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Old 12-07-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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So I was at the store the other day and saw a bomber of Rogue Daddy's Little Helper Malt Liquor. Now, I don't know about everyone else, but when I see a bottle that says 'Rogue' and 'Malt Liquor' on it, that's just something I'm going to have to buy.

My wife and I popped it open and skipped the traditional paper bag serving method to instead drink from glasses. It was light, yellow and smelled sweet. To my surprise, it tasted pretty good. It had that distinct malt liquor corn sweetness, but it was nicely balanced with hops and was pretty drinkable.

Not something I would drink a lot, but probably the best malt liquor you're going to find

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Old 12-07-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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I'll have to give that one a whirl. Way back before I had taste, we used to drink Private Stock ML.

Going retro seems to be really hip now. Even Sam produced a Dogfish Head malt liquor. It even comes with a free brown paper bag in which to drink it.

http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Reti...t/21/index.htm

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I agree. Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle brews their AK-47 Malt Liquor and Full Sail in Hood River Oregon brews Session Lager http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/sessi...TOKEN=65582985 They purchased the stubby glass molds from the old Olympia Bewing Co. in Tumwater WA. It is not available on draft and only sold by the case.
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And cans are desparately trying to make a comeback.

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Carlsburg Elephant malt liquor is mighty tasty, if I do say so myself.

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Speaking of Malt Liquor, we're celebrating my good news today by partaking of Old English 800 and a Super Burrito. And when I say "we", I mean "me and my buddy Mike". My wife hates burrito-and-40 night. And morning-after-burrito-and-40-night.

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Probably a stupid question, but what distinguishes malt liquor from beer? I drank a lot of it as a college student, but mainly because it got me drunk like beer does. Mickey's Grenades...

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Probably a stupid question, but what distinguishes malt liquor from beer? I drank a lot of it as a college student, but mainly because it got me drunk like beer does. Mickey's Grenades...
Well, I think malt liquor is pretty much a style of beer. But you get into semantics here since there really aren't any regulations on what is a malt liquor and what is a beer. I think a malt liquor is generally considered to be a light american lager style of beer with a higher alcohol content and more adjuncts. Sort of like 6% fermented corn syrup...
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Probably a stupid question, but what distinguishes malt liquor from beer? I drank a lot of it as a college student, but mainly because it got me drunk like beer does. Mickey's Grenades...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_Liquor


The apparently confusing and inconsistent use of the term 'malt liquor' has to do with the vagaries of American alcoholic beverage regulations, which can vary from state to state. In some states 'malt liquor' refers to any alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grain and water; in these states a non-alcoholic beer may also be called a non-alcoholic or non-intoxicating malt liquor. In some states, products labeled 'beer' must fall below a certain alcohol content, and beers that exceed the mark must be labeled as 'malt liquor'. A typical legal definition is in Colorado Rev. Stat. ss. 12 – 47 – 103(19), which provides that:
"Malt Liquors" includes beer and shall be construed to mean any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops or any other similar products, or any combination thereof, in water containing more than three and two-tenths percent of alcohol by weight. (Note: alcohol percentages measured by weight translate into larger figures when re-expressed as alcohol percentages by volume, because ethanol is lighter than water.) Some states do not define a category of malt liquors; in these states, beers labelled malt liquor are typically available, but the label simply identifies the product with the style, and has no legal significance. While ordinary beers in the United States average around 5.0% alcohol by volume, malt liquors typically range from 6.0% up to 12% alcohol by volume. In some areas of the western United States, beers that are too strong to be legally called beer are confusingly called 'ale'.
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thanks, Cheese. I was wrong: I guess malt liquor get you drunk better than beer does.

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