American Malt Liquor
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, diacetyl should not be perceived.
Origin: North American
Recommended Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (ºPlato): 1.050-1.060 (12.5-15 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato): 1.004-1.010 (1-2.5 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 5-6% (6.25-7.5%)
Bitterness (IBU): 12-23
Color SRM (EBC): 2-5 (4-10 EBC)
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.