Shiner FM 966 | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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Shiner FM 966Shiner FM 966

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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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

So Shiner takes a whack at the farmhouse style.

A - Well its pretty lively with carbonation. A very clear yellow with a head that reduces to a thick lace ring.
S - Has some peppery spice, a touch of lemon peel. and a strong wheat base.
T - Well it's a pretty crappy example of the style since it drinks like a witbier. Lemon and wheat highlight with a mild touch of coriander mid palate. Not bad yet not very funky or spicy,
M - Pretty effervescent with the carbonation making for a light bubbly body. Goes down easy enough.

Overall it's not really a bad beer but if it was a witbier I would have rated it higher. As a farmhouse beer it's pretty sucky.

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Photo of barczar
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden apricot with a foamy ivory half inch head that lingers around the rim.

Ironically, apricot and confectioners sugar form the initial aroma, with a little farmhouse funk and yeast esters rounding things out. Notes of honey and bready malt and floral chamomile add complexity.

Flavor is fairly tart until mid palate, when toasted breadcrust, slightly sweet and stale, begins to dominate into the bready finish. Floral notes are evident in the beginning, along with coriander and pepper, detracting slightly from the funky sour character. Banana esters and yeast character ever as it warms.

Body is moderate, but is perceived as a touch light due to high carbonation. There's a touch of alcohol warmth in the finish.

Good funk character and nice tartness, but malt is a little overpowering. I'd like a little less carbonation to keep funk from being lifted from the palate.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of hozersr
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of barnzy78
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of Bung
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear gold color with a small white head. Not enough retention or haze for a 'typical' farmhouse brew.

Nose is honeyed grains with a grassy hop aroma. A fair amount of yeast presence surprisingly…a little tart and lemony with some sourdough. Nice.

Taste throws out more of the lemongrass yeast with a neutral, biscuity malt. Hops make their presence felt and crisp up the finish nicely. While this isnt going to compete with a fresh Saison DuPont or the like, it is not priced as such either. For about a buck a bottle, I think this is a very welcome addition to the fridge. I'll easily go through the 12-pack I purchased and most likely will buy another. Well done Spoetzl...well done.

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Photo of Brenden
3.26/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of gtermi
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a hazy bright golden-yellow with a small bubbly white head that dissapates quickly, leaving no lace

S- grainy with some Belgian yeast banana aromas, a bit spicy with just a bit if funk

T- grainy malt with just a bit of peppery spice, yeasty finish with a dry linger

M- medium body with bubbly carbonation, leads to a foamy finish

O- the traditional Saison flavors are there, but barely. Easy drinking and refreshing for spring, but for the style, doesn't compare to some of the finer examples.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost a finger of head on a hazy, orange/golden colored body.
The aroma is nice: banana, grain, lemon and nectarine.
The taste is watery with hints of banana and lemon. Too mild.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Not a bad beer but the taste could have more to it.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
3.36 out of 5 based on 547 ratings.
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