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Saint Arnold Weedwacker | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Weedwacker

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

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

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2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pale amber in the New Belgium snifter. Plenty of coarse foam with big bubbles. Fairly sudsy in the mouth. Faint malty aroma.

Watery mouthfeel. Not much malt sensation. Pretty much of a lagery swill with some faint yeasty taste. More of an American wheat with just a hint of Hefeweizen esters. Quite tart and fades to a slightly bitter, woody aftertaste.

This would be a pretty good aprés-yard work thirst quencher. If you rate it as a Hefeweizen it has to suffer by comparison with so many great beers. From the 12 oz bottle bought in Texas.

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Photo of bboven
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is supposed to be a pilsner beer brewed with hefe yeast, so I am reviewing it as such.

A: Very hazy pale orange. No head or lacing at all which is surprising given the heast used.

S: 100% hefe yeast. This is great for a wheat beer, but I was hoping some of the pilsner malt would show up and make this a bit more interesting of a beer.

T: Now here I'm still getting 85% wheat beer flavors but there is a little astringemcy from the malt which I like. It finally showed up!

M: Thin as a pils should be but a higher, crisper level of carbonation from the yeast. A bit strange, but not bad.

Overall whatever you want to call this beer it's tasty. I was just expecting more hybrid flavors where there was mostly just hefe yeast. I think I'll stick with either individual style depending on what I'm in the mood for.

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Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 463 ratings
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