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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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Photo of Jeffreysan
2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
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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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mamaraza
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakite117
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Looks like typical American lager but tastes better than Bud or Coors.

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Photo of Jeff_Winger
4.52/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of MattFox
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jo5hne
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of tjv11022
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of legalag11
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jdimento
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of cajunhawk
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of MattM
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of lysergicdream
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DIM
2.34/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a chill hazed golden color with a long lived, sticky white head.

Smells of... not much. Faint soap and plastic plus a little grain. Bland. There is a bit more going on in the taste category, but I don't much care for it. Faint, musty grains, soap, and maybe a hint of coriander.

I almost called this bland and inoffensive, but I am offended by how blend this is.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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