American Style Malt Liquor

Name:
American-Style Malt Liquor
Category:
North American Lager
ABV:
6.25% – 7.5%
IBU:
12 – 23
SRM:
2 – 5
Original Gravity:
Varies
Final Gravity:
1.004 – 1.010
High in starting gravity and alcoholic strength, this style is somewhat diverse. Some American malt liquors are just slightly stronger than American lagers, while others approach bock strength. Some residual sweetness is perceived. Hop rates are very low, contributing little bitterness and virtually no hop aroma or flavor. Perception of sweet-fruity esters and complex alcohols (though not solvent-like) are acceptable at low levels. Chill haze and diacetyl should not be perceived.