Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) - Steel Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev +16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
I bought this beer for my friends 21st. I wanted some good stuff, but I was broke. Hell, at 7 bucks for a 12 pack I thought I couldn't go wrong. Oh, how wrong I was.
The appearance is not all that bad. It is a nice gold and the head does not die that easily. It also gives nice lacing. I have just seen this before. The smell is a lot worse. It is very adjunctly sweet and it does not hide its alcohol very well.
The taste is not as bad as it was the first time. It must be because I put it into a glass this time. Anyway, it has a little bit of malt sweetness and a burn from the alcohol that is not to bad, but your typical cheap-beer corn taste rounds it out. I must be losing it because throughout the taste I also detected some hints of fruit sweetness. It kind of reminded me of banana sweetness and spice typically found in a wheat beer. Yeah, you can feel free to disregard that last part.
The mouthfeel is also quite good. The drinkability ain't great; you will need to get past the burn from the 8.1% that can effect your mouth to your gut..
The bottom line is that this was meant for "chug-chug-chug" but if you pour it into a glass and take you time you can still get drunk and enjoy it. I probably just ruined my credibility as a beer drinker...
Serving type: can
11-24-2006 04:53:26 | More by nicksta
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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
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