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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

527 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 57 | 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:
Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

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Photo of BeerAsAStoryteller
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with very light, thin layer of white foam.

S: Hints of banana and light tropical fruits, maybe mango. Some mild malt sweetness.

T: Lots of banana. Sharp carbonation that almost drowns the very mild hops. Decent amount of malty sweetness.

M: Light bodied, but has some small amount of heft, which balances out the sharp carbonation.

O: Well balanced, though rather light all around. Easy drinking, with just enough flavor to make it tasty and refreshing.

Photo of Pesci
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.36/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, appears to be best by 5/8/13, Ommegang tulip.

A pale, rich gold greets me on the pour. There is not all that much head, but it is stark, clean white and hangs around.

The nose is largely fruity, banana focused yeast. A whiff of pale malt. It's pretty tame and one-dimensional.

It's fruity here too, but the yeast oscillates between a clean lager crackeriness and banana and some apricot. There's pale malt, a matte yeast feeling combined with a slight bitter finish, but not much else.

Too much carbonation, thin body.

I suppose this is pretty much what you'd expect if Shiner tried a Saison. It's pretty good, but could go a lot further. There's a fairly strong, but not delicious, Belgian yeast strain popped in a wort of simple pale malt.

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost a finger of head on a hazy, orange/golden colored body.
The aroma is nice: banana, grain, lemon and nectarine.
The taste is watery with hints of banana and lemon. Too mild.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Not a bad beer but the taste could have more to it.

Photo of mrjbrown27
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of csurowiec
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Tone
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hint of alcohol, sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of wheat, slight spice, floral aromas, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight yeast, floral notes, hint of grass, hint of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of spice, slight of wheat, and a hint of hops. Overall, good blend and feel, but the body and aroma are muted.

Photo of punky796
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber, with about a finger of bubbly white head. Dissipates fast without much lacing.

S - Primarily hops, with a touch of alcohol smell, but not in an adjunct kind of way. Tracings of coriander and orange help balance the hops.

T - Hops, a little heavy for my taste, but that's alright because I like the way the coriander works with it. The oranginess is there along with a straw or haylike flavor.

M - Better than I initially perceived, relatively heavy carbonation, but also dry in a way that produces a refreshing sensation, and without a lot of aftertaste.

O - Pretty refreshing beer, one that I find myself enjoying despite being heavy on the hops. This was my first Shiner and I'm intrigued to try more of their styles.

Photo of blinker97
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color,with an airy head of white foam.
Aroma-faint spicy yeast
Taste-Watered-down spicy yeast, faint hop note. Refreshing, if a bit too light-hearted. Too many high standards to compare against keeps the score down for me, when you think of all the outstanding examples of Saison/farmhouse ales out there. An "entry-level" offering at best.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.