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Saint Arnold Weedwacker - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Weedwacker

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 6
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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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

t0rin0, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to Exiled for sending me this one!

Pours a murky light yellow with a 1 inch fizzy off-white head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace quickly drip back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat and spices with some citrus aromas as well. Taste is of wheat biscuits, spices, citrus fruits, and yeast. The aftertaste is very grain-like and I am getting some slight banana flavors too. This beer is highly carbonated with a very crisp mouthfeel. A bit too carbonated in my opinion. Overall, this is a pretty good hefeweizen and my first beer from Saint Arnold. I think I would enjoy this one more if the carbonation was a little less.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

nice orange amber, hazy with a nice tow inch head at the top. Head faded to reveal a thin film, with no side glass lace. Nice visible carbonation from the bottom.

wheat and yeast, light with a touch of banana. Good balance, nice aroma.earthy yeast like flavor, light with just a touch of fruit, banana and pear mostly. Not watered down, flavor has a nice pop.

ight enough to just slide down, good carbonation kept it from feeling too thin, not slick, crisp and clean finish.

mikesgroove, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +9%

Texasfan549, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kjkinsey, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ygtbsm94, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

spycow, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev -6%

Thanks for this beer Chris!
Neck is printed "61512", so its about a month old i'm guessing. Served in a large tapered mug that is weizen-shaped.

Color is a pale hazy straw yellow, that becomes murky with an orange tint. Thin cap of loose bubbles on the surface, eventually dwindles to a skim. Some random spotty lace in the glass.

Smells fairly clovey, phenolic and yeasty, light peanut butter and wheat, vague citrus, possibly lemon.

Somewhat astringent with a carbonic bite, lemon and wheat flavors, tangy finish. Dusty wheat lingers in the dry aftertaste. Slight pepper or clove spiciness. Overall it's ok, mouthfeel throws it out of "wack" a bit, but otherwise its pretty typical stuff.

emerge077, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

Acquired via trade from turfy so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, light caramelized malts and a little bit of citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then a mild sweetness from flavors of citrus, caramel and bananas comes in. The hops presence is mild but is exactly where it should be for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid lighter beer to pound down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured from a bottle into a sam adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a clear light golden color with a finger of fluffy white head. There is a decent amount of retention and quite a few bubbles.

Smell: Crisp and slightly sweet. Malt with mild hints of banana and some herbs.

Taste: Very light and crisp. This one has a flavor in it that reminds me a little bit of an adjunct lager mixed with a pilsner. There is also some mild fruit and a bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a large amount of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a nice summer beer, but I don't know that I would have guessed that it was a hefe.

oline73, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of mactrail
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%

Pours a hazy pale amber in the New Belgium snifter. Plenty of coarse foam with big bubbles. Fairly sudsy in the mouth. Faint malty aroma.

Watery mouthfeel. Not much malt sensation. Pretty much of a lagery swill with some faint yeasty taste. More of an American wheat with just a hint of Hefeweizen esters. Quite tart and fades to a slightly bitter, woody aftertaste.

This would be a pretty good aprés-yard work thirst quencher. If you rate it as a Hefeweizen it has to suffer by comparison with so many great beers. From the 12 oz bottle bought in Texas.

mactrail, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

Mora2000, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev -18.3%

I think that optimator13 sent this to me at one point, but if not, thank you to whomever it may have been. Cheers!

This started out rather strangely as it initially poured clearly until a wad of yeast let go and turned everything cloudy. I had a finger of bone-white head with only limited retention. Color was a cloudy lemon-yellow. Nose had a lemon zesty citrusiness to it which was somewhat unexpected. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin and the taste was an odd banana-lemon melange. Finish was semi-dry and somewhat refreshing, but I felt underwhelmed. I will not be going back to this one.

woodychandler, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +9%

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.

tempest, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BillRoth, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

LXIXME, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dmorgan310, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a pale, light yellow with a one finger white head. Good retention.

S - Wheat, pilsner malts, sweet corn.

T - Light lemons, wheat, and again pilsner.

D - Light body and an average carbonation. Thin.

O - Light and thin, a touch bitter and boring. I would call this a summer time beer.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

THECPJ, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%

12 oz bottle pours a very hazed yellow color with a frothy white head. Retention and lacing are both below average for a hefe, though I am not entirely sure the original lawnmower kolsch has a wheat component to it.

Bananas are bigger than cloves on the nose, but the cloves are also apparent. Nice and yeasty, pretty phenolic overall with a hint of acetone.

Very refreshing beer, you'd never know the recipe was not tailored for a hefeweizen if you tasted it blind. I do think the grainy character of Lawnmower tastes a bit odd here as opposed to a really soft and creamy wheat presence. The yeast also could be a bit tamer and not so rough around the edges. Still a tasty experiment though...something St. Arnold needs to do more of.

twiggamortis420, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of champ103
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

On cask at the Anvil in Houston.

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color. A massive, foamy, white head forms that takes a minute to settle. About a finger of rocky foam sticks throughout the pint. Some sticky lace is left behind as well.
S: A great aroma of phenolic yeast, banana esters and spice. Grassy, hay with some very slight hops. A very clean aroma.
T: Follows the nose. This is incredibly clean. Phenolic yeast, banana, and spice. Very much like a Hefeweizen.
M/D: A light body that is a little under carbonated. Fairly smooth, but lacking the great crispness I would expect. I think the cask conditioning has a little to do with that. Very easy to drink. This is something I can drink all day.

The first In Saint Arnold's Movable Yeast Series. This is the Fancy Lawnmower with a Hefeweizen yeast. The difference between this and the regular Lawnmower is very apparent. This is more of a Hefeweizen than a Kolsch with the new yeast, and a good one at that. Overall I think this is one were the cask kind of kills the mouthfeel, but it is still really enjoyable. Something that I would recommend if you can find it.

champ103, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of EgadBananas
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

Big thanks to HopsSchnapps!

Sunny, hazy color, bright white head, dissipates fast to a film. Notes of banana and clove burst through this things...maybe more than any other hefeweizen I've had. Earthy notes, light bready sweetness, and a touch of citrus hops. Taste is spot on with the aroma; very little if any deviation. Feels light and crisp, it's slick, good carbonation. Very refreshing. Enjoyed after a hard days work, and no denying it hit the spot!

EgadBananas, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%

pour is a dirty pale yellow with some sentiment floating around and a thin white head. You can smell the kolch notes, sweet caramel and roasted nuts, faint Saison yeast and spice. Sweet citrus and orange peel. The taste is more simple and a touch empty. Fair Saison yeast, very light spice, almost none of the malt notes, coriander, orange peel. Highly carbonated, fairly dry, firm body.

cpetrone84, May 10, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

I got this beer from whoneeds8. Thanks Maston!

12oz bottle served in a weizen glass.

L - hazed yellow color with a white head that thinned to a light ring in a matter of minutes.

S - earthy wheat, banana and some bubblegum.

T - good hearty wheat beer spiced taste with a citrus bitterness on the sides of my tongue.

F - light/medium bodied with mild carbonation, goes down very easy.

O - a nice little hefeweizen.

JoeyBeerBelly, Oct 02, 2011
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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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