1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

Not Rated.
Shiner FM 966Shiner FM 966

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

510 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 510
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 41 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Shiner FM 966 Alström Bros
Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

egrace84, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CraigTravor, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of elberon5
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

elberon5, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of trebbates
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

trebbates, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of myelo
2.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold with small white head that disappears quickly to a thin rim and slight lacing.

Aroma: mild malt, fleeting hint of cloves, and some citrus

Taste: Pils malt with some grassy hops. Slight tartness with minimal spicy cloves.

Light body with medium carbonation. Mild ethanol warmth.

Overall a mild farmhouse ale with not enough of the funky barnyard spice for me. Good enough beer but doesn't bring enough for the style.

myelo, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of scottbrew4u
3/5  rDev -9.4%

scottbrew4u, May 31, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of gnaztee
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

gnaztee, May 30, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

LambicPentameter, May 28, 2014
Photo of irongator
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

irongator, May 28, 2014
Photo of KerryCummins1977
3/5  rDev -9.4%

KerryCummins1977, May 28, 2014
Photo of Lance87
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

hockeyfighter19, May 21, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +51.1%

MaddDogg84, May 20, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
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.

barnzy78, May 19, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

generallee, May 17, 2014
Photo of JayKay412
3/5  rDev -9.4%

JayKay412, May 15, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -9.4%

mpalestino, May 15, 2014
Photo of Packard
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Packard, May 12, 2014
Photo of ThurmondTX
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

ThurmondTX, May 12, 2014
Photo of rw1992
3/5  rDev -9.4%

rw1992, May 12, 2014
Photo of George2744
4/5  rDev +20.8%

George2744, May 10, 2014
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.