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Meister Bräu - Miller Brewing Co.

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Meister Bräu
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 76
Avg: 1.6
pDev: 61.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 76
Photo of IMFletcher
1.19/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Back in college, when you could get a case of these bottles for about $6, the only way you could consume them was via beer bong. That way, the taste could be avoided, allowing the alcohol to reach the bloodstream without being rejected involuntarily by your body.

Once, on a lark, I took a big swig from a bottle instead. This was 24 years ago, but I still remember what registered in my brain as this swill hit my taste buds: Purple.

A few minutes later, I was puking.

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Photo of Todd_A
3.52/5  rDev +120%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I find it odd that people are calling this beer horrible or that only stupid kids drank it. This is the same beer that you can buy today, it is called Miller Lite. Miller Lite has won gold metals at least 4 times and numerous other awards. With that being said, I recall this beer being very popular with the party crowd, it was always at my family gatherings as we had close ties to Chicago, where Meister Brau was made prior to being purchased by Miller.

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Photo of Giantspace
1.7/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This beer used to come in bottles way back in 1984/5. It then moved to cans only and I even remember the real skinny 8oz cans. This was a cheap go to back before I had any money and I had no idea craft existed exept for thinking molson and moose head and Pauli girl were good because they cost way more.

Thin bubbly beer. No different than any other cheap beer back then. Never poured beer in a glass back then. Bottles were brown. Most kegs were yuengling then and still today.

Tastes very carbonated and somewhat distinct. Can't pull the taste back into my mind. Almost a rough texture to this beer but a bit "creamy" at the same time.

At $3-$4 a six pack of 16oz at the steak shop you could never go wrong, unless old Milwaukee was on sale for less. Would love to fibd a few of these in a cooler someplace

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a faint straw like appearance, like you spilled BMC into a half empty glass of water. It really looks vapid. The aroma is offputting, metallic and paint stripperesque.

The taste, is even worse, there's no body to absorb any of the metallic harsh bitterness. There's no mouthfeel for malt or hops. Its just like really bitter water that was kept in a mining pit with a bunch of rusted copper wire left strewn about. It can't even really be seen as a thirst quencher, because you kind of need something else to get the retched taste out of your mouth afterwards. This stuff gets especially evil after it warms beyond 40 degrees, watch out. The alcohol is extremely pronounced, there's nothing to cover it up. Shots of vodka with a penny in the shot glass. This could be the worst beer ever made.

Its the week of reinstating old reviews! Meister Brau definitely ranked in the top 10 most frequently drank back in the early 90s. #1 beer confiscated by the cops in Vacaville, CA in that tme period as well. $3 a 12 pack. Thanks cousin Bill!

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Photo of Wasatch
1.53/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean/clear pale yellow color, some carbonation, with a one-finger white head, with some minimal sticky lacing. The nose is grainy/ricy at best. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy, and ricy. Light Body, not much going on here. What a waste of water.

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Photo of mikesgroove
1.3/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured the palest and clearest yellow imaginable, big fizzy white head faded immediatly to leave just really nothing. Lots of chains of bubbles littered throughout, but this was just soo damn clear. Smell did not exist, at least I couldn't smell one, don't know if that is good or bad in this case, so thats really all I can comment on. Taste again was non existent, maybe a slight taste of corn or grain, but really I was dumbfounded as there was really no taste. Was slick, smooth going down. Tasted like ice cold water and I could see why people drink so much, they are trying to find the taste!

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.13/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pretty nasty stuff. I wouldn't try it again, and you should not either.
Pours a nasty looking piss yellow with no head and no lacing.
Smells like water with some sugar and vinegar added.
Tastes like wastewater. Some fake hops additive for slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel is cheap and messy.
Not drinkable.

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Photo of erz316
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Do your self the favor: just go buy some budweiser and drink that if you'r looking to get drunk. this just isnt worth it. really. piss colour with no head, smells like a chicken's feeding pan. taste? I'd rather scald my mouth with boiling coffee than drink this again. shit, I'd rather rinse my mouth with tequila than have to ever drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.68/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After taking a quick look at the other reviews here I have to laugh. In college I thought this was the worst beer I'd ever had, and keep in mind, I was pretty familiar with beer at that point (Watney's Red Barrel, John Courage, Bass, Guinness, Whitbread, Mooshead, Molson, Labatt's, Bud-Miller-Coors, Heineken, Grolsch, etc.). I didn't mind cheap beer, but Meister Brau got to me. And, not unlike other reviewers, I find it the same today. I've probably had other beers that were just as cheaply made, but I can't think of any of them now (perhaps Old Style). So what is it? Well, it's just that there's so much adjunct in use. It's got that sweetness to it. And there are next to no hops. It's almost like the alcohol balances it. Well, at least tries to balance it. I recently saw someone question on-line "What happens if you make beer without hops"? "What's it like?" "Has anyone tried it?" ... I guess whomever came up with this one did! But that's not the real problem. The real problem is that it's clearly fermented pretty fast and hot. It's got a lot of yeasty fruitiness to it. And, I think, some higher alcohols. But on the up side, it's inexpensive.

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Photo of magictrokini
1.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Again, taking a trip back to high school. $1.99 a 12-pack. I should have know better. Funny, it still costs the same today. Open it up, and ouch, B.O. veggie and metal aroma blends to form vomit. Pours clear gold with a sad, bubbly white head. Tasting... and confirmed ass. Tart, sour, metallic, veggie-and-sugar concoction. I am an idiot.

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Photo of Rayek
1.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Oh the innocence of youth. The taste of this stuff is going to become permanently infused into my memory.

A: Pale yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn't retain well. Clarity is good. Active carbonation from big bubbles.

S: Not much to smell. What little smell there is consists of corn grits and a little dry malt.

T: Only consume this ice cold. Doesn't taste like much of anything at ~35 degrees F or lower. If it warms, it becomes face wincing bad, as the flavors of corn grits, cooked cabbage and wet cardboard seep in. Things only go downhill from there. Bitterness is there for the whole ride, with a weighty metallic flavor that's bolstered by the beer's fizz. Finishes clean if ice cold. If not, residual flavors of metal and corn grits linger for far too long in the mouth.

M: Light body is super fizzy.

D: Not worth another visit. A truly terrible beer.

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Photo of rodenbach99
1.8/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

350ml aluminium can

sold at a ridiculously low price

A: commercialy blond lager, no head,
S: smelless, same as any other commercialy larger beer at this range of price.
T: thist quenching, watery,
M: light,
D: this is a bad beer, but still it's refresching

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Photo of tgbljb
2.65/5  rDev +65.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Watching American Beer made me fell like going back to revisit this beer. I had forgotton how tasteless it is. Poured a pale yello color with white head. Smell is a little sweet but not much else. Taste is difficult to find but is an adequate thirst quencher. Not summer afternoon beer.

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Photo of hungryghost
1.11/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Yep, its been while since I downed a container of this swill.
It may have taken a few times but I learned my lesson. Hangover in a can, guaranteed!
It is an artificial yellow color, with a weak and short lived foam.
Smell and taste are the same if that makes sense. Like the inside of a cheap aluminum can, subtle, stale rice notes.

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Photo of 99bottles
1.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

There's a reason my friend coined the term "Meister Chow". This is what you drink when you REALLY don't like yourself or the relative health of your colon. My fraternity used to stick by Beast, occasionally venture to Natty and invariably pay homage to the meister sheister. Actually, its not that different than any other cheap beer. It imparts more flavor, I think, than the other beers with an interesting rancid fruit taste and tanginess almost as if it has a touch of fortified wine in it. I might just be crazy. Pools of this stuff used to coagulate on the floor, and mosquitoes wouldn't even think about laying their brood in it. It's cheap, its somewhat elusive (I assure you it is available in the Lehigh Valley part of PA if you want to waste your time looking for it) and it contains alcohol. College kids and other assorted po'folk think that's a good selling point. And I suppose it is. Enjoy! and then enjoy again the next day via multiple routes of escape.

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Photo of oberon
1.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The fact that anyone would review this is crazy.Yellow with no head and nasty smell,when Iwas 17 and had no money we would drink this.Nasty trailer park beer I wish I never tried it,who startedf making this anyways,anyways is it worth even reviewing?

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Photo of far333
1.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer has an amber yellow color, and a thin head that departs almost immediately. Almost no aroma. The flavor is hard to describe. It's bitter from start to finish, and leaves a horrible aftertaste. Are there even malt and hops in this stuff? I can't finish the whole can. I don't know if it's because I got REALLY sick and hungover on this stuff after a high school party or because it's just plain bad (okay it's just plain bad), but it has a flavor that I just can't seem to get down. If this is the "Master Brew," why do they brew a light version?

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Photo of Rifrafboy
2.5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The German mug on the can, and of course the name, hint at a fine german beer. Not quite. It pours with a scant head, dark straw in color. Smell is of grain. Decent carbonation. Taste is of grain, corn (grits?) in particular, with mild to non-existant hoppiness. Flavor is of a cheap beer. This beer is hard to find even in cans, and I would like to try it in bottle if I can find it.

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Photo of Kwak
1.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not to bad for crap
Thin fizzy pale head gone in a flash.
The body was super clean almost clear plenty of fizz. The smell was awful almost stopped me from drinking it,
the taste was that of a mass produced beer. a faint taste of malt and hops but nothing to even think about. Aftertaste was a little skunked
but not to heavy.
This one is better straight out of the can the tinny taste covers up the crappie beer taste. Must be Ice cold!!

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.47/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I still remember the advertisement, "tastes like Bud, but half the cost". Now there's a marketing gem. It does taste like bud, aweful. And now that I don't have to stand in front of a package store and ask people to buy for me, I can afford Bud, not that I would drink it.

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Photo of Jason
2.29/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz can with a white back ground, two gothic looking steins and semi cursive letters … yikes! Never seen a can try to look to intimidating No freshness date.

Appearance: Very pale yellow in colour, a soda like carbonation races to the top selfishly to leave the brew and not help with the head retention.

Smell: Mild pungent aroma from cereal grain as well as a “crap beer smell” consisting of bland graininess.

Taste: Crisp none the less, light bodied to a t and an extremely thin mouth feel of slightly coarse grain. Quick flash of malt flavour, it comes through quick with a graininess in its trail. Hops are strained beyond recognition, hop flavour is totally muted. Raw grits or corn meal comes to mind within the semi coarse graininess. Clean all around with not much flavour to give anywhere it stays in the very dry range of American lagers.

Notes: Nice clean cheap beer, make sure it is ice cold when consuming … anything warmer than ice cold may induce flash backs of pervious crap beer experiences.

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Photo of proc
1.18/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mister Beer. This just a terrible beer. Very watery with a slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is bizarre, almost soap-like (anybody ever get their mouth washed out with soap as a kid?). Not worth the effort to pick up, buy or drink.

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Photo of psugrad98
1.33/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Light very pale straw and almost crystal clear. Quick rising bubbles, almost no head. No lace. Smells slightly pungent and sweet with traces of corn. Taste is somewhat dry and crisp, almost seltzery. Very light flavor. Almost non-existent. Sweetens up sickeningly as it warms. Please, for the love of God, drink this cold or you will get ill.

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Photo of sponberg
1.8/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sampled: 12 oz. can (what else?)

Ahh. Good old "Mess Yer Trou." It takes me back to the days when Dad & I would head over to a little 1/4 mile dirt oval in Binghamton with a cooler of beer in cans. We'd try a different brew every week, just because. This is one of the few that managed to NOT get finished at the track. So when a friend (I use the term loosely) left a can at the house last week...

Aroma: Cheapass beer, straight from the barstool. Pours bright yellow (found this out by watching it come out of the can and into my piehole while looking in a mirror). Taste is pure inexpensive - yeah, there's some malt, but a lot of other things that cows eat as well, and nary a hop to be found. Finishes slightly sweet, with a "ten of these and you'll think that someone hooked up the song birds outside your window to Marshall stacks" hangover promise.

Don't do this to yourself.

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Photo of Todd
1.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Mister Beer is pretty damn crappy. Had some the other day as some cheap bastard couldn't pitch in an extra buck or two to get Schlitz. Oy, what a mistake. The first sip flashed me back to playing a game of "pass-out" with this stuff where we all had to induce vomitting to drink more. Ah ... to be 18 and stupid again. Wait ... I just was by drinking it. This is a last resort drink.

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Meister Bräu from Miller Brewing Co.
54 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.