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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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1.25/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Raime
1.03/5  rDev -56.7%
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 +2.9%
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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1.25/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of nUgZ
3.71/5  rDev +55.9%
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 -28.2%
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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1.46/5  rDev -38.7%
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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1/5  rDev -58%

Photo of michiganminer
3.6/5  rDev +51.3%
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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1/5  rDev -58%

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2/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

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1/5  rDev -58%

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2/5  rDev -16%

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1/5  rDev -58%

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3.75/5  rDev +57.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -37%

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3/5  rDev +26.1%
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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2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of FizzyGlory
3.01/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Im reating this beer souly on value for drunk. I mean, 3 bucks a pop and one of them gets you buzzed, 2 your stumbling, 3 your doing something your going to regret. The bottle doesn't lie, it really does turn the gravity up. I drank this brew from a 40oz bottle and a 3 foot funnel, no need for a glass. The taste is slightly sweet malt with a smooth after taste of hard liqour. Mouthfeel, creamy and thick. If this brew was fizzier it would be leagues better. Overall, this beer is the best beer if your as broke as a crackhead and need a cheap buzz to wash away your sorrows. It definenitely a mans drink and you can't beat this brew if your poor and just want to get drunk.

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2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +110.1%

Photo of obrike
2.51/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

1.99 24 oz can at the corner store....what the heck!

Actually kind of liked the look on this one. A golden hue and pretty sticky lacing...much more attractive then I thought it would be.

Smells of butane, corn syrup, and heavy metal. A bit scary.

Actually kind of tolerated the taste. A big grainy feel, followed by a boozy sweet shot of everclear...seriously...it's almost infused with alcohol. Not something I would drink on a regular basis, but a cheap way to drink beer and catch a buzz. This beer is not afraid to kick you in the tonsils and doesn't apologize for it. A bit harsh on the backend, especially if you let it warm.

What more can I say...a cheap as hell malt liquor that has a good punch. Drink it if you dare.

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.38 out of 5 with 1,230 ratings
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