Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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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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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Pintofbrown
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this in a shaker pint.

Clear golden body with a slight white foam on the cap, it fades quickly.

Slightly bitter aromas: grass, cracker malt barely gets through, slight macro astringency, mineral water.

The palate starts out with some lemon and mineral water flavors. Then a little bit of that grassy bitterness seeps in. Finally, a huge cracker malt flavor takes over. It also finishes quite sweet. Man, that was rough.

A little more on the watery side and too bubbly.

I like that a grassy hop bitterness is present. However, the other flavors are too astringent and unappealing to make it a beer worth having.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Shaw
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Arriving in Florida later this month. Bottle provided by the brewery.

Pours a light golden color with hardly any head.

Light grape-like aroma with a hint of hops.

Nice lightly sweet malt flavor with a crisp hop aftertaste.

Hefty body.

Fancy lawnmower beer, indeed. A nice session ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.16/5  rDev -39.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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