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The two eleven mark, based on the medieval symbol for steel, appears only on Steel Reserve(R) High Gravity lager. We use nearly twice the ingredients of many normal lagers & brew for over twice as long as many quality beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow, light density of small particles. Aroma is lightly malty (light bread), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Sickeningly sweet grainy mess with some throat burn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2002
My neighbor and friend Don is a brave soul--he’ll buy any brew that is on sale. He brought a few of these home and served me one before a backyard BBQ...Standard macro-yellow color and fizzy head--aroma a bit medicinal, but it is an indication of its marketable content! The flavor also is astringent: cloying adjunct-laden sweetness lurks beneath everything here...the hops actually can be tasted here, but there is no attempt to balance or blend the constituent flavors. It’s all about the buzz, Baby! Enough said.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
A drunk’s drink, only when I am desperate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 23, 2002
Lets just say I sampled this one right after a day of mowing all day in the hot sun, and I barely even finished it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Pure rotgut swill. CHEAP stuff that packs a punch. If your broke and want to get drunk this is the way to go.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Nasty metallic syrup taste tries to hide the alcohol. I’d rather taste the alcohol. Pound some $1.49 40s to get hammered good N’ cheap, but you’ll regret it in the morning.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2002
this was strange. Very heavy beer, thick alcoholic taste, with a nasty cereal head on it. Dosent taste anywhere near fresh or clean or crisp, but thats no surprise. Gotta love the ABV though. oh yeah, and this had one of the most metallic tastes ive ever tasted in a bottle.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Like a low-class hooker...cheap, gave decent head, you wouldnt want anyone to see you with one. (and no, I havent)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 I got a 6% alcohol version and it is almost watery. There is little flavor. After I tasted it, I forgot I was drinking a beer it is so bland. The 8.1% version at least had a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
timbrew99 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2002 does not count
Quite possibly the best commercially brewed beer in America today. Joyously malty and smooth on the palate, with just a kiss of hoppiness, this beer is reminiscent of a fine doppelbock or Oktoberfest. Those accustomed to the lifeless character of most mass-produced American beers may find this brew uncustomarily full of body and flavor - but it has everything that you would want in an Ultimate Beer! P.S. If anyone knows where in the Boston area I could get some Steel Reserve, please post and let me know - otherwise I have to travel all the way to the West coast to enjoy some!

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