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
Ranking:
#40,332
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
910
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
236
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 910 |  Reviews: 268
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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Photo of Leeroy0627
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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Photo of NiceTaps
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S-Taylor
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 1ale_man
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
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 -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JavierG
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.61/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of cbg10
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +26.8%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienArk
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of HipCzech
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 12 oz bottle (stamped "07/07/16"), poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appeared: Clear, pale yellow with a frothy white head and spotty lace.

Smell & Taste: Light and clean. Mild grain flavors, a little sweet to start, followed by grassy hops and slightly fruity yeast. Finishes clean with only hints of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Unassuming in its light and simple character; but just right as a drinkable "lawnmower" beer for sunny afternoons in Houston.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Fancy Lawnmower, consumed at a place where is presumably lots of grass to mow; Glove Life Park. On to the beer:

A frothy head which seems to stay above for the duration puts the beer at a good starting point. I smell some grassiness, mild overall with a little lemongrass and honey. Its taste is soft, quite soft. The taste is vague in general, with whisper of grass and citrus, filling the inside of a light bodied beer. Lawnmower beer indeed, but calling it Fancy would be a stretch, like calling Buick a luxury car brand.

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Photo of D1noB
3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A mid to heavy bodied beer, slight bitter middle, that's light-fully smooth and a very pleasant taste.

Taste Rating in Words: The guy you don't know at the party. You don't think you'll like him. You've already gotten a bad first impression. You end up stuck in the corner with him. You are forced to small talk. Next thing you know you are 2 hours in, you realize he's a great guy and you have a lot in common. He's probably going to be in your wedding party, not a groomsman or a best-man but an usher maybe.

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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 910 ratings
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