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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

223 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of jsboates
3/5  rDev +15.4%

jsboates, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
2.95/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

angrybabboon, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of djwhit24
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

djwhit24, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Zodijackyl
3.58/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

Zodijackyl, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of lemonlime311
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.

lemonlime311, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of rsant
2/5  rDev -23.1%

rsant, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of beep71
3/5  rDev +15.4%

beep71, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of slugfresh
3/5  rDev +15.4%

slugfresh, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
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

vicsju1991, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of klipper
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

klipper, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jjkatter
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

jjkatter, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of durwood64
2/5  rDev -23.1%

durwood64, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev +15.4%

OzmanBey, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of buckyp
1/5  rDev -61.5%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of RheinSchaefer85
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Though this Beer maybe Bad its not that bad. It's very Cheap to buy in the store and it gose down Nicely . Its perfect for that Summer Day. And Schaefer still has the Best Beer Jingle of all time in My opinion. It is a Personal Favorite though better than Bud or Miller .

RheinSchaefer85, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jmarklan
2.38/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours an extremely light straw color. The hard pour gave it a nice head but it quickly dissipated and left virtually no lacing.

S: Corn, straw and grass.

T: Corn, straw and grass, very slight hop touch. Very light in flavor.

M: Thin and highly carbonated, but that is to be expected.

Overall: Cheap swill. Better than a lot of american adjunct lagers but that's not saying too much. Not bad tasting or offensive, just not what beer should be.

jmarklan, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is a restaurant in Purdys NY called the Blazer Pub...some of the best burgers in the NY Tri-state area, and a regular stop for me. Well, recently they decided to go retro and are now offering, in cans, Schaefer, Ballantine, Rheingold and Schlitz....with PBR on tap. Whether you like these beers or not, the concept tickled my fancy and I decided to make my way through the list; revisiting some of the beers of my youth. None of them are great; in fact most of them are poor in comparison to the Captain Lawrence offerings that the Blazer also has on tap. But you know what? They were like an old friend, a blankie that I could hold at the bar and not feel self conscious about. Yes, I drank them all proudly and chances are, I will again.

Ralphs66, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of chapcat
2/5  rDev -23.1%

chapcat, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
2/5  rDev -23.1%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of joefigg
1/5  rDev -61.5%

joefigg, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of GennyCreamAle
2/5  rDev -23.1%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
2/5  rDev -23.1%

ROGUE16, Nov 15, 2011
Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.