Bif (1693) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
24oz can. Pours a clear golden color with a decent head thatfades quickly. Aroma is sweet with grain. Taste is similar with a candy sweetness and grass. Mild bitterness and a sweet sticky finish. Light body, smooth and much too sweet. I guess the sweetness is there to try and hide the ABV.
JStax (3772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
40 ounce bottle picked up in jest and then poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a translucent copper with a frothy white head of foam. Smells grainy and sweet with some grassy qualities. Despite the clear bottle, it has escaped getting skunked somehow. Taste is sweet and a little grassy. Not a whole lot to complain about, it just isn’t really my thing. Big body with medium carbonation.
dcmike (1) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 STEEL RESERVE W/ A LIME - There are two kinds of beer drinking - serious craft brew joint visits (tour de beir) and everyday slogging. Corona (for example) strongly suggests a lime in the mix.
OK - if we are masking the critical factors with lime, then all bets are off. Are we "drinquing bier" or drinkin’? If the answer is #2, then relax, save the money, drop in a lime and ENJOY. With the addition of a lime, they all taste good. So - if I’m droppin’ in a lime do I wanna’ pay $9.00 or $3.88?
I’ve been drinking beer since Coors was only available in Colorado. Steel Reserve & lime is as good as any beer with lime. Save the money & get the buzz ,-\
AAEA (214) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
22 FL OZ ($2.29) tastes like a metal can. very nasty beer only up side is the high proofage. good if you’re setting off to get drunk on a budget.
Altdeutsch (2) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Much malted grain, likely including others than barley, some hops, yeast and water - then let ferment. What can be wrong? Deviation from German law is likely that other grains may be included, but this is not Germany. Regardless, this is an US interpretation close to German "Starkbier" (strong-beer), and nothing wrong with it. Remember, beer is "liquid bread" in Germany, not a luxury article. As such it is unpretentious, simple and good. Liked it.
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Vigorous pour, 3 finger head crimson orange head. Nose is weak with a touch of honey. Very sweet, honey and rice with a touch if mango and papaya.
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
24 oz. can. Clear gold, no head. Aroma is a weak hint of lager yeast.
How many other beer nerds have rated this? The answer: to many.
Why did I waste $2.45 on this can? I feel like a tool and you should to if you feel like you need to rate this dumb shit. Yep....
Darkmagus82 (2000) - - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-14-12 -
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 oz.an) 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.
joestatix (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off Im not a Craft Beer guy. I m the type of guy that likes to sit back and slam on pappies ol" cough syrup and have to clench my hand to handle the swig. Now that being said steel reserve holds a place in my heart. I was drinking it n and off since I was a teenager. It definitely aint for beginners. I recommend the forties. the 24’s just don’t taste the same it has a smooth grainy taste to me at first but as I drink more n more it transitions into a rich buttery flavor I love it the hang over isn’t bad either. all in all for the price of admission its a good ride
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Inspired by Chris’s malt liquor share I decided to pop on this. 24 oz can. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. I poured this very cold to help the numbers. The aroma and flavor had sweet corn, grains, apple juice, and some alcohol. Not much going on here.