jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can shared with me from a friend so I could tick it. Thanks friend! From backlog. Pours straw gold. White head. Nose and taste is mostly corn and tin metal with some maltiness. Light bodied. Low carbonation.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bought a tallboy from a 7-11 once to drink out of a paper bag in the parking lot before I went in to a pinball arcade. Both the paper bag and parking lot seemed overly formal for this wet cardboard smelling, metallic tasting junk.
mmmbeer (1202) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24 oz. can served in shaker from Gracy Food Mart- poured a transparent lightened yellow with a tint of orange (like piss), lively medium carbonation, one finger white head became a white film upon the lliquid surface, but to it’s credit, it did lace. Aroma of corn and sugar. Hits the mouth with a light body, over flowing sweetness throughout, corn from the backend of the start to the finish, crisp finish that isn’t biting like some malties. No booze detected either. Hey, not bad for a malty, and I damn near grabbed one of the evil empire beers (ABiNbev) instead of this. Shame on me.... SHAME!!!
smaynard6000 (511) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24 oz can. Pours yellow with foamy white head. Very fizzy. Aroma is corn. Extremely sweet from start to finish. My first and probably last malt liquor, not actually as bad as I thought it would be.
l33l33 (6) - South Florida, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 Smooth then,hard! I swear on everything i can chug 2 & my ass will be drunkk! lol Damn.Good.Beer! :-)
Fatehunter (1067) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Two fingers of head with descent retention. A few bubbles floating up in the clear, light straw colored body.
Smells like wet grain.
Tastes like malt, sweet but not overbearing. Not a hint of bitterness.
Light body, low carbonation with a slight stickiness to it.
For a high gravity lager it’s one of the better ones.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
24oz can from Discount Liquor
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head that dissipates quickly, no head
Aroma: Malts, corn, metallic and herbal
Taste: Sweet malts, grainy and alcohols
I tasted this and the 4.0 version side by side (both in shaker glasses). This version was harsh and hard to drink. Didn’t enjoy this one as much as the other version, but it gets the job done twice as fast if that’s what your after. Footbalmed!
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best damn Malt Beer you can buy for under 2 dollars a 24 oz can.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cassonade fermentée sur un corps de jeune pouliche. Tout en délicatesse pour une si grossière créature. Avant qu’Unibroue arrive sur le marché, j’en aurais ingurgité des litres tant qu’à boire du Jack Daniels.
Drinkinbrews (35) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Regardless of the reputation this beer has, as a long time drinker of overall cheap brews, here’s what i have to say about Steel Reserve. First off, i wish i’d of started buying this beer sooner, as it undoubtedly gives you the best "bang" for your buck. At $2.19 per four pack of pint cans, it can’t be beat in terms of price. Upon opening a can, you’re instantly overwhelmed by a heavily malty scent, completely overpowering any hops that may actually be in this beer. The head pours very weak and thin, and the beer is very pale in appearance. At 8.1% alcohol, you will definitley be feeling it after 2 of these. Taste is extremely malty and comparable to most other low quality/cheap brews, only with an extreme touch of malt.
Overall, i don’t think it’s as bad as it’s made out to be, and i can see myself buying it regularly when in a financial pinch, as it does get the job done very well.