Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export | Steel Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 12-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
49
Avg:
2.49
pDev:
29.72%
 
 
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Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Pegasus
2.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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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Photo of OCdrummer7271
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of KYboymatt
1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.19/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer pretty evenly and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some moderate corn adjuncts as well. There is something slightly metallic/medicinal in the smell of this beer as well...and it is not really pleasant.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of corn adjuncts. Light hints of sweetness but in an almost artificial way (like with high fructose corn syrup). That is followed by the lightest hint of herbal hops and moderate flavors of alcohol + metal. Not a pleasant flavor and there is a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with some light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: While the Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) had some decent flavor to it, this version is just plain awful - the alcohol is not well hidden and is reminiscent of jet fuel and there is a strange metallic presence as well. I would not get this one again for any reason.

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Photo of runawaycyborg
2/5  rDev -19.7%

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5/5  rDev +100.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of JISurfer
3.75/5  rDev +50.6%

Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in the 24 oz can for the grand price of $1.19 I poured this into a glass ( i know its a no-no for ML afficienados!) Its actually quite nice looking foir a Malt liquor..darker gold than the usual and witha small white head. Very malt, dough aroma..not bad..not nasty at all. Very smooth semi-sweet tasting beer..very malty, small alcoholic kick at the back of the mouth..warms the belly afterwards. Nice enough beer for the style. I actually like this

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Photo of Spikester
3.23/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear clod with two fingers of white head that lasts a very long time. A fair amount of foamy lacings.
Smell corny and grainy.
Tastes sweet and malty but much richer flavor than the regular version. This is a deluxe malt liquor. If they put some hops (that you could taste) in it it would be an O.K. Barleywine.
Mouthfeel is pretty full for the style. It may be disliked by regular consumers of this style. Carbonation is just right.
Overall the best looking and big flavored ML I have had thus far. Still, quite a few more to taste. We shall see. I might actually finish this one!
Update: 4/ 29/2014: Latest version loses 1 full point for appearance almost no head or lacings.
Second update: 9/4/2015: I did a side by side with regular SR211 and could not tell them apart. I expected the black can to be superior but it was not!

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Photo of markallmon
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of fastrodney
3/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of mfnmbvp
1.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

24 fl oz. can. Bottom of the can says March 11, 2013 so I might be a couple days late, not that it will matter much. I can say with assurance that I wasn't a fan of the regular Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity, and am not expecting much more from this outing. No one seems to know what Triple Export means, but the label exclaims " we believe this to be among the very best beers in the world". I really only bought this as a joke for a friend and I, and to make change for a $20 bill.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about two fingers of thin bubbly carbonated white head, audibly sizzling away. Clear sparkling adjunctive lager gold color. Even manages to retain the tiniest bit of thin lacing.

S - Smells of chemically treated corn kernels and malts. Carbonated yeasty champagne sort of tingle.

T - Still carbonated. Still bloating. Still tastes like corn, although it has a *different* corn type flavor, if that makes any sense at all. Still retains that thick artificial cherry syrup like sweetness that the regular Stell Reserve 211 High Gravity had, although not as intense and in your face. Definitely more corn / grain presence in this beer, I will give it that.

M - Thin. Watery. Artificial sweetness. Carbonated.

Overall, it's probably safe to say that I won't consider buying either Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity or Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export ever again. In the already over-crowded, retched realm of American malt liquor and American adjunct lagers, these two are among some of the worst I've had so far. However, this beer is not nearly as bad as it's companion brew, but there are still far better choices out there if you're looking for that quick buzz.

Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export ---2/5.

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Photo of bigmitchperez
4.54/5  rDev +82.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't know why others have been dissing this one,I love it!!! I found it at a local Ingles for 99 cents a can,and an 8.1 abv!!!! It feels like there are a lot of beer snobs out there!! I drink a lot of non-alcoholic beers,too!! But once in a while,it doesn't hurt to kick it up a notch!! I'll be buying more of these,down the road!!

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Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of BigBarley
4/5  rDev +60.6%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.68/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on this one! Don't know why, but I only know one gas station that carries it in my area. I like to check everywhere I encounter to see what minor variations in selection they have, and this just popped up out of nowhere. Wasn't expecting to ever find it.
The smell is sweet and not unlike other malt liquors, but the taste is unlike anything I've ever had in a malt liquor before. I'm surprised the reviews aren't higher because this is clearly an attempt at changing up malt liquor for the beer connoisseur. It tastes STRONGLY of yeast, like it was bottle conditioned. Or, I guess, can conditioned in this case. It takes a lot away from the sweetness and the thinness that is the status quo in malt liquors. As a fan of some malt liquors, I'm not sure if I like this significant departure, but as a fan of quads, I enjoy it. So, I'm torn as to whether it's really OK for it to be somewhere in between. It is so far from what I was expecting. It's like someone tried to make a lager into a quad with really low quality ingredients, but with plenty of know-how nonetheless. Strange, but enjoyable. I think I'm going to have to rate it pretty highly. One problem is that it's not as refreshing as other malt liquors or as quads because it lacks that fruity quality. It's just pure yeast flavour. It retains a bit of that chemical flavour of regular Steel Reserve, but the yeast covers it up pretty well. Weird, wild stuff and definitely quite different from ordinary silver-canned Steel Reserve.

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2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of tone77
2.83/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is big on corn, some other grains, maybe hay. Taste is corn, some alcohol and grains, a touch of malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while I wouldn't want a steady diet of it, considering the abv and price point, it's not the worst malt liquor out there.

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Photo of BucBasil
2.4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Another in my series of terrible beers. This one says that "we believe this to be one of the very best beers in the world." Having had some of the best beers in the world, I can't wait to see how this stacks up.

Poured from the tall can into a pilsner glass. Not much to look at. Golden with little head.

Smell: Not to much to be had. Corn sweetness and some grain over metal.

Taste: Very sickly sweet corn flavor with a bit of medicine going down. There is a slight yeasty tang to it. Has an old vegetables must to it as well that just barely covers up the huge alcohol punch at the end.

Overall: Not a very good way to get a buzz here. The ABV indeed is pretty killer, but choking it down to get there is not too pleasant. There are easier ways to accomplish this, even with cheap malt liquors. That being said, this is one of the cheapest I've seen, soooo there's that.

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Steel Reserve 211 Triple Export from Steel Brewing Company
2.49 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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