Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale - A Review
Appearance (0-3): Pours up a crystal clear golden color with a thin, quickly fading head. 1 point.
Aroma/Bouquet (0-4): There are hints of grain and citrus, but it doesn't have a strong aroma at all. 3 points
Taste (0-10): Slight graininess, hints of hops and citrus. I can taste the "Belgian" in it, but it is muted and very subtle. I has a slightly bitter finish with some grain. Reminds me of a Farmhouse ale. The malt hop balance is good, as there isn't much of either in the flavor. Low carbonation, which is out of style. 7 points
Overall Impression (0-3): A few years ago, Jimmy Suaric, the brewmaster at Shiner, correcting my explanation of one of the seasonals by saying, "Our interpretation of the style!" And this is their interpretation of the style. I can taste the style in there. But it's very subtle. And since it's available here in Paradise, it gets 3 points
Total: 14 points
posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00