Steelback Silver | Steelback Brewery

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Steelback Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pootz on 09-24-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by grub:
Photo of grub
2.34/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

another one from my father in law. thanks mike!

710ml can.

pours very pale yellow with a big white head. the head drops almost instantly and leaves almost no lace.

aroma is not good. buttery diacetyl. dms. corn. bit of honey sweetness. crackers and grain.

taste is ok. fairly bland. bit of butter and dms. no bitterness. honey sweetness.

mouthfeel is ok. medium high carbonation level is a bit much. very light body.

drinkability is ok. not my style, but not too bad.

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Photo of Sammy
2.02/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not worst macro lager I have had, but nicely designed macro marketing bottle. Pale yellow with neutral aroma,and somewhat astringent but not too thin body. As good as any I have had from this brewery, which has just sold out. Fizzy carbonation. Not that objectionable.

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Photo of Shiloh
1.23/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Geeez....Beware, this is embarrising, this stuff cannot be made here, I just won't have it!!!
The taste is just not there, it does not taste good, it does not taste bad, The taste does not exist...Hum...OK, picture this, A glass of stale gingerale minus the ginger is what I have here..hum, I wonder if this is good for a stomach ache?
Very minimum carbonation, mouthfeel is of cardboard and the nose is somewhere else, because it sure as hell isn't here.
People...Please do not pay money for this product, Seriously, it is not worth it.

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Photo of pootz
1.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In my on-going quality control audits of the Steelback Brewery products, I am revisitng this beer 2 years after it’s widely condemned first release, ....

part of this reassessment again includes risking the pain and agony of re-sampling a known gut wrenching, liver-calcifying swill beer to look for any brewer improvements.

Steelback’s flavor character in the past was best described as an adjuct home brew experiment gone bad ...pee yellow... as it warmed it reeked of dextrins and was as harsh as downing a mug of broken razor blades with an iodine chaser. Just plain bad high gravity adjunct swill done with infected yeast strains and stale or turning ingredients....And to a large degree this is still true of this current Steeback silver product which seems to doggedly resist substantive process and flavor improvement.

….In this recent canned version, gone are the horrible putrified tastes from infected yeast or dirty equipment but the harshness of adjunct dextrins and unaged, fast processed swill remains. It is still green (as in unfinished) beer with a harsh character and appalling “green beer” tastes from phenols, acetyls, fusil compounds and dimethyl sulfides that don’t belong in premium beer.

Either the brewer tries to diguise these with the cloying sweetness of over use of dextrin or he thinks adding more of the stale hop extracts will cover these green beer tastes….and speaking of bad tastes, I still gotta wonder where they get their water with the brewery being perched next to the dormant nuclear reactor at Douglas point…I’m curious if it is even treated or conditioned…perhaps this “Douglas Point” tap water has some element in it that gives this swill its harsh edge as it warms…

.at any rate this stuff is less foul than the first time I tasted it's just bland and green.

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Steelback Silver from Steelback Brewery
Beer rating: 1.74 out of 5 with 4 ratings