RATINGS: 871   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2002
I had $2 in my pocket and this fell clearly within the range. That should have told me to run away, fast. Solidly clear yellow with micro-bubbles. Strong awful bitter nose. Old water left in rotten grapefruit. The alcohol is overpowering, but it smells and tastes like rubbing alcohol. It completely ruins everything. The slight malt that tries to surface is tied and beaten to a pulp. It has high alcohol, but cheap buzz.

TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
More Halloween shennanigans. Coupled with the schlitz, undercooked hotdogs, and the unbearable heat and swamp gas (luckily the mosquitoes the size of bowling balls werent out)....I was kind of impressed with the fruity flavor and wretched, liquified bile finish that reminds me of swallowing a wad of hair Stell Reserve offered. Come midnight I figure its a good idea to start going trick or treating with a can in hand. So off we go...knocking on doors, demanding from anyone foolish enough to answer that we want some alcohol. By now we're slurred and sluggish, like two frothing mongrels too grotesque to live in such a society, let alone neighborhood of such class. By the end of the night we're in an alley between two houses barking at a dog and as the last coo-ta-grah... I fill my sink with the contents of my stomach and clog it up as it overflows with what looks resembles some kind of low brow chili and pork gibblets. Head my words...buy this for the experience...it will be unlike anything you could imagine or even tangibly garner in a state of subdued, sobrietal bliss.

Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002
Only time I drank this beer was to get drunk fast, but it did not work since the beer is not good. Its to sweet for my taste

PorterPounder (8293) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 <b>Rerate</b>After 6 years, thought I would revist one of my first MLs- not as bad as before - have my tastes changed? Not as throatr clenching. <i>Original 1.1</i> Did you know that 211 is the medieval symbol for steel? See what a good well rounded education I am getting from all this drinking? Slightly malty - heavy alcohol aroma. Quickly diminishing head - weak appearance. Alcohol overides whatever flavor this is trying to deliver - but isn’t that the purpose of this ’beer’ (pssst - it is really a malt liquor).

Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 Horribly, horribly yellow with no head. Not as skunky as most malt liquor. The most sickly sweet tasting beverage I have yet had the privilege to sample. But... All that aside... 8.1% alcohol! Yea!

Turbotommy (32) - Westlake Village, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Best malt liquor for the price! It's kinda sweet for beer, but it will get ya' nice and wasted!

DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2002
STEEL RESERVE...This beer should be reserved for nancy boy steel workers who don't mind the taste of urine.

FORTY DOGG (22) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2002
8.1% Music to my ears! When the store's outta St. Ide's, I grab the 211! It follows all the guidelines of a good 40, cheap, strong, hard to hold down, makes you want to fight etc.. It's a well balanced brew with a cool label, and most important, it Fucks You Up, and that deserves respect, but try not to burp around your bitch after 'SIPPIN' on it, I mean, you'd hate to have to slap her Ho-Ass for gettin loud! This is some heavy shit, handle with care!

Ktulu99 (2) - USA - OCT 9, 2002 does not count
Fucks you up quick, tastes pretty good too..................................

inarvi99 (1) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2002 does not count
I honestly believe that this is the worst beer I have ever tasted. It has an overpowering metallic flavor that manages to meld seamlessly with the ethanol flavor provided by the 8.1 ABV. Anyone who drinks this because its cheep would be better off mixing iodine with seltzer for a cheaper fix.

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