Schaefer | F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
66
poor
265 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
pabst.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 08-21-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
127
Avg:
2.67
pDev:
27.72%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Shandycan
2.11/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.01/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaraspook
2.38/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Phigg1102
2.76/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RonJensen
1.45/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

From a can, poured into a glass. Aroma is kind of repulsive, it smells like something chemical or medicinal, combined with corn adjuncts.
Taste: A little too sweet, and again, you can taste something sour and medicinal, combined with corn and some hops, also, a little too carbonated.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
1.6/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

like the carbonation. left a grainy filmy feeling though. sweet from adjuncts. but not a terrible beer. pretty good.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
2.69/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JacketAudio
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Most popular beer in USA prior to Bud becoming the King in 1975.

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Photo of wlfmaldon1
3/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Philly_Dave
4.03/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Been drinking sch. for 40 years. Love the craft beers, but to me it's like mothers milk. Mommy!!!! What I like best is the wheaty taste. Unique among the macro beers. Also, at 16 I drank 2 six pax on a dare one nite...and I think that burned it into my taste buds

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Photo of Matty123
2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

just another beer from an era when people didn't really care how beer tasted.

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Photo of 31Sam13
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of macesq
2.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThomasMetal75
2.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*Not going to go into too much detail here. It's 2015 now, and my beer is getting hard to drink.

A- If you've seen Pabst Blue Ribbon in a glass, that's what it looks like. Super clear and golden. Head dies quickly.

S- Smell has the standard beer smell. Wet papery, sweet, corn husk. Light pale malt. Nothing to write home about. Smells a lot like Pabst Blue Ribbon.

T- Same as smell. Standard beer type flavors. Sweet and corny. Very grainy, with the lightest touch of pale malt. There is a very, and I mean very, slight hint of hops that attempts to balance out the sweet flavor. The hops do not do their job very well if you ask me. Again, this is a standard beer flavor that is on the sweet side.

M- It drinks like a lager would drink. It's light. It's crisp, clean, and I could see how it refreshes. If you've been drinking during your New Years celebrations all night and then go to this, it probably won't taste all that great. That's the boat I'm in right now.

Overall, this beer isn't all that stellar. It's a middle of the road beer that struggles to be just an average lager. Nothing stands out here. It's on the sweet side, which is what I really dislike about it. I can only seem to find this beer in 40 ounce bottles in my area, so not too good if I don't want to drink that much (like right now). I'd say pass on Schaefer, unless you're into the American adjunct lager style.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of Rcaisse
2.24/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Jeff_ODell
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HardyA
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Wvlibrarydude
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Jesse1515
2.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DHarv
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of JC333
2.08/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BigAl18
1.1/5  rDev -58.8%

Schaefer from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
2.67 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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