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:
895
Reviews:
265
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
228
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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1.08/5  rDev -69.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

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1.71/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I picked up a 6 of this because it was on sale. Mistake. Pours with a moderate head that persists fairly well. Initial nose indicates that this might have a Kolsch taste to it, but scents can be deceiving. The first taste is surprisingly disappointing. There's a strong hint of corn, and some degree of bitterness. It completely lacks any bread flavor that I associate with a quality Kolsch. Rather, it has the mouth feel of an American lager+. In that sense, it's clean and non-offensive, and definitely a pounding beer -- as in just finished mowing the lawn in Texas beer. I hope Saint Arnold's reformulates this with possible adjustments to the malt and yeast (or rebrands it for what it is, along with a steeper price reduction), because a good Kolsch is hard to find. As is, it's disappointing, and I'll be avoiding it and its sidekick, Weedwacker.

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1.72/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

It's an expensive bud light

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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

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1.87/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served in a bottle poured in a pint glass.

A- Very transparent yellow color with very little head.

S- Has some what of a yeast like scent. I want to say it smells grassy, but I don't know if that's something that came to mind because it's called lawn mower and has grass on the label or if it actually smells grassy.

T- Very bland, yeast like flavor. Again the word grassy comes to mind when tasting it.

M- Bitter beer, but not in a good way.

D- I could not have more than one of these. I really didn't like it when it was going down and was fortunate I was able to finish the one I had.

Overall a very nasty bitter beer. Extremely disappointed in this Saint Arnold's brew. The grassy, yeast like flavor really makes it an unbearable beer.

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1.92/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 5/20/2006 (On tap @ Brewery):

Golden yellow color, nearly no head, white. Aroma of malts, something else(plants?, grass?) Light watery taste, aftertaste of malts, nutty, fresh, fizzy, light tasting, sour front-taste, water-like, headache-inducing.

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2.04/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.12/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a fizzy yellow with a double finger of foamy white head. Smells like stale bread with a bit of stale sweet malts and corn, and some stale hops. This beer might be stale, but no date on the bottle, so who knouse ws. Taste is fizzy, bland and bland. The 24 oz. can of Genny Cream Ale I opened after this has more flavor. I want to like this because I have enjoyed other beers from St. Arnold, but I don't. I also don't mow my lawn, so maybe im out of my element here.

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2.12/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a pale straw color with an initially fluffy white head.

S: Not a good aroma at all. Urine, grass, and corn are what I pick up after the first few sips and I can't be bothered to try any more.

T: I don't believe there is any urine flavor in this beer (though I probably wouldn't know if there was). But, it does have a distinctly malt liquor flavor to it, with plenty of adjunct goodness. A light bitterness, which is one of the few redeeming qualities.

M: The body is light to medium with plenty of fizz.

D: The flavor of this is not quite as bad as the aroma, but the smell of this beer just makes you not want to even try to drink it anymore.

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2.16/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium fluffy white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet corny malts with a touch of fruit and metallic noble hops.

The flavor is subdued - sweet grainy bready malts with a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, an OK lager, kind of bland.

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2.23/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Kölsch beer should taste like watered down, hopless, freshly baked buns. It should look light straw colored with a soapy head. It should smell bready malt. Overall it should be refreshing with bun bread tones. Hot bakeries on the poor side of Cologne Germany made Kolsch beer to supplement bread sales. Almost no hops are used. I judge this beer to its style, not to my contemporary taste.

This beer matches everything but too much hop aroma and taste to be called Kölsh. Maybe its American Kölsh, but we need to wait and see what that means. Modern beer styles are so contemporary. Talking to you, BJCP.

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2.24/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Didnt like the taste. Had a 12 oz bottle.
Gave me a headache.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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