery than the Saint Arnold Summer Pils but somehow more refreshing. I don't think I'd pick this one up in any other season though...

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Photo of Treebs
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this guy as an extra in a trade, thanks Brad!

A: Pours a very clear straw yellow with a nice fluffy white head and some nice sheets of lace on the way down.

S: Some nice grassy notes with an almost tart, sour grape note mixing in there. Hints of a light cracker malt.

T: Some light corned barley with a light bitter hop kick. Not as sour or tart as the nose which I like. The tartness does show itself slightly on the backend.

M: Very crisp and clean, light bodied. Nice bubbly carbonation with a great drinkability. A light tart grape is left on the tongue.

O: This is a very drinkable beer and my first real kolsch. I enjoyed the style for what it is, but I wouldn't go out of my way to enjoy one on a regular basis. Unless its 100 degrees like it is now, then it tastes great.

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Photo of sweetwillyrolbar
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of JMad
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a pint glass..

I could have swore I reviewed this before, I guess not. The beer pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow color with a thick foamy white head that left a lot of lacing. It smells mostly of biscuit malt with butter, honey, grassy hops and lemon. It tastes the same as it smells, very mellow flavors of malt and grassy hops. It feels light but not thin, soft/ perfect carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This a solid beer, enjoyable in all seasons, not just summer.

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Photo of kemoarps
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy straw colour, with a big thin head (big being the size, thin being the nature), leaving decent lacing down the glass as I drink.

It smells earthy. Not in the way that many heavier beers will have a loam-like earthy quality, but like it smells kind of like dirt. Almost manure-esque. While manure is techincally fecal matter, this doesn't smell like SHIT per se, it is not particularly a quality I've really noticed in other brews. Reminds me of the midwest, driving through corn fields and cow pastures.

Tastes like a light summery beer, not as thin as I had anticipated. Has kind of a hazy character to it, with that same fertilizer undertow, though it comes through more grassy on the tongue whereas the nose reminded me more of what is under the grass.
Grainy notes remind me again of a long flat drive through Iowa or somewhere similar.

This beer isn't BAD, it's just not something that I'm particularly a big fan of. I wouldn't buy it again, but if someone offered me one, I would drink it.

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Photo of StaveHooks
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy pale yellow with a 1 finger white head that diminishes pretty quick.

S - Old grass, a dose of grain, lemons, earthy minerals.

T - Sweet grain, lemons, minerals, yeasty with bits of fruit esters. A pinch of bitterness on the back of the tongue. Finishes semi-wet.

M - Fizzy carbonation, light bodied.

A refreshing beer on a hot day. Wouldn't be my first pick for a lawnmower beer though. Doesn't quite live up to the style profile.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a light yellow color beer. Medium size white foaming head.
It tasted of lemon grass and citrus notes with a malty finish. It is a very crisp refreshing beer.
This is not my favorite fizzy yellow beer but it is better than the BMCs. I definitely like the other Saint Arnold beers better. But this one is worth a try.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange. Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this.

4.0 A: Clear light yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head with average retention and a decent amount of lacing.

3.5 S: Grassy hops and a very faint maltiness. Not bad for the style.

3.5 T: Light maltiness again with grassy hops. Clean and crisp.

3.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth.

4.0 D: Good lawnmower beer. Goes down super easy. Leagues above the corny taste of a macro, but not much flavor overall.

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Photo of JayAre46
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - 12oz stubster with the SA mascot pushing none other than a...lawnmower, i have heard "hazy" qualities from others, this beer is about as transparent as they make em' maybe it was a chill haze, but it pours a yellow straw color that gives a creamy 1 finger head that falls to minimal bubbles and a thin ring shows minimal lacing as well.

A - very grainy and grassy, clean and a light bitterness aroma with a more subtle smell offering a sweet note.

T - again extremely clean, grassy, straw flavor in the middle there is a sweet yeasty flavor that keeps it from being boring, and a big grainy middle to end with a very light hop bitterness. crisp and refreshing

M - light to medium body, moderate carbonation that moves this away from creamy and closer to prickly and crisp, refreshing and clean to say the least.

O - a good brew to keep things easy, im actually doing this as i watch a TABC license video. refreshing and a summer brew, don't expect to knock any socks off though.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a one finger head that gives way to a little lace. The aroma is of grassyness and grains, faint and very hard to get but par for the glass. The taste is of grains and grass but with a nice sweet fruity touch. Kinda like a banana or a sweet yeast. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. Overall it was a little more flavorful for a kolsch than what I have had in the past. The fruitness makes it stand out a bit, this is a very light and refreshing beer.

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Photo of txbrew81
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy straw color. Quickly disapating head that leaves some lacing.

S: Strong malt prescense and grassy hops. Really does remind me of a freshly cut lawn (fitting I suppose).

T: Crisp and refreshing. Sweet malts at first with a dry grassy finish.

M: Light carbnonation. Quaffable.

O: A great warm weather beer. Slightly different than other kolsch I have had but a great beer and decent representation. Will buy again and recomend.

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Photo of jALEson
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of ChadQuest
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light straw yellow color with a finger of head that fades to a thin collar.
faint aroma all around, just some earthy noble hops and pale malts.
Flavors are of clean grain and the noted noble hops, and there is a refreshing lemon note especially on the finish.
mouthfeel is medium viscosity, could use a bit more carbination for a crisper feel.

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Photo of dali27
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap into a pint glass.

A: Pale straw colored yellow with white foamy head. Served really cold, so it was hard to see through frosty glass.

S: Grains and light malts in the nose with slight lemon aroma.

T: This beer went from a very clean/clear start to having a few more flavors come out as it warmed up. I tasted notes of lemon, honey and finally grass.

M: Thin, crisp and clean. Perfect for some hot weather drinking.

O: Overall, I didn't think anything about this beer was extraordinary. At first sight, smell, taste, it appears simple. However, calling it simple does not do it justice. This simplicity is what makes this beer an excellent option on a hot day or against the many lesser quality options available.

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Photo of Rutager
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy, golden straw with a finger of bubbly white head that doesn't last too long.

Smell. Lightly toasted grains and a little grassy hops.

Taste. Mostly light grain. A hint of grassy hops in the end. A little watery but really easy to drink and alcohol is really well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Light body with medium, bubbly carbonation.

Overall. This would be just fine to drink on a hot summer day. The label and name earn some extra points here. It may be just marketing, but it's some funny shit.

Thanks to JayAre46 for this one!!

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Photo of DoktorZee
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a schooner; no obvious best before date.

A - golden yellow beer, clear, almost no head, no lacing and no carbonation

S - primarily a hint of malt on the nose (subtle); after a few minutes there was also a hint of gingerbread.

T - started with a slight citrus sharpness and resolved in a light bready malt profile

M - very light mouthfeel and lightly carbonated

D - amazing drinkability, but likely most satisfying out in the Texas heat!

Decent beer; subtle, but also interesting depth if you really looked for it.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of far333
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to optimator13 for sending me this one in The Small Aquatic Mammal BIF '11! Served from bottle into a Mother Earth strange. Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow with a three finger pure white head that subsided to one finger almost instantly. Mainatined decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, grain, grass clippings, and skunk hop. The flavor was sweet malt, wheat, skunky hop, and slight nutmeg. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew, but it wasn't too awe-inspiring. I found it odd that grass clippings showed up in the aroma though, but I guess it was only fitting. I usually prefer Hefe's when I mow my lawn, but I could see me firing up the turbo lawnmower with this one on a hot summer day. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower has a thick, slightly off-white head and a mostly clear, yellow appearance with lots of carbonation and some lacing. The aroma is almost nonexistent, but the taste is lemony, sweet, light, and it has a hop bitterness at the end to round it out. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower finishes crisp, refreshing, and dry. I like it.


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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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