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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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495 Ratings

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 86
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 dankjohn
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

dankjohn, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of AmyfaceNYC
3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a solid, very drinkable beer, nothing fancy but well-done for what it is. The flavor didn't leave a big impression on me, and I found the beer rather heavy for the style; but on the other hand, the graininess, very faint citrus notes, and slight touch of bitterness are refreshing. For a craft seasonal its not bad, but this is not something I would go out of my way to seek out.

AmyfaceNYC, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of njbusa
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

njbusa, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of lemony flavors along with some hints of bready malts. No spices are noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, but seems more similar to a witbier compared to saison.

metter98, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown can with a freshness date.

Crystal clear dull amber hue, very bubbly with a decent amount of lace. Ripe pears, spice, bready malt and hay in the nose. Slick medium body, mild crispness. Rustic graininess meets a mild hop bitterness, slightly spicy with a fruity backing. Faint medicinal tone with a ghost like broth note. Finishes spicy and semi-dry.

Decent and expected this. While the whole Saison / Farmhouse thing is way over done now Shiner took a good stab at it.

Jason, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Zachior
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Zachior, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of MitchKeller
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

MitchKeller, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CoCambria, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

shredder83, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

-ronin-, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Snow81
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Snow81, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of TheRicker
3/5  rDev -9.4%

TheRicker, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

lccrunchy, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

coopdog1000, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Musineer, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Guden
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- slightly hazy gold with a large white head that fades to a finger and leaves suds of lace.

S- upfront is big orange peel with some sweet grain and cardamom underneath. A little bit of wit-like metallic shows as it warms.

T- candy sweetness with just faint notes of citrus hanging on throughout the finish.

M- moderate carbonation with a dry finish that helps dissipate the sweetness.

O- I wasn't expecting much from a Shiner Farmhouse beer but wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately this beer is both a bit muddled and bland without enough character from the hops or yeast.

Guden, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Bstrickler, Apr 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

buzzy, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

HamGlade10, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Almost clear light tangerine color. A light cream colored head recedes to a light film. Light watery lacing initially.

Aroma: Light yeasty notes, grains, wheat. Minimal fruit notes and some citrus towards the back.

Taste: Bright citrus notes to begin, backed by some bready grains. A faint hop presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, pretty crisp.

Overall: A pretty clean, crisp tasting brew.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36%

SpongeKA, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

jxb345, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

klimoja, Mar 21, 2014
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.