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Saint Arnold Weedwacker - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: champ103 on 08-17-2010

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of OverToad
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of all this has the coolest looking beer label ever.

Secondly this is not a Hefeweizen and Saint Arnold will tell you that, so that needs to be taken down as just that. It gives this beer an unfair comparison vs a true hef. This beer is hybrid type beer.

The beer has awesome color with a nice head. Had both on-tap and bottled and on-tap is just fantastic. Banana upfront with a clean crisp finish. This is my year-round go to beer for sure.

Awesome job Saint Arnold on this brew.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.7/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Weedwacker has a creamy, medium white head and a hazy, swirling straw appearance, with lots of lacing rings and many little floating particles. Lots of streaming bubbles appear. The aroma is of sugar, corriander, banana, spice, and cake. The flavor is similar- so spicy and rich. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Saint Arnold Weedwacker finishes semi-dry and pretty crisp. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Noble Pils branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden-straw color with a medium-sized white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves behind a few spots of lace.

Smell: Grassy and citric aromas backed up by yeast and some grainy/sweet malt.

Taste: Begins with zesty lemon and sweet orange flavors, rounding out to grainy malt and finishing with a combination of the other flavors backed up by hefeweizen yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light in body with lively carbonation and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall: This is not a true hefeweizen, being St. Arnold's Lawnmower only with hefeweizen yeast. However, it is an interesting take on the style- it tastes more like a fuller, citrusy American wheat ale with real hefeweizen yeast alongside the crispness of a Kölsch. Excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of BigBarley
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard drinking glass, but poured the Hefe way!

A - Bright, cloudy yellow with about a half finger head that is nonexistent by the time you get to the end. Minimal lacing, but very very active yeast.

S - Instant banana-clove attack! Smells yummy, with that ridiculous undertone that all Saint Arnold beers seem to have. Whatever makes it happen, Saint Arnolds makes some good smelling brew.

T - Heavy wheat up front that vanishes almost instantly to be replaced by mild sweetness with a delicious fruit undertone. Tastes like it smells, but with a shifting touch that dances between the clove taste and the sweetness, with a faint bitterness on the palate at the end. Very good stuff.

M - Not thick enough to chew, but thicker than any old lager. Active carbonation, goes down smooth and leaves your mouth craving more. Easy session beer, on the mouth and the stomach.

O - Definitely one of my favorite beers of all time. A wonderful example of how Texas does a hefe

Photo of ronzorelli
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy wheat beer. Pale lemon in color. Nice light hop notes, and very gentle citrus hints. A little allspice and clove in the background. Pleasant and fruity. Very refreshing.

Perfect summer beer to enjoy while in the shade, and out of the Texas sun.

While the Lawnmower was very good, this is much better.

Photo of JMad
4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from an English pub glass...
The liquid is a hazy pale yellow color with a thin bubbly whit head. Smells of lemon, Belgian yeast, there is a slight funk to it and wheat. It tastes of lemon, banana, wheat, it's a little tart and has a bit of a clove flavor. Light, spritzy, very refreshing with a dry finish. This is a great beer from Saint Arnold, I highly recommend trying it.

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on tap when it first appeared, and when I heard the news of Weedwacker becoming a year round I was thrilled. Picked up my first six pack and cracked the first of waht I am sure will be many last night.

It pours like a good hefe should. It is a cloudy, pale yellow with 2 fingers of head that left a distinct lacing as you drink it down. It has a crisp, sweet, smell with a citrus burst as it goes down. There is a slight grassy tinge to the brew this is a welcome addition to the overall taste. You will also find a creamy mouthful when drinking.

This is a great summer beer, and a great addition to the St Arnold lineup and you can bet I am going to pick up more. If you haven't go get it!

Photo of Duttonic
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled 8/19/10 at Canyon Creek Cafe in Houston.

A- Very cloudy, hazy, bubbly, no head, ample lacing, yellow/green in color.

S- Floral, fresh cut grass, citrus, sticky sweet, yeast.

T/M- Creamy, smooth, lemon, herbal, grassy, light.

D- Awesome. I thought this was a thoroughly impressive offering from Saint Arnold. I am excited to see what else is in their movable yeast series. I really wish that they would start making this a regularly brewed item.

Photo of dcloeren
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden honey color with 2 fingers of creamy bright white head. After a few sips a finger of rocky head sticks around for the remainder of the beer. Left some good lacing

Smells of bananas, spices, subtle floral hops and some grassy aromas as well

Tastes is very clean and follows the nose. Lots of banana with clove, spices and a subtle bubblegum flavor that gives it that little something extra. Full of flavor but not overly sweet

medium to light in body with an abundant amount of carbonation. Very clean tasting beer for sure with a great lasting aftertaste

Overall this is a great hef in my opinion. A little thinner than most but I think that this is perfect considering its brewed in Houston. I spent a few weeks in Germany and I think that this beer would hold its own there with out a doubt. Great idea to change the yeast in their Lawnmower. Definitely created the best beer in the Saint Arnolds lineup. Pick up a six ASAP and you wont be disappointed.

Photo of TenHornsProud
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a big white head that laces.

Smells of spice and some hop spice. Slight sweet notes with small banana notes. The smell is big, not pungent, but there and nice.

Tastes of spice with some fruit notes then follows with a malt, sweet body and finishes with a spice/yeast kick. The taste is fantastic and refreshing. I can't imagine what I'd add. Awesome.

The mouthfeel works really well for the beer and style though it is a bit thin compared to some brews.

Overall this is an awesome summer beer that mixes the lawnmower with hefe aspects and produces a beer with a nice nose and killer taste. Perfect for the hot Texas weather. Nicely done.

Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to lnashsig for this extra! Hard to read but looks like bottled is dated 5.31.11

A- Pours a pale golden yellow color. About an inch head that actually settles at a quick rate for a hefeweizen. Hazy do to rouse before pouring

S- Awesome bubblegum and banana with a touch of clove aroma. This is up there with the best of them- and exactly how I like them. Picture prefect hefeweizen smell IMO

T/M- Taste is a little more subtle than the nose would make you think with the bouquet of esters it provides! Still, very good. Sweet and silky and a slight yeasty bite on the end. The aftertaste has a rubbery-ness familiarity I find in some beers. Very light body but the carbonation is just moderate for a hefeweizen.

O- Awesome summertime, hot weather, refreshing, feel good, drinkable beer! Definitely up there with the best american hefeweizens I have had.

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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