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:
34
Gots:
226
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 895 |  Reviews: 265
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

Photo of DamienArk
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of HipCzech
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -5.1%
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 -11%
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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Photo of beersands
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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Photo of chubenzino
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RossR
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jodio
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tiitomireles
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J_Mac
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Samputnam14
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaydub892007
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 895 ratings.
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