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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

510 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 41 | 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 rgille2
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

rgille2, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Arcman, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

wonothesane42, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of dwren89
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.

dwren89, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

swgwilt, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

kaelahann, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Omnium, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

leprechaunandfatman, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

mikejseal, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

BlueMoon10, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

MandaLeigh, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

addison1203, Jun 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

RedWeizen83, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

blastoderm55, Jun 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

rkcrozier, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

GreyJake, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

BigDaddyJohn, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Garrettshu, Jun 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69.8%

FLBEERGUY25, May 31, 2013
Photo of budgood1
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.

budgood1, May 29, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, May 28, 2013
Photo of mralphabet
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.

mralphabet, May 28, 2013
Photo of mactrail
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.

mactrail, May 27, 2013
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.