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Shiner FM 966 | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Texas, United States
shiner.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,144
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
547
pDev:
16.87%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
73
Trade:
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 92
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4/5  rDev +20.5%
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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3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Trader Joe's, poured from bottle into a Sam Adams etched glass.
"There's Nothing Finer Than a Springtime Shiner" - Have never tried this style, so we'll see about that.

A - Very light gold appearance. Not much of a head. It's inviting, but nothing spectacular.

S - Smells a lot like a wheat beer. Some citrus tones, as well as some yeast. Maybe some hops. I like it - I can see where the "It's Refreshing & Spicy" claim on the bottle came from.

T - Interesting. Again, I would say it is a wheat beer if someone gave this to me as a blind tasting. However, it is not as smooth overall as a wheat, and does have a tang at the end. Nice.

M - Overall, it's a pretty light mouth feel. Some carbonation, but not much. There is a bit of a lingering aftertaste, of which I'm not a fan.

Summary - I got this as a single bottle from TJ's, but I wouldn't have minded a six-pack. I like Shiner's experimentation with different styles from year-to-year, it makes things interesting. As for this beer, I can envision it being a good "everyday" beer in the Spring and Summer months when it's warm. The light body and refreshing wheat-style make it a good choice.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: gold in color it poured slightly cloudy into a pint glass not too big of a head but decent lacing

S: slightly fruity some spices and maybe a little yeast

T: first there was a strong hop flavor that played well with the spices then followed the fruit flavors

M: crisp and light bodied it gives a pleasant feel on the tongue

O: this is a good spring time beer i had never had saison before but i rather liked it i would drink it again

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.29/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I poured this awful beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a pretty golden color and poured a nice big white head. Thats all the good I can say about it. The smell was skunky and terrible. The taste was sour and terrible. I like Shiner products for the most part but this beer got a YUK in my personal beer data base. I would not buy again and Shiner should not produce it again.

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3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with very light, thin layer of white foam.

S: Hints of banana and light tropical fruits, maybe mango. Some mild malt sweetness.

T: Lots of banana. Sharp carbonation that almost drowns the very mild hops. Decent amount of malty sweetness.

M: Light bodied, but has some small amount of heft, which balances out the sharp carbonation.

O: Well balanced, though rather light all around. Easy drinking, with just enough flavor to make it tasty and refreshing.

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2.36/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, appears to be best by 5/8/13, Ommegang tulip.

A pale, rich gold greets me on the pour. There is not all that much head, but it is stark, clean white and hangs around.

The nose is largely fruity, banana focused yeast. A whiff of pale malt. It's pretty tame and one-dimensional.

It's fruity here too, but the yeast oscillates between a clean lager crackeriness and banana and some apricot. There's pale malt, a matte yeast feeling combined with a slight bitter finish, but not much else.

Too much carbonation, thin body.

I suppose this is pretty much what you'd expect if Shiner tried a Saison. It's pretty good, but could go a lot further. There's a fairly strong, but not delicious, Belgian yeast strain popped in a wort of simple pale malt.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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