Shiner FM 966
Spoetzl Brewery

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Belgian Saison
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3.34 | pDev: 16.77%
Spoetzl Brewery
Texas, United States
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.26/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A clouded dark yellow just shy of amber, this beer barely raises up half a finger of head. Retention is average, and the thin foam of head that still sits on top is just able to leave light spotty lacing on the glass.
The nose is mostly green apple skins under a wheat-like malts base and some spiciness.
A bit more yeastiness comes out on the tongue, and it's slightly earthier, but otherwise there's not much difference from the nose.
The body is light, almost medium. Carbonation is a little too high, and crispness is a little too hard, but it does even out some as it sits.

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2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden straw color…mild bubble action happening…some head formed, but nothing really stuck around, just a top coating…looks lively but nothing overly impressive…(2.75/5)

Smell: Spicy, citrus, yeast, bubblegum, sweetness, summer grass…a nice farmhouse ale smell, though it’s not overly aromatic…(3/5)

Taste: Spicy hops balanced nicely with grassy, citrus, yeast and sweet flavors…fairly basic flavor happening here…(3/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body, light to medium carbonation…very watery (too watery), with some floral bitterness in the after taste...refreshing to the palate…(2.5/5)

Overall: This beer falls straight into the mediocre category…it’s got all right flavor, but the smell and mouthfeel leave a lot to be desired…this brew feels like it’s massed produced by a large “brewery” leaving quality second to putting something on the shelf…it’s super watered down leaving what flavor it does have passing over the tongue quickly and making it hard to enjoy…it’s drinkable, but I’m glad I only have one, certainly not worth picking up in six pack form…(2.25/5)

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3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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1.92/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Its okay not a beer for me

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours a clear pale golden color and is topped with ½” of angel white head that lingers.
Smell: The beer smells of malt and a Belgian style yeast rather typical of this style I would say.
Taste: The taste of this beer is rather delicious a good malt base with a nice blend of spices and yeast that play nice with each other, neither one dominating the other.
Mouthfeel: It is a tad on the thin side but it makes for a smooth easy drinking beer.

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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 548 ratings