Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
2.35/5 rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle, appears to be best by 5/8/13, Ommegang tulip.
A pale, rich gold greets me on the pour. There is not all that much head, but it is stark, clean white and hangs around.
The nose is largely fruity, banana focused yeast. A whiff of pale malt. It's pretty tame and one-dimensional.
It's fruity here too, but the yeast oscillates between a clean lager crackeriness and banana and some apricot. There's pale malt, a matte yeast feeling combined with a slight bitter finish, but not much else.
Too much carbonation, thin body.
I suppose this is pretty much what you'd expect if Shiner tried a Saison. It's pretty good, but could go a lot further. There's a fairly strong, but not delicious, Belgian yeast strain popped in a wort of simple pale malt.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 20:16:17 | More by brewerburgundy
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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 468 ratings.