brokensail (9202) - Orange County, 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.
adnielsen (7595) - 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.
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - 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.
drowland (5715) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
7/13/13. 24oz can thanks to randomgarbage and deyholla! Clear golden pour with a small offwhite head. Metallic, corn, caramel, etc. Better than the OE because itís not skunky, but thatís about it.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 sent this one. Fuck yeah. 4% malt liqour. a new stlye. session malt liquor, boom! Nose of grain, green apple, corn, kind of subdued and pleasant more or less. Golden pour, nice head and lace. Flavors of grain bread green apple, subtle malt liquor notes all put together without the booze. Drinkability is very high, i like this.
douglas88 (5167) - 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.
Sledutah (3650) - Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
24oz can from the local grocery store
Appearance: Clear straw golden with a small white head that dissipates quickly, no head
Aroma: Light malts, corn and honey
Taste: Malts, corn, bready, and citrus
I tasted this and the 8.1 version side by side (both in shaker glasses). This version was much smoother and easier to drink, thin. But, thatís not what malt liquor is for I guess.
b3shine (3562) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
24 oz can to pint (shared with the Mrs.; HUGE thanks to browland for this .RAHR tick). Looks fine; a transparent gold with white head. Smells doughy and a little skunky. Tastes like it smells with a touch of metal on the palate. Not good, but better than I expected.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 24 ounce can. The aroma is straw, apple rind/skin, sweet pilsner malts, musty. The flavor is pilsner malt and straw. Very thin bodied. There is a noticeable tartness in the aroma, lactic like. A 4% malt liquor, what will they think of next?