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I recall a very early home brew beer judging, in Houston, Tx. It must have been around 1990. It was all serious, everyone trying to get it right. When we got to the malt liquor category, a suggestion was made that we put the samples in brown bags, and go outside and lean up against the dumpster, to test for authenticity. I don’t remember who won the ribbon, but it was one of the most memorable beer judgings I ever attended.
I homebrew and have made malt liquor before, it turned out just okay. It’s bottom fermented like a lager, and has a BOAT load of fermentable sugars in it of course, that’s why it’s alcohol content is higher. It amazed me with the difference between starting gravity and finished gravity!