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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 199) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.102.5850983
Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.602.7832070
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.902.3128844
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.4724964
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.302.5722056
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.002.2917454
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.102.5415481
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.7795-
Natty Daddy (8%)Anheuser-Busch8.002.7484-
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.902.4176-
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202.357563
Red Horse Beer: Extra StrongSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.902.487071
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.4366-
Haffenreffer Private StockPrivate Stock Brewing Co.6.903.156582
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.502.7664-
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.002.363-
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.002.5763-
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.6860-
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.602.345842
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.002.3952-
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.002.3949-
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.202.324932
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.102.5348-
Labatt Maximum IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.102.3947-
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.001.5647-
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.602.0243-
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.902.5442-
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.501.8141-
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.862.5438-
Stack High Gravity LagerUnited Brands Company12.002.1338-
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.002.4537-
Big Daddy J's Malt LiquorFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub8.003.523586
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.502.9934-
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.501.873464
Rainier AlePabst Brewing Company7.302.3131-
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.002.729-
Red Horse BeerSan Miguel Brewery Inc.8.002.7129-
Redd's Wicked AleMiller Brewing Co.8.003.1828-
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.4827-
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.5825-
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.002.1324-
Big Bear Premium Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company7.502.522-
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.202.3922-
Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.9521-
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.6420-
Four O Street Legal Malt LiquorCopper Mountain Beverage Company10.001.9819-
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.2919-
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.002.6418-
Yeti Special ExportYuksom Breweries, Ltd.7.002.3318-
Pit BullCity Brewing Company, LLC10.201.2817-
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