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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

487 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
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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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -69.8%

10-05-2013 04:11:45 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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JKingWood

Texas

1/5  rDev -69.8%

12-30-2012 17:10:15 | More by JKingWood
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.8%

05-31-2013 05:38:32 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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senttochris

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -62.2%

01-15-2014 02:56:34 | More by senttochris
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

06-14-2014 18:56:39 | More by brpendergast85
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javlin624

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

02-03-2014 07:50:23 | More by javlin624
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deadliest

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

11-09-2013 18:30:17 | More by deadliest
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

1.85/5  rDev -44.1%

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a small thin white head with some lacing. Smells a bit sour, with malts, spice, and a few other flavors which were hard to figure out. The taste was ummm...pretty bad overall. Trying to figure out what was the direct cause of the dislike and has to be some strange hops. Ended up poring out the rest of the glass. Shiner brews are all over the board.

07-25-2013 22:23:44 | More by BeerWithMike
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csmartin6

New York

2/5  rDev -39.6%

05-22-2013 00:04:02 | More by csmartin6
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acurtis

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -39.6%

02-23-2013 02:55:22 | More by acurtis
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sweemzander

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.6%

03-23-2013 19:23:33 | More by sweemzander
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MacStinson

Michigan

2/5  rDev -39.6%

02-03-2014 18:14:55 | More by MacStinson
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RedWeizen83

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

06-08-2013 16:31:18 | More by RedWeizen83
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

04-04-2013 20:15:25 | More by garyford
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GreyJake

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

06-03-2013 03:59:34 | More by GreyJake
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Rozyravens

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

04-02-2013 21:00:55 | More by Rozyravens
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EmpiresFall666

Georgia

2/5  rDev -39.6%

02-02-2013 08:16:25 | More by EmpiresFall666
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avisong

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -32%

02-14-2013 02:55:10 | More by avisong
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JDeming

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -32%

06-30-2014 01:38:05 | More by JDeming
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -32%

I poured this awful beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a pretty golden color and poured a nice big white head. Thats all the good I can say about it. The smell was skunky and terrible. The taste was sour and terrible. I like Shiner products for the most part but this beer got a YUK in my personal beer data base. I would not buy again and Shiner should not produce it again.

03-08-2013 16:48:30 | More by Minkybut
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kennymule

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32%

05-12-2013 22:57:31 | More by kennymule
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lostinfla

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -32%

03-09-2013 04:11:02 | More by lostinfla
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -32%

02-23-2013 00:30:02 | More by djrn2
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JoeMans

New York

2.25/5  rDev -32%

02-07-2014 17:22:16 | More by JoeMans
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duffalo


2.34/5  rDev -29.3%

Far lighter with less of a head than I would expect on a farmhouse ale. Smell is good, but to me it smells a little more like a Hefeweizen. Still, the clove smell is nice and has the kind of spiciness I would expect. The taste is strong on the cloves as well - it really tastes like a Hefeweizen with a little more maltiness. Overall, I think the taste is pretty good and decently signifies what a farmhouse ale stands for given the broad interpretation of the style. In my opinion I would prefer a much darker and maltier farmhouse ale - this one is far too light for my tastes. As for the mouthfeel, I think it's also a little on the lighter side for the style - it doesn't really have the smoothness and volume that I would like.

Overall, I think it's fine for a farmhouse ale, but in all honesty it tastes far more like a Hefeweizen to me. I don't think that it's got quite the darkness or depth of flavor that I expected.

01-18-2013 02:02:29 | More by duffalo
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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.