Schaefer Light | F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 08-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
30
Avg:
2.29
pDev:
34.93%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Brew_ski
2.43/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +118.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

oneof the bet light beers i have had..like it!

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Photo of Juliocruz26
4.42/5  rDev +93%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It goes down like water a crisp no aftertaste beer... it's not the best but it was the first beer I ever drank age 11 lol... nostalgia! It's the beer my dad drank until it was rolled out and no longer available at your everyday corner store... Man do I miss this beer...

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Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cityofFestivals
3.28/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It's silly to attempt a philosophical description or review about this beer or any other in it's class. If you are buying it, there is a reason and that reason is you are looking for a good value beer. Schaefer Light is an excellent value beer.

Do you really care what it looks like when it's poured? Why would you even be pouring this beer?? Drink it straight from the can on a hot summer day.

Like most every other macro or American adjunct, the aroma is grain, sweet, some corn.

The taste is where Schaefer Light shines above it's brethren. It leaves absolutely no aftertaste at all, finishing clean and crisp. Extremely clean, absolutely refreshing. Medium carbonation, great mouthfeel, and completely enjoyable.

I know it's cliche or chic to say how much of this you consumed in college when your tastes were unrefined or that it's the worst beer in existence, but Schaefer Light is actually a great tasting, refreshing, value beer perfect for a 90 degree day, or when you want to put many back and don't feel like crushing a huge IPA with an ABV over 8. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
1.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.67/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
1.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of joseph_french
1/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of skydogpenn
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of BMMillsy
1/5  rDev -56.3%
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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Photo of Shawn476
2.75/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Juno_Malone
2.25/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of brheuer
2.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of dvmin98
1.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of seanhug
3/5  rDev +31%

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1/5  rDev -56.3%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of cpolking
2.75/5  rDev +20.1%
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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Photo of bilbo2012
1/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of blake58
3.25/5  rDev +41.9%

Photo of jjkatter
1.5/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of buckyp
2/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of BigBry
2.75/5  rDev +20.1%
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

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Photo of jeranbrews
1.78/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

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Schaefer Light from F & M Schaefer Brewing Co.
2.29 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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