Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by ranger7:
3.44/5 rDev +3.9%
Bought from Trader Joe's, poured from bottle into a Sam Adams etched glass.
"There's Nothing Finer Than a Springtime Shiner" - Have never tried this style, so we'll see about that.
A - Very light gold appearance. Not much of a head. It's inviting, but nothing spectacular.
S - Smells a lot like a wheat beer. Some citrus tones, as well as some yeast. Maybe some hops. I like it - I can see where the "It's Refreshing & Spicy" claim on the bottle came from.
T - Interesting. Again, I would say it is a wheat beer if someone gave this to me as a blind tasting. However, it is not as smooth overall as a wheat, and does have a tang at the end. Nice.
M - Overall, it's a pretty light mouth feel. Some carbonation, but not much. There is a bit of a lingering aftertaste, of which I'm not a fan.
Summary - I got this as a single bottle from TJ's, but I wouldn't have minded a six-pack. I like Shiner's experimentation with different styles from year-to-year, it makes things interesting. As for this beer, I can envision it being a good "everyday" beer in the Spring and Summer months when it's warm. The light body and refreshing wheat-style make it a good choice.
03-16-2013 13:32:59 | More by ranger7
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3.06/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
04-04-2014 01:54:50 | More by Guden
3.51/5 rDev +6%
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.
04-18-2014 03:50:24 | More by Jason
3.65/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
06-23-2013 19:43:53 | More by dwren89
3.48/5 rDev +5.1%
Smallish white head settles pretty quickly above a clear bright golden colored beer.
Light soapy yeastish mixed with sour grain malts and throw in a touch of peppery spices in the aroma of this farmhouse ale.
The grain malts come through more in the taste, it loses most of the soapiness and yeast attributes I got in the aroma, but the very light peppery spices are still there.
A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the grains and light pepper like spices clinging on with this light bodied drink.
Not overly impressive other than I happened to drink this on a hotter day and my air conditioner has yet to be turned on for the summer, so I guess to it rates better than it would have on most days.
04-28-2013 20:27:35 | More by LXIXME
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.