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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

465 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 83
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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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-06-2013 02:58:33 | More by ChaseTheAce
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bobbyc3

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-06-2013 00:42:57 | More by bobbyc3
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-05-2013 18:19:14 | More by abex44
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-05-2013 02:55:46 | More by Boone757
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-04-2013 16:31:17 | More by jheezee
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.8%

02-03-2013 20:55:14 | More by RandyPuckett
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really nice saison...from an American (large) low-priced craft brewer. Good stuff!

I recently had "La Fin Du Monde" on tap...and honestly, I think this beer compares favorably to it...though yes, they are different styles--still a saison is similar to a tripple. No, it's not as good, but...hey, it's less than $9 for a sixer.

Has an earthy, almost sour beer taste--like a homebrew, but fresh and refreshing--definitely a classic saison. I can guarantee, if this beer were from Belgium, in a fancy bottle...it would be rated quite high. As it is, it's a bargain!

Try it friends, I think you'll love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 05:00:51 | More by AnalogReigns
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

02-02-2013 08:41:08 | More by justinm4bama
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EmpiresFall666

Georgia

2/5  rDev -39.6%

02-02-2013 08:16:25 | More by EmpiresFall666
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mjurney

Texas

3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Golden color, looks pretty clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Sour, bubblegum, bready.

Taste:
Sourness up front, but not overwhelming. Bready, cracker, biscuit, a little honey sweetness. Mild coriander. Bubblegum finish. Body is medium, smooth, tart-dry aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 07:53:59 | More by mjurney
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Bonna

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

02-02-2013 03:40:45 | More by Bonna
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

02-02-2013 03:22:59 | More by Lagerquestrian
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coldriver

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-01-2013 19:46:37 | More by coldriver
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jik18

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-01-2013 03:44:49 | More by jik18
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-31-2013 23:28:35 | More by dlin0sbb
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-30-2013 15:42:46 | More by harpus
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-29-2013 19:48:29 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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GFG

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-28-2013 09:34:55 | More by GFG
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KZE80

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-27-2013 20:47:26 | More by KZE80
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bralston345

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-27-2013 18:35:15 | More by bralston345
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-27-2013 03:49:21 | More by lupercmda
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kyleelton

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have two kinds of bias when it comes to Shiner and the Spoetzl Brewery. First, I'm a Texan and I drank Shiner Bock before I really knew what craft beer was. In Coolidge it was the darkest beer on the planet, as far as I was concerned. I was proud that Shiner was from Texas. It's our hometown beer in a way.

The other bias goes like this: most of their beer isn't that good. They usually miss the mark on styles and generally have a weird "Shiner" flavor with everything. Even their Wild Hare, which was labeled a Pale Ale and advertised as highly hopped was a bland excuse for a Pale Ale, despite being very drinkable.

So, when Shiner comes out with a new beer my expectations are low. I know it won't be horrible (except for Ruby Redbird, that shit was awful) but it won't be anything to write home about or even be a decent example of the style. But FM 966 is a pretty damn good Saison. Not the best, but Shiner has really stepped up their game and brewed a true craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 03:47:50 | More by kyleelton
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-27-2013 03:33:46 | More by Lukebell15
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davek72

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

01-26-2013 21:23:24 | More by davek72
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goodylil2shoes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

01-26-2013 03:58:03 | More by goodylil2shoes
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.