Saint Arnold Weedwacker | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Weedwacker is essentially a Bavarian hefeweizen. Except it isn’t. Weedwacker is exactly the same beer as Fancy Lawnmower Beer but we ferment it with Bavarian hefeweizen yeast instead of kölsch yeast. It is light and refreshing but has a spicy clove note and some banana esters that come from the different yeast. Weedwacker is our only unfiltered year-round beer.

Added by champ103 on 08-17-2010

BEER STATS
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#37,100
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
468
pDev:
14.52%
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Reviews by mcanderson0:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Trying this beer at Ruby's in Terminal E of Houston Bush Airport. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent typical of most Heffe hints of clove and banana. The taste follows the scent and has some bread like tones. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of _drummer_
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Golden color, very light carbonation - almost no foam head. It has strong wheat flavors with a smooth, malty finish. Enjoyable all around. Try this one of you see it.

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Photo of bmwats
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Golden hue. Moderate effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly. No real lacing.

S: Wheat, yeast, lemon citrus, and freshly cut grass.

T: Very wheat forward, prominent amounts of lemon citrus. Tastes like it smells.

M: Light, crisp, and refreshing. A little citrus hangs on the palate.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Moderate effervescence, slight head, no real lacing. Nose is wheaty and nicely accentuated with plenty of grass and citrus. Wheat and crisp citrus. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of jspencermorris
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy and light amber in color with minimal head and uneven carbonation on the surface.

S: Very sweet banana and nutty aroma.

T: Crisp fore-notes of citrus, with a banana body.

F: Carbonation is mild and overall quite smooth. Very refreshing.

O: Very good Hefeweizen, especially for warm or hot weather.

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Photo of Gowcheco
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Now i know why they call it weedwacker. Tastes like a fairly decent hefe that was ran through a strainer filled with grass clippings and onion weeds!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on tap at the Flying Saucer in Addison.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. It looks about like a hefeweizen should look. The aroma is a mix of bananas and wheat. I don't get too much clove character. The flavor is heavy on the bananas with a little bit of lemon and some wheat. There are some spices, but it is not quite the clove that you get it other hefeweizens. Medium, very soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a significant amount of carbonation. This white head that lingered with no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, grass, wheat, citrus

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied, drinks like a soda. Taste of grassy notes with lemon and cloves.

Overall: Good brew, I would have this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Soonami
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to davacano for sending this in the Refreshing Summer BIF

I tasted Saint Arnold Weedwacker without knowing what it was and from the aroma and taste, I guessed it was a Witbier because of the spiciness and lemony, fruity twang. I was suprised that this was listed as a hefeweizen, because I often get more banana, a little less clove and definitely less sweet citrus. Overall, though, it's a beautiful beer with a nice thick head and great foam retention, though not great lacing. The smell is a little understated, dominated mostly by the clove yeast. The beer is a little undercarbonated for style, but not bad. The beer is a little sweet for my taste and the balance of the phenols and esters is not quite right. However, I thought this was a delicious beer and something I'm going to enjoying having more of.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jtladner
2.47/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light in color with a small head and a lot of floating particulate matter. Basically no smell, and very little flavor, but a kind of cloying mouthfeel. I probably won't finish it.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A stray yellow/gold color that's not clear but not cloudy either, just thicker or something colored beer that sits below a small to medium head that dies rather quickly into a small lacing.

Banana, cloves, and a lemony citrus aroma, defines the style very well.

More banana, cloves, and lemony citrus goodness in the modestly carbonated taste.

A light dry with a very light lemon background in the aftertaste.

a pretty decent hefe, I could drink a few of these.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of lnashsig
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been a skeptic of St Arnolds, but they have finally put out a beer I love, and will drink a lot of this summer, as it is the ideal summer beer.

Poured into pint glass from bottle. Aggressive pour creates a nice fluffy head that actually has nice retention, and leaves awesome lacing on the glass. I'm impressed so far. Smell- fresh cut grass, bananas, cloves, light, airy, refreshing. Taste- bananas, and then I can definitely tell that this beer was made from the Lawnmower base- the refreshing base of the Kolsch beer is here, but it just works perfectly with the belgian yeast. Mouthfeel- nice carbonation, perfect when drank cold! Drinkability- this is something I can pound all summer. I found my perfect Houston session beer.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 468 ratings