Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by barczar:
3.61/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden apricot with a foamy ivory half inch head that lingers around the rim.
Ironically, apricot and confectioners sugar form the initial aroma, with a little farmhouse funk and yeast esters rounding things out. Notes of honey and bready malt and floral chamomile add complexity.
Flavor is fairly tart until mid palate, when toasted breadcrust, slightly sweet and stale, begins to dominate into the bready finish. Floral notes are evident in the beginning, along with coriander and pepper, detracting slightly from the funky sour character. Banana esters and yeast character ever as it warms.
Body is moderate, but is perceived as a touch light due to high carbonation. There's a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish.
Good funk character and nice tartness, but malt is a little overpowering. I'd like a little less carbonation to keep funk from being lifted from the palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2013 23:25:31 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint.
A: Clear straw yellow to light amber. Full finger and a half head that sticks around for a good while.
S: Citrus. Wheat. Sour bread. Lemon overtones.
T: Light citrus turns into a bready sort of sour. None of the sourness and spice I was expecting. This beer is an example of what it is not more than what it is. The taste may be more suited for a French Jelly Glass.
M: Carbonation is low for me. I feel as if this could enhance some of the notes in the scent... but alas... they are absent. Def. on the low end of "medium bodied."
O: This beer would be a great house beer for a session after a long hard day. It is crisp, tasteless, and refreshing. I expected so much more from Shiner. Not a "must try," but like all beer, it is worth a taste.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 02:24:26 | More by ahommell
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.