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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Not Rated.
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90 Reviews

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Reviews: 90
Hads: 538
Avg: 3.35
pDev: 40.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 67 | 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 by denver10:
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3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear haylike yellow with a white head. Simple and straightforward aroma for the style, but enjoyable nonetheless; belgian yeast giving off some bubble gum, slight fruity esters. Flavor starts off nicely with the yeast giving off the fruity esters and some gum but it then gives off to pilsner malt and some crackers, and by the end all flavor has seemed to vanish. A crisp, medium body. Overall, average beer at best by the standards of a craft saison but I feel as though I am doing a disservice to the beer comparing it in that light. To me, this beer feels like it serves the same role as Yuengling Lager does: cheap, highly drinkable, decent flavor. You drink the beer under a microscopes you will find things to fault with it, but to drink it while sitting back, hanging out with friends, watching some baseball, it will serve me well.

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3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
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 +6%
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 +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.65/5  rDev +9%
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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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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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
77 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.