First produced in 1939, Champale is a sparkling malt liquor brewed with yeasts more commonly used in wine fermentation, producing a refreshing beer resembling champagne in taste.
American Malt Liquor
Generally easily identified, since they are almost always sold in the well-known 40oz-sized bottles. These are brewed with large amounts of adjuncts (corn, rice, and also refined brewers sugar).
The result is a straw yellow to pale amber color, and although small amounts of hops are added, the malt flavor is still quite thin. The large amounts of adjuncts do contribute to a relatively high ABV (up to around 9%), but lack other flavors that would help balance or mask the ethanol. As a result these are very dry, and smell (and taste) a bit like solvent.
Best served cold, 39-45 degrees, and in a pint glass, pilsner glass, or beer mug.
Mickey's is a fine malt liquor with a full body, moderate bitterness and a fruity aroma. It's well known for innovative packaging, such as the stubby 12 oz. "Grenade" bottle. (Description provided by company)
Magnum delivers smooth, refreshing beer taste and enjoyment in a malt liquor. Live life out loud. (Description provided by company)
Olde English 800 is one of America's leading malt liquor brands. Commonly referred to as "OE800," it offers smooth, rich taste with a slightly fruity aroma that is a favorite among malt liquor drinkers. OE wears the crown because it is the King of Malt Liquors.
Introduced in 1998, Steel Reserve is a leading high-gravity lager brand. The packaging features a vertical red 211 logo, representing the medieval symbol for steel. Steel Reserve is slow-brewed with extra barley and select hops, giving it an exceptionally smooth taste.
Slightly sweet and super smooth, COLT 45 is the malt liquor that works every time. A light body, mild carbonation and a hint of sweetness make it as refreshing as it is effective. With every sip, you’re golden, too. (Description provided by company)