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Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry - Steel Brewing Company

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Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk BerrySteel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 32.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: woodychandler on 09-15-2013

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Photo of Bezy901
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Steel Reserve beers have always surprised me. While I wasn't expecting a life-changing beer for a flavored high-gravity brew it's surprisingly good. But the same can be said for the smoothness of the original. If you're not a fan of sweet stay away. It does have a bit of tartness but definitely a brew for newbies.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

A: Pours a clear deep purple in color (not dissimilar to grape juice or grape Kool-Aid) with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and faint bright purple and garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy lavender head that quickly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of artificial grape and blackberry with a very heavy amount of sugar (kind of reminds of Grape Crush soda)..

T: Upfront this beer is very sweet with strong flavors of highly sweetened artificial grape (like in soda) and just a hint of blackberry. Light amounts of alcohol and just a hint of bitterness in the finish which fades almost immediately.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Alcohol is well hidden but this is a beer for people that do not like the taste of beer - kind of reminds me of Purple Passion from the 80s/90s... Not nearly as bad as I was expecting though definitely too sweet for me. Maybe it would be better from a clear plastic 2 liter bottle vs. the giant aluminum can.

Photo of 253BadHabit
1/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of largadeer
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Tastes like powdered candy. Hard to really knock it for that, wasn't exactly expecting fresh fruit flavors. I've had worse craft beers.

Photo of Lou22
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

This isn't my typical go to drink other than if I wanted to get smashed for cheap, but I was quite surprised. It tastes like gummy fruit snacks, and you really get no alcohol taste going down. It's surprisingly smooth, I'd take this over a four Loko anyday. I liked it, but it might get too sugary for some

Photo of JamesStreet
2.68/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of djrn2
1/5  rDev -62.8%

Photo of nicholas2121
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Steel Reserve Blk Berry brewed by Steel Brrewing with an ABV of 8%. This brew pours out PURPLE in color with a small white head. The smell is fruit and grape. No brew smells at all. Reminds me of Hawiaann punch. For what it worth this brew goes down smooth for having a high ABV. Blk Berry is really sweet. I really don't consider this beer. But it is what it is. The mouthfeel is nice but it is sweet. Not bad for the price I was expecting a lot worse. Overall I'm giving this brew a 2.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of FippyDarkpaw
1/5  rDev -62.8%

Could possibly drink if there was nothing else.

Photo of flagmantho
2/5  rDev -25.7%

Poured from 24oz can into a pint glass. This is the 8.0% version. Trying out all the Steel offerings today; my expectations are not high.

Appearance: it's like the commercial where the kids have a choice between Sunny D and "purple stuff". This is the purple stuff.

Smell: this smells in no way like beer; it's more like lightly carbonated grape soda with some SweeTarts dissolved in it.

Taste: and that's pretty much what it tastes like, too. You might maybe guess that this has a malt liquor base, but mostly it's sugar. A real MIP magnet.

Mouthfeel: thin and watery with a little bit of carbonation. Not great.

Overall: this isn't really a beer; it's a malt-derived alcopop. As a beer, it is horrible; perhaps a 0 on the 1-5 scale. As a candylike alcohol delivery system, it is pretty decent; a 3 perhaps.

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2/5  rDev -25.7%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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1/5  rDev -62.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of reisingwood
2.55/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I drink high gravity beers for the effect--don't get it twisted, I do enjoy a great ipa and of course everything sam adams do but because of my tolerance, I don't care for bloat. My only problem with this product is the dye that makes my poop green. It's so sweet one could hardly consider it a beer but that is ok when yer trying to slam a 24 in 5 min. for the head change. Icehouse edge is slightly more palatable than the rest of the 8%ers.

Photo of justinm4bama
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +48.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +39.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

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Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry from Steel Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.