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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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218 Ratings

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 26.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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 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
Photo of Sachsenfreude
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Sachsenfreude, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of thekevlarkid
2.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear, straw color with one finger of white head. The retention of the head was average and it left spots of lacing. The aroma was of pale malt, corn, a bit of grassy hops and a hint of sweet malt. The flavors were mostly of cereal grains, pale malt and corn with some sweet malt too. Very little hops. The body was light, the carbonation appropriate and the mouthfeel fine.

thekevlarkid, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow with a short-lived white head.

S - grains, corn chips.

T - a bit grainy but the sweetness is not horrible, it's plain and simple beer but it's better than most plain and simple beers.

F - light and crisp.

O - just another beer but it's a classic in my book.

JoeyBeerBelly, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: grass, straw, and adjuncts

Taste: corn, straw, and adjuncts

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, sweet

Overall: This is arguably my favorite beer in the style. This was the first beer I had regularly, so that probably has much to do with it. On a hot day, I could easily session this. Nothing midblowing, but smooth adjunct without any weird aftertastes.

tigg924, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of WalkingStickMan
2.35/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden yellow, say 4 SRM. Crystal clear, well-filtered.

Smell: Sweet, slightly corny, slightly malty.

Taste: Thin, watery, nothing lingers. Sweet malty flavor is less than nose leads on. Sugary cereal flavor, though.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, very thin.

Cool though because, after drinking the six pack, you don't consider as much the flavor, aroma, etc., feel great, and are out much less cash than if you were to opt for the slightly better option at 4 times the price. BUZZ

WalkingStickMan, Jul 06, 2011
Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.