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Saint Arnold Weedwacker - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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83
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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 08-17-2010)
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Reviews by jwinship83:
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

12oz bottle traded to me from attitudebrew. thanks! ive never heard of this one before. drank from my samuel adams perfect pint glass.

A- the pour yields a hazy golden colored body under a small but tight bright white head. the head lasts for a while before falling, and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- the first things that i pick out of the nose are malted wheat and a touch of fresh baked bread. after that i get some heavy yeast notes. banana, clove, bubblegum, and coriander. not overly spicy. light earthy and lemony hops at the end.

T- the taste starts out with the bread and malted wheat that i could smell. after that i get some banana and bubblegum from the yeast, which adds a little bit of sweetness. some mild spiciness moves in next with coriander and clove. maybe a touch of black pepper. very mild earthy and lemony hops at the end.

M- this has a solid medium body with a medium level of carbonation. nicely done.

O- an easy drinking very approachable beer that screams summer time. i can see myself drinking some of these after yard work or at a summer backyard barbeque. id pick this up often during the season were it only available here.

07-23-2011 22:46:22 | More by jwinship83
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Moderate effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. No real lacing.

S: Wheat, yeast, lemon citrus, and freshly cut grass.

T: Very wheat forward, prominent amounts of lemon citrus. Tastes like it smells.

M: Light, crisp, and refreshing. A little citrus hangs on the palate.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Moderate effervescence, slight head, no real lacing. Nose is wheaty and nicely accentuated with plenty of grass and citrus. Wheat and crisp citrus. Overall, this is a good quaff.

01-13-2014 04:33:34 | More by bmwats
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Ben7773

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-21-2014 23:12:26 | More by Ben7773
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-26-2013 01:49:20 | More by Kappakoosh
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-06-2014 00:25:09 | More by Brauntasaurus
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ajkelly451

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-01-2014 04:03:19 | More by ajkelly451
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-18-2013 13:07:28 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +6%

Drank on tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. It looks about like a hefeweizen should look. The aroma is a mix of bananas and wheat. I don't get too much clove character. The flavor is heavy on the bananas with a little bit of lemon and some wheat. There are some spices, but it is not quite the clove that you get it other hefeweizens. Medium, very soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-24-2010 03:14:44 | More by Mora2000
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a significant amount of carbonation. This white head that lingered with no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, grass, wheat, citrus

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied, drinks like a soda. Taste of grassy notes with lemon and cloves.

Overall: Good brew, I would have this one again.

09-27-2013 21:54:38 | More by Cavanaghty
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-01-2014 03:33:16 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-07-2013 04:06:46 | More by Dinkel
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Thanks to davacano for sending this in the Refreshing Summer BIF

I tasted Saint Arnold Weedwacker without knowing what it was and from the aroma and taste, I guessed it was a Witbier because of the spiciness and lemony, fruity twang. I was suprised that this was listed as a hefeweizen, because I often get more banana, a little less clove and definitely less sweet citrus. Overall, though, it's a beautiful beer with a nice thick head and great foam retention, though not great lacing. The smell is a little understated, dominated mostly by the clove yeast. The beer is a little undercarbonated for style, but not bad. The beer is a little sweet for my taste and the balance of the phenols and esters is not quite right. However, I thought this was a delicious beer and something I'm going to enjoying having more of.

06-23-2011 04:40:44 | More by Soonami
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-08-2011 18:33:20 | More by valkyre65
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SvenHayden

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-15-2013 02:31:09 | More by SvenHayden
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

A stray yellow/gold color that's not clear but not cloudy either, just thicker or something colored beer that sits below a small to medium head that dies rather quickly into a small lacing.

Banana, cloves, and a lemony citrus aroma, defines the style very well.

More banana, cloves, and lemony citrus goodness in the modestly carbonated taste.

A light dry with a very light lemon background in the aftertaste.

a pretty decent hefe, I could drink a few of these.

07-16-2011 23:53:26 | More by LXIXME
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sloejams

California

5/5  rDev +35.9%

12-10-2011 05:23:43 | More by sloejams
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En29356

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-10-2013 00:52:14 | More by En29356
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lnashsig

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

I've been a skeptic of St Arnolds, but they have finally put out a beer I love, and will drink a lot of this summer, as it is the ideal summer beer.

Poured into pint glass from bottle. Aggressive pour creates a nice fluffy head that actually has nice retention, and leaves awesome lacing on the glass. I'm impressed so far. Smell- fresh cut grass, bananas, cloves, light, airy, refreshing. Taste- bananas, and then I can definitely tell that this beer was made from the Lawnmower base- the refreshing base of the Kolsch beer is here, but it just works perfectly with the belgian yeast. Mouthfeel- nice carbonation, perfect when drank cold! Drinkability- this is something I can pound all summer. I found my perfect Houston session beer.

06-16-2011 22:57:05 | More by lnashsig
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-10-2013 19:16:26 | More by JamesStreet
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-20-2013 03:28:36 | More by hsus0225
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Sain Arnold Weedwacker - bought this one on a whim at the beer store. Interesting labels always grab me for whatever reason... must be the shiny colors...

Appearance - Average look, almost an unfiltered look of a medium brown. Nothing to brag about here but still looks much better than a natty light

Smell - Almost sweet wheat smell to it, but still not there as well as a more sought after hefeweizen.

Taste - This is what this beer brings to the table. The taste is great and gives off a powerful sugar and honey like. The first hit fades away to a much more mellow second that sticks with you.

Mouthfeel - Better than an average beer, but gives a more fizzy feel that I appreciate.

Overall - 3.5, great affordable beer that is much improved over a regular bud light!

12-07-2011 02:40:10 | More by TownDunkel
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BeardedRiker

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

This the last beer in my fridge! :( So, it's hot, hot, hot in Texas so what's better than drinking a lighter and refreshing beer, a hefeweizen, from a Texas brewery.

Weedwacker looks like pineapple juice. It's a murky yellow that forms a white and frothy, thick, and white head. Not much retention or lacing. Looks interesting.

The strongest smells are lemon and straw. Very yeasty and a bit peppery. Smells yummy.

I really like the flavors here. It's not too yeasty, not too citrusy, not too sweet. All of the flavors balance well. Everything in your usual hefeweizen is in this. Banana and clove show up along with some pepperiness. Hefeweizens aren't one of my favorite styles but this one impresses me. I think it's because it's not as sweet as many other hefeweizens. In the finish it has a strong cracker flavor.

This is medium-bodied but on the thinner side. It's pretty creamy but the medium-high carbonation adds some bite to it that keeps things refreshing. Very drinkable. Perfect for a hot summer day in Texas.

Fours all the way!

08-08-2011 02:38:30 | More by BeardedRiker
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Split a six-pack with a friend. I was expecting more of an American wheat based on Arnold's description, but instead found a pleasant and drinkable German-style wheat. The flavor is heavy on clove and lemon with a crisp, lightly bready finish. There's a juicy element mixed in with a touch of banana. All in all, this is a damn tasty hefe that can stand up to the German classics.

10-02-2011 01:52:36 | More by tempest
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-28-2012 01:30:21 | More by cliff1066
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porter0209

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-14-2014 22:00:41 | More by porter0209
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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.