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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

720 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 26
Gots: 113 | 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 kemoarps
2.66/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

Photo of StaveHooks
2.85/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of Francepants06
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of JayAre46
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of goblue3509
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of txbrew81
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of jALEson
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of ChadQuest
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of dali27
3.52/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Rutager
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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!!

Photo of DoktorZee
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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 far333
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
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 thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

RJT

Photo of cnally
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A present from one of my friends from Houston. Thanks, Dave.

A pale yellow color in the body. Barely there white head, foams down and doesn't stick.

Aroma is grassy and a little wheaty. Barely sense floral hops. Refreshing.

Flavor is really sweet and rather sour, grains come in to the wheat/corn side of things. Little to no bitterness.

Frothy light mouthfeel.

Easy to drink and while not perfect, a likeable beer.

Photo of baconsausage
2.12/5  rDev -39.8%
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 specksnreds
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've made a few Kolschs, and this is the one I shoot for. Nothing fancy, but with a nice bready nose and a great crisp mouthfeel to make it stand out. "The hot summer day" comments absolutely apply to this beer, and are worth repeating. Lotsa bubbles and a near perfectly unobtrusive finish. One of my fave St. Arnold beers.

P.S. Mine is good, but not as good as the SA.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
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 Fenris244
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really transparent, straw yellow in color lightly head, no retention but obviously very carbonated.

Clean aroma, not much to smell, some grassy/metallic notes I guess

Flavors are light, sweetness is apparent, mineral/metallic/grassy flavor, slight bitterness, a little bland but not bad

Mouthfeel is light, very clean and crisp. During the summer this would be super drinkable but right now not so much. Not a bad beer just a little bland

Photo of depechemode1983
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is a pale golden in color. The head though doesn't last too long but has good body. I'm not seeing any lacing. Looks refreshing. The nose is floral with some sweetness and a touch of grains. In the taste you get the floral hops upfront with subtle hint of wheat, bitter grasses and some oats in the background. Hops are dominant. Mouth feel is clean and light bodied with bubbly carbonation. This beer would be great on a hot summer day. Perfect for mowing the lawn. Very drinkable stuff here.

Photo of gkunkle
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, as far as American Kolsh goes, this is pretty darn good! I love the name and it is very appropriate for the style. A Kolsh is so great for a summer day and so much better than most lawnmower beers. This pours a golden color with a one finger head. Lots of visible carbonation. The smell is of grain and hops. The taste makes me wish for a hot sunny day very refreshing! The grains, hops and efverescent carbonation make this a great summer day beer. It sure beats the hell out of budweizer.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear straw color with a very thin white head that vanishes almost immediately and leaves no lacing.

Refreshing aroma of sweet malt upfront with floral hops in the back.

Taste starts off somewhat sweet then gives way to floral and grassy hops with hints of lemon and wheat in the background.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Very crisp, refreshing enough that having a few of these on a hot day would be nice.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

$6 on tap at The Chimes in BR... new to our market but I believe I've had these before in Texas.

Comes out in an imperial pint, clear golden color, not a whole lot of head, but I guess on a bar pour you don't want too much anyway.

Smells bready, with a faint hop trace to it. Again nothing too special.

The taste is more of the same, nothing really standing out, but nothing really bad either.

Extremely refreshing and easy to drink. Like the name says, this would be a fantastic beer to grab after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day.

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.