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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

499 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | 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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Photo of robertjskelton
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

robertjskelton, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

brauseboof, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chilled 12 oz twist-off longneck into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date. Label declares this to be a Springtime Farmhouse Ale of the European "seasonal provision" style, I was a bit skeptical at the store (A Saison from Spoetzl?), but figured why not?

Look- Crystal clear pale gold with three fingers of super dense white head, looks like whipped cream. Good retention, no lace.

Smell- Go figure- it's actually got a bit of funk going on. Toasted cracker, light spice, aromatic. Light treacle, clean feel. Nice.

Taste- Alas, not quite as nice as the aroma, but about what I had expected. Light spice, very mild tartness, biscuit malt, light adjunct flavor. Earthy hops are there, but again faint. Finishes with oyster cracker a bit of mineral character.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, very light carbonation (particularly for a saison.) Heavier than expected, smooth, juicy feel. A little tart acidic character, but it's faint. Finishes clean, pleasant and definitely designed to be easily consumed.

Overall- It's not fantastic when compared to some of the classic imports or offerings from local Texas craft brewers such as Jester King, but for Shiner/Spoetzl its actually pretty good. +1 for the effort.

Lawl3ss, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

rcjennings, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

CDCNAM, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

harrylee773, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

obrike, Jul 13, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

javlin624, Feb 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

ColdWaffles, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

shredder83, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Vylo, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Lukebell15, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

YeastEnthusiast, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Azpittil57, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Mortarforker, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

coldriver, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JasonTaverner, Mar 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

MammothTarantula, Dec 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Getalegup, May 08, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
1.85/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

BeerWithMike, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

csurowiec, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.