Day #36 – Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Ale

February 6, 2011

In honor of the Packers winning the Super Bowl tonight (I hope), I reached for a bottle with lots of green on it out of my fridge.  It just so happens to be from Saint Arnold Brewing Company out of Houston, and it is their Fancy Lawnmower Ale.

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Ale

This beer is classified as a Kolsch which is a very light-bodied ale that goes well on a hot summer day.  They are crisp and refreshing but are best drank at a cold temperature.  These beers do not fair too well when warm so drink up!  The funny thing is that a Kolsch is actually a lager, so calling it an ale is backwards….but such is Texas.

This beer pours a very clear golden color with a fizzy white head.  The head dissipates quickly after the pour but still maintains a bubbly body.

The aroma is dry grain, wheat, small citrus fruit and grass clippings.  Not sure if the grass-clippings is actually there or if it was implanted in my mind due to drinking out of a glass with grass on it.

The flavor is fairly fresh and refreshing.  Lots of grain and bready flavors, with a dry finish that touches on citrus fruit.   Lime perhaps.

This is absolutely a great beer for a hot day, used to cool down and quinch your thirst.




  1. […] most popular the Fancy Lawnmower. I reviewed this beer way back on Day 36 of this little project! Check it out. The original beer was a Kolsch and is one of the lighter styles of beer in regards to flavors and […]

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