Drinking beer is a favorite American pastime. So is getting healthy. Can these two things cohabitate in your life? Instead of looking for “light” beers, try choosing beers by calories. We’ll take a look at some of the best beers to drink if you’re looking for a treat, but also trying to stay healthy and avoid beer belly!
Light gold in color with subtle notes of citrus, this low-carb American-style light lager is made from two-row Munich malts and European select hops. Michelob Ultra has 95 Calories in a Can of Beer: 12 oz. It also has 2.6g carbs, 0.6g protein and 0.0g fat. No strong aroma or aftertaste, and you won’t get that bloated, full feeling after having a few bottles.
Imported directly from Amsterdam, Amstel Light has become synonymous with the American beer drinking tradition. One of the top imported beers in the U.S.A., this thick, smooth light beer is not as wimpy as most light beers out there. Its unique mixture of barley and hops delivers a full, never-diluted flavor which tastes just like regular beer. Each bottle contains 95 calories – 35% fewer calories than regular beer.
BECK’S PREMIER LIGHT
Crisp, light beer that lives up to the Beck’s tradition of fine tasting beers, this light pilsner has the second lowest calorie count among the light beers we tested. Each 12 oz. bottle contains a refreshing 64 calories, 3.9g carbs, 1.0g protein and 0.0g fat – perfect for weight-conscious beer lovers.
BUDWEISER SELECT 55
Full-flavored but not heavy and smooth but not bland, Select 55 has the lowest calorie count of the beers we tested. If you enjoy beer but don’t like counting calories, Select 55 is the lightest beer in the world. Each Bud Select 55 has 55 calories in a can of beer (12 oz). Savor that!
Coors Brewing Company uses some of the freshest water from the Rocky Mountains and grows their own strains of barley for a refreshing brew. Each 12 oz bottle contains 102 calories and 5g carbs.
Brewed and bottled in Mexico, this cerveza is often served with a lime. It has a good, fresh flavor with a decent head and isn’t watery like the other light beers we tested. Each 12 oz bottle contains 105 calories and 5.0g carbs.
HEINEKEN PREMIUM LIGHT
Heineken Premium Light was initially introduced to the American market in 2005 in Phoenix, Dallas, Providence and Tampa. It is brewed using horizontal fermentation which gives it a uniquely refreshing taste. Each 12 oz bottle contains 99 calories and 6.8g carbs.
Vibrant refreshment with a unique lime taste. Every 12 oz bottle contains 100 calories, 4.0g carbs, < 1 gram protein and 0.0g fat.
The original light beer. Miller Lite is a product of triple hops brewing. Each bottle contains 96 calories and 3.2g carbs.
O’Douls is a full-bodied premium non-alcoholic malt beverage. It has the same great beer taste without the alcohol. Brewed by Anheuser Busch, each bottle contains 65 calories and 13.3g carbs.