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Saint Arnold Weedwacker | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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464 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#33,965
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
464
pDev:
14.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
127
Trade:
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Ratings: 464 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Pegasus
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Somewhat hazy medium golden in color, with a modest, somewhat coarse white head, scattered, rather broken lacing.and a good amount of slow-rising carbonation. The head retention is unremarkable, leaving just a scattering of foam on the surface,

Aroma: Almost a banana bread aroma, with lots of cloves, wheat, and spicy phenolic alcohol.

Taste: The taste opens with a solid clove presence. Ripe banana is present as well, but nothing of bubble gum. As the taste progresses, the yeast and wheat malt offer some earthy flavors. late in the taste, there is a modest wave of malt sweetness, and a medicinal and metallic hop presence sufficient to add balance.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with modest carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Refreshing and drinkable, splits the difference between a classic Hefeweizen and an American Wheat. Well worth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce short brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of BdM
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FredGherkin
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeThumel
2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Banana flavor is overpowering. Light color on the pour with very little head.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a really refreshing hefe, but not great.

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Photo of Joe_Howard
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a little less cloudy than most unfiltered beers, and has a very strong banana and clove aroma. Taste wise it was very enjoyable, had the typical hefeweizen banana flavor. Unfortunately only had one bottle, but will be trying again for sure.

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Photo of jadler16
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The base beer was unappealing, adding in all the banana yeast did not help it. Not so drinkable, on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of Steven_B_
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msromberg
2.77/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Refreshing summer wheat beer. Same recipe as Lawnmower with different yeast

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Photo of JohnBender
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JScoot
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ThrowinFatCats
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Basoos1
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Saint Arnold Weedwacker from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 464 ratings
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