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Offline Steve Ruch

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Malt liquor question
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:33:34 PM »
What BJCP category would malt liquor fit into?
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Re: Malt liquor question
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 06:52:32 PM »
It depends on the recipe, the strength, and how deceptive or not the alcohol might be in how the actual beer tastes.  It could be any of the following:

1B. American Lager -- if the alcohol isn't strong, and it tastes "weak" for a malt liquor.

2A. International Pale Lager -- if it tastes "German" enough but not too strong.

4B. Festbier -- if it tastes very "German" and strong.

31B. Alternative Sugar Beer -- if it's just an American Lager with a buttload of extra sugar.

34B. Mixed-Style Beer -- if it's anywhere in between any two of the above.

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Re: Malt liquor question
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:28:44 PM »
I vote for "none of the above".

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Re: Malt liquor question
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 10:26:55 PM »
Imperial light American lager?  ???
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Re: Malt liquor question
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 10:37:55 PM »
Imperial light American lager?  ???

Essentially, yes!  Actually, if the rumors are true, every lite lager starts as a malt liquor, which is subsequently watered down purposefully by the big boys, thus inflating profits well above the amount they need to spend on advertising, which is also huge.

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Re: Malt liquor question
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 07:09:56 PM »
Imperial light American lager?  ???

Essentially, yes!  Actually, if the rumors are true, every lite lager starts as a malt liquor, which is subsequently watered down purposefully by the big boys, thus inflating profits well above the amount they need to spend on advertising, which is also huge.

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