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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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Photo of VALIS666
1.25/5  rDev -46.8%

VALIS666, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of twax
3/5  rDev +27.7%

twax, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

rderedin, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of basscram
4.31/5  rDev +83.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A malt beer. poured from a can, ice cold, beautiful light orange color with lacing down the glass as it is consumed.

smell is of roasted corn, hardly any sulphur as I'd expect.

Taste is a clean malt no hop bitterness and carbonation is as expected with a malt liquor.

mouthfeel. very thin, easy to drink and the alcohol is hidden very well and you could possibly drink this pretty quickly ice cold.

Overall a good go to beer for me for those cheap times. I really like malt liquor beers so I'm kinda biased. That said, I do this for all beers I review. I respect all the styles. This one is a wonderful malt liquor with wonderful clarity and lots of maltiness

basscram, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of beermakesmefat
3.9/5  rDev +66%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is surprisingly good. A very full bodied, slightly starchy taste, but never overly sweet. Very little aftertaste, even when warm. I see no resemblance whatsoever to malt liquor. Really the only downside is the 8% ABV. I only wish they made a version with a little less alcohol and a lot more malt, I'd drink this stuff all the time.

beermakesmefat, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of vicsju1991
1/5  rDev -57.4%

vicsju1991, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of fivetime
2/5  rDev -14.9%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of dertyd
1/5  rDev -57.4%

dertyd, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of colbster92
1/5  rDev -57.4%

colbster92, Jan 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of FishFrank
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

FishFrank, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Indo
4/5  rDev +70.2%

Indo, Jan 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

tbryan5, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Waymore
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Waymore, Jan 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -57.4%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of GhostKidd956
2.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear yellow lots of bubble running to the surface. Thick white foamy head

S - slight sour smell, very sweet, grains are very forward

T - Sour malt, little bitter, can taste the sweet grains a lot which was surprising

M - semi heavy, carbon could be a little less but over all kinda of okay

O - This beer really isn't that bad is if you factor in that i only paid 2.00 for it and it very favorful compared to your domestics such as budlight, budweiser,bush...etc and the fact that its 8.1 abv which mean pretty much a party beer :)

GhostKidd956, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of White
3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

White, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Jenessa
3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

Jenessa, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
2.1/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A pale golden hue that leaves minamal lace and a snow white head that recedes quickly leaving just a hint of a foam ring.

Corn and skunk predominate, there seems to be some graininess and a hint of alcohol. No hops other than the skunk.

Taste follows the aromas and not so flattering of a way. A boozey corn dom inates with no hops at all. A hint of graininess seems to pull through, but barely.

Very thin watery like brew that has nothing but carbonation going for it.

At $2 a 40 oz'r it is what it is.

welldigger888, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of camelgar
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

camelgar, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Aeroscorp
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Aeroscorp, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Commoda
3.88/5  rDev +65.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a common ML found in many 24hr conveinience stores.

oddly, at $1.39 this is a very drinkable ML.

i always keep a number of empty frozen glass mugs in my freezer (found cheap at goodwill stores) and thats all i drink cheaper beers from and steel-reserve to me tastes superior to the king of beers..bud, icehouse, miller etc.

it does have a heavier texture than the other beers mentioned..but when ice cold this is an attribute.

at 8+ percent alcohol i suppose if you need to get lit quick it will do that.

i have it in a frosty mug with some italian sausage hoagies and its a tasty and economical pour.

its got good gusto.

Commoda, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of whatyousay
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%

whatyousay, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Lukass
3.25/5  rDev +38.3%

Lukass, Dec 23, 2012
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.