- beer having a relatively high alcohol content, usually 5 to 8 percent.
Origin of malt liquor
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for malt liquor
An aqueous infusion of malted grain which, after being boiled with hops, has undergone the vinous fermentation; malt-liquor.
Next in importance are the tobacco, meat-packing, and malt-liquor industries.Great Cities of the United States
Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
They were having a rare set-to—rashers of bacon, wedges of cheese, with oceans of malt-liquor.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
R. S. Surtees
- any alcoholic drink brewed from malt
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