Enegren Rasenmäher-Bier

Review Date 10/23/2020 By John Staradumsky

Welcome, friends, to my review of a rare and special style of beer! I’m here to tell you about Rasenmäher-Bier, a German style brew know t5o few, and drunk by fewer. It’s so secret, in fact, that…., wait. Stop. I can’t go on with this. It wouldn’t be fair. It wouldn’t be right. Rasenmäher is NOT a style of beer. It is rather the German word for lawnmower.

OK, so now that you know what Rasenmäher is and what it isn’t, you can take solace in the fact that it is a wheat lager, which is kind of a rare thing actually. To be sure, it is not new. If you watch the classic Beer Hunter episode California Pilgrimage, pay attention when the Anchor gang pulls up to the Hopland Brewery. The gal behind the bar lists the beers they have on tap, and one of them is a wheat lager.

Enegren calls Rasenmäher-Bier a “crystal wheat lager”. They also say on the label:

We brewed this refreshing wheat based lager to honor and accompany one iof the most glorious of household chores; mowing the lawn. Hopped with a blend of Mandarina Bavaria Tettnager hops for earthy and fruit flavors and filtered clear fro crispness, this beer may even have you pulling some weeds too.

Enegren Rasenmäher-Bier has an alcohol content of 4.2% by volume with 35 IBUs. I paid $3.99 for my can from Craftshack, but I cannot find a price for it in four or six packs. Stylewise, I would peg this as an American Lager, albeit a somewhat idiosyncratic one. Your mileage may vary.

Enegren Rasenmäher-Bier pours to a lightly cloudy golden color with a thick fluffy white head and a citrusy lemony nose. Taking a sip, the beer is light and crisp, crackery wheaty with a touch of bready malt. It is lemony citric and finishes dry with herbal earthy hops and a sharp bitterness. Very refreshing and very good! Judged as an American Lager, it's a darned fine one.

I am more and more impressed with every beer I try from Enegren. They are fast becoming one of my favorite breweries, such a shame they do not sell their beers in Georgia. Thankfully, there is Craftshack. As it happens, I just placed another order this morning. You’ll excuse me while I go wait for the FedEx truck.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned