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Meister Bräu - Miller Brewing Co.

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Meister Bräu
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BA SCORE
48
awful

67 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 1.63
pDev: 34.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001)
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Reviews by far333:
Photo of far333
1.5/5  rDev -8%
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?

far333, Apr 13, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
1.33/5  rDev -18.4%
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?

oberon, Apr 13, 2003
Photo of beerhunter13
1.25/5  rDev -23.3%

beerhunter13, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of SuomiHobbit
1.5/5  rDev -8%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Todd
1.5/5  rDev -8%
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.

Todd, Aug 30, 2001
Photo of sponberg
1.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

sponberg, May 21, 2002
Photo of Jason
2.28/5  rDev +39.9%
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.

Jason, Sep 17, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.5/5  rDev +53.4%
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.

Rifrafboy, Dec 17, 2002
Photo of magictrokini
1.35/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1/5  rDev -38.7%
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!

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

valkyre65, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Wnowak
1.08/5  rDev -33.7%

Wnowak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.68/5  rDev +64.4%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of avisong
1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

avisong, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.48/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

bewareOFpenguin, Oct 25, 2002
Photo of maynard713
1/5  rDev -38.7%

maynard713, Oct 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -38.7%

eye2, Dec 06, 2011
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1/5  rDev -38.7%

dvmin98, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
1.27/5  rDev -22.1%
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!

mikesgroove, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of GWC
2/5  rDev +22.7%

GWC, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev +38%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of rusrus01
2/5  rDev +22.7%

rusrus01, Nov 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -23.3%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of bundy462
1.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Pale yellow. Lots of carbonation, no head.

S: Cereal grains, not much else, pretty much nothing.

T: Crisp with a small malt hint. Clean but uninteresting, cheap hop usage that gives some slight bitterness.

M: Coarse and harsh.

O: Not very good, a pretty crummy beer. As expected for the price.

bundy462, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of gatornation
1.5/5  rDev -8%

gatornation, Dec 24, 2011
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Meister Bräu from Miller Brewing Co.
48 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.