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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

990 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 990
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 37.45%
Wants: 8
Gots: 60 | 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:
Brewed in different abv. versions: 6.0%, 7.3%, 8.1%, & reports of a 8.9%

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-13-2001)
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2.55/5  rDev +8.5%

Steel Reserve 211 is one of the few mainstream malt liquors I have yet to review; in a 40oz bottle nonetheless. Let's set this one on fire.

Appearance - Clear, light amber with a pure-white head.

Smell - Smells of malt and strong, looming alcohol. Almost ominous, as if it's slowly approaching your body in the darkest of ways.

Taste - Tastes precisely like a malt liquor, with heavy malt character, cheap grain, and alcohol that packs an identifiable sting. This isn't as pungent as Camo Silver Ice but not as smooth and almost refreshing as Colt 45 or King Cobra. It's a middling offering, but it does its job, which means it gets substantial credit.

Mouthfeel - Crisp (!), clean, and leaves its alcohol all over your mouth to remind you what you just did.

SteveJeremy, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of nannho
5/5  rDev +112.8%

Serious beer for serious bros. If you want to bro down and impress that babes that know how to party, drink the high gravity lager. 2 tall boys and you will be flying high. This isn't a craft. This isn't a trendy beer. This is a malt for college kids getting after it. And you rate how crazy you want your night to be, by the number of steels you put down. Every now and then I get a few to reminisce.

nannho, Sep 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -57.4%

Mongrull, Saturday at 10:21 PM
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1.16/5  rDev -50.6%

JoeyBathory, Nov 19, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev +12.8%

ordybill, Nov 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

Big_V, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of texecutive
1.75/5  rDev -25.5%

It's time to party like you're late to your parole hearing. If I'm ever in the mood to go all-out raging drunk, I'll pound two Steely's and then argue with my mother about who's going to do the laundry. There's a reason the gutters of Chicago have rich deposits of empty Steel Reserve cans--the Windy City knows how to party.

texecutive, Nov 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

CMundt4994, Nov 14, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev +36.2%

gfg0020, Nov 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

grahuba, Nov 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

qcghost, Nov 13, 2014
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1.01/5  rDev -57%

HoppySeb, Nov 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -14.9%

DavidHume, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of 12B_Vag_Breacher
3/5  rDev +27.7%

People review this like it is supposed to be some kind of craft brew. No it isn't. This company makes tons of money. If they wanted to spend that whipping up something that is crafty and used great ingredients they could do it... I promise you they could. But they are marketing this somewhere else. It is an inexpensive and relatively easy drinking and good tasting way to get a lot of alcohol in your system. That's it. Stop reviewing beers like this the way you guys do. That would be like me going into a mcdonalds and reviewing their big mac as if it was a dish served to me in a five star restaurant that I paid 50 dollars for. No. It's just maid to be cheap and taste pretty good.

12B_Vag_Breacher, Nov 12, 2014
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1.95/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

PvtSnowball, Nov 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -57.4%

DrMindbender, Nov 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +17%

Beef_Curtains, Nov 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -57.4%

TWStandley, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of smooth925
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

great for a quick buzz. don't drink too much or you will pay for it the next morning , for sure.

smooth925, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +27.7%

Serious beer for washing away serious problems. Put down enough of these, and you'll be hurting the next day. But in the meantime, what a ride.

Duder_Jables880, Nov 06, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -25.5%

kplooki, Nov 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -57.4%

braindead, Nov 03, 2014
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1.38/5  rDev -41.3%

Brewben_James321, Nov 02, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -25.5%

lochef81, Nov 01, 2014
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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.