Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.
A: Pours a very, very clear bright gold, with tons of active visible carbonation. Forms a thin white head with poor retention.
S: Pilsner malts with only very mild sulfuric quality, the lightest of cracker malts, and a touch of mild fruity lager yeast esters. Not much else – this smells simple, clean, and subtle - but not bad.
T: Pilsner malts, lager yeast, mild sulfur and corn, and a light grassy and floral hop bitterness towards the end. Simple.
M: Light body, medium carbonation sensation, and no alcohol presence to speak of.
O: Difficult for me to rate - this is a good example of a Kolsch. Even the poor head retention is within style guidelines of the BJCP. Ratings above are for style - I would estimate a score based on my preferences would be closer to 3.35.This rather tasted like a better quality AAL. I could envision this being an excellent "craft conversion" beer, but it's nothing I'd grab repeatedly on purpose. Just glancing at the label, I thought this was going to be an APA…should have read better. Still, it's more than drinkable and refreshing while it's cold.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 23:07:24 | More by macrosmatic
4/5 rDev +13.3%
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 621 ratings.