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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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905 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#40,023
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
905
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
235
Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
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).

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Photo of smithj4
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XmaracastexasX
4.53/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of hcproff36
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Always a great drink

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Photo of Slatetank
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omar
4.65/5  rDev +31%
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.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.87/5  rDev +37.2%
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

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3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey_L
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strike00
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Honeybourne
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of txmilligan
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
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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4.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DudMan
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesertFox24
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skullyboy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 905 ratings
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