Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) - Steel Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev +39%
A-Poured into a big mug. Looks a clear, pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a head that quickly dissapears.
S-Sweet corn and grain. Not much else.
T-Surprisingly not too bad for a high gravity malt liquor. Tastes more like a lager, pretty refreshing.
M-Decently carbonated and light, was expecting it to be more harsh. Tastes more like a lager to me.
O-Not bad at all, expecially for its price, i paid $1.50 for a 24. It does what its meant to do, it gives a cheap buzz.
09-06-2012 03:52:17 | More by jslice99
3.08/5 rDev +30.5%
i sometimes drink a 24 oz can of this when i dont have much money. Its okay. Tastes like fishing sinkers and as if stale bourbon was added.Smells similar to the taste but add to the smell a musty burnt corn smell. The look of the beer as well as the mouthfeel and carbonation is good. For the price it is the way to go sometimes, some occasions call for steel reserve
08-30-2012 21:27:31 | More by iceburger97
3.53/5 rDev +49.6%
6.0% version sold here in Durham NC...only the 211 Triple Export is 8.1% here and thats for another review
12 pack of 12oz cans = $6.50
drank from shotgun as well as 4 x 12oz cans from my 52 oz Coors Light pitcher
This is FAR better than the 8.1% version...its more like a regular lager with some bite...definitely worth a try if you see it.
Its not the "kick you in the junk and like it" taste like the 8.1% delivers...the 6.0 dont really qualify as a high gravity lager. Its my new "on the reg" regular beer now instead of Natty Ice because it tastes a hell of a lot better and its cheap.. less than 7 a 12 pack.
Its actually very smooth...its kinda funky if you let it warm up as expected.
there is a 3.2% version sold in Oklahoma...its hilarious actually...tastes like Carling Black Label or "BEER" (falstaff swill)
07-20-2012 09:07:31 | More by netrioter
1.73/5 rDev -26.7%
Aaah, Steel Reserve. No doubt about it one of the most recognizable names in malt liquor. I like how the can tries to portray this product as a high quality and classy beverage, with slogans on the can saying how it's brewed with double the malt and hops for extra "gravity" and the 211 stems from medieval times as 211 was the number of steel back then. This beer exists for one reason and one reason only: to get you drunk. The version I reviewed is the 8.1% version.
Steel Reserve pours a bright yellow color that is reminiscent of your first passing of urine of the day. A finger and a half of foam forms and lasts for just under a minute. The aroma struck me as peculiar at first, with my nose discerning an aroma that reminded me of grape juice gone bad, along with some corn, grain and alcohol scents. The mouthfeel seemed average for your standard fizzy yellows beers, with a moderate amount of carbonation. There was some slight stickiness present that stood out. The first flavor I detected was that of pure alcohol. Some sweet corny and grainy flavors were present as well. The beer was a bit harsh tasting at first, but it became easier to drink as I drank on. There was some metallic and alcoholic dryness and bitterness in the finish. The dryness continues on to the aftertaste, along with some light alcohol and grains flavors. The brew concludes with some decent alcoholic warmth.
I wasn't expecting much out of this beer, and it pretty much met my expectations. If it was slightly less harsh, it would have been one of the better examples of the style. If you're looking for a cheap buzz, I suppose one could do worse than this.
06-24-2012 06:02:37 | More by Beastdog75
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.