Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) | Steel Brewing Company

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)
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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)

Brewed by:
Steel Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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2.4/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24 oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a piss-yella color. The head doesn't last long - it's about a finger high, white in color, and very bubbly. At least it leaves some lacing behind!

S: Smells, in essence, like cheap white wine. The aroma could have been FAR worse - smelling like cheap white wine is a lot better than smelling of corn, cooked veggies, and failure.

T: Same with the taste - I don't love it by any means, but I can definitely drink this. There is a half-decent corn flavor here (like a good pre-pro pils), followed by bits of cream and cheap white wine. Honestly, the more I drink it, the more the generic sweetness becomes a bother instead of any shitty off-notes.

M: There's a slight prickle on the palate from the booze, which comes out the more I drink it. That, and it's rather sweet finishing - too sweet, actually. In the realm of craft beer, the feel would fail utterly; but in the realm of malt likka, it reigns like a street king looking over his bitch-ass subjects.

O: I'd rather drink this over the typical BMC stalwarts (sans Miller High Life, maybe). It certainly isn't a good beer, BUUUT it's great for getting drunk on the cheap. I don't hate this one, that's for sure.

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3.93/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

If you wanna get drunk for cheap, this is the best beer you can buy. Pretty good taste and really kicks your ass. I get the 40 oz bottles and drink two and I'm feeling great. It's definitely a get drunk beer not one to really relax and enjoy or if you're thirsty.

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3.25/5  rDev +36%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +36%

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3.5/5  rDev +46.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.87/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer does the job for the effects at the right price. Not really a bad taste at all compared to other beers I've had. I drink it all the time. Fills you up, that's for sure. And I would recommend that more bars, and restaurants serve steel reserve because it's hard to find them in these places.

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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2.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - 2.25 - straw colored clear beer with zero head
S - 2.5 - smells like sweet white grape juice, rice, do i sense a hint of sake?
T - 2.5 - i expected worse, tastes fruity. Like white grapes juice. Slight beer and.boozy tastes.
M - 2.5 - thin, watery mouthfeel. Alc is actually well covered. No aftertaste, surprising.
O - 2.5 - with expectations so low i cant slam this one. The beer is good for what it is.

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3.25/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pilsner glass and looks the part of an Am. lager. Very clear and big full white head. Pale gold. Driipping lacing.
Soft malt and rather corn based. Some nose tickling with all the carbonation and hints of hop spice.
Malt, and the sweetness intermixes with the alcohol. Not as much corn flavor as I expected, but then it is very cold and I intend to keep it that way. Light drying the the malt laying on the tongue for quite awhile.
Appropriate body for style. Fully carbonated, but as it should be. Smooth like a lager.
Drinks too easily for size. I really don't hate this. One will be enough, but it is consistent with my fondness for bigger lagers
Thanks T. Part of 2013 Xmas exchange.

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1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.6/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yellow to tan and well carbonated. Head didn't last long and there wasn't much lace, but it wasn't bad looking at all.

Aroma was lightly malty and sweet with corn, fairly noticeable alcohol.

Flavor was far sweeter and more heavy on the corn, but here the alcohol seemed to mostly disappear. For such high alcohol on such a light beer, it is concealed very well.

Body is light and sweet with a light warming. Surprisingly easy to drink.

It's not my favorite malt liquor but it's plenty good enough if this is your style.

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2/5  rDev -16.3%

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.39 out of 5 with 1,235 ratings
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