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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Not Rated.
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91 Reviews

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Reviews: 91
Hads: 544
Avg: 3.36
pDev: 40.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 91 | Hads: 544
Reviews by Kromes:
Photo of Kromes
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear gold color with a thick white head that leaves sheets of lacing down the glass. Good head retention on the beer.

Belgian yeast, tropical fruit, grassy hop, and a bit of grain.

A nice tropical fruit and Belgian yeast flavor at first. The grassy hop kicks in during the finish and a slight bitterness and grain flavor remain with a lingering faint clove. The flavors do drop out a little in the finish and it gives the beer a little bit of a "watered-down" sense of flavor.

A nice light body with good, peppery carbonation. Does feel a little bit too light though.

I was surprised by this beer. All the other Shiner beers I've tried were very straight forward, no nonsense, easy drinking beers. This one is easy to drink, but it does have a little bit more depth to it than the others. An above average Farmhouse ale that would be great on a warm spring day.

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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%

Photo of Guden
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%

Photo of dwren89
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
77 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.