Taste Test: Light Beer

By Carolyn Malcoun, September/October 2009

These 4 brews sacrifice calories, not flavor.

"I brew my own and dang proud of it.. If I go out it has to be a microbrewery. JHOUGH "

Light Beers We Like

*Nutrition information for 12-ounce bottle | ABV = alcohol by volume

Michelob ULTRA Amber

ABV 5.0%
114 calories
3.7 grams carbohydrate
Dark golden color and malty, sweet flavor.

Redhook Ale Brewery Slim Chance

ABV 3.9%
125 calories
8.7 grams carbohydrate
Refreshing and light.

Sam Adams Light

ABV 4.0%
119 calories
9.6 grams carbohydrate
Crisp, malty and smooth.

Shipyard Light

ABV 3.9%
97 calories
7.4 grams carbohydrate
Nicely balanced beer was the most mild of the batch.

New Belgium Brewing Skinny Dip

ABV 4.2%
110 calories
7 grams carbohydrate
Bright golden color and delicious citrus notes.

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