Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry | Steel Brewing Company

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Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk BerrySteel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry

Brewed by:
Steel Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by woodychandler on 09-15-2013

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of robebo44
2.99/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.69/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bloodchaos94
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It looked alright on the outside. Seemed promising. I like black berry. But this tasted like fucking grape soda, with about 10000g of sugar. Sugary as hell. Not recommended. I thought with it being 8% alcohol it'd have a nice hint of blackberry, but instead it's all sugar and grape. DISGUSTING.

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Photo of Grapeshifter
3.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

As a "beer" it's absolute crap. As a cheap buzz, it's an 8% fruit soda - might as well be grape soda, not much blackberry to it. Tastes like getting drunk with teenage girls. Surprisingly drinkable, even if it tastes like diabetes in a can.

...and then there's the green poop. Depending on how funny you find poop, this is either a plus or a minus.

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Photo of Archspire_StayTech
1.58/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
2.01/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The wife picked this up when I asked her to pick me up some beer for our camping trip. She loves to poke at my beer geekery and knows I probably wouldn't like this - of course she knows me well - I wasn't a fan. This drink is essentially blackberry soda with 8% ABV. Ooutside of that you end up with nothing much but an alcoholic soda drink...

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Photo of jwc215
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

24 oz. can:

Pours purple. Little head immediately disappears, leaving virtually no lacing. Looks like blackberry juice.

The smell is of blackberry Jolly Rancher candy. A little alcohol. Only the slightest hint of grain.

The taste is of sweet. artificial/candy-like blackberry. Alcohol shows but not raw. Some grain, but very little. Candy lingers.

Pretty smooth for sweetness and abv level.

A blackberry candy in beer form. Very sweet.

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Photo of Muss42
3.77/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Stizzee
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

All hail the king of violent green silly string poops!

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Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SpiritNovice
3.71/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm actually a big fan of flavored beers and as a result, I've had alot of experience with different flavored beers and other flavored alcohol, the Steel Reserve Alloy Series is among the best out there for the "gas station" flavored beers. The Black Berry is honestly, my favorite of the Steel Reserve flavored ales, that being said, it doesn't smell or taste, ANYTHING like black berries, it tastes like a cheaper grape soda mixed with grape Nerds, that being said, I really enjoy the taste of it. It's lightly carbonated, again much like a cheap grape soda, but if you're a fan of grape soda, then you'll certainly be a big fan of this brew, good job Steel Reserve.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.57/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Steel Reserve Brewing Co. "Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry"
24 fl. oz. can

Wow! Massive blackberry aroma upon opening. The flavor follows but it's not as sweet as expected - but close. Sweetish and berry-like in the finish as well. I find it hard to look at this as beer as it's so sugary sweet, so I won't really go any further. Reminiscent of Four Loko, but somehow (and I can't believe I'm saying this) more refined.

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Photo of puboflyons
1.66/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

From the 25 oz. can with an expiration date of Sept 19, 2016. Sampled over my propane grill on May 10, 2016.

The pour is purple with a quick fizzy head. It does not look anything like beer.

The aroma is blackberry juice and jelly with little else on the nose.

The body is light to medium and actually feels heavier than Steel Reserve 211 regular.

The taste is a notch above the aroma with the same overzealous blackberry juice character but a more distant under current of breaded grainy malts. No booze at all and that's why these hybrids are so dangerous. You can pound them down like a fruit drink on a hot day and think nothing of it until your head protests when it is finished.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: dark but still transparent purple
S: berries
T: more berries
F: medium bodied, drinkable beer

Overall: For something that comes out of the same factory as Steel Reserve High Gravity, this is pretty good. I actually don't mind it; the artificial berry flavor covers up whatever crap goes into a normal steel reserve. Not sure I'll buy it again.

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Photo of mrcraft
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
1.87/5  rDev -33%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Also sampled back on 1/28/16 with a good friend. Comes in a single 24 ounce can for $1.99! Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .5L handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a deep purplish in color with a very thin white head. Some very minor lacing was seen when sipped but not much. Aroma is of black berries for the most part as would be expected. Taste follows the nose also and you can't really taste the higher alcohol content unlike some other brews. Goes down very easy. Lighter-side of medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Overall you can't beat the price and is better than many similar brews in this price range. manager at Hy-Vee said this is a underrated brew and he is right.

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Photo of smithj4
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.09/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bought from Times $1.78 24 ox can. Dark purple color, low carbonation, taste like juice, 8% alcohol gives it a kick that you feel later since it doesn't taste like alcohol. Bought it out of curiosity, more for the crowd that drinks wine coolers.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.04/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
2.42/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is clear but very dark purple in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high dark pink head that died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruit punch are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of artificial flavors of fruit punch along with some hints of blackberries. There is a moderate to high amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This "beer" does a good job at hiding its alcohol, but tastes more like a spiked fruit punch than it does like a beer. The high amount of sweetness can make this a little cloying.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Mebuzzard
1.28/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Raime
2.72/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Steel Reserve Black Cherry.

Part three of four in my fukkit I'm broke and wanna get wasted night. Blah blah blah cheap steel reserve. Blah blah blah cheap twenty four ounce can. Blah blah blah let's do it.

Look - Pours a pinkish purple type deal with minimal and quickly fucking off purpleish fizzy head that went bye bye quicker than Don Juan after getting the tuny puss after a show and slipped salt peter. Carbonation appears moderate from what I can see. No lacing due to the Donald Trump running for president esque failed hair matching his failure of a hair style. 2.5.

Smell - Smells like a wet swishers grape flavored cheap cigar. The kind you bought to break and roll up a fat blunt with back in the good ole high school days. That's about the extent of this one. Nostalgic really. 3.

Taste - Anybody remember fruit roll up gushers? It basically tastes like biting into a mouth full of random flavors straight from a pack. Alcohol is clearly noticable upon swallow. Grains cone through as well in their same cheap ass selves reminding you that this is ONCE AGAIN a steel reserve brew. 2.75

Feel - Light as the other one was with low levels of carbonation. Swallows rough due to the non-hidden alcohol. 2.

Overall - Another swing and miss by the ladies and gents outta steel reserve. Not horrible by any means, but these brews really need to be something you drink secondary to something else. Almost wish I had a nice fifth of black rum and a two liter of A&W right now. Beer would be fine to sip on between every other half swig of a mixed drink. Honestly, I likely won't even hit part four tonight. But who knows, night is still young ;). 2.75..

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Steel Reserve (Alloy Series) Blk Berry from Steel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.79 out of 5 with 81 ratings