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 Ratings > Score
Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.601,2992.51
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.101,2352.39
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.901,0592.07
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.618902.22
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.007192.12
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.305612.49
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.005412.05
DKMLFounders Brewing Company14.205403.85
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.004552.27
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.103452.42
Natty Daddy (8%)Anheuser-Busch8.002772.44
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.902411.99
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202002.16
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.602001.99
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.901942.62
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001902.48
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.001532.17
Red Horse BeerSan Miguel Brewery Inc.8.001512.72
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001462.54
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.001422.37
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.001392.72
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.001352.21
Red Horse Beer: Extra StrongSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.901232.58
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.501052.72
Labatt Max IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.10992.47
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00982.36
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.86972.38
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.10872.49
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.50741.93
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.20732.27
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.00732.6
Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.61712.64
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.50712.71
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.00702.45
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.00671.57
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.50671.88
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.90662.48
Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00662.6
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.60652.11
Rainier AleRainier Brewing Co.7.30622.31
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00612.8
Stack High Gravity LagerUnited Brands Company12.00582.13
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.00572.89
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.90462.47
Colt 45Pabst Brewing Company8.00391.95
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.00392.02
Big Bear Premium Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company7.50362.41
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.20352.23
Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00282.67
Yankee Jim Ice BockBig Hole Brewing Company6.50282.28
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