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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

458 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 25 | 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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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-29-2013 14:12:14 | More by wonothesane42
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dwren89

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 19:43:53 | More by dwren89
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-22-2013 18:12:57 | More by swgwilt
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kaelahann

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-22-2013 06:04:35 | More by kaelahann
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-22-2013 03:47:48 | More by Omnium
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-21-2013 02:49:49 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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mikejseal

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-16-2013 17:48:03 | More by mikejseal
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +20.8%

06-15-2013 04:40:25 | More by BlueMoon10
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MandaLeigh

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

06-12-2013 21:03:16 | More by MandaLeigh
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addison1203

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-09-2013 04:01:59 | More by addison1203
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RedWeizen83

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

06-08-2013 16:31:18 | More by RedWeizen83
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blastoderm55

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-07-2013 02:46:53 | More by blastoderm55
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-05-2013 13:08:35 | More by rkcrozier
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Amp

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-04-2013 00:53:16 | More by Amp
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GreyJake

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.6%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-01-2013 23:44:49 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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Garrettshu

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-01-2013 20:05:17 | More by Garrettshu
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.8%

05-31-2013 05:38:32 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours out a dirty gold colour with a foamy and ample egg shell white head. some spotty and clingy lace. tart aroma with spicy sidekicks. green apples, pears and yeast pair nicely with some peppery and wheaty spice. taste profile has some yeasty phenols about, throwing down a bit of alcohol spice, apple skins, pears, apricots and wheat. malt bill is lacking somewhat...some residual sweetness but really a non-factor. finishes on the dry side with lingering hop bitterness that plays patty cake with the spice and yeast profile. true to Shiner fashion, this lacks umph in the body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel that also falls short in comparison to true to style saisons. drinkability is easy enough..it slakes the thirst and provides some character...just enough to grab another.

overall my impressions are that this is another typical Shiner take on style that dumbs down the process and is angled at the crossover crowd. that being said, this does have enough going on to be a lawn mower beer and i might revisit this at the right price.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:42:33 | More by budgood1
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Brenden

Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A clouded dark yellow just shy of amber, this beer barely raises up half a finger of head. Retention is average, and the thin foam of head that still sits on top is just able to leave light spotty lacing on the glass.
The nose is mostly green apple skins under a wheat-like malts base and some spiciness.
A bit more yeastiness comes out on the tongue, and it's slightly earthier, but otherwise there's not much difference from the nose.
The body is light, almost medium. Carbonation is a little too high, and crispness is a little too hard, but it does even out some as it sits.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:57:54 | More by Brenden
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a clear golden color with a small 1/2 fingers worth of head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving very little lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: I'm getting a little grass, some floral hops with a touch of fruitiness. Smells quite inviting.

T: Taste ending up having a little more grassy-earthy hops than floral, but the fruitiness is right up front straight to the finish.

M: Crisp, pretty strong carbonation at first, but falls off as the beer warms up. Pretty light for the style.

O: Not a bad little beer from Shiners, again another great effort. Good flavors, good ABV, not a bad session beer... Worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 23:01:27 | More by mralphabet
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mactrail

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Looks nice enough in the Duvel tulip, but it would be beter suited to a red Solo cup. The aroma is not bad, it's just anemic. A little plastic hint. Faintly sourish and somewhat sharp. Overall, it tastes like weak iced tea with that tannic flavor.

I can't taste anything that would indicate Belgian yeast was involved in this. It's more of a diluted malt liquor flavor. Spoetzl makes some decent lagers, but this is not one of them. Bought at Texas Wine in Fredericksburg in the 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:17:15 | More by mactrail
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-26-2013 19:53:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-24-2013 17:10:44 | More by CDCNAM
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-23-2013 21:20:55 | More by jaswilson2
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.