Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower
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Saint Arnold Fancy LawnmowerSaint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower - 6 pack bought at local Walmart, 12/04/2013 date on bottle

I had never had anything from Saint Arnold before this. I had heard of them and was aware they are a local Houston brewery, but decided to try them out. There were a couple of offerings on the shelves but I chose this one because I am a fan of the style (Kolsch beers are popular in Texas).

Appearance - Light gold to clear yellow when poured into a glass. The first one I drank out of the bottle, but then I decided to pour one just to see. There is a very small white head, maybe an inch. But it doesn't last long and there is no lacing.

Smell - Smells like an average Adjunct Lager but with a little more hops and slight grassy smell.

Taste - Slightly sweet, mild hops and comfortable malt flavoring. Very dry, almost too dry. This is just a notch above AAL style beers in overall flavor profile. But what is there is perfect for the style. Nice flavor without being over powering or tough to drink. This is perfect beer for drinking after working in the yard.

Mouthfeel - Thin but not watery. Lightly carbonated.

Overall - This is a fantastic representation of the style. Most craft drinkers and beer snobs will not fully appreciate this beer. But this is fantastic for hot summer days at a barbeque.

The price of this beer is too high for my regular purchase ($8 a six pack). But I will definitely drink this again. Especially as the weather warms up.


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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into "craft beer glass" (wide-mouthed stick)
11/18/13 born-on date printed on bottle

L: light yellow (up to light) to pale gold, 100% clear; pours a white head maybe a finger-plus, and it dissipates quickly with no stick; no lace, but it does keep a nice, foamy collar; scores a 5 for the brew but a sub-3 for the head

S: stale grain; like a weak adjunct lager with just a pinch of sweetness thrown in

T: medicinal grain; a hint of some spicy noble-type hops; at times -- corn

F: fantastic; light, well carbonated, super easy to drink

O: see below

2017 NOTE (Jan. 13, 2017) — I'm readjusting the original numbers and likely will re-review the beer soon, for it is MUCH better than I gave it credit for. The flavor has more light-malt sweetness with fantastic grain notes, and the medicinal flavor isn't overpowering ... just a bit of earthy bitterness in the background. A very solid brew and one I'll likely reach for again soon.

The original numbers: 3.5, 3, 2.75, 4, 3 = 3.03 (-14.6% rDev)

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Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 39.2% out of 100 with 899 ratings
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