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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

494 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012)
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Reviewed from notes taken 1-27-14.

I got a finger of off-white head over a straw covered body. This dissipated to a ring. A light attempt at lace was noted.

Wheat, sweetgrass and yeast made up the first aromas I noticed. Whiffing it more deeply I got funky apples.

Sour apple and wheat says hello first. Grass, spices and herbal notes finish her off.

This beer had moderately high carbonation that seemed to bite the tongue and lips. It had a slight dry finish.

CFHMagnet, Jan 29, 2014
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A- slightly hazy gold with a large white head that fades to a finger and leaves suds of lace.

S- upfront is big orange peel with some sweet grain and cardamom underneath. A little bit of wit-like metallic shows as it warms.

T- candy sweetness with just faint notes of citrus hanging on throughout the finish.

M- moderate carbonation with a dry finish that helps dissipate the sweetness.

O- I wasn't expecting much from a Shiner Farmhouse beer but wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately this beer is both a bit muddled and bland without enough character from the hops or yeast.

Guden, Apr 04, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +6%

12oz brown can with a freshness date.

Crystal clear dull amber hue, very bubbly with a decent amount of lace. Ripe pears, spice, bready malt and hay in the nose. Slick medium body, mild crispness. Rustic graininess meets a mild hop bitterness, slightly spicy with a fruity backing. Faint medicinal tone with a ghost like broth note. Finishes spicy and semi-dry.

Decent and expected this. While the whole Saison / Farmhouse thing is way over done now Shiner took a good stab at it.

Jason, Apr 18, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +10.3%

Appearance: slight haze, golden yellow, fizzy white head

Aroma: refreshing fruitiness bordering on citrus with a slight tartness. Slight pale malt aroma. Overall zesty aroma

Taste: Zesty refreshing taste of citrus fruit and soft pale malt background.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and medium bodid

Overall: Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Quite refreshing, as the style should be, but lacking in citrus fruitness that could take this ale to a new level. Slightly overcarbonated as well.

dwren89, Jun 23, 2013
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Smallish white head settles pretty quickly above a clear bright golden colored beer.

Light soapy yeastish mixed with sour grain malts and throw in a touch of peppery spices in the aroma of this farmhouse ale.

The grain malts come through more in the taste, it loses most of the soapiness and yeast attributes I got in the aroma, but the very light peppery spices are still there.

A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the grains and light pepper like spices clinging on with this light bodied drink.

Not overly impressive other than I happened to drink this on a hotter day and my air conditioner has yet to be turned on for the summer, so I guess to it rates better than it would have on most days.

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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.