Curious about low carb beer or craving beer on Atkins? Don’t terrorize yourself with another horribly light low carb beer.
- 27 low carb beers and taste-test
- Massive 250 beer list compares them all
- Printable low carb beer list
You’re low carb and you love beer. If you’re new to low carb and worried about adding alcohol to your diet, most light beers are safe.
The taste of lighter low carb beers has come a long way.
There are many better tasting beer options out there – without the carbs. Let’s crank up the flavor and learn where to find them.
Low carb beers are light in color and light in the flavor department. Do everything possible to bring out as much of the beer’s flavor as you can.
Flavor Boosters for Beer
- Avoid drinking beer from cans. It tastes much better from a glass.
- Beer should be served right from the fridge. Store a few mugs in the freezer so you can serve your beer in a frosted glass.
- Store bottles and cans away from direct sunlight so they do not get “skunked.” Did you know exposure to light can skunk a beer in under a minute?
Easy-to-Find Low Carb Beer for Atkins
Serving Size: 12 oz
(3.7 carbs) Michelob Ultra Amber
- Popular with low carbers: easy to find, tastes great.
(5 carbs) Amstel Light
- Good body and flavor, and it’s not watery.
(12 carbs) Mike’s Lite Hard Lemonade
- Zesty substitute for a high carb sweet cocktail.
- Higher carb – leave a few sips.
Low Carb Beer Comparison Chart
This 27 low carb beer list also includes malt beverages for low carbers who prefer something light, bubbly and sweet.
The low carb beer list is a work in progress beer list – I have a few left to try. Please leave a comment if you know the missing info.
NOTE: Beer makers are constantly fine tuning their formulas and tweaking the nutritional values. The numbers on the comparison chart below may be slightly different in your state.
Many low carb beers list their nutritional info on the package, so always go with what the label says for the final word.
Low Carb Beer List and Taste Test
This beer list will give you a good idea of carb ranges.
|Accel||2.4 g||89||4.00%||12 oz||fresh|
|Amstel Light||5 g||95||3.50%||12 oz||flavorful|
|Aspen Edge||2.6 g||94||4.13%||12 oz||smooth|
|Bud Light||6.6 g||110||4.20%||12 oz||OK|
|Bud Select||3.1 g||99||4.30%||12 oz||average|
|Busch Light||6.7 g||110||4.20%||12 oz||OK|
|Coastal Light||3.9 g||95||3.60%||12 oz||?|
|Coors Light||5 g||102||4.20%||12 oz||watery|
|Corona Light||5 g||105||4.50%||12 oz||nice flavor|
|Edison Light||6.5 g||109||4.00%||12 oz||?|
|Heineken Light||6.8 g||99||3.50%||12 oz||OK|
|I.C. Light||2.9 g||96||4.20%||12 oz||?|
|Keystone Light||5 g||104||4.20%||12 oz||smooth|
|Labatt Sterling||2.5 g||153||5.00%||12 oz||?|
|Michelob Ultra||2.6 g||95||4.20%||12 oz||watery|
|Michelob Ultra Amber||3.7 g||114||5.00%||12 oz||nice flavor|
|MGD Light||2.4 g||64||2.80%||12 oz||mild and light|
|Mike’s Light Lemonade||12 g||84||4.00%||11.2 oz||sweet|
|Miller Lite||3.2 g||96||4.50%||12 oz||watery|
|Milwaukee’s Best Light||3.5 g||98||4.50%||12 oz||bitter|
|Natural Light||3.2 g||95||4.20%||12 oz||smooth|
|Rhinebecker Extra||2.5 g||106||5.00%||11.2 oz||metallic|
|Rock Green Light||2.6 g||92||3.60%||12 oz||fresh|
|San Mig||3.2 g||107||5.00%||12 oz||?|
|Sapporo Light||8.5 g||119||4.00%||12 oz||?|
|Sleeman Clear||2.5 g||90||4.00%||12 oz||fresh|
|Thin Ice||1 g||90||4.20%||12 oz||watery|
Low carb beer lists are helpful, but be sure to check the labels for the latest nutritional values.
Drinking beer on Atkins is finally possible. And with 27+ low carb beers available your options are multiplying.
How Low Carb is Your Beer?
Here’s a huge list of the alcohol content, calories and carbohydrates in over 250 beers, organized from A to Z. Calories and carbs are based on 12 ounce servings.
The information listed here comes from many sources and is a work in progress. Any help completing this beer list is greatly appreciated!
Grab the taste test and macros for 250 beers in the Low Carb Beer List eBook.
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