Liquor De Malt | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

181 Ratings
Liquor De MaltLiquor De Malt

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The world's only bottle-conditioned malt liquor, Liquor de Malt is brewed with red, white and blue gourmet corns. These 40-ounce bottles come in a hand-stamped brown paper bag.

Added by Todd on 05-14-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 145
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of scottfrie
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sending me this awesome beer, Josh!

A: Pours a cloudy golden iced-tea color with a big tan head that quickly settled into a wispy scum. Not much lace.
S: I get dominant notes of corn meal and a honey-esque sweetness. Grain definitely dominates but there is a bit of orange zest in there as well.
T: Follows the nose with a big grainy taste followed by a clean honey sweetness. There are a bit of fruity hops in the finish as well. For what it’s worth, the flavor really isn’t that offensive at all. Nothing sour.
M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, wet and creamy mouthfeel and fairly hidden alcohol. This is pretty clean actually, and no bad aftertaste or film is left in my mouth.
O: For a malt liquor this is definitely king. I found nothing offensive in this beer at all. It’s not something I would want to drink again, but it’s just a sweet grainy straight forward beer. Thanks again, Stormking47.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of netrioter
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

not much to say...easily the best malt liquor ever made.

It does get a bit funky at the swill if its warm,thats why it didnt get a perfect.

The perfect malt liquor for the critic that cant handle or lower themselves to the macro malts like St. Ides,Schlitz,Old English. etc

Only Tap and Die is better but its out of production.

Shiner Malt would be right behind DFH malt...impossible to find it though.

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

40 oz bottle shared by Drew. Savored from a Chimay chalice and chugged from a brown bagged bottle.

Cloudy golden amber color with a nice long-lasting white head and surprising lacing. Sweet nose of malt and corn, let's be hones though, smells like malt liquor and bad decisions. Pleasant, creamy smooth mouthfeel with a sweet, bready malt flavor. Mild fruit sweetness throughout with some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Bizarrely not terrible. Never really loses sight of what it is, but for a malt liquor very nice and crisp.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not enough 40's in my life lately. Thanks to Alex for sharing this.

A - Hazy orangish-amber color. Little bit of white head that settled down rather quickly and left some spots behind.

S - Sweet malts and grains, some booze. Actually has some more complex stuff in there that reminds me of acutal beer, some sort of spice or fruit or something.

T - Taste is not bad. It's sweet, with honey and fruit notes and goes down pretty smoothly.

M - Carbonated, medium bodied.

O - I actually thought this was really good, and then I remembered I had been drinking complete shit immediately prior to this. I guess it's kind of a sliding scale when you're drinking malt liquors. It's not horrible, and might be the best malt liquor ever. Having said that, don't give me this again. Rating to style or not, this is an average beer, and I'm going to treat it accordingly.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden/amber color with a foamy white head on top. The foam lasts for a few minutes and dissolves leaving the smallest amount of white on top. No lacing to speak of.

S: Surprisingly sweet, some straw and grain as well as a little bit of corn. There is a faint floral aroma mixed in as well.

T: Again, sweeter than expected. There is some light malt and a little bit of graininess, as well as some corn. There is a little floral/grassy flavor as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinks rather smoothly for a malt liquor.

O: Easily one of the better malt liquors I have ever had. It would still be hard to drink the entire thing on your own, and I am glad I was able to share this one. Hopefully DFH will make it again so I can have it again.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First Annual(?) Chicago Malt Liquor Tasting - opened this immediately after Head Banger. I got this in a trade a while back - I apologize as I can't remember who sent it. Initially consumed straight from the bottle, although we poured a little into a tulip to accurately review appearance (as well as a little on the floor for our homies who couldn't attend).

A - Quick-dissolving finger of white foam settles to a thin ring and razor-thin cap. Tiny spots of lace remain. The body is a slightly hazed, mostly transparent golden peach color. It's a little bit above-average for the style, but gets bonus points for the wonderful bottle and accompanying paper bag.

S - Sweet grains, sugar, fruity notes, perhaps a faint whiff of alcohol.

T - Again, lightly toasted cereal grains, sugar, honey, and fruity notes. Somewhat juice-like actually (and not Jooze-like), but gets increasingly cloying as it approaches room temperature.

M - Zesty carbonation, grainy medium body, and some surprising bitterness in the finish. Are there actually hops used in this?

D - This was actually quite easy to drink, although it'd be a challenge to put down 40oz before it got warm and overly saccharine. I suspect that if Dogfish marketed this as a strong lager with honey and maize it'd actually be quite successful.

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4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle shared thanks to Drew d13logan, thanks a lot for hosting the whole tasting. Let me preface this by saying to all those that are rating this beer badly: Have you ever had other malt liquors? If we were rating this actually to style compared to all the malt liquors, this would get all 5's, just saying.

A: Deep orange, totally cloudy with a crazy pinky of thick foamy head that leaves nice lacing. I guess that'd be a 5 for Malt Liquor to me!

S: Has a lot of apple juice in the smell, with a little cinnamon, reminds me of homemade apple sauce. Some sticky taffy in there too.

T: Also has lots of apples mixed with big barley flavors. Has a nice ripe fruit and raisin taste that makes me think of a belgian strong or BPA. Straw. Some sweetness drips from it. For a malt liquor, it's quite awesome.

M: Too much carbonation but a smooth beer behind that.

O: Best malt I'll ever have.

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3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at Hophead101's BT tasting party on 12/27/10

Pours a hazy yellow with a layer of white bubbles on the surface. Aroma is basically corn, lots of corn, as the name would imply, its a nice smelling malt liquor minus the 7/11, late night through the window purchase. Taste follows the taste, sweet corn, malts, very nice and smooth tasting malt liquor. Mouthfeel is very creamy with light carbonation, nicely smooth. Its easy to drink but I don't think i'd be looking to down a bottle on the corner anytime soon.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Sexual Chocolate 2011.
Pours a clear golden yellow color with a thin white head and a fair amount of lacing. Looks like Steel Reserve. Smells like a malt bomb and a little of that good ol' corn. Tastes very malty as the name might suggest -- not much else. Mouthfeel is average. Drinkability is okay. Nothing special really.

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Photo of udchemist
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks urbancaver. Comes with its own paperbag n palstic cap! :)
Smells amazing, very addictive smell the malts come across awesome
Taste is great, like it quite a bit but probably wouldn't drink often.
Mouthfeel - very nice
Drinkability - very very good.

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Photo of brew3crew
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had during a dog fish head tasting
A-pale yellow with good carbonation. White head disappates to thin lacing
S-fancy steel reserve. Some malt, but its faint
T-pleasantly suprised. If most malt liquor tasted like this, I would prolly be a richer man. Crisp and clean. Not as much alcohol as I thought I would taste.
M-medium bodied and goes down ridiculously smooth
D-wow. This sets the standard for malt liquor. Not bad at all.

Thanks cam!

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour a dark amber with a lot of pure white head. Good lacing and lote of huge bubbles. Smells malty and apple-y. Tastes sweet and malty. Like any malt liquor but top notch. Well carbonated and a grewt mouthfeel. Surprisingly good for a malt liquor. Cheers dogfish head

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Liquor De Malt from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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