Shiner FM 966 | Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner

Shiner FM 966Shiner FM 966
BA SCORE
24.3%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 547 ratings
Shiner FM 966Shiner FM 966
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lawl3ss on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,332
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
547
Liked:
133
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
16.87%
Alströms:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
73
Trade:
1
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Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
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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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Tone
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of hint of alcohol, sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of wheat, slight spice, floral aromas, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight yeast, floral notes, hint of grass, hint of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of spice, slight of wheat, and a hint of hops. Overall, good blend and feel, but the body and aroma are muted.

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Photo of punky796
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy amber, with about a finger of bubbly white head. Dissipates fast without much lacing.

S - Primarily hops, with a touch of alcohol smell, but not in an adjunct kind of way. Tracings of coriander and orange help balance the hops.

T - Hops, a little heavy for my taste, but that's alright because I like the way the coriander works with it. The oranginess is there along with a straw or haylike flavor.

M - Better than I initially perceived, relatively heavy carbonation, but also dry in a way that produces a refreshing sensation, and without a lot of aftertaste.

O - Pretty refreshing beer, one that I find myself enjoying despite being heavy on the hops. This was my first Shiner and I'm intrigued to try more of their styles.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color,with an airy head of white foam.
Aroma-faint spicy yeast
Taste-Watered-down spicy yeast, faint hop note. Refreshing, if a bit too light-hearted. Too many high standards to compare against keeps the score down for me, when you think of all the outstanding examples of Saison/farmhouse ales out there. An "entry-level" offering at best.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
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 RonaldTheriot
4.23/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shiner FM 966 has a thick, fluffy, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, some streaming bubbles, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is very bursting- spicy pepper, cracker, subtle citrus, and some other indistinguishable smells. Taste is of spicy, yeasty malt, some hops, maybe coriander, white bread, and sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Shiner FM 966 finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and delicious. Overall, this is nice and well made. Check it out!

RJT

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3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I admit, I miss Texas. Even though I grew up here in New Jersey, I've driven through the Lone Star State enough times to have an affinity for it. I like how Shiner celebrates their roots and when I saw this in a store near me, I wanted to give it a go because dammit, I miss those back roads in Texas. I wasn't expecting this to be on part with its counterparts from Belgium or Ommegang but as an easygoing beer, this was just fine on a night like this.

Sure enough, this had a pour to it like a Macro Lager - malty, light, and with a fluffy head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass. The carbonation was good and there was even a bit of sediment on the bottom to swirl out. No lacing to be seen either and the aroma was that of white grapes and some sour yeast. This was complemented by grassy notes and a watery mouthfeel that made this slide down pretty easily. The back was very floral with some straw thrown in, but the typical Saison taste and funkiness faded relatively quickly afterward.

The alcohol was a bit strong in this but I never tasted it at all or felt that it detracted from this beer.

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Shiner FM 966 from Spoetzl Brewery / Shiner
Beer rating: 24.3% out of 100 with 547 ratings
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