Friday, September 19, 2014

Fancy Lawnmower

When I was at the Ugly Dog Saloon the night before there was a man at the bar with an interesting t-shirt on. I asked him about it. He said he worked for Phil's Grill and that the owner liked to see his name in print. He also said that Phil's Grill makes the best hamburgers in New Orleans.  And beer. They have a large selection of beer. He said we should check it out if we want a good meal and cold beer.

So guess where we went to dinner the very next night? You guessed it. Phil's Grill.

The guy from the Ugly Dog Saloon did not lie! On either count!

The burger menu is crazy. You build your own with an unbelievable number of options. I started mine out with the Phil-et just because I like Phil's name. :)

I chose a new-to-me beer from the fairly large selection. I picked something that was light and refreshing because New Orleans is sweltering. The heat and humidity will suck the life right out of you! I swear it will!

Fancy Lawnmower (4.9% ABV) brewed by
Saint Arnold Brewing is a Kölsch; one of my favorite styles! This one was quite nice.

It pours a clear sunny yellow with a bright white floof of loose foam on top. (I'm drooling a little just thinking about it!)

The aroma is lightly malty and pleasantly fruity; very clean and fresh smelling.

The taste, like the aroma, is clean and fresh. The malts add an unexpected amount of sweetness. The very light sweetness is balanced nicely with a touch of floral hoppiness. The finish is bitter sweet.

The mouth feel is light with lively carbonation.

Fancy Lawnmower is a great refresher. Crisp, light and extremely drinkable. A good example of the style.

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