Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery
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Ratings: 483 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev +7.6%
Golden color, looks pretty clear. Lots of small bubbles rising up. Thick frothy head.
Sour, bubblegum, bready.
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
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
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
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
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.