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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Mickey'sMiller Brewing Co.5.601,3432.5
Steel Reserve 211 (High Gravity)Steel Brewing Company8.101,3192.35
Olde English 800Miller Brewing Co.5.901,1002
Colt 45 Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.619412.21
Bud Light Lime-A-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.007402.07
Molson XXXMolson Coors Canada7.305832.52
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch6.005622
Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.004642.21
Hurricane High Gravity Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch8.103682.43
Natty Daddy (8%)Anheuser-Busch8.003492.45
Hurricane Malt LiquorAnheuser-Busch5.902461.93
MagnumMiller Brewing Co.5.602061.94
St. Ides High Gravity Malt LiquorSaint Ides Brewing Company8.202052.1
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.902042.61
Bud Light Lime Mang-o-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001962.44
Icehouse EdgeMiller Brewing Co.8.001662.4
Olde English 800 High GravityMiller Brewing Co.8.001562.13
Bud Light Lime Raz-Ber-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.001492.55
Dog Bite High Gravity LagerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.8.001402.12
Haywards 5000 Super Premium BeerShaw Wallace & Company Ltd.7.001402.71
Red Horse Beer: Extra StrongSan Miguel Brewery Inc.6.901292.59
Schlitz High Gravity V.S.L Very Smooth LagerJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.501092.7
Labatt Max IceLabatt Brewing Company Ltd.7.101012.47
Country Club Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.861012.38
Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00992.37
Steel Reserve 211 Triple ExportSteel Brewing Company8.10972.55
Camo Black IceCamo Brewing Company10.50781.81
Colt 45 High Gravity LagerPabst Brewing Company8.50762.71
Old Monk 10000Mohan Breweries & Distilleries Ltd8.00752.45
Big Hurt BeerBig Hurt Brewing Company7.00752.61
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L.JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)8.20742.18
Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorPabst Brewing Company5.61732.61
Crazy StallionCity Brewing Company, LLC5.90712.52
Camo Silver IceCamo Brewing Company10.60712.02
Evil EyeMelanie Brewing Company10.00681.48
Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00672.56
Camo High Gravity LagerCamo Brewing Company8.50671.74
Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00652.81
Rainier AleRainier Brewing Co.7.30632.3
ZimaMiller Brewing Co.5.00622.42
Stack 101 High Gravity Smooth LagerUnited Brands Company9.90612.04
Molson BradorMolson Coors Canada6.00592.88
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorJOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)5.90492.49
Colt 45Pabst Brewing Company8.00451.87
Axe Head Malt LiquorMinhas Craft Brewery11.00451.97
Clear Creek IceMinhas Craft Brewery6.20382.16
Earthquake High Gravity Lager ( 10% )City Brewing Company, LLC10.00372.36
Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-RitaAnheuser-Busch8.00352.66
Bud Light Mixxtail HurricaneAnheuser-Busch8.00302.61
Camo Black ExtraCamo Brewing Company12.20302.2
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