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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 America’s oldest.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Cheap, cabbage-like skunkiness, and nasty, why does anyone drink this stuff? Oh, yeah... it's cheap!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Tasted from the nastiness that is modern swillish beer served "fresh" from a can. No comment on the aroma since I was too lazy to pour it in a glass (don’t want to contaminate my good beer glasses with the festering much that is typical boorish american piss beer). No initial flavor with a light crappy taste that isn’t offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Very little scent on this one. Just a hint of malt as best as I can tell. Light golden color with very little head. Tastes rather good, albeit a bit watered down. Sweet and light bodied. Just a hint of hops. No off-flavors that I can tell. Very drinkable. I’d prefer craft beer when I can get it, but if I’m cash-strapped, I’d buy this long before any of the big things from BMC (I know Miller now contract-brews this, but still). Not a bad little beer. Inoffensive if nothing else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 It tastes pretty good, but in 30 minutes you have to make a run for the border, if you know what I mean. Just don't drink any before bed time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2002
If all you’ve got is the change from the couch cushions...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (676) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2002
Cheap. But it actually has some bite to it. A little after taste too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2014
Malty, slighy sweet and smooth, not Terrible! No hops, corny with no depth in taste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Ahh Schaefer. Just for kicks I bought a 30 of this stuff and brought it to parties. People were amazed. When you crack one open there is a smooth sweet corn aroma and a similar taste. To be honest, I’ve had much worse, but if you drink more than you can count on one hand, you will be friends with Mr. John the next day. Beautiful can though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2001
I’ll admit it’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a Schaefer beer. In fact, the last time I had one there was still a Schaefer Brewery in operation. I’ll always remember their jingle,’Shaefer is the one beer to have when you’re having more than one’. That wouldn’t go over so hot in today’s PC world. Schaefer was also the ’Beer of the NY Mets’ I believe. Anyway, a pretty bland, non-descript American lager. I,m sure it hasn’t improved much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2004 As I was browsing for some beer at a local liquor store I stumbled upon a 30 pack of Schaefer. I was with my friend Paul, and Paul loves cheap beer. He's had almost every cheap beer known to man. When I showed Paul what I found he had to have it. So we went home with a 30 pack of Schaefer and a case of Shiner Bock. The next day Paul and I went golfing and we brought our trusty Schaefer along. He handed me a can and I cracked it open. I took a big chug and I was refreshed. Ahhhhhh!!!! Schaefer. Please hand me another! I want a bad headache. Yes. Schaefer is watery swill, but it's not bad. On your first sip you can actually taste hops. That's more than I can say about any Coors beer.

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