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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3.5/5  rDev +46.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.73/5  rDev +14.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev +36%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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2/5  rDev -16.3%

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2/5  rDev -16.3%

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5/5  rDev +109.2%

Photo of lonewolf1959
4/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I kinda like this stuff. It goes down well and is extremely economical. It is fairly smooth and doesn't leave the nasty after-taste of many malt liquers. It seems a bit "thick" as if it were higher-gravity. It gives a good buzz and I don,t get buzzed all that easily. Must be popular as I have to keep asking the manager at Rite-aid to stock some more. He always seems to have it, just not in the cooler. That or theres only 1 can left. Sure, there are way better and stronger beers but not for $1.29 per 24oz!
I can get a pretty good buzz on 1 can. I drink it in about 10 minutes, "normal for me" and thats about as cheap a buzz you can find in these parts.

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2.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz tallboy can into pilsner glass

Clear pale yellow with sudsy head, minimal lace, and plenty of rising bubbles. Smell is soapy grain, corn, and a touch of hop skunk. It feels light and crisp on the tongue at first, with the same soapy grains and corn husk as the nose, but ends syrupy and cloying. There is also the unmistakable Steel Reserve taste- somewhere between witbeer spice and garbage juice. The alcohol is hidden well making it drinkable enough.

Not a bad beer, esp. considering the $$ to ABV ratio. If you're trying to get slammed, try this out.

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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

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3.31/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in snifter, 8.1% abv version

A - White head dissipates quickly, has a nice golden color

S - Slight sweetness. This is the worst part of the beer, smells like your average light beer (miller-coors, AB)

T - honey, malt and slight caramel. Alcohol burn... non in my opinion... people must be crazy or only drink AB if they say this has alcohol burn

M - Its smooth as hell... great for drinking in hot weather or grilling!

O - This is what bud light platinum was trying to do, but failed at. If your looking for a cheap, and when I say cheep... the cheapest thing on the market, and drinkable beer you found it. This beer is not claiming to be anything great, and for 6.99 a 12 pack, it actually has flavor. The 4.5 rating is given based upon the price you pay for the taste. My favorite style of beer is american double/imperial stouts and I can drink this one with ease w/o complaining. Great beer for float trips/camping/grilling with the guys.

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2.28/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with an inch thick, fluffy white head.

Smell - Slightly sweet with maybe some citrus? Not much in the aroma..

Taste - This beer is horrible. There isn't much in the taste except for some bitterness and a strong alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - Don't buy this beer unless you can handle the strong flavor of alcohol.

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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2/5  rDev -16.3%

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3/5  rDev +25.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

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2.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Typical malt liquor clear golden pee yellow with a fizzy head that destroys itself in thirty seconds or less with minimal lacing.

S. For reasons unknown, at first I smelled peanut shells. A blink of an eye later, that smell had morphed into wet cardboard mixed with green apple tartness, solvents, and a faint cereal grain aroma.

T. Actually has a distinct dry malt presence in the middle of all the corny adjunct sweetness, at least relative to other malt liquors. Not as bad as I had feared. Fusels are also not as severe as in other malt liquors as well...but they *are* there.

M. Medium body and carbonation levels, slightly greasy in feel if allowed to warm up for a bit.

Actually not all that bad when compared to other malt liquors offered in my area.

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3.5/5  rDev +46.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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1/5  rDev -58.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.11/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance- Pours a medium golden color with a thin white head. The head fades to give moderate lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Very mild. I only pick up fait hints of rice and some paper aromas.

Taste- Very surprising taste. It has a biscuit and cereal body with corn mixed in. While many claim it sweet, I disagree; in comparison the many malt liquors it is much drier. The tastes are not to astringent and somewhat smooth. At the end the alcohol really comes into play, warming the mouth, but leaving it with a very strong boozy taste; almost like you get from a shot of cheaper run. Actually, its not really that off putting.

Mouthfeel – For an 8% abv., the mouthfeel is quite light. The carbonation is a little bit above medium. The alcohol at the end creates a very dry feel in the mouth.

Overall – For the price I paid for this brew ($1.50 for 24 it gives you a great bargain. While by no means the tastiest beer out there, it wasn’t awful and did give a very nice warming feel. On of the best stronger malt liquors out there.

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Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity) from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.39 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings