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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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76
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399 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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(view ratings)
Ratings: 399
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012)
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Reviews by json83:
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json83

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am a Guinness fan and this Farmhouse Ale is an excellent reminder of it's goodness. The smell is above average and the mouthfeel and taste compliment each other and leave no bad aftertaste. My flavor preference is currently the dark and full flavored beer and this is one I would drink again and buy in bulk in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 02:33:27 | More by json83
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-24-2014 17:13:18 | More by Ultimate
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timmy2b

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-24-2014 00:42:54 | More by timmy2b
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know a lot about Farmhouse style beers. I am learning, I have had some really good Saison/Farmhouse ales and this one tastes nothing like any of them. I basically get a lighter version of the Bock by this brewery. Its was an alright summer beer, but I would not buy this one over others in the same price range. I have drank a lot of the Shiner Bock over the years and usually at Robert Earl Keen concerts, since he seems to be a promoter of this beer. I personally prefer the other Texas mainstay Lone Star to Shiner, but its an alright beer. I don't believe I will be purchasing this one again, but it was worth trying. It might be just what you are looking for. But after some of the other great beers I have had this year, this one was just so-so.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 04:21:15 | More by humuloner22
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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-22-2014 02:21:08 | More by dankjohn
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New York

3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a solid, very drinkable beer, nothing fancy but well-done for what it is. The flavor didn't leave a big impression on me, and I found the beer rather heavy for the style; but on the other hand, the graininess, very faint citrus notes, and slight touch of bitterness are refreshing. For a craft seasonal its not bad, but this is not something I would go out of my way to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:25:37 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

04-19-2014 13:35:16 | More by njbusa
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New York

3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of lemony flavors along with some hints of bready malts. No spices are noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, but seems more similar to a witbier compared to saison.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:29:08 | More by metter98
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:50:24 | More by Jason
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.1%

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04-13-2014 15:07:25 | More by BeerForMuscle
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New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-07-2014 23:02:12 | More by TheRicker
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-06-2014 21:38:52 | More by lccrunchy
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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04-04-2014 20:31:36 | More by Musineer
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 01:54:50 | More by Guden
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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.