Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A true German-style Kölsch. Originally brewed in Cologne, this beer is crisp and refreshing, yet has a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character. Multiple additions of German Hallertauer hops are used to achieve this delicate flavor. We use a special Kölsch yeast, an ale yeast that ferments at lager temperatures, to yield the slightly fruity, clean flavor of this beer. Fancy Lawnmower Beer is a world class brew yet light enough to be enjoyed by Texans after strenuous activities, like mowing the lawn.

Bronze Medal, 2006 Great American Beer Festival

Added by kbub6f on 09-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
893
Reviews:
265
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
226
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce can into straight-sided mug. Very attractive pour, clear pale golden color with tons of fluffy white head and tons of carbonation. Malt forward aroma, with notes of light cracker and just a hint of phenolic character. Taste follows the nose, with quite a bit of hop bitterness to balance out the sweet maltiness. I did not get the crispness I was expecting on the finish. There was a rather unpleasant cloying sweetness lingering on the tongue that detracted from the overall experience. Even so, a very solid offering from Saint Arnold.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strike00
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this while down in Houston. Nice crisp clean smell that comes off a little better than the taste. This is a pretty solid Kolsch. I would put it middle of the road of the ones I have had. Good flavor but could be a bit fuller.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of txmilligan
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a nonic pint (because it was handy, I suppose), and received a nice straw, gold pour with a great head with minimal lacing. NO real aroma that I could discern, basic beer smell. Fantastic flavor, crisp, like a fresh apple, with a nice effervescence and nice tartness, with no bitter or metallic aftertaste. Clean. Exceptional beer.

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Photo of Leeroy0627
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DudMan
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesertFox24
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skullyboy
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

True Kolsh. Not my favorite style, but good for a hot day.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

Light bright yellow-gold color with a 1F white cap. Heavy lacing.

Grainy and grassy with just a touch of floral hops. There's some lemon for funk.

Sweet malt, grassy hops, lemony yeast.

Refreshing feel, light body, good carb. Gentle hops.

Good and easy drinking kolsch. Not as much bite as others that I've had but it certainly invites seconds.

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Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
2.74/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 1ale_man
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle into a footed pilsner. Clear gold, almost like BMC pils. A shade darker. Very drinkable looking.
The nose is soapy, grassy, hay, yeast.
The taste is awesome! Follows nose but way more intense. Almost farmhouse/saisony to me. A fine bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable!
Crisp on the tongue and a little dryness.
Overall a great beer! I keep this in my fridge year round. Very thirst quinching! Everyone should try this brew!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JavierG
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of cbg10
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty nice rendition of a German Kolsch. Pours a slightly hazy, very pale yellow with a big white head. Must be chill haze affecting the clarity because it clears as it warms in the glass. The taste/drinkability also improves greatly with slightly warmer temps. Nice clean ferment without excessive fruitiness which would be most unwelcome in the style. Grassy, pils-like aroma and taste with a grainy dryness in the finish. Most German Kolschs are a bit more aggressively hopped but this one is well-balanced and pleasant to drink. If I am looking for a true "lawnmower" beer, I might pick up an Even Keel which has even less alcohol and a fuller (albeit it different) flavor profile.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lawnmower at the brewery is so much better! Funny random and light lacing and a tiny reticient head. Nice, smoothed out grassy tones with a bit of lemon(grass?) and a touch of wheat. Nice yellow gold color and just a higher quality more refined ale than when you have it out of the bottle. Lawnmower is one of my least favorite 6 packs to buy but is absolutely among their best ales at the brewery. Age might have something to do with that. Smooth, refreshingly medium carbonated, and wet mouth feel. Nice one.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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