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Shiner FM 966 - Spoetzl Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

494 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | 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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5/5  rDev +51.1%

MaddDogg84, May 20, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

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
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

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

kilobees, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Getalegup, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

emeyer, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

mwar, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

brybeck, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Zetcha7x, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Foyle
3.01/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

mikefuski17, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

BryantForestry, Apr 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

psmith161, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Boca-X, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

beersdmf17, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Ultimate, Apr 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

timmy2b, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

humuloner22, Apr 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

dankjohn, Apr 22, 2014
Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.