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Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export - Steel Brewing Company

Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Reserve 211 Triple Export

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64
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 30.2%


Brewed by:
Steel Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-05-2005)
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BitterLover

North Carolina

2.05/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Grabbed a 24 oz. can of this at the local Kroger, partly because it was $1.24. This was the kind of beer that the Women's Temperance Union warned would cause everyone in North Carolina to become hopelessly addicted if the 6% ABV cap was lifted. Let's find out!

Appearance: Poured into a large dimpled glass German mug. I almost feel like I need to apologize to the mug. The beer is only slightly above pale yellow in color. The initial two finger fluffy head vanishes almost immediately. No lacing. In a moment, it hardly looks like beer anymore, more like yellow Kool-Aid.

Smell: Cotton candy and creamed corn, with a slightly sour note.

Taste: First comes something like Karo syrup, followed quickly by something reminiscent of one of those yellow sourball candies, finishing with a metallic whang. I feel the need to check the can to make sure that it really does say "beer" somewhere and not "Malt Beverage" or "Fuel Additive".

Mouthfeel: Mostly carbonation, but at least it feels like beer in the mouth.

Drinkability: Does "drinkability" mean pouring the beer into a big funnel attached to a hose that is pointing into your mouth? That's about the only way I'd ever want to have one of these again -- just get it past my taste buds as quickly as possible before they are somehow damaged by this beer.

Serving type: can

02-07-2009 05:28:44 | More by BitterLover
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -2%

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Pegasus

Texas

2.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Faintly hazy golden body, crowned by a dense, persistent cloud-top head, which retains superbly. . Abundant patches of sticky lacing adorn the glass walls. The cabonation consists of profuse and minute slow-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Lots of cereal grains in the aroma, particularly corn, although verbiage on the can states "only the finest malted barley". Hot alcohols are present in the aroma as well. There are very faint herbal hops, as well.

Taste: Opens with metallic hops,and hot alcohol, which is also quite warming. Malted cereal grains are present as well, although there is little barley to be found, as far as I can tell.
Bitter apple rind is fairly prominent as well. As the taste progresses, metallic hops manifest themselves. Finishes with a lingering note of hot alcohol and some herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Not that bad, really, although, hilariously, the can copy notes "we believe this to be among the very best beers in the world". Sad to say, this is no Trappist Westvleteren 12, Founders Breakfast Stout, or Old Rasputin. That being said, its hard to complain at the price, and seems very appropriate for a late Autumn Texas evening with rain and a temperature of 32 F.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased in Austin, TX in November of 2013 for $2.19 plus tax for a twenty-four ounce can.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 02:02:35 | More by Pegasus
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

3/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2013 06:47:01 | More by OCdrummer7271
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KYboymatt

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

10-24-2013 22:56:50 | More by KYboymatt
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer pretty evenly and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some moderate corn adjuncts as well. There is something slightly metallic/medicinal in the smell of this beer as well...and it is not really pleasant.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of corn adjuncts. Light hints of sweetness but in an almost artificial way (like with high fructose corn syrup). That is followed by the lightest hint of herbal hops and moderate flavors of alcohol + metal. Not a pleasant flavor and there is a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with some light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: While the Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had some decent flavor to it, this version is just plain awful - the alcohol is not well hidden and is reminiscent of jet fuel and there is a strange metallic presence as well. I would not get this one again for any reason.

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 20:35:22 | More by dbrauneis
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -21.6%

09-19-2013 22:24:45 | More by runawaycyborg
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +96.1%

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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev +17.6%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

07-24-2013 04:24:08 | More by JISurfer
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Reidrover

Oregon

3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in the 24 oz can for the grand price of $1.19 I poured this into a glass ( i know its a no-no for ML afficienados!) Its actually quite nice looking foir a Malt liquor..darker gold than the usual and witha small white head. Very malt, dough aroma..not bad..not nasty at all. Very smooth semi-sweet tasting beer..very malty, small alcoholic kick at the back of the mouth..warms the belly afterwards. Nice enough beer for the style. I actually like this

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 03:46:41 | More by Reidrover
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Spikester

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear clod with two fingers of white head that lasts a very long time. A fair amount of foamy lacings.
Smell corny and grainy.
Tastes sweet and malty but much richer flavor than the regular version. This is a deluxe malt liquor. If they put some hops (that you could taste) in it it would be an O.K. Barleywine.
Mouthfeel is pretty full for the style. It may be disliked by regular consumers of this style. Carbonation is just right.
Overall the best looking and big flavored ML I have had thus far. Still, quite a few more to taste. We shall see. I might actually finish this one!

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 05:23:12 | More by Spikester
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markallmon

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

06-23-2013 22:25:41 | More by markallmon
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +17.6%

06-16-2013 22:10:28 | More by fastrodney
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Sethers

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-29-2013 22:51:39 | More by Sethers
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warpedrevolution

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

04-14-2013 20:46:19 | More by warpedrevolution
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Washington

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

24 fl oz. can. Bottom of the can says March 11, 2013 so I might be a couple days late, not that it will matter much. I can say with assurance that I wasn't a fan of the regular Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity, and am not expecting much more from this outing. No one seems to know what Triple Export means, but the label exclaims " we believe this to be among the very best beers in the world". I really only bought this as a joke for a friend and I, and to make change for a $20 bill.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about two fingers of thin bubbly carbonated white head, audibly sizzling away. Clear sparkling adjunctive lager gold color. Even manages to retain the tiniest bit of thin lacing.

S - Smells of chemically treated corn kernels and malts. Carbonated yeasty champagne sort of tingle.

T - Still carbonated. Still bloating. Still tastes like corn, although it has a *different* corn type flavor, if that makes any sense at all. Still retains that thick artificial cherry syrup like sweetness that the regular Stell Reserve 211 High Gravity had, although not as intense and in your face. Definitely more corn / grain presence in this beer, I will give it that.

M - Thin. Watery. Artificial sweetness. Carbonated.

Overall, it's probably safe to say that I won't consider buying either Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity or Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export ever again. In the already over-crowded, retched realm of American malt liquor and American adjunct lagers, these two are among some of the worst I've had so far. However, this beer is not nearly as bad as it's companion brew, but there are still far better choices out there if you're looking for that quick buzz.

Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export ---2/5.

Serving type: can

03-21-2013 03:14:46 | More by mfnmbvp
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bigmitchperez

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +78%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't know why others have been dissing this one,I love it!!! I found it at a local Ingles for 99 cents a can,and an 8.1 abv!!!! It feels like there are a lot of beer snobs out there!! I drink a lot of non-alcoholic beers,too!! But once in a while,it doesn't hurt to kick it up a notch!! I'll be buying more of these,down the road!!

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 23:28:05 | More by bigmitchperez
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -2%

02-20-2013 03:28:18 | More by t0rin0
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BigBarley

Texas

4/5  rDev +56.9%

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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on this one! Don't know why, but I only know one gas station that carries it in my area. I like to check everywhere I encounter to see what minor variations in selection they have, and this just popped up out of nowhere. Wasn't expecting to ever find it.
The smell is sweet and not unlike other malt liquors, but the taste is unlike anything I've ever had in a malt liquor before. I'm surprised the reviews aren't higher because this is clearly an attempt at changing up malt liquor for the beer connoisseur. It tastes STRONGLY of yeast, like it was bottle conditioned. Or, I guess, can conditioned in this case. It takes a lot away from the sweetness and the thinness that is the status quo in malt liquors. As a fan of some malt liquors, I'm not sure if I like this significant departure, but as a fan of quads, I enjoy it. So, I'm torn as to whether it's really OK for it to be somewhere in between. It is so far from what I was expecting. It's like someone tried to make a lager into a quad with really low quality ingredients, but with plenty of know-how nonetheless. Strange, but enjoyable. I think I'm going to have to rate it pretty highly. One problem is that it's not as refreshing as other malt liquors or as quads because it lacks that fruity quality. It's just pure yeast flavour. It retains a bit of that chemical flavour of regular Steel Reserve, but the yeast covers it up pretty well. Weird, wild stuff and definitely quite different from ordinary silver-canned Steel Reserve.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 07:54:39 | More by ElCommodoro
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -21.6%

11-28-2012 01:42:00 | More by BigTrubble
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is big on corn, some other grains, maybe hay. Taste is corn, some alcohol and grains, a touch of malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, considering the abv and price point, it's not the worst malt liquor out there.

Serving type: can

11-13-2012 00:50:30 | More by tone77
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Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export from Steel Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.