Quest for the Best Cheap Beer in a Can Episode 1: Schaefer Beer
Some know it as “the beer to drink when you want more than one beer”. Schaefer was bought out by Stroh Brewing Co. in the 70s which was bought by Pabst Brewing Co. in the 90s. It claims to “America’s Oldest Lager Beer” on the can. Not sure if this true, Yuengling claims to be America’s Oldest Brewery, but I guess they didn’t start with the Lager style.
% Alcohol: 4.6
Price: $6.99/12 pack = $0.58/12 oz. beer
Color: Drunk Piss Golden, like a proper lager.
Aroma: not a very strong smell, lightly floral and very light caramel overtone.
First Sip: Very light and mildly malty, good carbonation, no bitterness, only a hint of hops
Aftertaste: Moderately caramel
Overall: This shit ain’t half bad! I can see myself buying it again. I’d take off points for the lack of any hoppiness in it, but there is nothing offensive about it. The flavor is very mild, which makes it easy to have more than one and not regret it.