brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can courtesy of Dave. Thanks! Golden pour with a white head. Kind of a pool water aroma. Chlorine, water, corn, and some malt sweetness. A touch of banana and apple. There is a light sweetness to the flavor of corn, apple, and banana. Chlorine, water, and some grass, too.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can courtesy of Blipp at Max’s 30th. Never underestimate Blipp’s ability to find the rare BMCs. Pours pale yellow with white head. Nose is corn, sheet metal and light skunk. Taste is nothing. Absolutely nothing. Maybe some light corn water. Light water thin body.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
709ml can. Golden pour, mild adjunct flavors and tastes, this is near tastesless it comes very close to a mineral water. Not offensive, but not good, and bums can’t get drunk off it as easily.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Big fucken can @ home, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thanks! Kind of hard to confirm this is the 4% version on the can. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a thin white head. Corn, grape must, lemon, and garbage in the nose. Spritzy, tangy grassy, grainy malty, corny flavor that is well carbonated. Not all that great.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Can thanks to GRAEME(sudsmcduff), chugged with Graeme! Pours a pale golden with thick frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is skunk corn malt. Light corn malt, like a skunked keg beer. Not bad
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
24oz can thanks to womencantsail. I thought this was 3.2%, maybe I was wrong. Anyway, the can does not have the abv on it, but after a taste it is clear that this is not the normal Steel Reserve. After a clear, yellow soda pour with fizzing out foam (actually a fairly healthy pour for style), the nose brings freshly cleaned public toilet, mild urine remaining. Taste is "dirty pool water" says my wife. Palate is similar to La Croix seltzer water in a can, yes the type of canned water that got a girl arrested by the ABC police in Virginia thinking she was buying beer underage. Merica.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can at Max’s for his birthday. Pours a clear watery yellow with a medium to large white head. Smells of grain and cheesy vomit. On the thin side of medium-bodied, sweet grain, not a lot else. Grainy into the finish. Rather empty. Tastes like flat seltzer.
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oh, the elusive 4% high gravity malt liquor! What a perversity. 24 ounce can from Dans Market. I contacted Miller and confirmed the 4% ABV, but no listing on the can. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet bready malt nose. Overly carbonated. A smooth and fairly clean and light malt forward beer with some light adjuncts. Surprisingly clean I thought. Not offensive but not good.
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can courtesy of DeyHolla. Thanks Derek. Pours light gold with a white head. Bland, watery, and relatively inoffensive. Don’t hate the playa hate the game.
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 24oz can of label claimed "High Gravity Lager" whatever that means at 4% ABV (and 3.2% ABW). It makes me wonder what the Normal Gravity Lager must be like. This pours with a clear deep golden body that supported an initially tall white head. The aroma offers up corn sweetness, mild sweet apple fruity esters and then plain old vague sugary sweetness. The taste has a bit of prickly carbonation pushing up a faint lemon note right from the start. But mostly this has modestly sweet notes of apples, pears, corn and some grainy malts. This lacks the boozy chemical harshness that defines the style in my opinion.