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Meister Bräu - Miller Brewing Co.

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Meister Bräu
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64 Ratings

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 1.63
pDev: 34.97%
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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3.56/5  rDev +118.4%

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.

08-09-2013 12:40:49 | More by Todd_A
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3/5  rDev +84%

11-25-2011 06:27:45 | More by Beefytits4
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3/5  rDev +84%

12-16-2011 16:10:15 | More by Dapperticus
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2.68/5  rDev +64.4%

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.

06-16-2009 22:47:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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2.65/5  rDev +62.6%

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.

07-19-2005 00:28:15 | More by tgbljb
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2.5/5  rDev +53.4%

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.

12-17-2002 18:26:53 | More by Rifrafboy
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New York

2.5/5  rDev +53.4%

01-08-2014 17:29:51 | More by I_Like_Beer
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2.45/5  rDev +50.3%

Uncle Eddie on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chooses his cheap beer wisely! A solid bargain beer.

10-16-2001 16:30:27 | More by mmthompson33
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2.28/5  rDev +39.9%

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.

09-17-2002 21:04:35 | More by Jason
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New York

2.25/5  rDev +38%

08-06-2013 02:53:41 | More by Noelito76
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

12-11-2011 12:19:13 | More by valkyre65
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

07-07-2012 00:51:27 | More by GWC
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

11-27-2013 20:58:04 | More by rusrus01
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

01-31-2012 03:01:02 | More by slimntubbs
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

07-04-2012 16:48:39 | More by LarryMyers
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

12-26-2011 15:46:59 | More by debuscher22
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New York

2/5  rDev +22.7%

11-25-2011 01:33:24 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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2/5  rDev +22.7%

07-19-2013 00:41:00 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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New York

1.83/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

05-21-2002 20:34:56 | More by sponberg
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Quebec (Canada)

1.8/5  rDev +10.4%

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

12-26-2007 23:12:17 | More by rodenbach99
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1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-14-2012 21:00:35 | More by avisong
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New York

1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-09-2012 17:18:28 | More by Hoagie1973
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New York

1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

01-01-2013 03:43:40 | More by Huffs
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1.7/5  rDev +4.3%

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

04-01-2013 03:54:18 | More by Giantspace
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1.63/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-22-2010 03:53:53 | More by bundy462
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Meister Bräu from Miller Brewing Co.
48 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.