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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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233 Ratings

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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1.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2.66/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can into Samuel Adam's pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw golden with a fluffy three-finger head, decent lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: Very mild, as expected. Light hints of corn adjuncts, grass, and a distinct floral note.

Taste: Pretty corny, adjunct laden. It's not as sweet as your average AAL, which I think brings out worse flavor in this beer's case. The back-end is metallic and has a weird vegetable taste.

Mouthfeel: Light body and high carbonation, very drinkable. This is a bit different than other beers of its kind, though, in that it has a slight dryness to it.

Overall: This is very similar to any other AAL, but the weird vegetable taste at the back-end will turn me off from buying any more of these in the future. If I'm looking to get cranked, I'd much rather have the standard BMC non-light.

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

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2.63/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Nicely carbonated pale gold. Almost looks like apple juice. Head is super white and drops to a tiny ring rather quickly. Very clear. No lacing. Looks up to standard.

Smell: Corn and pale malts. Slightly bready with an off-putting grassy/wet cardboard aroma. Very grassy. Sweet, oddly so.

Taste: The same wet cardboard thing as the nose. Grainy and grassy. Slight tang from what has to be the adjuncts. Slightly sweet, like canned corn. Mild hop character hints at something almost herbal, but doesn't quite get there. Extremely pale malts. Inoffensive.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light. Finishes clean after a burst of flavor (if that's what you want to call it). Lingering sweetness.

Overall: Drink lots of these. That seems to be the plan here. Inoffensive, but not desirable either. Has some weird issues that prevent it from being my adjunct lager of choice.

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.93/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Consumed 3/2/12

Appearance: Extremely clear, pale golden/straw color - fizzy white head that fades to a minimal ring, minimal lacing

Smell: Not much, very mild - some dry corn, grains, white bread - slightly sweet - I can't say much else, other than it's inoffensive

Taste: Not bad, but not good, either - mild grains, faint bread, lightly sweet, mostly dry, corn - more or less lacking any lager yeast spices - very clean, but so is water

Mouthfeel: Light, but not excessively so - mostly dry, somewhat crisp, nice carbonation, surprisingly smooth (like this was engineered to be chugged)

Overall: About as average as it gets

Schaefer is absurdly cheap (roughly $.65/can), and honestly, I've had more expensive beers that were worse. According to the old motto, "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one." Sounds like a plan. I'll be drinking 12 of these on Saturday.

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1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

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3.57/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can.

Smells like fresh corn, some light malts, and a hint of metallic hops. It's pretty smooth, with a tiny bit of bitterness up front, a light malt feel on the tongue, and an aftertaste of fresh corn. Light biscuits and corn. It's quite light, not a lot of flavor, but I don't mind the corn flavor so it's quite easy to drink. Certainly one of the better inexpensive beers, very easy to drink.

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2.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Ok nothing extordinary a slightly watery beer golden straw in color. Pours and leaves a large head at first which quickly dissapates. There is also a slightly reddish tone to the beer. In all honest I can't say it look below average.

Smell: Has a slightly flat smell to it. Not as bad as bud. But not horrible nothing to brag about

Taste: Little watery but has more flavor then most domestic beer like Bud, Miller, and Coors. Can't say that I am a fan but it's not the worst beer in the world either.

Mouthfeel: Crappy aftertaste it is the beer you would be having if your having more then one after you have a few good beers then switch over to this selzer like flat beer. Because really after a couple the taste is not a big factor. So drink scheafer if your having more then one.

Overall: OK $4.99 a 6pk about average for that price not as good as PBR or Miller High Life, Simarly to Lone Star beer not as good as Black Label it hard to say. Ill say the beer is average for the price.

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2.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz can poured into duvel snifter
A - clear pale ambery yellow blehhh, head dies down fast
S- cant really pic out anything but cheap beer
T - same cheep beer taste, nothing special here
M - easy to drink I guess
O - buy pabst.... seriously, if you are going to buy a cheap beer and try to get hammered just buy pabst

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Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
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