Meister Bräu | Miller Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
1.63/5
76 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
76
pDev:
34.36%
Bros Score:
1.92
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 25
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1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.53/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer was (I'm guessing) about 10 years old...and one of the better awful beer I've had.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.68/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After taking a quick look at the other reviews here I have to laugh. In college I thought this was the worst beer I'd ever had, and keep in mind, I was pretty familiar with beer at that point (Watney's Red Barrel, John Courage, Bass, Guinness, Whitbread, Mooshead, Molson, Labatt's, Bud-Miller-Coors, Heineken, Grolsch, etc.). I didn't mind cheap beer, but Meister Brau got to me. And, not unlike other reviewers, I find it the same today. I've probably had other beers that were just as cheaply made, but I can't think of any of them now (perhaps Old Style). So what is it? Well, it's just that there's so much adjunct in use. It's got that sweetness to it. And there are next to no hops. It's almost like the alcohol balances it. Well, at least tries to balance it. I recently saw someone question on-line "What happens if you make beer without hops"? "What's it like?" "Has anyone tried it?" ... I guess whomever came up with this one did! But that's not the real problem. The real problem is that it's clearly fermented pretty fast and hot. It's got a lot of yeasty fruitiness to it. And, I think, some higher alcohols. But on the up side, it's inexpensive.

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Jason
2.29/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz can with a white back ground, two gothic looking steins and semi cursive letters … yikes! Never seen a can try to look to intimidating No freshness date.

Appearance: Very pale yellow in colour, a soda like carbonation races to the top selfishly to leave the brew and not help with the head retention.

Smell: Mild pungent aroma from cereal grain as well as a “crap beer smell” consisting of bland graininess.

Taste: Crisp none the less, light bodied to a t and an extremely thin mouth feel of slightly coarse grain. Quick flash of malt flavour, it comes through quick with a graininess in its trail. Hops are strained beyond recognition, hop flavour is totally muted. Raw grits or corn meal comes to mind within the semi coarse graininess. Clean all around with not much flavour to give anywhere it stays in the very dry range of American lagers.

Notes: Nice clean cheap beer, make sure it is ice cold when consuming … anything warmer than ice cold may induce flash backs of pervious crap beer experiences.

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Photo of mikesgroove
1.3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured the palest and clearest yellow imaginable, big fizzy white head faded immediatly to leave just really nothing. Lots of chains of bubbles littered throughout, but this was just soo damn clear. Smell did not exist, at least I couldn't smell one, don't know if that is good or bad in this case, so thats really all I can comment on. Taste again was non existent, maybe a slight taste of corn or grain, but really I was dumbfounded as there was really no taste. Was slick, smooth going down. Tasted like ice cold water and I could see why people drink so much, they are trying to find the taste!

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Wasatch
1.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean/clear pale yellow color, some carbonation, with a one-finger white head, with some minimal sticky lacing. The nose is grainy/ricy at best. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy, and ricy. Light Body, not much going on here. What a waste of water.

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Mass produced straw yellow bmc aal type here, maybe a little darker since you've seen a lot of light beers in your time. Funny they don't call them diet beers.

Taste is rough, harsh alcohol way bigger than it need to be, corn sweetener thinned out, rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover at times. Bitter. No hop taste, just bitterness.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a faint straw like appearance, like you spilled BMC into a half empty glass of water. It really looks vapid. The aroma is offputting, metallic and paint stripperesque.

The taste, is even worse, there's no body to absorb any of the metallic harsh bitterness. There's no mouthfeel for malt or hops. Its just like really bitter water that was kept in a mining pit with a bunch of rusted copper wire left strewn about. It can't even really be seen as a thirst quencher, because you kind of need something else to get the retched taste out of your mouth afterwards. This stuff gets especially evil after it warms beyond 40 degrees, watch out. The alcohol is extremely pronounced, there's nothing to cover it up. Shots of vodka with a penny in the shot glass. This could be the worst beer ever made.

Its the week of reinstating old reviews! Meister Brau definitely ranked in the top 10 most frequently drank back in the early 90s. #1 beer confiscated by the cops in Vacaville, CA in that tme period as well. $3 a 12 pack. Thanks cousin Bill!

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Photo of cdwil
1.5/5  rDev -8%

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2.75/5  rDev +68.7%

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

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1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Todd
1.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Mister Beer is pretty damn crappy. Had some the other day as some cheap bastard couldn't pitch in an extra buck or two to get Schlitz. Oy, what a mistake. The first sip flashed me back to playing a game of "pass-out" with this stuff where we all had to induce vomitting to drink more. Ah ... to be 18 and stupid again. Wait ... I just was by drinking it. This is a last resort drink.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.65/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Watching American Beer made me fell like going back to revisit this beer. I had forgotton how tasteless it is. Poured a pale yello color with white head. Smell is a little sweet but not much else. Taste is difficult to find but is an adequate thirst quencher. Not summer afternoon beer.

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Photo of misternebbie
1.76/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Furley80
1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of far333
1.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer has an amber yellow color, and a thin head that departs almost immediately. Almost no aroma. The flavor is hard to describe. It's bitter from start to finish, and leaves a horrible aftertaste. Are there even malt and hops in this stuff? I can't finish the whole can. I don't know if it's because I got REALLY sick and hungover on this stuff after a high school party or because it's just plain bad (okay it's just plain bad), but it has a flavor that I just can't seem to get down. If this is the "Master Brew," why do they brew a light version?

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Photo of Durandal_777
1/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Rayek
1.58/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Oh the innocence of youth. The taste of this stuff is going to become permanently infused into my memory.

A: Pale yellow with a fizzy white head that doesn't retain well. Clarity is good. Active carbonation from big bubbles.

S: Not much to smell. What little smell there is consists of corn grits and a little dry malt.

T: Only consume this ice cold. Doesn't taste like much of anything at ~35 degrees F or lower. If it warms, it becomes face wincing bad, as the flavors of corn grits, cooked cabbage and wet cardboard seep in. Things only go downhill from there. Bitterness is there for the whole ride, with a weighty metallic flavor that's bolstered by the beer's fizz. Finishes clean if ice cold. If not, residual flavors of metal and corn grits linger for far too long in the mouth.

M: Light body is super fizzy.

D: Not worth another visit. A truly terrible beer.

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Meister Bräu from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 1.63 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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