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Shiner FM 966 | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden, straw color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much of an aroma at all. I get some faint notes of toasted malt, some floral, barnyard-y aromas of clover, straw, honey-suckle and Belgian yeast. There’s also a touch of caramel, banana and bubblegum.

Taste: The beer tastes ok. There’s some strong flavors of toasted malt, imparting notes of crackers or stale bread, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, some clove, a touch of banana, a touch of bubblegum, a touch of coriander and a touch of sourness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, with some decent carbonation. With an ABV of 5.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an ok beer. There’s some decent flavors of toasted malt and caramel-like sweetness, but the touch or sourness at the finish throws it off for me. There are much better Saisons out there, so I’d pass on this one.

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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)

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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 547 ratings
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