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Is malt liquor a beer?
Malt liquor, in North America, is beer with high alcohol content. Legally, it often includes any alcoholic beverage with 5% or more alcohol by volume made with malted barley.
Is Malt Liquor worse for you than beer?
Malt liquor has a higher caloric value than regular beer, higher sugar levels and of course alcoholic content. The main benefit to drinking it is that it's pretty darned cheap in most places.
Why is malt liquor cheaper than beer?
However, malt liquors tend to use less expensive grains such as corn, rice, or sometimes straight sugar. Malt liquors also use fewer hops in the brewing process. Considering this, production costs should be lower for malt liquors. Price by volume between inexpensive beer and malt liquor is actually not that different.
Does malt liquor taste like beer?
So malt liquor is more alcoholic in general. Beers are balanced with hops to give them a some bitter flavors to round out their flavors. Malt Liquors are usually lightly hopped or not hopped at all, giving it a sweeter flavor profile. Malt Liquor is generally cheaper than beer.