Saint Arnold Weedwacker | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Weedwacker
BA SCORE
3.65/5
462 Ratings
Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Weedwacker
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
Ranking:
#33,546
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
462
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
127
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good beer! Highly drinkable. You can tell they care!

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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of OverToad
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of all this has the coolest looking beer label ever.

Secondly this is not a Hefeweizen and Saint Arnold will tell you that, so that needs to be taken down as just that. It gives this beer an unfair comparison vs a true hef. This beer is hybrid type beer.

The beer has awesome color with a nice head. Had both on-tap and bottled and on-tap is just fantastic. Banana upfront with a clean crisp finish. This is my year-round go to beer for sure.

Awesome job Saint Arnold on this brew.

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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Weedwacker has a creamy, medium white head and a hazy, swirling straw appearance, with lots of lacing rings and many little floating particles. Lots of streaming bubbles appear. The aroma is of sugar, corriander, banana, spice, and cake. The flavor is similar- so spicy and rich. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Saint Arnold Weedwacker finishes semi-dry and pretty crisp. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

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4.52/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Noble Pils branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden-straw color with a medium-sized white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves behind a few spots of lace.

Smell: Grassy and citric aromas backed up by yeast and some grainy/sweet malt.

Taste: Begins with zesty lemon and sweet orange flavors, rounding out to grainy malt and finishing with a combination of the other flavors backed up by hefeweizen yeast.

Mouthfeel: Light in body with lively carbonation and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall: This is not a true hefeweizen, being St. Arnold's Lawnmower only with hefeweizen yeast. However, it is an interesting take on the style- it tastes more like a fuller, citrusy American wheat ale with real hefeweizen yeast alongside the crispness of a Kölsch. Excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of dallas-beer-guy-12
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BigBarley
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard drinking glass, but poured the Hefe way!

A - Bright, cloudy yellow with about a half finger head that is nonexistent by the time you get to the end. Minimal lacing, but very very active yeast.

S - Instant banana-clove attack! Smells yummy, with that ridiculous undertone that all Saint Arnold beers seem to have. Whatever makes it happen, Saint Arnolds makes some good smelling brew.

T - Heavy wheat up front that vanishes almost instantly to be replaced by mild sweetness with a delicious fruit undertone. Tastes like it smells, but with a shifting touch that dances between the clove taste and the sweetness, with a faint bitterness on the palate at the end. Very good stuff.

M - Not thick enough to chew, but thicker than any old lager. Active carbonation, goes down smooth and leaves your mouth craving more. Easy session beer, on the mouth and the stomach.

O - Definitely one of my favorite beers of all time. A wonderful example of how Texas does a hefe

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Photo of ronzorelli
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy wheat beer. Pale lemon in color. Nice light hop notes, and very gentle citrus hints. A little allspice and clove in the background. Pleasant and fruity. Very refreshing.

Perfect summer beer to enjoy while in the shade, and out of the Texas sun.

While the Lawnmower was very good, this is much better.

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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 JMad
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from an English pub glass...
The liquid is a hazy pale yellow color with a thin bubbly whit head. Smells of lemon, Belgian yeast, there is a slight funk to it and wheat. It tastes of lemon, banana, wheat, it's a little tart and has a bit of a clove flavor. Light, spritzy, very refreshing with a dry finish. This is a great beer from Saint Arnold, I highly recommend trying it.

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

On tap at St. Arnold's, much better than the average bottled Weedwacker. Nice wheat taste, Bavarian yeast shining in this on tap. Grassy, lemony, citrus wheat. A little bit of spice to round it out, some coriander. Cheeeeers.

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4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this on tap when it first appeared, and when I heard the news of Weedwacker becoming a year round I was thrilled. Picked up my first six pack and cracked the first of waht I am sure will be many last night.

It pours like a good hefe should. It is a cloudy, pale yellow with 2 fingers of head that left a distinct lacing as you drink it down. It has a crisp, sweet, smell with a citrus burst as it goes down. There is a slight grassy tinge to the brew this is a welcome addition to the overall taste. You will also find a creamy mouthful when drinking.

This is a great summer beer, and a great addition to the St Arnold lineup and you can bet I am going to pick up more. If you haven't go get it!

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Photo of Duttonic
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled 8/19/10 at Canyon Creek Cafe in Houston.

A- Very cloudy, hazy, bubbly, no head, ample lacing, yellow/green in color.

S- Floral, fresh cut grass, citrus, sticky sweet, yeast.

T/M- Creamy, smooth, lemon, herbal, grassy, light.

D- Awesome. I thought this was a thoroughly impressive offering from Saint Arnold. I am excited to see what else is in their movable yeast series. I really wish that they would start making this a regularly brewed item.

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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 462 ratings
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