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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

483 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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
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Joeyroush

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-26-2013 00:36:51 | More by Joeyroush
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +20.8%

01-25-2013 23:32:43 | More by yankinwis
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%

A - gold with a large, soft, white head that has decent retention; there are a ton of carbonation bubbles rising to the top

S - white grapes, faint yeast

T - white grapes, sweet, grainy, some faint yeast

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm

This is a simplistic if not over simplified beer. The yeast seems to do all the work adding some notes of white grapes. For 5.70% it's way too warm. As far as saisons go, there are far better out there. As far as Shiner beers go this is a nice change from their traditional lagers.

01-25-2013 20:34:23 | More by tdm168
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-25-2013 07:13:47 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.99/5  rDev -9.7%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing good comes through at that number on my radio. Texas must be so much cooler than Illinois... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, lemon zest, light coriander, and a touch of apple cider. The taste brings in more of the same, with everything funkified and rindy, making for quite the muddling of flavors. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a kinda sad "farmhouse ale", one that comes across more like a spice-less wit than anything, and one that just doesn't work well at all.

01-25-2013 06:56:16 | More by TMoney2591
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.4%

01-22-2013 23:39:33 | More by bump8628
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bluetrevian

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-22-2013 01:04:27 | More by bluetrevian
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.