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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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1,224 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:
#44,614
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,224
pDev:
37.82%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

24oz tallboy can marked 8.1 ABV

A - I didn't even bother pouring this into a glass so I can't comment on the appearance.

S - Smells like an ethanol plant, urine

T - Semi-mettalic, super sweet malt covering the high ABV very well.

M - Moderately thick and syrupy.

O - I think this is one the best malt liquors I have ever tasted. For the style, it's actually quite good and a nice contrast to the IPA I just finished. I paid $1.37 for this can and I definitely feel like I'm getting my money's worth on the alcohol front:) Malt liquor is malt liquor...drink fast and get your buzz on. I don't particularly care for this style of beer but I drank many a Mickey's Ice big mouth 40 in college and this tastes much better and has a higher ABV to boot. Definitely drink COLD. Not that I'm advocating slamming this beer but the alcohol starts asserting itself agressively as it warms up.

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look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank straight out of a 24oz can. for 1.55+ tax this is a pretty good deal. and 8.1% abv? get outta here.

Nose gave off the typical metallic like aroma you get from malt beer. Wet hay and a sugary presence as well. Taste followed closely behind with no hops in the picture what so ever. However, it goes down smooth and doesn't leave a bad taste in your mouth. I find nothing offensive about the taste. It's actually refreshing and masks the alcohol pretty well.

Overall - Better then the average malt liquor. Would I buy this again? For a cheap buzz, yes. Not bad at all.

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.38 out of 5 with 1,224 ratings
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