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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) - Steel Brewing Company

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)

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BA SCORE
57
awful

1,036 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,036
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 37.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 100 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-13-2001

Brewed in different abv. versions: 6.0%, 7.3%, 8.1%, & reports of a 8.9%
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Ratings: 1,036 | Reviews: 508
Photo of Phat_Borracho
1/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

what dreams are made of

Photo of LennyBound
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.26/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pale gold

S: Malt liquor meets strong ale

T: like a malt liquor american strong ale! terrific.

M: Feels nice in there. Medium light to medium

O: a lot better than I though. This brew gets a bad rep in my opinion

Photo of Mike7141954
4.2/5  rDev +78%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I just saw this in the store today, came home read reviews here, wnet back and bought a 12 pack, it's the 6%abv version(I was hoping for 8%) I gave it a 4 on looks simple because I like darker colored beers. A 4 on smell because it didn't smell like corn to me. It gets a 5 for taste I really like the taste, my first impression was a fruity flavor, then it went to a malty taste, I did not find it bitter at all but thats because I drink Irish beer regularly, it did not remind me of malt liquor at all. I gave it a 2 for feel it was very watery to me, over all I rate it a 4 because of the color. The lady at the package store told me that stuff is evil! lmao! Will I buy this again yes I will, It taste very good with a bowl of chili, they paired up wonderfully! I have a strong feeling this should be used in moderation, I have a hunch a night of hitting this heavey will kick yer ass the next day, just saying!

Photo of miribus
3.13/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

I rated this overall a 4 despite generally lower ratings due to reliability (for lack of a better term) and cost. It is a faithful and very strong, somewhat bitter beer.

If you like this one, consider Long Trail's Double Bag as its premium version, they are somewhat similar I've found. LTDB is less carbonated with a better head, the tastes are otherwise similar.

A far less carbonated choice with a brighter color and tremendous head would be Boddington's Pub Ale, it isn't a malt liquor, but it has a similar bitterness.

Steel Reserve is a brighter copper, and heavily carbonated. I can't drink more than a few because the taste becomes overpowering, not to mention the 8.1%.

If you don't like bitter beers, or prefer pale brews, this won't change your mind. If you already like better ales, give it a shot.

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.03/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) for $1.99 USD in Glendale, CA/USA.

Look: Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had a pale yellow colour.
Smell: Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had an aroma of mixed corn, grain, and malt.
Taste: Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had a great taste of grain.
Feel: Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had great alcohol content.
Overall: People who seek malt liquor should try Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity).

Photo of -Hoptimus_Prime-
3.16/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Keep in mind that my rating of this beer is relative. Obviously Steel Reserve can't be compared to a top-of-the-line IPA. That being said, for malt liquor, Steel Reserve is one of my favorites. Granted I only drink it when the bank account has more dust in it than dollars, but I must admit that it does have qualities that I enjoy. For starters, it has a nice light amber color, and bubbles like a champagne. The taste is fairly clean and crisp for a malt, and the aftertaste is not bad at all. This one will give you a nasty hangover, though, if you drink too much of it. Enjoyed best while still ice cold.

Photo of 5EKF
2.13/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 31Sam13
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, this is the beer to get if you like your malt liquor potent, and who wouldn't? It really is drinkable though, and doesn't get all flat and skunky faster than you can drink it like other malt liquors in 40 oz. form. I don't know. In a pinch, I would take this over some really crappy so-called craft beers, put it that way, but it's malt liquor and you know what the score is.

Photo of Mohit
2.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tastebuds
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's an Apples and Oranges test if you compare Steel Reserve to highly delicate crafted micro brews. In fact it's insulting to make the comparison in the first place. However having said that, and after taking another glorious gulp of my 24 oz Steel Reserve, it's a great beer if you just rate itself and forget all the other legends. For starters it's a acquired taste of strong and bold rich barely, sweet and bitter all at the same time. The After taste is also need of acquiring. Luckily I have acquired all of the above. Price point is unbeatable, for $1.50 not too shabby (You won't go bankrupt with this financial decision). The high alcohol content of 8.1% is mind blowing (You won't get that same effect with say coors light or bud). I've coined the nickname "A Quick Cheap Drunk" :p . Best way to drink this like almost all good beers, "ICE COLD." . "It's a Mans Beer," my girlfriend doesn't understand why I love it so much (even though she likes drinking some of the worst hard alcohol on the planet). BACK STORY It's the beer I have grown up with, when I was once a poor country boy. I continue to drink in delight :) (You heard me right), I steel love it after all the other hand crafted beers I have been opened up to throughout the years. It's beer and it get's me in gear so have no fear. I shout out, "I love steel reserve beer." with an all out cheer :D

Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from 22 oz can into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1+" white head. Color is yellow-golden with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: corn husks, with toasted barley and slight citrus in the background.

Mouthfeel: heavy with a mostly dry finish and warming alcohol in the throat.

Flavor: bold but nicely balanced between corn sweetness, rich barley, and enough hops to keep it from being cloying.

Overall: first time ever having a malt liquor, I was pleasantly surprised. Not something I would buy regularly, but nothing offensive either.

Photo of JOldewurtel
1.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Steel reserve 211 high gravity... Who hasn't had it...

Photo of Jeff_ODell
2.74/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
1.92/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of deadliest
1.88/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ALC82
2.42/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EvanTheCannibal
2.14/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of car2052
3.34/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 24 oz. can to a nonic pint

A: Bubbly clear golden with a large white head that seems to stay.
S: Biscuity malt, a little dustiness, some metallic twang, and some alcohol.
T: Sweet, with a bready malt center, zero hop presence, and moderate alcohol. The alcohol is actually well-hidden, and it goes down smooth.
M: Light to medium. No significant aftertaste.
O: Surprisingly good. Not great by any means, but is good for what it is. It tastes like a budweiser with more flavor and body.

Photo of jefegrande
2.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After having one I decided to see what everyone thought. After seeing all the bad comments , I decided I better crack open another one to study it more carefully. An igot a new buzz, his name is percy he's a happy lil buzz. So, I got alot of head from the first one, as I poured this one from the wide mouth can into my glass, no head this time. I'm surprised that my yellow beer in my blue glass doesn't look green that defys science so its got that going for it. I don't smell much of anything to write about when I take a whiff. Goes down pretty smooth, with a tad bit of beer flavor. I really like the 8.10% effect, I wish they could all be 8% and up for so cheap. Oh whoops, I spoilled the best part its really cheap, $1.29 for 16oz. One will do it, two will make it hard to write a review with no spelling errors. So will I get it again? Oh yeah, sometimes its fun to ride a moped. We just don't want anyone to see us. This is what people who dont drink beer think all beer tastes like. It also reminds me why i like warstiener, bocks, and dopple bocks. I have to go scratch my belly and yell at my cat now. An I got this brand new buzz, his name is 4 and he don't ever do bout nothing at really ever at all my 𠙶 be sure blue steel 211zzzzzzzzzzz.

Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
2.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Moose90
1.91/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jobin_24
1/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

awful beer, cheap taste cheap price

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Grainy and metallic malt liquor.

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 1,036 ratings.