1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export - Steel Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Reserve 211 Triple Export

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
63
poor

67 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 30.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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)
View: Beers (3) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jeffduyedi
jeffduyedi

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +97.6%

09-03-2013 01:36:08 | More by jeffduyedi
Photo of bigmitchperez
bigmitchperez

Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +79.4%
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
Photo of industrialswill
industrialswill

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm surprised to see the [lowly] consensus opinion about this beer. This was the first time I had ever seen it on sale and I tried a 24 ouncer. After comparing labels with the silver canned swill, I was left wondering what the difference would be. I drank mine straight from the can, so my appearance rating is based on the beautiful art work on the can...
I think this tastes smoother than the silver 211. Like comparing a filtered cigarette to a Lucky Strike. When I'm in the mood for a cheap malt liquor, this one will be at the top of my list.

Serving type: can

02-22-2010 03:37:48 | More by industrialswill
Photo of BigBarley
BigBarley

Texas

4/5  rDev +58.1%

02-12-2013 21:28:10 | More by BigBarley
Photo of JISurfer
JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

07-24-2013 04:24:08 | More by JISurfer
Photo of ElCommodoro
ElCommodoro

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +47.4%
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
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

can. 16oz. $1.35. label says brewed in milwaukee.

A: Light corn yellow with natural light backing while a darkish orange tone against regular lighting. Bready off white head about an inch thick is relatively short lasting decaying to a patchy covering. No lace.

S: Some corn at first, then progresses to a light buttered bread and caramel grains. Some green hops but no signs of the 8.1%abv. Overall strength was a bit stronger and sweeter then usual, much better then your usual malt liquor offerings.

T: Sweet caramelize grain flavor, very clean, with a light sense of greenery hops coming about after the swallow.Light alcohol warmth.

M: Syrupy mouthful, decent thickness, low level of carbonation on the tongue.

O: Overall crafted much better then your typical malt liquor, more speciality grain influence, sweet, very clean, no noticeable alcohol, and offers a surprising easy drinkability. I would drink this in a pinch over any BMC product and price per pound not a bad choice for those who like the style. This isn't your daddys malt liquor, and is not bad in the end. a bit sweet overall for multiples. rated to style.

Serving type: can

06-26-2014 23:21:21 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of RonaldTheriot
RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export has a thick, stark-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, with almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is funky, meaning sickly-sweet grain husk. The taste is rich and bold: sweet grain, minimal hop bitterness, corn, and sugar. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export finishes crisp and mildly refreshing. It's gameyness limits its drinkability. This is interesting and even good. I say it is at least worth trying.

RJT

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 15:32:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of bboven
bboven

Texas

3.15/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I actually expected this to be a lot worse.

Dark yellow color with a silk-thin head. No lacing.

Smells very sweet, like a mixture of corn and sugar. Slightly dusty and metallic.

Again, surprisingly sweet taste. There is not a lot of upfront hot fusel alcohol, but it finds your tastebuds in the end. It also heats your belly quite a bit.

Highly carbonated, very drying.

For what it is, it's actually a little better than average. I wouldn't buy it again, but I like to try new things.

Serving type: can

09-24-2008 22:41:06 | More by bboven
Photo of Spikester
Spikester

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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!
Update: 4/ 29/2014: Latest version loses 1 full point for appearance almost no head or lacings.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 05:23:12 | More by Spikester
Photo of Neehan
Neehan

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this on the way home looking for a cheap, quick buzz after a long day and figured I would down this and then get a few laughs making fun of it in my review. Not the case, this is actually a decent brew, one that you can't complain about considering the price.

Pours a pale gold with a head that rises high and disappears quickly. Quite bubbly in the glass.

Aroma is mild of hops and some barley not bad but not spectacular.

The taste was surprisingly mild, smooth and dry. If you've ever had the High Gravity, you'll realize that this is much better balanced and not overly sweet in comparison. Nothing complex, but not bad.

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy on the carbonation, not too stimulating, but hey it's a dollar for a 24 oz.

Drinkable, smooth enough to have a few if you can tolerate the alcohol. Depends on what you are after here. A college kid's dream if you know what I mean...

Not as bad as you may expect. Tastes like a good American macro beer (if you believe in such a thing.)

Serving type: can

09-22-2006 03:07:35 | More by Neehan
Photo of esurreal
esurreal

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

All in all this is an average beer. In my opinion it's slightly better than a lot of the macro brewed st.louis beers.
The head is non existent.
Smell is not bad. Citrus and alcohol smells. I like it actually. Could be a lot worse.
Taste is kind of like pbr mixed with ommegang, chimay, etc. Seriously. I think it's the high alcohol content. It has that slight burning aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is definitely avergage.
Drinkability is good. I could pound a few of these no problem. For the money, I think its a good beer.

I've come to find that a lot of other people like this beer too. My local gas station is either out of it or stocked so heavily, the beer cooler is half filled with it. While making small talk with the clerk, I say, " you guys sell a lot of this stuff. You're always running out." His reply was, "yeah, the whole neighborhood is on it." haha, this stuff is all about a buzz for cheap.

Serving type: can

08-10-2006 05:35:04 | More by esurreal
Photo of SaCkErZ9
SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.03/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dispensed from a $.99 black can into an imperial pint glass. Very little head formed and then left a film on the top of the beer. Great carbonation action going on. Looks extremely effervescent and crisp.

Aroma wasnt bad. Caramel malts, citrus hops, chardonnay, and cheap wine. Smells close to a batch of wine I made a year or so ago. That wine didnt taste very good. Lets hope this taste better.

Not bad tasting. Malty. Alcoholic. Pretty sweet. Right on the border of being cloying. I am pleasantly surprised by this. Some faults like rubber and corn rear their ugly heads.

Not bad. For one dollar, I think it is quite a bargain. After five or six good beers, this may taste better and would certainly put the buzzed over the top to drunkeness. I cant decide if it is a good buy or not. Yes, it is. Taste is okay but for the money, worth it. Its only $1. Seriously.

SERVE VERY COLD!

Serving type: can

03-27-2006 21:35:24 | More by SaCkErZ9
Photo of AWS2111
AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +18.6%

01-19-2012 17:15:32 | More by AWS2111
Photo of Reidrover
Reidrover

Oregon

3/5  rDev +18.6%
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
Photo of OCdrummer7271
OCdrummer7271

Texas

3/5  rDev +18.6%

11-19-2013 06:47:01 | More by OCdrummer7271
Photo of fastrodney
fastrodney

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +18.6%

06-16-2013 22:10:28 | More by fastrodney
Photo of ReebShorts
ReebShorts

Washington

2.83/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got one of these for .99 on my way home, also picked up a silver (regular) still reserve which i intend to review next.

Decent head, 1 finger, faded at a medium pace, even some lacing.

Aroma is cooked sweet corn, malts, maybe the slightest hint of hops.

Flavor is corny and too sweet, mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, but overall this is better than i expected. It goes down pretty smoth, and for a 99 cent "get ya drunk" beer, it's better than most i've tried in this category.

Serving type: can

10-28-2006 03:50:21 | More by ReebShorts
Photo of Lordhelmit
Lordhelmit

North Carolina

2.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Let's be frank here - rarely does anyone buy one of these unless they are trying to get tipsy on a budget. At $1.39 for a 24oz can at 8.1%abv it does exactly what it's supposed to do.

A - Typical ML. Light golden color. Better head than I would have expected.

S - Nose has strong corn smell - smells like cooking cornbread or even corn on the cob, literally smells just like corn. Some sweetness as well.

T - Taste is not so great. Taste like metal-corn-metal-cereal if there were such a thing. Does have a metallic taste.

M - Not bad actually. Medium body.

O - I was actually pretty tupsy after the one can. May not taste great, but it is dirt cheap and has plenty of alcohol. Will buy again for sure on nights i just want to get drunk without liquor.

Serving type: can

05-14-2014 00:57:09 | More by Lordhelmit
Photo of tone77
tone77

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
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
Photo of markallmon
markallmon

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2013 22:25:41 | More by markallmon
Photo of Sethers
Sethers

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2013 22:51:39 | More by Sethers
Photo of burnstar
burnstar

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours gold with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smell is slightly sweet with some alcohol and adjuncts. Taste is quite sweet. Corn. Some grape notes as well. Definitely some alcohol too. Finishes dry. Medium mouthfeel, maybe a little heavier than your average malt liquor which I'm not sure is a good thing or not. Somewhat drinkable. Overall this is definitely just a dressed up malt liquor.

Serving type: can

01-19-2008 01:31:34 | More by burnstar
Photo of Asics
Asics

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2013 21:19:28 | More by Asics
Photo of tdm168
tdm168

North Carolina

2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A small amount was poured into a juice glass for appearance and aroma. The rest was consumed from the can.

A - copper gold with a large, dense, frothy, pure white head that has great retention

S - warm, metal, corn, grains

T - corn, grains, warm, alcohol, sweet, metal

M - medium bodied, warm, smooth, decently carbonated

I'm basing this purely on style. The appearance was quite nice but everything else was quite typical. It's cheap and it'll get you a buzz. Otherwise avoid.

Note: The can claims "We believe this to be among the very best beers in the world." That's disconcerting.

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 01:34:08 | More by tdm168
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export from Steel Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.