RATINGS: 979   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.

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1.6
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Pours nice and gold. Sweet malty aromas. Good lord, this some nasty stuff. Very, overpowering sweet flavors. You want to get tanked, drink this.

1.1
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Ugh...cold chills from this one in all of its nasty glory! Pretty horrific stuff, with a very pungent flavor that is most unpleasant!

2.5
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
not too bad. Very malty and a little watery, but not a bad drink. It wouldn't be my first choice on the shelf, but I've had a lot worse..

2.1
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Light malt aroma and a rocky head. Flavor is clean and malty and slightly grainy in this golden brew. The 8.1% warms as it hits bottom. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for the strength. The finish is sweet and malty, becomes dry.

0.9
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Very cheap, but still not good. Like nstal said, this is a good beer to have after you've already drank the good stuff up and you don't care about taste. However, I don't think I'll be buying it again any time soon.

2.9
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2003
This beer is no Westy 12. But I don't read anywhere where it claims to be. Since we disrespect the malt liquor style, much like we do the american standard light, these beers will never be rated in comparison to their kind, instead they will be compared to the westy 12's out there. And that's probably good, this beer doesn't have much going for it. Except that it's probably the best of its kind. Its hard to argue with 8.1%, 40oz for $1.50. Just realize that a 7oz foghorn goes for $3.00. With similar alcohol percentages, foghorn is approximately 11X more expensive than this. My recommendation for this beer is to put down a 750 of Stone Ruination IPA by yourself....and since you won't taste anything else for about a week, slam these guys in the process. That's the poor college student in me thinking. Since there's no value column, we'll incorporate that into the overall.

1.6
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Actually, not a bad appearance - Dark gold, and a nice white head with small uniformly sized bubbles and a constant carbonation. No aroma. Very little flavor, maybe a canned cream corn malt flavor in there somewhere. Watery body and finish.

0.7
EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2003
A friend was drinking this so I asked for a sample in a glass to taste. If your goals is getting drunk fast and cheap, this is your brew. I tasted mine kinda warm and it was nasty, chill this baby well. I gave it a better mark for 'overall impression' as this is a classic brown paper bag beer.

0.8
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2003
two-one-one should be the number you call to report a dangerous and malignant beer. i guess i bought this one thinking it might make an amusing review, but blight and squallor seldom tickle my funnybone. this stuff is pretty much just the unflavored alcoholic malt base used for those wretched alco-pops. it doesn't come from a brewery, it comes from a refinery: part of the week they make barge fuel and part of the week they switch to "steel reserve"-- and of course it's not necessary to rinse the tanks in between functions--steel reserve was developed expressly for that purpose: to ream out clogged refinery tanks. (the tanks in question being those rusted monoliths out by the highway which are bigger than the average county courthouse). this low level biohazard pours like a cider with snappy effervescent bubble-sparklers, but immediately goes as headless as apple juice. even an angry little bead of gasseous emmissions from the depths finally is smuthered trying to span the liquid wasteland. it's a cunning yellow-orange, much like the tile floor behind the toilet in the bus station seen under bright flourescent lighting. the best i can say about the aroma is that nothing has apparently died in it, tho anything probably WOULD, quickly, if dangled in there. it's like a decoction of liquified pink pencil erasers, bison cud, and of course, lots of alcohol and water. upon tasting, the angel-dusted spritz factor bites the tongue like an onslaught of leaf-cutter ants, which i thought had drawn blood. the carbonation yielded at last sufficiently to reveal an ugly patina of sweet grass-malts, cucumber vine mold and something remeniscent of a slightly rancid smoked lizard jerky i once tasted in costa rica. nasty. if my vacuum cleaner sucked like this i wouldn't have to push it around the room.

1.6
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Bought this in a 24oz can as it was the only beer that would fit in my backpack while commuting on my motorcycle. Dominated by alcohol and malt with a sweet finish. It is a syrupy alcohol mess that was difficult to finish, although by the time I did......I felt much better. Another yucky high gravity.


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