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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

464 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 464
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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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
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

3.16/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a solid, very drinkable beer, nothing fancy but well-done for what it is. The flavor didn't leave a big impression on me, and I found the beer rather heavy for the style; but on the other hand, the graininess, very faint citrus notes, and slight touch of bitterness are refreshing. For a craft seasonal its not bad, but this is not something I would go out of my way to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:25:37 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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njbusa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

04-19-2014 13:35:16 | More by njbusa
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metter98

New York

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of lemony flavors along with some hints of bready malts. No spices are noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties, but seems more similar to a witbier compared to saison.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:29:08 | More by metter98
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown can with a freshness date.

Crystal clear dull amber hue, very bubbly with a decent amount of lace. Ripe pears, spice, bready malt and hay in the nose. Slick medium body, mild crispness. Rustic graininess meets a mild hop bitterness, slightly spicy with a fruity backing. Faint medicinal tone with a ghost like broth note. Finishes spicy and semi-dry.

Decent and expected this. While the whole Saison / Farmhouse thing is way over done now Shiner took a good stab at it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 03:50:24 | More by Jason
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Zachior

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-18-2014 00:07:41 | More by Zachior
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MitchKeller

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

04-17-2014 18:52:30 | More by MitchKeller
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.