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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

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 37.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.03/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of bigdaddyjerry
2.86/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

well it does no justice, but it will get you piss drunk... i can only drink one

Photo of CIBoy10
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BlueMoon10
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of demonspeed
2.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of REEK
2.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mrbluster
3.6/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the best inexpensive beer on the market...with a kick to boot! BTW. This stuff is a lager. Can't find the words "Malt Liquor" on the can anywhere.

Photo of LazyEyedBarney
2.44/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

There are two ways to review this.
I could review it as a beer, where I have expectations of taste, smell and texture, or I could review it for what it is, a one way ticket to getting plastered.

Something about the smell mixed with the taste is a little offensive to me. I've had Colt 45 a long time ago, and this is pretty comparable. It's earned it's place on 7-11 shelves next to the PBR and Rolling Rock (though I prefer those to this), but I probably won't get this again, unless I'm planning on getting properly drunk for cheap.

Actually, after a second sip from the can, with little smell, I find the taste a bit unpleasant. However, for it's kick of alcohol, it hides it reasonably well, though it's still noticeable. Probably haven't had a beer that tasted worse than this, but that's probably more due to my good judgement, which has been put to the test tonight.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Taking a dump. On my iPhone. Bacheloring it up.

Poured into pint glass for proper reviewing.


Appearance : straight out of the tall can it pours a frothy, full head about 3.5 fingers tall. The body is a pleasant golden glow. Mostly transparent.

Aroma : steel, corn, more corn, faint dirty hop leaf. Mostly stale corn in a grain bin though.

Taste : very smooth in its abundant nothingness. The 8.1% is definitely there but you barely taste it. It's more like you FEEL it. Towards the end it's got an earthy hop but its like, rotten or something. A whole lot of floaty alcohol flavors with a bit of that rotten garbage hop. Hey, it's better than i thought it would be.

Mouthfeel : very smooth, light bodied, slightly grainy in texture.

Overall : won't buy it again. But if you really want to say goodbye to sobriety for a night, this will do the trick without tasting like a dirty diaper.

Photo of Chadwickbeer90
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Overall poor flavor and body

Photo of Catracho5
1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

When I used to drink malt liquors I thought this was the worst of them all. Big malt, nasty, foul flavors on this beer. It was the lowest of the low and I would never touch it again as there are better malt liquor beers out there than this.

Photo of addiwilliams
2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of toadphillips
1.33/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Awful swill, tastes like dirty hair spray and old beer. Its pretty foamy so i guess that could be considered a plus.Provides a dirty almost sickly liquor like buzz.

Photo of taters21
2.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
1.25/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of beersquirrel1337
1.72/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of JArtellan1992
2.24/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Phigg1102
1.8/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of squack
2.16/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of xtonytx
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of contraster
4.75/5  rDev +102.1%

Photo of Rettopleinad
5/5  rDev +112.8%

Photo of jakeusa
1.64/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Alpha309
1/5  rDev -57.4%

Photo of bonertime98
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.