American Malt Liquor

Straw to pale amber in color, most Malt Liquors are made with excessive amounts of adjuncts, such as corn, rice, and refined brewing sugar (dextrose). As a result, there are very few "all malt" malt liquors. Hops are used sparingly, just enough bitterness to balance off any cloyingness. Higher alcohol versions tend to have loads of fusel alcohol, which gives off solvent or fuel-like aromas and flavors. They are highly attenuated, meaning a higher ratio of fermentable sugars are present compared to some other beers, allowing the brewer to achieve a high alcohol content without using as many ingredients. Some breweries enable the use of special enzymes to further break down the malt and adjuncts so they will yield a higher percentage of alcohol. This makes for quite a dry beer, with only a small amount of unfermented sugars and a strong kick from the higher ABV. For the most part, Malt Liquor beers are sold in 40-ounce bottles.

ABV: 6.0-9.0% | IBU: 10-30 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.601,3212.51
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.101,2832.4
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.901,0832.09
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.619102.23
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.007282.12
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.305722.51
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.005532.07
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.004602.27
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.103562.45
Natty Daddy (8%)Anheuser-Busch8.003192.5
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.902442
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202032.16
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.602021.99
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.901982.63
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001952.47
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.001542.17
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.001512.41
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001492.55
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.001402.72
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.001382.22
Red Horse Beer: Extra StrongSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.901252.58
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.501082.72
Labatt Max IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.101012.5
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00992.36
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.86982.37
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.10912.53
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.50761.92
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.00752.59
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.20742.28
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.00732.48
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.50712.71
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.90682.47
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.00681.57
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.60682.1
Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00672.59
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.50671.88
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00652.8
Rainier AleRainier Brewing Co.7.30632.31
Stack High Gravity LagerUnited Brands Company12.00592.15
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.00572.89
ZimaMiller Brewing Co.5.00502.48
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.90482.52
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.00412.02
Colt 45Pabst Brewing Company8.00401.96
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.20382.18
Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00352.66
Earthquake High Gravity Lager ( 10% )City Brewing Company, LLC10.00302.26
Bud Light Mixxtail HurricaneAnheuser-Busch8.00292.69
Camo Black ExtraCamo Brewing Company12.20292.35
Yankee Jim Ice BockBig Hole Brewing Company6.50282.28
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