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
Side Pocket High Gravity Malt LiquorCity Brewing Company, LLC10.5072.85
Jack Hammer High Gravity LagerMelanie Brewing Company11.0072.47
Griffes Du DiableGroupe Geloso16.5071.54
Carling Black Label Big 10%Molson Coors Canada10.1072.47
Hercules Extra PremiumKhoday Brewing & Distilling Industries, Ltd.7.5063.06
Sakara KingAl Ahram Beverages Company10.0062.03
Petra 10%Middle East International Investments Group/MEIIG10.0061.72
Bootlegger Prohibition BeerDockyard Distillers5.5051.99
ML209Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery8.2053.71
Great Western Gold StrongGreat Western Brewing6.3052.36
Big Hurt Beer MVPBig Hurt Brewing Company5.0052.25
Wild Cat Malt LiquorMelanie Brewing Company ? 52.6
Anchor StrongGuinness Anchor Berhad / Sungei Way Brewery8.8052.25
Ridin' DirtyFort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.6.2052.5
Carta VerdeFredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.4.8053.35
NC-17Naked City Taphouse ? 52.98
Stone Cold DraftFort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.6.2051.94
Perfect 10Mountain Crest Liquors8.6041.95
Carling Black Label Suprême 8.0%Molson Coors Canada8.0042.31
Medina Malt LiquorBellevue Brewing Company8.0043.7
Budweiser MagnumAnheuser-Busch8.0042.98
Quilmes NightCervecería y Maltería Quilmes / Grupo Bemberg6.9041.9
Six Four ImpalaNoble Ale Works6.4043.46
AK-47Elysian Brewing Company8.0043.13
Labatt Blue Dry 7.1%Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.1042.13
Jesse's Malt LiquorCollege Street Brewhouse & Pub8.0042.69
Brass FroggyThree Magnets Brewing8.2043.67
Labatt Max PunchLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.8.0041.96
Molson Dry 10.1Molson Coors Canada10.1042.28
Skol Beats ExtremeCervejarias Reunidas Skol-Caracu6.9042.38
East Jackson Malt LiquorSnake River Brewing Company & Brewpub7.0043.56
The Wild Cat Malt LiquorPittsburgh Brewing Co. ? 42.12
Axe Head WatermelonMinhas Craft Brewery12.0031.88
Bud Light Lime Pome-Granate-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.0033.16
Yankee Jim Silver ReserveBig Hole Brewing Company5.9031.63
Nepal Ice Super StrongNepal Brewery Company7.0032.65
B.A Johnston's Finest Malt LiquorSawdust City Brewing Co.8.0034.02
Royal Dutch Post Horn 16%United Dutch Breweries B.V.16.0031.9
Afroman Malt Liquor4204 Main Street Brewing Co.6.0033.37
Bud Light Lime Pine-Apple-Rita SplashAnheuser-Busch4.0033.61
Willi Creek ReserveWillimantic Brewing Co.6.8033.54
All Saints RevelationAll Saints Brewing Company7.8033.44
Colt 45 Triple HopsAsia Brewery7.2032.15
Four O Ice Malt LiquorMelanie Brewing Company10.0032.11
Labatt Max Tropic ChargeLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.8.0031.44
Bell Bird Premium StrongBlossom Industries Ltd.8.0032.11
Colt 45 Pile DriverPabst Brewing Company5.9031.92
Street Corner 40South Shore Brewery ? 33.67
Molson Dry 8.5Molson Coors Canada8.5032.14
One Hitter Quitter4 Hands Brewing Co. ? 33.17
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