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Shiner FM 966 | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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78
okay
92 Reviews
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81
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
546
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
40.48%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 546
Reviews by HardTarget:
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3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden glass shows a constant stream of tiny bubbles that struggle to hold aloft a cloud of foam. Some lacing of the glass, really a pretty beer.

Smell: Just a hint of farmy esters, firm banana floral Belgian yeast character. Shine made a Belgian beer?! Wow, ok, impressive step outside the usual range for the brewery; kudos.

Taste: All the nose is overwhelmed by a grainy sweet base of a standard Shiner beer. While I would prefer a bit more of a punch, Shiner is a middle of the road brewery so I respect the restraint showed in the profile.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly and gritty, fairly light body.

Overall: Just a bit of funk keeps the beer interesting yet refreshing. Glad to see Shiner reaching for new styles. Texans love Shiner, and having Shiner show Texans beer can be a lot of different things is top rate Beer Advocacy. Cheers to Shiner!

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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5/5  rDev +48.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean crisp beer that is best in the spring and early summer. It's a refreshing beer that I often enjoy after mowing the grass or working in the sun.

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1/5  rDev -70.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.