Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2017 youneverknow (4) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let’s 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 isn’t that terrible. It provides a quick buzz and, if drank ice cold (and I mean cold, because if it gets warm it tastes terrible), it’s 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.
Don’t 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 I’m just in the mood for something proven and quick, I’ll go for this. Overall I gave this a 14/20 - this reflects it’s style, not beer in general. It doesn’t stack up to some of the better microbrews out there, but then again I don’t expect it to.
Drink cold and enjoy the ride.
You know I'm desperate when I resort to drinking things like this, but it seems that InBev owns all the bars in Kauai, so this is it. Can from ABC Wailua consumed at my AirBnB. Clear yellow color big fluffy white head. Sweet cereal aroma. Taste is watery yet boozy cheerios. RichTheVillan (8248) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Can from MacBoost the biggest bender in Rochester during Chelada welfare session; clear amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet malts, taste has works well with the Bingo Hame putrid garbage vibe, excellent stuff. SarkyNorthener (4847) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Can thanks to Macboost from 'merica and shared with RichtheVillan @the Chelada welfare session. Amber beer with mall head. Aroma of malts and boiled sweets. Taste is ghetto malts, glue sniffers bag and stale welfare vouchers. Love it. Big want for me. Cheers Mac. DeanF (2527) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2017
Aroma of rotting cabbage, cardboard, paint thinner. At least it has some modest head and a golden body with lots of soda pop carbonation. The flavour is corn and rice adjuncts but when drank cold the alochol is hard to pinpoint. The silver lining in this otherwisen train wreck, quite frankly. Badgerbier (3) - - SEP 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 garbage taste hurts stomach, but its a good cheap beer with plenty of alcohal good for alcoholics and the cans are extra large which are good for the homeless. over all good for drunks bad for peeps who like beer. guaranteed ulcer and floating liver if you drink this beer daily. You must hate yourself if you buy this garbage from the gas station. But there's a market for it, those guys that stop at the gas station after work and buy 2 drink quickly so they can tolerate there wives and dull the pain of there crappy lives and get through one more day. Then the next night on way home from stop at gas station and do it all over again.. 😷
gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color. Small bubbles lead to a brief white head. No bouquet. Sweet grapefruit peel malt flavor. Dryish hop finish. Meh! Tricker (419) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2017
Bière blonde de 8.1 % d’alcool. Elle possède un col très minime au versement. Elle possède un odorat de bière commerciale, un nez fade et amer. Elle possède un goût légèrement sucré, mais également fade. Il manque un petit quelque chose pour donner du punch, mais correct. Une bière traditionnelle. dmarin (1) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2017 does not count
caramel, caramel, coffee, herbs, dough, alcohol,
This is a beer that a true American would enjoy. I used to work at a premium stake house in the south and let me tell you folks, i’d prefer this beer over any wine. If you don’t like getting your nails dirty, this beer ain’t for you. This beer is for men that sweat 50 hours a week. Yes I used to work in a restaurant in my teens, but that was before I was 18. I’m a mechanic by trade. My fellow American men, this beer is for you. Screw those snots jobs. Merica!!!! BreweryWarden93 (1) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2017 does not count
Aroma is that of cereal, with a grassy odor, the color is clear golden with a minimal head. taste is bitter and is dulled as you drink more of the beer, apparently the new drug of choice for the alcoholic, cheap high for sure, therefore it falls into a dismal category for me, like the bum of the street with hos/her dulled senses, I prefer a european beer with some class OnTheTrail (583) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Pours clear yellow, big almost white head. Aroma is Apple corn. Taste is thin malt, sweetish, apples, alcohol. Not as vile as I expected.