Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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Reviews by ranger7:
3.44/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 13:32:59 | More by ranger7
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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 465 ratings.