youneverknow (4) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Letís be honest: nobody is drinking Steel Reserve for the taste. These guys find their way into my beer stash every once and a while and, frankly speaking, I am looking for the buzz that accompanies my $1.29 purchase.
That being said, and having tried quite a few malt liquors in my time, this really isnít that terrible. It provides a quick buzz and, if drank ice cold (and I mean cold, because if it gets warm it tastes terrible), itís actually quite drinkable. It looks half-decent when poured out of the can (but whats the point of that?) and smells like sweet corn. Not overly repulsive but certainly not a treat on the nose.
Donít pick this up if you are any kind of beer snob because this is not for you. I like beer: I like all styles, all varieties, and that includes malt liquor. When money is tight or if Iím just in the mood for something proven and quick, Iíll go for this. Overall I gave this a 14/20 - this reflects itís style, not beer in general. It doesnít stack up to some of the better microbrews out there, but then again I donít expect it to.
Drink cold and enjoy the ride.
ordybill (141) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 24 OZ can into a tulip glass (I know, opposite ends of the spectrum). This is not a bad beer, it is t=stigmatized for being a gas station malt liquor but it is pretty good and it has a real smooth flavor and palate. if you are not a malt liquor drinker but would like to experience a fairly good beer I would try this or a Colt 45.
shanoknowsfood (54) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 8, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can @ a neighborís house. Not sure if I should even give a review on this...because I had just had two Optimators and was pretty buzzed by the time I tried this brew.
To me it tasted like a sour fruity Belgian ale...which I donít like.
I donít drink very often and was blasted by the time I finished it.
ffaoe (251) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
light malt aroma. golden and clear with fast fading head. taste is just bad, enough said
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pretty damn nasty. Almost disgustingly sweet. Looks as bad as it taste. How you could ever drink this other than to try it I will never know.
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
can. Poured clear gold with a just a wisp of a white head. Aroma is sweet with alcohol present. Medium-light body, thick buttery mouthfeel. Flavour of light malt, corn syrup, with some alcohol at the end.
tricyclist (849) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Itís so terrible... Heavy corn sweetness and... Ugh, itís like a corn milkshake. I honestly couldnít finish my 24oz can, but I may give it another try next time. Doubtful though
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainy with some flavor of high corn sugars and low malts, highly alcoholic with little substance
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Slummin with this 24 ounce can on the cheap. Smells and tastes of corn and alcohol, with a very light hop bitterness. The abv makes it a little abrasive, but itís not like that wasnít expected. Shoulda had this when I was in high school - woulda loved it!"
Frizzell87 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I am a Malt Liqueur drinker as well as I enjoy craft beers. SR is not for everyone. It tastes below average. It is thick, it is offensive but it will send you to Buzzville very fast. 3 will get you drunk. If taste is your thing, stay away from this one because you will be disappointed. If getting a solid buzz or down right drunk is your goal....you just met a friend. I would go with AB Natty Daddy over this one if you are looking for a solid buzz with a decent malt taste,
Bulk_Carrier (2271) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a clear yellow color with no head no matter how many times Iíve poured this. Fast rising carbonation is seen.
The smell was sugary sweet.
So was the taste adding some booze.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a not so good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp.
Overall, it might be a malt liquor but Iím still not into it.