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Schaefer Light - F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
F & M Schaefer Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-08-2002

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 28
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2.67/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev +33.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

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1/5  rDev -55.4%

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3/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Across the board gross. Worst beer in existence. Pours with barely any color and a bit of foamy head on top. Aroma is weak watery corn adjunct, hay, water, blegh. Flavor follows this with a dirty gag-inducing finish. Light on the palate and the only flavor is the lingering vomit flavor that makes this not drinkable even for beer pong. Handed it out to plenty of people who came to our place for a party though.

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2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +11.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev +33.9%

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1/5  rDev -55.4%

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Photo of cpolking
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours an extremely pale and washed out yellow golden in color. There is a short and short-lived head of white foam.

The aroma is slightly sweet grain, metallic, slightly funky.

The taste is old cooked grain and some grass.

It is very refreshingly carbonated. The regular Schaefer is much better. This isn't terrible for a macro American adjunct light lager, but that only goes as far as it goes (which isn't far). Like most beers of this genre, it is better straight from the can.

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1/5  rDev -55.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +45.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -33%

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2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BigBry
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The CANquest lives...
A silver can proclaiming: "Proudly brewed in the United States of America using the finest quality ingredients."
Uninspiring, clear yellowy liquid, topped by a large, bright white head. Foam slowly shrunk to a thin floating cap. Some whiff of cereal grain, mild sweetness. Typical lager flavor (however mild it may be), a bit grainy, some adjunct-like sweetness. Mouthfeel and body was thin and watery, slight sticky sweet aftertaste.
Average at best, nothing bad, as expected for a light lager. Thanks Woody

Photo of jeranbrews
1.78/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

*consumed from a room temperature glass mug

A - The color is a clear lemon jolly rancher. Or maybe one of those pale yellow diamonds. But don't be misled. This beer is no diamond. Pours a standard hotel towel color white fluffy head. Very bright very bleached.

S - Well bad news first. Summer officially started here this week. The kids are out playing. The weather is nice. Imagine that old slip-n-slide getting pulled out of the attic and dusted off. That slightly worn creaky rubber plastic smell. Now imagine a mother skunk sliding down that damp Tarmac. That's tge image this beer gives me. Normally these adjunt lagers have vague smells of corn sugar and processed rice. This bad boy doesn't even have that. It's the beer that just never was.

T - As you can now imagine. There's not a lot going on here. You know that sceene in Back to the Future when Marty starts to fade away. That's this beer. The time stream has been changed and you never actually drank this beer.

M - Tough to comment on. Left over slipnslide water from the above image perhaps.

D - It's affordable. That's worth something.

Photo of mynie
2.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in Alexandria, MO, which is right on the Iowa border. Geographically and culturally, it's one of the most depressing areas I've ever been to. The brokenness is hard to describe, since it doesn't fit into any of your typical templates of poverty or decay. It's a forgotten, dying area. The population dwindles every generation. No one remembers when the place had any sense of having a future. It--it's been decades since failure became a reality, in those parts, and the people there have become strangely comfortable with it.

And, well, don't that vibe come close to mimicking the aesthetic of retro beer? Of course the reality of the matter is, as always, scarier than the Disneyfied fashionistic version of the things (side note: isn't it sad how Disney, MTV, and the New York fashion scene all share the same basic aesthetic now? At least shittiness used to come in different flavors.)

(Side side note: isn't it sad how all these retro beers are brewed by Pabst, meaning by Miller? At least blandness used to come in different flavors).

(Final side note, passing as my review: this is absolutely indistinguishable from PBR light. Trust me, I know.)

It's all an illusion, man. Even the poverty. Even the scariest, most depressing things have become co-opted, absorbed into the horde. This is what it is, and what it is is passable, because that's the scariest part of everything, man, the fact that nothing ever seems that bad.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.92/5  rDev +75%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Schaefer Light has a thick, white head and a clear, straw appearance, with a pretty good amount of bubbles streaming up. Some sheet lacing is left behind. The aroma is slight and sweet, and the taste is likewise mild and sweet, but this particular light beer had a surprisingly high amount of flavor, even though no particular ingredient shines through. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Schaefer Light finishes crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, I was happy to see that this brand had no foul or ugly mineral water aspects. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it.


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2.94/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, pilsener glass, 'FEB1411' printed on the bottom.

Quite the looker for a Light Lager; medium yellow, sterily clear, with good head retention in super bright white.

Light corny aroma, a little grain, and something vegetal.

Unsurprisingly, there isn't much flavor. Pretty much the same as the aromas but sweeter than they suggest. A little dryness.

Just what you'd expect, fizzy yellow beer.

It works pretty well for games such as beer pong, flip cup, and, of course, the fusion flip cup beer pong. Yes, I am in college. Just don't do those things too often, it ain't good for ya.

Photo of Mora2000
2.68/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to Mar for sharing this American classic.

The beer pours a very light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and nothing else. The flavor is heavy on the grain and heavy on the corn. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not terrible, but a beer with no good qualities. Avoid this one.

Photo of tone77
2.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is primarially of corn. Taste is very weak, some corn and malts, not much going on here at all. Feels light in the mouth and does have decent drinkability. Overall there is nothing to recomnend about this beer.

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Schaefer Light from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.