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Steelback Light | Steelback Brewery

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Brewed by:
Steelback Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Reformulated version of Link Light.

Added by Bestuurder on 08-13-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Bestuurder:
Photo of Bestuurder
2.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A light lager from Steelback, probably there best beer I have ever had, far superior to the Chain. This is similar to chain in colouration, since obviously, if you look at the box and the labelling on the bottles, they are very similar. And similar in aftertaste.

Poured a very light yellow, with little head, but what can you expect from a lower-quality light beer? Lacing was very quick, but longer than the Chain or the Steelback Silver.

Right off the bat, you can smell the metal conditioning cylinders. Almost as if you're in the brewery. Other than the metallic smell, it is much better than Coors Light, of which I will take this brew over any day.

Taste is lacking, since there is very little taste to speak of, but still, there is some flavouring of the hops (obviously Cascade and/or Czech).

Mouthfeel is excellent for a light beer, and drinkability is very good, since i could easily have a few of these before moving on to something better to finish off the evening. You can also load yourself crazy with this, since its also really cheap to buy down the street at The Beer Store.

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Photo of Sammy
2.31/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pale lagerish looking, lots of foam. Acceptable aroma, taste is not quite metallic, but the mouthfeel is there.On-tap at the Yorkville Club Uptown Second Anniverary, served by the dancng model in a portable server system. Not th worst I have seen from this brewery.

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Photo of irishkyle21
1.35/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This is horrible even for a light beer. Pours with a soapy head, no retention or lacing on this one. Has a gold color.

The nos does not have much there, rather sweet with veggies.

Tastes pretty much like it smells, veggies, metallic. Very thin and watery. After all the great beers I have been enjoying why did I have this one?

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Photo of Mindsquall
2.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Second of the evil seven.

This poured a nice dark amber with a head that slowly dissipated and left some lacing on the glass. Smell is corny, rather nasty actually. This is carried into the flavor as well, but the brew is watery enough to hide this nasty aroma. Tastes like water, this makes it really easy to put back.

This stuff is bad. I do not recommend it.

Update: I ended up taking the rest back. After pouring the first two down the drain after a couple sips I could not fathom the thought of drink another one of these.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.73/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I like the idea of wrapping the can in cellophane instead of screen printing. Could be a wave in the future for small brewers. Anyhow, this pours out to a dark yellow / orange color with a small head of white foam. Sediment like lace inside the glass. Medium low carbonation. Aroma of corn and refined sugar. Taste was average at best; bland malt, corn, a semi-artificial sweetness, and that's about it. Mouthfeel was boring, like having a non-carbonated soft drink swishing around my mouth. Drinkability is not impressive.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Benjie was uninterested in this beer, but Peaches found it somewhat palateable, and consumed her portion without complaint.

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Photo of pootz
1.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A buddy ( yeah sure) had one of these in a tub can when we went out fishing and graciously poured me a cup full...I was parched but I took 2 or three swigs and poured the rest into the Saugeen River....hope the Fish cops don’t ding me for polluting or killing trout.

This brewer has a knack for producing consistently crap tasting beer-like beverages that he sells to under 20 rubbies as "beer"

...this one was indistinguishable from other Steelback swill....same putrid pale yellow color, no malt to hold a head longer than 20 seconds, fizzy, aroma of damp dish rags....tastes like cheap yeast and cardboard, gritty mouth feel, watery body...virtually no finish...where’s the hops???

Liquid garbage in a can. Leave it on the shelves if you have any self respect....l don't know which has the smaller head the brewer or his consistantly bad beer.

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Steelback Light from Steelback Brewery
Beer rating: 2.14 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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