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:
890
Reviews:
264
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
225
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draft at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lubbock, TX.

The beer is clear and light golden with a pure white head. The aroma is mild, offering grain, slightly sweet, a hint of fruit. A bit of toast and mild sweetness in the flavor. Pretty bland, but a good chaser for washing down some hot wings.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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

12 oz bottle Mom brought back from brewery.

Appearance: Very clear and bright medium yellow. Wispy white head with little retention. Spots of lacing.

Smell: I initially thought this would be some manner of pale ale, but the first sniff told me it was a Kolsch. Pale bready malt aroma, bit of light fruit, noble hops, and a kiss of sulfur.

Taste: Very much in line with the aroma. Malt sweetness wins out a bit over hops bitterness and dryness, leaving it a bit on the sweet side. Not as crisp in the finish as I'd like, but generally tasty.

Mouthfeel: A bit to sweet on the finish makes it not as crisp and clean as I'd like.

Overall: A solid Kolsh that would be a good lawnmower beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall dense white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts along with some fruity yeast and light amounts of grassy hops.

T: Light to moderate amounts of malty sweetness upfront with some bready malts as well. There are some notes of fruity yeast and just a touch of lemon citrus. The finish has a moderate amount of grassy hops and a light amount of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink as the mouthfeel is light and the flavors refreshing and thirst quenching - definitely sessionable. This would be a great beer for drinking on a hot Austin summer day, especially if you were outside doing yard work. I enjoyed this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a yellow color in the glass. Plenty sudsy on the tongue, and has that tangy quality. Less foam than you might hope for.

Really not bad an does taste like something in the Kölsch family. Light bodied without a lot of malt in the mouth, though it does have malty flavors as you sip. Quite a pleasant perfumey flavor with aromas to match. Aftertaste hints of lemon and resins. Crisp and tangy without being too sharp. Gets better as you sip and the delicate aromatic hops begin to emerge. Quite a decent yard work quaff when you don't want an overdose of hops.

From the 12 oz bottle bought in Abilene at H and H Beverage.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 890 ratings.
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