Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) | Steel Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Sunshine
1.2/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Smells like cheap apple cider made with hops.

People who drink this are easy to identify, because their breath emits an unpleasant high-octane aroma.

I'm curious what process is used to give this beer such a uniquely poor flavor and appearance. I've googled the company, but can't seem to find any information which pins down the difference.

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Photo of OCdrummer7271
3.75/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of atr2605
3.08/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a yellow transparent color with a white head with average retention. much more sweetness in the nose than other malt liquors to the higher. Heavier body than some malt other malt liquors, also due to abv. Definitely a brew with a goal of abv than flavor like all malt liqours.

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Photo of ralphw56
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +72.1%

Photo of Kpitevl
1.25/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of ghl003
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of worldecay
3.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Raime
1.03/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Clear yellow with a massive frothy white head. Loads of carbonation. Slight lacing.

S - Odds grains, Skunk, Sweaty socks, farts

T - Sour malt, aluminum, sweat, pee

M - Heavy carbonation with a heavy body

O - This is the worst beer that I have ever had, Hands down. I would never drink this slop again. EVER.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.45/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Two fingers of head with descent retention. A few bubbles floating up in the clear, light straw colored body.
Smells like wet grain.
Tastes like malt, sweet but not overbearing. Not a hint of bitterness.
Light body, low carbonation with a slight stickiness to it.
For a high gravity lager it's one of the better ones.

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Photo of TheUpside
1.25/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of nUgZ
3.71/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6.0% Version

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

A: Light golden color with a 2 finger head and some lacing.

S: Malts and alcohol...not much else.

T: Sweet biscuits, malt, corn, and some alcohol. About as good as you could ask for out of a malt liquor.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: Top notch as far as malt liquors go. I've had the 8.1% as well and the 6% is the way to go. It's much easier to enjoy than the higher alcohol version.

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Photo of deathpulse42
1.71/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Could not finish --> drainpour. The only thing remotely beer-like about this is its appearance, which reminds one of a very pale American adjunct lager. Pungent, metallic taste. I realize that malt liquor shouldn't merit high expectations, but I'm not exaggerating when I say that you'd really, really, REALLY have to want to get drunk to drink this beer.

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Photo of michiganman48846
1.46/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A+ if you are looking to get drunk at a cheap price (where I am at, a 24 ounce can is $1 OTD). With that being said, this beer has an awful taste, and is strong. Drink at your own risk! It's just as bad as Natty Daddy, Ice House Edge, and other ice beers, but has the highest alcohol content of the bunch.

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Photo of woodencardboard
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of michiganminer
3.6/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It is what it is. You can't expect anything more. This is an easy to choke down, er I mean Drink Malt Liquor. Let's face it. it's 8.1 its got a chemical taste, youve got to drink it cold but if you can cope with it 1 can will get ya good and buzzed quick. at $1.19 it's my go to Malt.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of bobojuice
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of WaterCzar
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Roland45s
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of bscalt
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of alesaram
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of Caterwaul
3.75/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)
Steel Brewing Company
Style: American Malt Liquor
ABV: 8.10 %

LOOK: Pale yellow color when poured, much better straight from the can. Fizzy, light yellow beer, a typical look.

SMELL: Spent grains, creamed corn, cooked veggies, small whiff of alcohol.

TASTE: Mildly sweet, with an astringent bite, strange bitterness, metallic flavors. Minerally hop and loads of corn, malt and sweet alcohol notes.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, not quite crisp.

OVERALL: An average malt liquor, with a good kick for the price.

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
2.47 out of 5 based on 1,210 ratings.
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