Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ugly 24 oz can bought from a local Mom and Pop convenience store.
surprisingly attractive to look at deep black/blue with a nice thick tan head.
Aroma not so nice grape Kool aid to be honest.
Taste a little more balanced and less grape more artificial blackberry ( sometimes called blue raspberry).
Palate very sweet then drying.
Weird stuff and stretching the limits of "beer"..but dear god this would be a great "panty dropper" among the student bunch
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 18, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Where and how: can 24 oz
Aroma Ugh! Artificial sweet cloying aroma of what meant to be berry like. Sweet with dry vodka burn. Simply nasty.
Top: minimal flat top, tinted.
Base: purple berry pop soda like.
Palate : mid bodied, mid carbonation, rough edges, rough mid and finish.
Taste: elements of liquefied gummy bears with plenty of rough drying alcohol. Reminded me of poor quality sweet alcoholic pop.
Other notes I rated this so you don’t have to.
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pours a clear extremely dark purple with a white head that has a touch of purple that dissipates immediately to the edges. Aroma has notes of artificial grape and blackberry that dominate. Flavor has lots of artificial black berry and grape with not much else
BOSSbrewer (1642) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can at porch nite thanks (?) to Raith. No beery qualities to this at all. Tastes like berry soda with rubbing alcohol. Yuck.
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wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tasted on 8/14/14 from a 24oz can purchased at a gas station in Georgia. Pours dark grape soda purple with an average purple head that quickly recedes to very thin lace. The nose is fruity, fake black berry, fruit punch, kids’ vitamins. The flavor is the same, this is syrup sweet dark Hawaiian Punch fruit punch. maybe a touch of alcohol burn on the back, but I may as well be drinking grape soda. The body is fizzy, thick, just like a regular soda, with a long sickly sweet fruity finish. There is nothing beer about this whatsoever.
dkoda (1) - arizona city, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am probably the one of the first people to ever taste Steele Reserve. It was at a bar in Covina Calif called Semag and Strops. (Sports and Games) I knew back then this beer will be going places. Now there is a new one? I tried it and I like it. Grape flavor and not too harsh. Steele Reserve to me started to change their brewing ideas, started to taste different, you flat. So now I will start drinking this new one.
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from the gas station. Pours a purple-ish amber with a thin layer of grape juice colored head. Aroma of intense berries. Taste malts and intense fruits.
kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Pours as fizzy and purple as a glass of grape soda pretty crazy looking actually. The nose is exactly like soda as well, sugary and fruity with lots of berry. The flavor is pretty gross though, it’s like a glass of grape soda up ftont, but then there’s an alcohol kick on the back end that kinda takes you by surprise. Sticky and clingy like soda with lots of fizzy carbonation. Any believe they make stuff like this without a huge outrage from anti-alcohol people. I could easily see my kids downing this without a second thought. Gross.
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark purple with very little head.
The aroma is just as promised, all the odd, grapey, corny malt-liquor-y notes of steel reserve with a blast of berry soda!
The flavor is surprisingly clean, not terribly boozy, and very blackberry forward & very very sweet... Whatever adjunct they use here doesn’t have as authentic a fruit taste as say what they’re using at Lindemans, it’s far more fruit soda like than those beers, although they have allowed for a fairly generic beer flavor to permeate the sweet syrup.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can poured into a glencairn taster. Pours a dark purple. Smells and tastes like grape koolaid. Oooooh yeah! Higher carbonation. Not bad really.