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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

469 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | 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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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +51.1%

05-20-2014 04:53:35 | More by MaddDogg84
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A recommendation from a cousin as being one of his favorite beers, so I figured I'd give it a go.
L - rocky white head atop a slightly hazed golden ale, good head retention and lacing
S/T - funky yeast, grass, biscuit, lemon, earth, pepper, spicy noble hops
F - refreshing, thin-to-medium body, finishes dry and fairly clean with modest bitterness; I always seem to find Shiner beers to be a bit chalky and this one is as well
O - fairly decent farmhouse ale, not sure I'd get it again, but I'm always up for trying something new. If my cousin showed up with some to share, I'd definitely drink to that.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 02:02:28 | More by barnzy78
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

05-17-2014 08:05:29 | More by generallee
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-15-2014 02:21:34 | More by JayKay412
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-15-2014 01:12:48 | More by mpalestino
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Packard

Colorado

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-12-2014 17:21:51 | More by Packard
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ThurmondTX

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-12-2014 14:39:37 | More by ThurmondTX
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rw1992

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-12-2014 03:28:14 | More by rw1992
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-10-2014 19:36:58 | More by George2744
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kilobees

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-09-2014 01:43:11 | More by kilobees
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Getalegup

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-08-2014 02:59:20 | More by Getalegup
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emeyer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-04-2014 04:53:00 | More by emeyer
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mwar

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-03-2014 14:27:31 | More by mwar
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brybeck

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-29-2014 01:52:31 | More by brybeck
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-27-2014 21:37:03 | More by Zetcha7x
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Foyle

Wyoming

3.01/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: deep golden color and slightly cloudy, 1/2" white head recedes quickly. Very light lacing. Noticeable carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma: somewhat funky yeast dominates, with some malt in the background. Definite hop spice aroma as well.
Mouthfeel: a little light for the style, it is mostly watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: the sweetness of the malts meld nicely with the spicy hop varietals and that dominate yeasty, breadiness.
Overall: a very fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 16:14:20 | More by Foyle
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-26-2014 11:08:39 | More by mikefuski17
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev +20.8%

04-26-2014 01:47:37 | More by BryantForestry
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psmith161

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-26-2014 00:26:33 | More by psmith161
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

04-25-2014 21:32:10 | More by Boca-X
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-24-2014 22:02:10 | More by beersdmf17
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-24-2014 17:13:18 | More by Ultimate
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timmy2b

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-24-2014 00:42:54 | More by timmy2b
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't know a lot about Farmhouse style beers. I am learning, I have had some really good Saison/Farmhouse ales and this one tastes nothing like any of them. I basically get a lighter version of the Bock by this brewery. Its was an alright summer beer, but I would not buy this one over others in the same price range. I have drank a lot of the Shiner Bock over the years and usually at Robert Earl Keen concerts, since he seems to be a promoter of this beer. I personally prefer the other Texas mainstay Lone Star to Shiner, but its an alright beer. I don't believe I will be purchasing this one again, but it was worth trying. It might be just what you are looking for. But after some of the other great beers I have had this year, this one was just so-so.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 04:21:15 | More by humuloner22
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dankjohn

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-22-2014 02:21:08 | More by dankjohn
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.