Fancy Lawnmower
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #346
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
81
Ranked #45,930
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 14.76%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
977
From:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  40
Gots
  253
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: 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
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dream from Nevada

4.46/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Freshly mowed grass. A crusher. My gluttonous desire to quaff more needed to be tapered by rationality. I usually don't buy many beers under 5% but I happened to get this in a mixed 12 pack. Glad I tried it. A nice daytime ale, or mellow night cap.

Jul 30, 2021
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BroBobby70 from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into mug
Look: 1 finger dissolves into nothing, no lacing, excellent carbonation, straw color
Smell: Bready, sweet, floral, lemon?
Taste: Enjoyable, a little bitter, no lingering aftertaste.
Feel: Good carbonation
Overall: I really like it. Pair with sausage, kraut, nutty cheeses, pears and apricots.

Jul 18, 2021
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden. Head was white but disappeared quickly. Lots of initial fiz. Nose was a lemon/lime hint. Taste was clean and refreshing. Not much follow up

May 08, 2021
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a pale straw yellow with a 1/2 inch white head with good retention.
S: Very grainy, nice floral hops, light fruity zest.
T: Taste follows the nose, the hops are super subtle, has a nice bready aftertaste.
F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, clean, refreshing & certainly crushable.
O: Very great beer for it's style!

Apr 15, 2021
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kflorence from Texas

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, pale gold with ample carbonation and a fair amount of frothy foam with a bit of lacing as you drink. Smell is sour and grassy with light fruits and white wine -- a little skunky. A hint of sweet grains in the background. Taste is similar; sweet grains, butter and grass with a hint of light fruits; peach, pear, white grape. Finishes crisp and dry, like a Pilsener. The mouthfeel is great; zesty carbonation with some creaminess. Doesn't feel thin but isn't quite medium bodied. Overall, this is a straightforward highly drinkable beer. I can see how it could be refreshing after some time out in the heat. I'm not a big fan of the style but I wouldn't mind drinking this. I also wouldn't seek it out, however.

Feb 27, 2021
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gvickery from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy medium gold with a solid white head.
Smells slightly yeasty with a bread like aroma and some slightly grassy hops.
Taste is almost lager like, there is the slightly fruitiness from the yeast that is prevalent in this style. It’s crisp and I’d say semi dry. The mouthfeel is medium dry, you know it’s not a light beer, it’s still refreshing and drinkable.
Overall I prefer it to some more established imports due to the less prominent yeast characteristics. Very well made.

Jan 22, 2021
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Easki from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can out the freezer after 10 minutes and into beer mug, nice refreshing beer taste, nice bitter after taste, was delicious with some quesadillas, good carbonation, nice beer!

Oct 01, 2020
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Gerdan from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a traditional kolsch glass chilled. It pours a clear golden color with a thin foamy head. The head dissipates fairly quick leaving some lacing. It is a light flavored beer that goes down easy and is pretty thirst quenching. It’s a good kolsch but has room for improvement.

Jun 06, 2020
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jadpsu from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In Laurel.
look: Pours a very clear and very light pale straw yellow with a significant all white head. Creates a decent white head with decent retention, leaving some side glass lace.
AROMA: Grass, grain with a touch of lemon zest.
TASTE: Clean, refreshing, straightforward, nothing complex in this one.
Perfect name for this beer as this is the epitome for the occasional label of a post day of mowing and enjoying a thirst quenching easy drinking beer.

Dec 23, 2019
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ult_right from Texas

1.62/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

If you like something that is both yeasty and fruity, and reminds you of drinking warm Coors in the back of a pickup truck as you circled around the lake looking for your friends who as it turned out just flaked, then this beer is for you. It is like a pile of squash and rotten grain farted right into your mouth. I realize these guys are hometown heroes, but this beer is disgusting and lacks sufficient alcohol.

Dec 20, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance - The beer pours a crystal clear golden color with an almost non-existent fizzy white head of foam that disappears almost instantly.
Smell - The aroma is strongest of a very grainy smell mixed with a little bit of sweet caramel and a touch of light fruit. Along with these smells comes a touch of grain and toast.
Taste - The taste begins with a caramel sweet and slightly grainy and bready taste that creates a base flavor for the beer. As the taste advances some of the caramel sweetnesss fades a little bit all while some of the fruit (light fruit of harvest fruit) comes to the tongue and with a little bit of grass and hay, one is left with a nice slightly sweeter, but crisp and refreshing taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is averages as well. A little higher carbonation level may have been slightly better overall, but for the most part the feel was well done and made for an easy sipping brew.
Overall - A tasty brew with an easy drinking feel. A little sweeter of a kolsch, but still refreshing and very drinkable.

Oct 27, 2019
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Beersend from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can.

In glass.

Transparency is balanced with a golden hue. White head; it lacks that tightness, so retention isn’t really there.

Crispy, bringing together some lemon and sweet grass with a hint of honeysuckle. Body is medium-thin.

Fancy Lawnmower is nice iteration of the style. I will enjoy this on a hot day for as long as possible.

Jul 19, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised I have not rated this before. Got it as part of a Father’s Day mix six from my son.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear yellow color with decent initial white head and lacing. Clean slightly lemony smell. Grassy taste. Going well with the left over Father’s Day ribs!

Jun 19, 2019
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JohnDon from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Stange glass. Light straw yellow color and very clear (not hazy). Light mouthfeel and very slight bitterness. Very easy to drink (highly drinkable). Overall a Very good Kolsch especially on a hot summer day (in Houston).

Jun 02, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2019-03-23
12oz can sered in a can-shaped glass. Bottled 11/13/18. Gift from a friend.

Pours clear light golden with a small head. Smell is yeast and malt.

Taste is yeast, malt, lemon, moderate to high sweetness. Just crisp enough to avoid a malt liquor profile.

Mouthfeel is light. Overall, not bad.

Mar 24, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crisp and clean, this clear yellow brew had a slightly perfume hop aroma, and crisp sweet slightly fruity malt. Lightly floral. Goes down easy but was enjoyable.

Mar 19, 2019
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detgfrsh from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Golden color with lots of small bubbles. Smells of straw and floral hops. Medium body. Taste has some grassy sweetness mixed with floral character. Crisp finish. Great example of the style.

Sep 19, 2018
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LancePK from Texas

4.59/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full bodied and malty like all Saint Arnold, without sacrificing smoothness you expect from Kölsch style. Great beer. One of my favorites and always my DOC at Astros games. Compliments hot weather perfectly

Sep 05, 2018
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OregonDuckinTexas from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A perfect example of a Kolsch style beer. Maybe just a bit light on hops, but, then, I really like hoppy style beers. Perhaps just a nudge too much like a basic lager; i.e. a tiny bit too much down the middle of the road. But, in terms of the classic Koln beer, this is right on the money.

Jun 02, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is faint citrus hops. The taste is a refreshing light hop experience.

May 27, 2018
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DW78715816 from Kansas

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look pale gold
Smell sweet malt
Taste is slightly sweet malt and slightly bitter.
Proper feel for this style...easy drinking.
Overall it's good and certainly better than the big name macro lagers.

Mar 26, 2018
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lloyddas from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden with effervescence cascading upward. Over one inch head with staying power. Fresh clean smell. Bracing taste with sour and slight hop bitterness. Finishes crisp with floral overtones that are refreshing. Very well balanced taste leaving one wanting more. However taste dissipates quickly leaving somewhat of a bland drink. Mouth feel smooth and light. Refreshing for a quick one.

Jan 28, 2018
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brewerburgundy from Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, tulip, bottled 10/10/17.

Crystal clear golden beer with a rapidly vanishing white head.

Sweet, crisp pale malt in the nose and flavor. There's no hop aroma to speak of, just a little leafy green hop flavor. It seems like a particularly malty Budweiser with a little extra hop bitterness. I do certainly get a bit of the vinous quality noted in the style description.

The body is heavy and, while the bubbles try to counter it, it's too thick.

If you've read this far, I'm sure you can tell I'm not crazy about this beer. It is to style and I would be hard pressed to say anything is wrong with it other than it's a bit sweet. It's simply not my cup of tea (beer).

Nov 22, 2017
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omar from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great for a hot summer day, this has become one of my favorites. After all it's usually warm in Texas. Very smooth a bit citrusy. Definitely recommend if you can get your hands on it.

Sep 10, 2017
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Jbbdrinker from Texas

4.87/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A thin, white head lingers on this brew. The dark amber color is pleasing and there is a slight herbal fragrance. This brew is deceptively simple and easy to drink, but is actually wonderfully nuanced. Overall, there is a pilsner like bitternes, which is nicely balenced by the floral kolsch malt. Nothing over-dramatic here, just great beer

Aug 30, 2017
Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 977 ratings