Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export | Steel Brewing Company

Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Reserve 211 Triple Export
BA SCORE
2.47/5
86 Ratings
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Reserve 211 Triple Export
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steel Brewing Company
California, United States
steelbrewing.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,910
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
86
pDev:
30.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Photo of OriginalWayOut
1.16/5  rDev -53%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Dave1999
2.92/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
3.17/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light yellow gold color with voluminous white cap.

Aroma of cooked grain, clean but unimpressive.

Taste is not bad for this kind of panther juice. It's definitely sweet but not cloying in the sense of canned colas. Really sort of a sweet corn flavor which isn't inherently bad, just not my personal choice. Aftertaste could be cleaner.

Medium to full texture with not quite enough carbonation to offset the sweetness.

Brewer states on the label, "we believe this to be among the very best beers in the World". Apparently their world is smaller than mine.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.59/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wshbrn6strng
1.91/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Raime
1.55/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Soooooo on the way back from a longggggg day on the job I'm cruising on a janky exit from the highway needing a pack of smoke and decide to stop at the nearest convenience store I can find. Low and behold I stumble upon cases and cases of this and other bottom of the barrel Malt liquors for $1 a piece or $15 for a case of 24.

Curiosity may kill the cat, But tonight is not a night for fancy aristocratic swill to grace my palate, it's a night for GETTING DRUNK. So begins the conquest..

Oh lawddddd Satan in hell what have I gotten myself into with this one. Good ole Steel Reserve high gravity was the legendary peepee monster of the beer world consisting of tastes of fresh morning urine and a smack of sweaty gym socks in the finish. let's see how this incarnation stacks up.

Look - Dark dehydrated yellow with a 4 finger white head that runs away like your father did after you were born. Probably why you're drinking this. The lacing doesn't even stick around to pay child support.

Smell - Disappointment and depression. the corn is that of an Arkansas red neck getting ready to penetrate some fresh bacon on a night after everclear.

Taste - Oh yes. fresh toilet residue and probably what I would imagine unwashed balls to taste like after basking in the sun on a 110 degree Texas day in sweat pants.

Feel - Lawdy lawdy I swear I never jaywalk again. Alright enough of this humor, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - You get the jist.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From the 26 oz can. Sampled on June 28, 2015.

Yellow pour. Fizzy white head.

Toasted bread, butter, corn, grain, and mild booze.

Light to medium body.

Harsh metallic character buried in the vague sweetness of the taste. Clean enough finish. Still fairly obnoxious.

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Photo of slipknotfan93
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very good cheap beer go try it

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Photo of WORfan
2.03/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nasty and only good if u want to get messed up quickly

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Photo of MichaelProcton
2.28/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of oldsailor
2/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of EverettHervey
1.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

If you have a choice @ 2 for $3.00 between this and Icehouse Edge... You're better off going with Icehouse Edge, and that's all I have to say... about that.

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Photo of dvmin98
2.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kguyty
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of ordybill
2.77/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 24 OZ can into a pint glass ( red plastic solo cup would have been more appropriate) This beer is cheap and has a high alcohol content. Mecca for college kids and skid row bums. There is a little yellow coloration and smells like stale corn The taste is of lightly carbonate corn meal with an alcohol bite at the end. Buy a sixer of these jumbo cans and see if you can finish them and then look yourself in the eye in a mirror after the deed is done. If you drink to many of these I am sure this is the main reason for poor decisions and regret.

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Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of FippyDarkpaw
1.25/5  rDev -49.4%

Could possibly drink if there was nothing else.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.1/5  rDev -15%

Poured from 24oz can into a pint glass. This is the final of the Steel offerings I'm sampling today.

Appearance: medium gold with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of fizzy white foam which dissipated quickly. Looks exactly like regular 211.

Smell: sweet malt with a little bit of a plastic finish. It may just be my imagination, but it seems a very little bit maltier than regular 211.

Taste: sweet, but somehow with a bit of a toastier character. That plastic is in at the end, but less so I think than regular 211. The sweetness comes through a little bit more, though, it seems.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with lots of fizziness. Uninteresting.

Overall: I don't think I could place this either above or below standard 211. They're both pretty awful.

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Photo of th3d1ck
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.35/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

can. 16oz. $1.35. label says brewed in milwaukee.

A: Light corn yellow with natural light backing while a darkish orange tone against regular lighting. Bready off white head about an inch thick is relatively short lasting decaying to a patchy covering. No lace.

S: Some corn at first, then progresses to a light buttered bread and caramel grains. Some green hops but no signs of the 8.1%abv. Overall strength was a bit stronger and sweeter then usual, much better then your usual malt liquor offerings.

T: Sweet caramelize grain flavor, very clean, with a light sense of greenery hops coming about after the swallow.Light alcohol warmth.

M: Syrupy mouthful, decent thickness, low level of carbonation on the tongue.

O: Overall crafted much better then your typical malt liquor, more speciality grain influence, sweet, very clean, no noticeable alcohol, and offers a surprising easy drinkability. I would drink this in a pinch over any BMC product and price per pound not a bad choice for those who like the style. This isn't your daddys malt liquor, and is not bad in the end. a bit sweet overall for multiples. rated to style.

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Photo of Lordhelmit
2.9/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Let's be frank here - rarely does anyone buy one of these unless they are trying to get tipsy on a budget. At $1.39 for a 24oz can at 8.1%abv it does exactly what it's supposed to do.

A - Typical ML. Light golden color. Better head than I would have expected.

S - Nose has strong corn smell - smells like cooking cornbread or even corn on the cob, literally smells just like corn. Some sweetness as well.

T - Taste is not so great. Taste like metal-corn-metal-cereal if there were such a thing. Does have a metallic taste.

M - Not bad actually. Medium body.

O - I was actually pretty tupsy after the one can. May not taste great, but it is dirt cheap and has plenty of alcohol. Will buy again for sure on nights i just want to get drunk without liquor.

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Photo of Retroman40
2.58/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24 ounce can consumed mostly from the can but with about 6 ounces poured into a small draft glass.

A - A hazy straw color with surprisingly persistent foamy head.

S - Cereal grains with absolutely no hint of hops.

T - Adjuncts dominate if no hint of the alcoholic strength when cold however as the beer warms the alcohol moves to the forefront.

M - Pretty typical of an AAL or ML. Decent enough carbonation.

O - Let's realize that this stuff is a cheap and effective way to introduce alcohol into your body. I would highly recommend keeping this stuff as close to freezing as possible. It is actually one of the better entries in this class as there is much worse out there (Evil Eye or Camo come to mind). After spending 6 hours working outside on a 88 degree day this stuff isn't too bad.

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Photo of bcp5296d
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Pegasus
2.71/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Faintly hazy golden body, crowned by a dense, persistent cloud-top head, which retains superbly. . Abundant patches of sticky lacing adorn the glass walls. The cabonation consists of profuse and minute slow-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Lots of cereal grains in the aroma, particularly corn, although verbiage on the can states "only the finest malted barley". Hot alcohols are present in the aroma as well. There are very faint herbal hops, as well.

Taste: Opens with metallic hops,and hot alcohol, which is also quite warming. Malted cereal grains are present as well, although there is little barley to be found, as far as I can tell. Bitter apple rind is fairly prominent as well. As the taste progresses, metallic hops manifest themselves. Finishes with a lingering note of hot alcohol and some herbal hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Not that bad, really, although, hilariously, the can copy notes "we believe this to be among the very best beers in the world". Sad to say, this is no Trappist Westvleteren 12, Founders Breakfast Stout, or Old Rasputin. That being said, its hard to complain at the price, and seems very appropriate for a late Autumn Texas evening with rain and a temperature of 32 F.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-four ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased in Austin, TX in November of 2013 for $2.19 plus tax for a twenty-four ounce can.

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Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.47 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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