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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own. Schaefer has been brewed in America since 1842, making it one of Americaís oldest.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
12oz can at Black Jack above Pearl Dive. $2 can. Low carbonation straw pour. Weak head. No formation really and no retention. Very poor. No lace. Nose is dirty freezer, sweet cherry juice box, horse breath. Taste is tangy, sharp, sweeter. More body and less carboardy compared to the Strohs. Headache inducing though. Small DMS and diacetyl come through.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A wicked bonus from Sloth from when he sent me the Marylandís Best.

Pours a pale golden color with the most fluffy, white, well retained, and respectable heads Iíve ever seen on a pale lager.

The aroma is sort of generically "beery" in the "its 1987 and my parents are drinking beer" kind of way. Some bread doughiness, a little grain, some alcohol, far from offensive... but it doesnít smell great or anything.

The flavor is a little cidery, some breakfast cereal in there for sure, a light hop zippiness is present as well. The beer has some noticeable alcohol and corn.

Tastes pretty much exactly as I expected it to, so thatís pretty great.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grundsow (126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Avoided it for years due to stigma, only to discover recently that for a cheap beer it has a really good taste, time and again. Better than Budweiser or Miller. Great beer for a holiday weekend or to kick back with after cutting firewood, mowing grass, etc.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"Had this with a bunch of friends following a funeral. It was the only beer around. Went well with our cigars. A - Zero appearance. Looks like dirty water. S - A more hoppy PBR but smells like nasty ice cubes T - Citrus, Floral and burnt notes M - Light, highly carbonated with cheap yeast O - This is a beer Iíd take on a fishing trip. If Iím not fishing, this beer shouldnít be in my hand."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fussman (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011 does not count
I like this beer. It is simple and is a perfect thirst quencher on or off the field. The old name is comfortable for nostalgia fans but it still remains a viable, low cost American beer. I recommend for those who arenít finicky about basic beer. Go for it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
aroma: non-existant. Appearance: I did not look at it, it stayed in the can where it belongs; tasts: foul and mettalic; palate: watery and disconcerting; overall - not worth drinking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Itís hard for me to judge this one, as the nuances between cheap beers are subtle, and I tried this one months after having sampled any other cheep beer. My impression put it several steps up from Natty and Keystone, but it was similar in price. It was drinkable. I would put it several steps down from any number of other mainstream pale lagers, however. Kinda on par with PBR. My intuition is that I would prefer PBR, by a (very) slight amount.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
drank upstate NY, from 12 fl. oz. Can, good economy beer, mild on the palette, slight bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
The USís oldest lager beer? At least people donít overhpe it like they do for Yuengling.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
12oz can on my honeymoon trip in Dec. 2009 Puerto Rico (Culebra, Flamingo Beach). Can, looked cheap, reading on can said oldest lager in US. thought it was strange. Did not expected much from this beer. Just a new beer to add to my list. Funny this is made is Illinois and I had never seen it before. Taste is grassy, watery, with a hint of pale malts in it.

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