Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Originally rated January 2006. "A link to great taste"... oh yeah ! Pours a nice clear golden-amber clour with not much head. Just a bit of foam, that is it. Their usual homebrew dirty lace is there, all over. Very pleasant floral and grainy smell. Very, very light carbonation and a flat mouthfeel. As for most light beers, this one is no exception... light taste. Mild caramel and fruits. Not a bad brew, specially for a light one, but if this is a light version of Chain, I’d rather stick with that one (being my next review).
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 28, 2009
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
710ml can from HogTownHarry - thanks! Clear straw with a massive, sticky white head.Light pale malt aroma. Oh GOD, flavor is BAD. An initial sweet graininess is quickly replaced with something weird and plastic... dry, chemical, not quite peppery finish. I got 3 sips into this one, and down the sink she went...
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 710 steeltub. pale yellow with a fizzy white head. adjuct and plastic nose. almost no flavour but whats there isnt good. watery feel to it. poor.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale lagerish looking, lots of foam. Acceptable aroma, taste is not quite metallic, but the mouthfeel is there.On-tap at the Yorkville Club Uptown Second Anniverary, served by the dancng model in a portable server system.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Huge can shared by Puzzl. Pours a light gold with a thin diminshing head. Aroma is corn grits, slight metallic, dms, vege, steamed corn, rice solids and stale white wine. Flavor has some acetaldehyde gren apple and dms gritty corn with an artificial sweetness.
JoeMcPhee (8575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can shared by puzzl. Aroma is pretty non-offensive. Light pale malt. Straw and a bit of corn. In general it’s pretty clean and refreshing. Non-descript, but non-poor. It’s almost a shame that steelback has risen to mediocrity from their former place in the basement of crapitude
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can shared by puzzl. Pale golden with a fading white film. Some adjunct in the aroma of corn and rice. Sweet flavor with a fizzy body and no hop character. Papery, adjunct ridden, corn, a mess. No bitterness.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
710ml can. Old school. This has been sitting in my closet for over a year, courtesy of HogTownHarry. Sweet!. Pour is very piss yellow. So much corn in the aroma, but its actually not THAT offensive. Cream spinach, too. Thin, skunky flavor, easy drinking I guess, but still with big carb. I could see frat boys drinking this no problem.
GregClow (2912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the relaunched Steelback. Clear, bright golden with a large white head that shrinks pretty quickly. Aroma is light and faintly sweet, with grainy malts and some actual hints of hops. Flavour follows - light but pleasant maltiness to start, and a surprising tingle of hops in the finish. Not something I’d drink everyday, but for a light beer from a brewery with a history like Steelback’s, this is a pretty impressive effort.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
710mL Tub can that I had to go through a lot to get. So my comic mis-adventures with Steelback continue. Episode VII: Link. Pours an empty, souless looking pale yellow, with a huge rocky, white head. Smells like, the sour broken dreams of a once quasi-successful juice-baron, which smells a lot like crappy pale malts and a stick of straw, oddly enough. Tastes like, a fermented version of D’Angelo apple juice, minus most of the flavour. Bland. Empty. Without redeeming quality. Nothing to even rate. Only an unpleasant chemical kick in the finish that simpy begs for an answer to the timeless rhetorical question: why? The marketing slogan makes little sense, as is the way of the Steelback. "A European style light lager..."? I thought light beers were a distinctly American thing? Maybe the confusion is an intentional deception? I can’t even marvel at the astounding crappiness of this one, because there is nothing here. Is the glass half empty, or half full? Neither, it’s full of a liquid that in and of itself is empty. Think about it. The most depressing thing about this beer, is that as it warms, the fading voice of a single hop bud can be heard, desperate for a rescue that just won’t come......