Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) | Steel Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)
BA SCORE
2.4/5
Poor
1,279 Ratings
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)
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:
Brewed in different abv. versions: 6.0%, 7.3%, 8.1%, & reports of a 8.9%. In a few counties/states, a 3.2% version is also available.

Added by Todd on 09-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,695
Reviews:
593
Ratings:
1,279
pDev:
37.5%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
225
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,279 |  Reviews: 593
Photo of BeerMe0110
4.2/5  rDev +75%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a good drink to get fucked on! Drink some ipa’s after a 24 oz 211 makes me and it will make you feel right. It’s good to prep you up for an afternoon delight on a Friday, such as today!

 197 characters

Photo of PMakowski
2.99/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

24 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Clear golden amber color, very little foam but ironically it does have some glass lacing
Smell - Bread. Some hints of hops and sweetness. Somewhat bitter herbal aroma as well.
Taste - It's very strong tasting, not just because of the 8% ABV, but also it has strong bitterness. The barley malt and hops hit the palate first. It has sourness like sourdough bread. There is some rubbing alcohol flavor. It is very carbonated of course. Subtle sweetness gives it some balance but overall this is fairly bitter.

I am not a huge fan of this style, so in some ways it is unfair for me to review it. I just don't find the flavor desirable to me personally. I do think it is well-made and I would drink it if someone handed me one. That being said, i don't grade by category, i give the beer an overall grade compared to all beers I have had. This gets a grade of C

 893 characters

Photo of Amboularozzo
5/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Forget sips. Drink an ice cold steely instead. Amazing smooth taste and feel. Wicked strong. One 24oz can should be enough. Really top notch "bum beer". King of high gravity malt liquor

 190 characters

Photo of bubseymour
2.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of SilverSolver
4.2/5  rDev +75%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My ratings are reflective of the fact that this is not a craft beer. This is not an expensive beer. I'm not going to compare it to beers which are. This is a cheap beer that is potent and, by cheap beer standards, quite tasty. It is thick and sticky, which I love. It looks and smells like beer, not a corn bin. A previous reviewer who noted herbal and honey notes was not wrong. I don't know why it's classified as malt liquor because it is clearly hopped, albeit lightly. For $1.29 for a 24oz can that will fully beer an evening, I'm guaranteed to buy it again, because of all the cheap 24oz beers, I like it the best, probably because it's the thickest. I hate watery beer. My can was the 8.1% variety, so if you live in a state which prohibits beer that strong, your experience may not be the same as mine.

 810 characters

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

OCT2918 stamped on bottom of 16oz can. Poured into Three Philosophers wineglass.

Appearance - Clear amber body with flat white head and fine lacing with decent stick. 2.75

Smell- Corn and bubble gum with faint cardboard. 2.5

Taste - Wet cardboard and sugar. 2

Mouthfeel - Suprisingly smooth with a very slightly astringent finish 3

Overall - I wanted to hate this beer more than I do, but I think the situation you're in when you're drinking this beer is probably worse than the beer itself. Not that I'd know. 2.5

 519 characters

Photo of Fitzy01
2.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Beerdanza
2.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of robotic_being
2.15/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of brewnme
3.13/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Khelmboldt
1.3/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Good for a quick, cheap drunk... if that's what you're looking for. Terrible taste and unpleasant mouth feel.

109 characters

Photo of gmark
1.18/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The only reason the awful beer exists is for a cheap drunk for people who dont care what something tastes like. Truly bad tasting. Gave my wife a sip and she almost hurled. If there was an honest scale for this beer, it would be lucky to get a 1. Just say no to this swill.

 273 characters

Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, best before 10/22/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not too overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/nutty, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and spicy alcohol. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bread, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Mildly increasing warmth of 8.1% after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good malt liquor. All around good robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV; with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Clean and nicely rich barely/grain flavors, with mild earthy hop balance. Not overdone on corn adjuncts. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

 1,727 characters

Photo of PuffySAJ
2.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeeburt
3.05/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Udaykumar
5/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I started my beer drinking in year 1988 when my mom died because of which I started drinking alcohol but till now u never felt good as a good as Steel reserve 211 beer I love it great job keep it up the manufacturer

 215 characters

Photo of opd213
2.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DragonFyre1983
2.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Flavor wise it really isn't the greatest thing you'll ever drink. It's definitely not the worst thing you'll ever drink however. The look and feel is what you'd expect for a beer. I don't have the best experience for beer but there are many tasting beers. But if you compare the price to the alcohol content, I think most people would be okay with it. Maybe drink it after a few better tasting beers though so you won't have to be sad at the flavor.

 449 characters

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - Light orange color with transparent body and a finger of white head

S - Typical adjunct lager aromas of corn, grains, and some sweetness. Minor fusel alcohol aroma too.

T - Surprisingly not terrible. Heavy caramel and butterscotch sweetness overpowers the adjunct flavors, but as it warms those come out more. Cloying sweetness in the back, but I can't say too many bad things.

F - Surprisingly light and crisp for 8%. Not sure if that should be a compliment or a punishment.

O - Was expecting worse, but turned out to be ok. If abv was dialed down then this would be a go-to for those into the light lager/adjunct lager etc styles. Yeah, definitely not bad.

 667 characters

Photo of chicagoish
3.02/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.54/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Callednumbers
2.35/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ShooterMcGavin7
5/5  rDev +108.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Steel Reserve 211 is the nectar of the gods. all other brews are basically water compared to the steelies.

107 characters

Photo of bsager1
2.88/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerded-one
2.17/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

cheap beer to just get drunk on, best bang for your buck

56 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.4 out of 5 with 1,279 ratings