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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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949 Ratings

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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 2.37
pDev: 37.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.55/5  rDev +7.6%

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 +111%

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
Photo of RacerX5k
3.64/5  rDev +53.6%

Look. i spend enough $ on expensive, great beer. This is not a bad choice when I just want to spend a little on a good beer. And that's what this is, good. $1.35 for cold 16 oz can, can't beat that. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, smooth and satisfying aroma and taste. Lager like, hints of apple and pear. If I had to rank my malt liquors I'd go Olde English, this, Colt 45 High Gravity. There's not a damn thing wrong with any of the 3, the first 2 are more drinkable than the 45. Pour this in my 5.5 oz fancy snifter, almost looks like an expensive beer.

RacerX5k, Sep 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

melza, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +16%

atpca, Sep 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +16%

Damageman, Sep 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -15.6%

catphishsean, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of ThomasMetal75
2/5  rDev -15.6%

*Straight from the 40 oz bottle*

A- Dark urine color with large collar of foam.

S- sickly sweet. Malts and musty, pungent grains. Zero hops.

T- Buttery taste. Overly sweet malts and piss poor grains. Finish was gross. Like wet cardboard with sugar on top. Alcoholic taste and feel is present.

M- heavy mouth feel. Hard to drink. Oily and thick.

Gross. It gets you feeling alcohol's affects quickly.

ThomasMetal75, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Maillard
2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

Maillard, Sep 16, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -47.3%

arini10, Sep 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

Hootie159, Sep 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +37.1%

PaleAleSean, Sep 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -57.8%

Gemini6, Sep 08, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -32.5%

camarocrazy67, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

Yeldarb92, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of FippyDarkpaw
1.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Could possibly drink if there was nothing else.

FippyDarkpaw, Sep 03, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +65.4%

Turtlehertel25, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev +58.2%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
2.1/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured from 24oz can into a pint glass. This is the 8.1% version. It's that time again ... time to review malt liquors!

Appearance: rich golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of fizzy white foam which dissipates quickly.

Smell: sweet, with a little hint of plastic. Not great.

Taste: quite sweet indeed, with an actual malt flavor tinged with some corn. Finish has a light bitterness but mostly just has that plastic taste. This isn't great, even quite cold.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a refreshing-enough fizziness.

Overall: I am not a fan of this. It is simply not that good.

flagmantho, Aug 31, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Derrill, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

Sergioelijah, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev +26.6%

digitalflood, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +16%

a_beckman25, Aug 25, 2014
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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.