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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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211 Ratings

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 26.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-21-2001)
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

The formalities first: pours clear yellow, fizzy white head. Disgustingly sweet corn syrup and metal aroma. Cotton candy and grass flavor, along with something sour and sweaty. Yay.

I brought this to a party one night as a joke. There just happened to be a cute blonde from Indiana that liked Schaefer. Needless to say, that was a really good night.

12-10-2008 19:25:19 | More by magictrokini
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New York

1/5  rDev -61.7%

03-30-2014 18:24:44 | More by ZOSO2192
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

12-28-2012 18:13:04 | More by JonPablo
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South Carolina

1/5  rDev -61.7%

12-31-2011 02:41:34 | More by buckyp
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

11-18-2011 02:07:42 | More by joefigg
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1/5  rDev -61.7%

05-03-2014 04:28:26 | More by Durandal_777
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1.1/5  rDev -57.9%

Honestly, this is the second worst beer on earth. First place is the light version. We use to grab this in college for about 30 cents per can (and I was in college in the 2000's, not the 60's). Light gold color with some fluffy head I guess. Aroma is filthy corn and wheat, dirty must, and vomit. The flavor follows almost perfectly and this is really tough to get down during a game of beer pong. Avoid at all costs.

10-16-2013 20:11:33 | More by BMMillsy
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1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

03-06-2013 03:22:45 | More by greyghost86
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1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

04-05-2012 03:01:49 | More by bilbo2012
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1.25/5  rDev -52.1%

03-02-2014 19:08:03 | More by joseph_french
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1.45/5  rDev -44.4%

The can assured me I wasn't drinking water. I wasn't expecting anything great when I picked up a twelve pack, I knew it was swill but I needed something for when I was painting. Never poured it out of the can so I am assuming that it is very pale yellow in color with a slight head and good carbonation. The aroma was non-existent. Mouthfeel was very thin, I have never had a beer that was this thin. The flavor is very subtle which makes this an easy drinking beer. At first I thought it was really bad, but after a couple it started to grow on me. Overall a drinkable beer that lacks any distinguishing qualities, the odds of me buying this again are slim to none.

07-31-2008 18:01:56 | More by kinger
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

01-10-2012 18:20:06 | More by jjkatter
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

02-20-2012 17:22:06 | More by djwhit24
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

08-10-2014 23:31:27 | More by cardinals22
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1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

03-18-2014 02:00:14 | More by VTBrewHound
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1.58/5  rDev -39.5%

Pours a straw color with a dismal white head. No surprises here. Smells very grainy, which is fine by me, but there's this weird beef broth smell somewhere in there. Tastes like nothing but sugar with a hint of malt. Really, this has possibly less flavor than some light lagers I've had but with the bonus of being sickly sweet. I guess I should give it kudos for tasting somewhat like a malt beverage. Mouthfeel is like flat coke. Just gross. I don't want to drink this.

I'm not one to simply bash a macro lager just because it's a macro lager. I happen to enjoy some of them a great deal. This is really just that bad. Do yourself a favor and get Pabst or Schlitz instead of this. Same price but they actually taste pretty decent.

03-26-2006 04:52:36 | More by goochpunch
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1.73/5  rDev -33.7%

Got it in 40 oz. bottle form in New Jersey (not available in my locale). Clear straw-gold color, with a white head. At $2 a 40, I didn't deem it worthy of a glass. Tastes of grain and corn, a true macro lager gone awry. It's drinkability is alright, if you factor in value of this cheap brew.

01-05-2004 00:20:13 | More by TastyTaste
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

12-12-2013 04:13:45 | More by SuomiHobbit
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North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -33%

11-13-2012 22:31:21 | More by dvmin98
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New York

1.75/5  rDev -33%

10-02-2013 09:41:37 | More by Noelito76
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

05-12-2014 00:57:35 | More by Georgiabeer
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1.75/5  rDev -33%

I am slowly but surely knocking out all the mainstays of my college days.

The thing I remember about this beer was how sour it was. It poured the typical yellow with big white foam head of most macrolagers, but it actually had some flavor to it. That flavor being skunk with some sour bite.

Other than that: watery and forgettable.

04-21-2008 00:58:40 | More by Overlord
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1.8/5  rDev -31%

Pale gold with a two finger white head which fades quickly. The smell has corn, some grass, and bread. Not too impressive.

The taste has cooked corn, bread malt, and is somewhat sweet. No outstanding features, mostly just blah.

Thin bodied, high carbonation, and not much aftertaste. Very bland and definitely not worth trying again.

05-28-2012 02:07:42 | More by hardy008
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1.85/5  rDev -29.1%

Ah Schaefer, the beer your grandaddy grew up on. This is the beer I got for $2 a pitcher in college, from a guy who always let his cigarette ashes fall in the food and beer that he was serving. Appetizing, yes. It appeared watery yellow, with no significant head. The smell was like a watered down Budweiser, but less skunky and more fresh (a good thing, no?). The flavor...well, let's just say it was refreshing and not too "flavory." I'm in a kind mood. The mouthfeel was flatter than fizzy, and overall it's a good cheap beer to not turn your nose up at because, well, let's face it, there's no such thing as a bad beer...at least not one that's this cheap.

05-06-2011 04:00:13 | More by Wegomlegging
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Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
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