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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.602.481,15270
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.102.361,06283
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.902.0393444
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.2179164
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.11622-
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.302.4751056
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.002.0147754
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.27396-
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.102.428981
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.901.97217-
Natty Daddy (8%)Anheuser-Busch8.002.4221265
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202.1317463
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.601.9617442
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.59168-
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.41142-
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.002.17130-
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.002.19122-
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.002.74118-
Red Horse BeerSan Miguel Brewery Inc.8.002.75112-
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.59111-
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.002.39109-
Red Horse Beer: Extra StrongSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.902.5310671
Haffenreffer Private StockPrivate Stock Brewing Co.6.902.9410582
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.502.7191-
Redd's Wicked AleMiller Brewing Co.8.002.8587-
Labatt Maximum IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.102.4885-
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.862.3685-
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.102.4980-
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.3379-
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.002.6172-
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.202.246732
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.501.8866-
Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.612.6663-
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.001.5562-
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.502.6360-
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.501.876064
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.002.4359-
Big Daddy J's Malt LiquorFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub8.003.55786
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.902.4757-
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.602.0357-
Rainier AlePabst Brewing Company7.302.3456-
Stack High Gravity LagerUnited Brands Company12.002.1355-
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.002.8552-
Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.6944-
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902.5340-
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.202.2534-
Big Bear Premium Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company7.502.4433-
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.002.8331-
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.002.0431-
Ionizer LagerLightning Brewery8.303.4426-
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