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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 27
Gots: 100 | 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 tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +1.4%
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%
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%
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.


Photo of cnally
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -39.9%
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 -2.3%
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.

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -6.8%
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 +6.2%
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 +6.8%
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 +5.4%
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 -0.8%
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.

Photo of Brent
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aptly named - I can certainly see several of these going down quite nicely on a summer day. Clean malt flavor with minimal hopping. A light citric note intertwines vague grassy touches. Reminds me of an old school pils back when the macro brewed made stuff that at least tasted like beer.

Photo of mothman
2.4/5  rDev -32%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I imagine if I lived in Houston, that this would be the beer to drink, in copious amounts, after mowing the lawn. It is refreshing.
In a pint glass the beer was a pale yellow color with a medium-sized white head.
Aroma was grassy/outdoorsy, sweet, floral.
Average taste, sweet malt and a kiss of hops.
Nice enough, innocuous beer. Lots of better kolsches out there.

Photo of Kromes
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very pale straw color with a bright white thin head. Lots of carbonation bubbles in the beer.

S: Sweet and grainy with some grassy hop aromas.

T: Sweet and grainy up front and then the beer has a slight fruit flavor and the perfect amount of hop flavor and bitterness. It is a floral hop flavor.

M: High carbonation makes this beer very light and flavorful. The finish is sweet and dry.

D: Yeah, you can drink a whole lot of these beers. Only limiting factor on drinkability is the carbonation...lots of gas.

Photo of tchenery
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a hazy yellow and has little head retention. It dissipates to nothing rather quick. Carbonation looks weak.

It has that semi-sweet ale smell to it with little hoppiness and slight citrus notes.

Pretty mild taste to the beer. It has a kind of fizzy taste to it on the end and leaves you with a dry mouth after the sip. Most of the flavor is coming from the pale malt giving it a fairly bready flavor.

Very drinkable.

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a very clear yellow with a small white head that leaves no residual lacing. The brisk carbonation keeps the small white head for the entire session.

S. Sweet corn, light malt, light grassy bitterness

T. Sweet malt with a nice mild grassy hop bitterness.

M. Smooth and creamy. Great for rapid consumption.

D. Crisp and refreshing. A bit more flavor and a lot more character than a lot of beers this would draw comparisons to. Not quite a Kolsch, but a beer I wouldn't turn down none-the-less.

Photo of merddyn2002
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, refreshing, a bit on the sweet side but balanced hops. Has a slight green tint. Great from the tap or in the bottle. Perfect for hot summer days when you need to cool off after some yard work. I've had this straight from the beer hall in St. Arnold's beer hall, it doesn't get any fresher than that. I'd never turn one of these down.

Photo of boralyl
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pint glass this beer produces a 1/4 inch of white head that fades quickly leaving a light ring of lace. The beer is clear and is a light straw color.

S - The nose is a mixture of grain, and grassy/fruity hops. The hops blend together nicely.

M - Light in body with crisp, active carbonation.

T - There is a slight graininess up front followed a light sweetness before melding into the hops from the nose. The grassy/fruity hops combo provides a nice finish along with a light bitterness.

Lawnmower beer is right! It's light, refreshing, and low in alcohol, yet it doesn't sacrifice flavor like the American light lagers. Perfect for this time of the year.

Photo of thasnazzle
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Translucent yellow/straw. Small head which dissipates shortly and leaves a ring around the glass.

S - Very malty, earthy, with just a hint of hops.

T - Slight malt backbone with a hop presence that is up front without being particularly strong or overpowering. Bit of an earthy, organic, floral aftertaste with just a hint of hop bitterness. Definitely evokes the grassiness of the packaging in a good way.

M - Lots of carbonation without being overpowering. Really solid, adds a great touch to the beer.

D - Overall, strong drinkability for those hot Texas summer days. The mouthfeel and flavor strike a pretty good balance between the lighter summer offerings like pilsners and the sometimes cloying hefeweisens. I could (and have been known to) finish off an entire six-pack in one sitting.

Photo of Fladder
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Bright gold color with a moderate to high carbonation level. Pure white head. There wasn't much head and it dissolved away quickly.

Smell - very earthy smell. There was a hint of sprouts.

Taste - The taste began with a rough blanket of earth tones (with a touch of bean sprouts again?) with the hops imparting hints of citrus.
The aftertaste turned into a very pleasant light malt flavor. That was the best part of the beer for me.

Feel - The beer wasn't light and overly refreshing, but not to the extent that it could be called a heavy beer. It was a little stickier than I would have liked since a little more dryness would have complemented the flavors well.

Photo of LacquerHead
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought this beer in a 6pck at my grocery store. I drank it three different ways, straight from the bottle, out of a pilsner glass, and out of the new Samuel Adams beer glass.

This beer taste best out of a glass that has a laser etching that allows bubbles to form. There was little bubble retention in the pilsner glass which had no etching. The Sam Adams glass, however, managed to keep a layer of "head" the entire time.

My first impression was, "this is a very refreshing and crisp beer." The aroma was not very strong, however. There was a slight hint of hops but the overall taste was not very strong. It left very little aftertaste and was very easy to drink.

Overall I was not too impressed, but would buy this beer again in the right situation.
This beer was very drinkable. I would recommend this beer to anyone who wanted to stock their cooler with something refreshing and drink outside on a hot day.

Photo of womencantsail
2.12/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.