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American Malt Liquor

For the most part, Malt Liquor beers are sold in the infamous 40 oz sized bottles. Straw to pale amber in color, most use excessive amounts of adjuncts, such as corn, rice, refined brewers sugar (dextrose) and as a result there are very few "all malt" brewed malt liquors. Hops are barely used, just enough is added to balance off any cloyingness. Higher alcohol versions tend to have a loads of fusel alcohol, which gives off solvent or fuel like aromas and flavors. They are attenuated very well, meaning a higher ratio of fermentable sugars are present over other beers, but without using as many ingredients and still ending up with a high alcohol content. Some breweries enable the use of special enzymes to further breakdown the malt and adjuncts so they will yield a larger percentage of alcohol. This makes for quite a dry beer, with only a small amount of unfermented sugars and a kick that will knock you on your ass.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 6.0-9.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 168) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.602.5193170
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.102.3789784
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.902.0477044
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.2367065
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.15447-
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.302.4944155
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.002.0239954
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.32278-
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.102.4224981
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.901.99187-
Natty DaddyAnheuser-Busch8.002.416365
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202.1615463
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.63146-
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.601.9814542
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.002.16113-
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.002.19110-
Haffenreffer Private StockPrivate Stock Brewing Co.6.902.969982
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.002.7297-
Red Horse Malt LiquorSan Miguel Brewery Inc.8.002.59571
Red Horse BeerSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.902.7584-
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.502.7182-
Labatt Maximum IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.102.577-
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.002.4677-
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.4874-
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.862.2671-
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.102.5367-
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.002.6465-
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.202.246432
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.001.5360-
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.501.9258-
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.501.85664
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.6855-
Stack High Gravity LagerUnited Brands Company12.002.1454-
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.602.0953-
Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.7152-
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.902.4751-
Big Daddy J's Malt LiquorFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub8.003.5150-
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.002.3650-
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.002.8347-
Rainier AlePabst Brewing Company7.202.3747-
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.502.7147-
#22oztofreedomVoodoo Brewing Company8.203.6241-
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.4341-
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.5736-
Big Bear Premium Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company7.502.4533-
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.202.2429-
Yankee Jim Ice BockBig Hole Brewing Company6.502.2828-
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.002.126-
Four O Street Legal Malt LiquorCopper Mountain Beverage Company10.001.8723-
Ionizer LagerLightning Brewery8.303.4523-
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