HEPNER (2) - Waller, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer! Only wish that Shiner would make ths a year-round beer instead of spring seasonal.
AnalogReigns (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent true farmhouse/saison, first one I’ve had by a major craft-brewery. Slightly (very slightly) sour, tastes a lot like a homebrew Kolsch, as it just has that sort of rough taste you find in non-commercial beer. Compares favorably, imho with Belgian "authentic" farmhouse ales.
ronaldtheriot (1200) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. I think it’s one that needs to be checked out. RJT
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap flight at Flying Saucer San Antonio. Light golden pour, split by white head. Horse blanket and bubblegum aroma with some hops. Taste is very similar -- and better than previous reviewers are giving credit for. Another one that if you slam a vogue label brewery label on the bottle, people will be raving and ISO. This is Shiner, though, so no love from the beer dorks. Honestly I had low expectations and this is the best beer I have ever had from this brewery and one of my favorites tonight.
PAULHAUL (2) - dallas, USA - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good Smooth drinking beer. not real hoppy, good with Tex-Mex or Drinking out in the front yard with your next door neighbor Mexchanic until
you pass out.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, extremely refreshing and nice if you mix it with a slight drop of orange juice. Very enjoyable and aftertaste too
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazed gold with a medium, foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy with soft spice notes, grains, grass and malt notes. Taste is fruity and grassy with yeast, spice, flowers, grains, soft malt and light bready notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly and lively carbonation. Ends with more spice and yeast, fresh fruit, light malt, toasted bread, soft grains and grass. Not bad!
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma is lightly funky with some spice. Good start. Med minus body. Flavor is decently funky (tho more would be nice) and lightly spiced. It seems to have a little wheat/cardboard aspect at first, but it washes away. Finishes like a light saison.
Ratman197 (9550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, spice, light yeast and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, spice and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering spiced straw finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle for review from Shiner. For a mass-marketed saison, it acquits itself pretty well. General malty smell, with a bit of bubble gum ester after I’ve sipped a bit of it. Pours a golden, clearly filtered color under a thick but fizzy head in my Duvel glass, column of bubbles keeps on coming. Taste has that complex savory quality from wheat malt and what tastes like a Saison yeast, though it’s most likely Shiner’s house strain. No bitterness, just enough to counteract the normal malt sweetness. Definitely not a lawnmower beer, but the beer for after chores and before dinner.