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Schaefer - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

218 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful

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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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3/5  rDev +15.4%

Duesler, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Beerwolf666
3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I still Remember the Schaefer Beer Jingle~"Schaefer is the One beer to have when your having more than One" and along with Shlitz,I stole a LOT of em from my Dads beer fridge when I was a kid..hehehe,and later on when I actually was allowed to drink,I drank swimming pools full of both beers,with Shlitz being my go2 beer & Shaefer being the beer I would buy when $$$ was tight..which was most of the time,I cant say it was a really gr8 beer,but it was much better then Blatz [both about $4.99 a case! hehe]
I had not had a Shaefer in well over 20 years,So when I came across a 40oz Fat Boy for $1.89 @ a crappy run down rural country store,I snagged up on it pronto,and thought that the beer probably was 10 years old & would break it out as sort of a joke when my buddies came over,and we all would laugh @ how crappy it tasted,as it turns out,I could not wait,and opened it up almost as soon as I got home,just to see if it was as bad as I remember~
poured it into a standard 16oz Pint glass & to my surprise,a nice fluffy 1 inch white head formed,and stayed there..I waited & waited for over 2 min's,but the head was going nowhere..WTF? a Bud's head is gone in 30 seconds,when I put the ole Sniffer to it,I smelled a nice sweet mild corn & grain aroma,also a slight grassy scent,not unpleasent at all..humm? Taste was very much the same,very mild & grainy with just the slightest bit of a citrus note and just a wee bit of a metallic taste in the background,I have to Admit that I was amazed at just how good this beer tasted,I Remember it being a LOT less drinkable back in the day,this was actually a very smooth,easy drinking beer! and honestly just as good..No,Better then a Ton of much Higher priced Macro lagers on the Market today,and if I could find it in Bottles in my Area,I would buy a case from time to time when money is tight,No doubt @ all!cheers & Peace2all.

Beerwolf666, Sep 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

mckowned, Aug 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Jersh67, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

GibbonsTheBeerGuy, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of fx20736
2.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a 40 oz bottle from Windmill Liquors in Orleans, MA on 7/8/13 for $ 2.55.

Poured into a glass tumbler served at fridge temp.

appearance: pale, brassy yellow with a 2 finger, snow-white head. Nice lacing.

aroma: faint hoppiness, a little corn and some mustiness.

mouthfeel: decent, full.

taste: gentle for an adjunct with enough hops to balance a slight sweetness which leaves a mineral like saccharin taste.

notes: it is what it is. I wish it didn't have the weird aftertaste because otherwise this would a decent, little beer.

fx20736, Jul 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

Sludgeman, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

billbeers, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

braedon_peluso, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

rcjennings, Jun 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Burkbom23, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Shawn476, May 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Juno_Malone, Apr 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

BYOFB, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +25%

Wrigfen, Mar 11, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

greyghost86, Mar 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

jiffymon, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

JohnnyForeign, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

Huffs, Dec 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -61.5%

JonPablo, Dec 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -23.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

dvmin98, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of B33R501
3.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 16 oz at Whole Foods Devon for $.99 how could i pass that up. These are the beers we drank as kids, this, Schmidts, Ortleibs (we were drinking Joes beer before it was known as Joes beer) before we graduated to Miller High Life, Genessee Cream Ale, Rolling Rock and the like. What a nostalgic blast this was. Thanks Joe at WF Devon.

And you know what, really wasnt bad at all. Drank from the can, poured a little to take a look. Light pale pour, big fluffy white cotton candy head. Nice. Bready sweet malts and even a little hops for balance. Decent mouthfeel. No off tastes, and a nice break from the usual hop and stout onslaught.

Overall very pleasant. I dont rate to style much (if at all), this is scored on its own merits. Just a good, plain old adjunct lager. And better than lots of craft ive had, yes i said it.

B33R501, Oct 26, 2012
Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.