Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) - Steel Brewing Company
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Reviews by ommegoose:
3.25/5 rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
24 oz. can. $1.69.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with the appearance of this beer. Holds lace well, and a good cap. Richer color than the average lager. More golden. Some active carbonation moving.
Aroma of malt liquor. Kind of sweet without any depth of aroma. Corn is present. At least it is faint enough as to not bother.
This tastes like an ice beer, but the label does not say that in particular. It is malt-forward and doesn't really present anything in terms of hops. It is sweet and features corn, but otherwise has a mostly dry, grainy flavor with a fairly clean finish. There are malt liquors with a lot less booze that have a much more offensive flavor. This does a nice job of staying out of the way and serving as a drinkable alcohol delivery method. Very clean finish is one of the best attributes. After a while it starts to taste better than it should. Throw me this and a regular macro lager, odds are I'd take this.
Heavy and slightly syrupy. It's big for a malt liquor even. Carbonation is not overdone though. If anything it is a bit low.
Well, this is something I'll drink, and I'll buy somewhat often. It lacks offensive qualities enough to beat some other malt liquors or lagers. It is so cheap, and so boozy, and has an average enough taste to definitely have its own time and place. I side with the Bros here. Sometimes a malt liquor hits the spot, and this is my choice.
Upon further review and repeated drinking, this is better than I initially gave it credit for. I feel like regular purchases have earned this a better drinkability score. I like Steel Reserve.
Serving type: can
02-01-2010 06:28:07 | More by ommegoose
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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
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