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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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229 Ratings

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 26.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
F & M Schaefer Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 08-21-2001

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of macesq
2.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThomasMetal75
2.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*Not going to go into too much detail here. It's 2015 now, and my beer is getting hard to drink.

A- If you've seen Pabst Blue Ribbon in a glass, that's what it looks like. Super clear and golden. Head dies quickly.

S- Smell has the standard beer smell. Wet papery, sweet, corn husk. Light pale malt. Nothing to write home about. Smells a lot like Pabst Blue Ribbon.

T- Same as smell. Standard beer type flavors. Sweet and corny. Very grainy, with the lightest touch of pale malt. There is a very, and I mean very, slight hint of hops that attempts to balance out the sweet flavor. The hops do not do their job very well if you ask me. Again, this is a standard beer flavor that is on the sweet side.

M- It drinks like a lager would drink. It's light. It's crisp, clean, and I could see how it refreshes. If you've been drinking during your New Years celebrations all night and then go to this, it probably won't taste all that great. That's the boat I'm in right now.

Overall, this beer isn't all that stellar. It's a middle of the road beer that struggles to be just an average lager. Nothing stands out here. It's on the sweet side, which is what I really dislike about it. I can only seem to find this beer in 40 ounce bottles in my area, so not too good if I don't want to drink that much (like right now). I'd say pass on Schaefer, unless you're into the American adjunct lager style.

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of Rcaisse
2.24/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.25/5  rDev +63.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.64/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of JC333
2.08/5  rDev -20%

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1.1/5  rDev -57.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.74/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BobDoubleu
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

One of the best economy American light lagers. Best enjoyed ice-cold.

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of rev_jimmy
2.47/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Schaefer Beer is an old, old lager. If you are on a budget, then this might be the beer for you. Schaefer's is cheap, which if you are living in the NYC area, finding a bargain is a treat.

Appearance - Schaefer's look like your standard American lager. Nothing fancy. Nothing out of the ordinary.

The Smell is not overpowering.

Taste - Slight bitterness. No overpowering corn taste or smell. Not sweet.

Overall - For a cheap, old school American Lager, Schaefer's is an unspectacular, but unoffensive beer. It is a reasonable choice if your have a day of lawn work. You can spend more and do better, but for what it is, Schaerfer's is ok.

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5/5  rDev +92.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.