Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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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
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
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
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.