Atkins Low Carb and 250 Beer Comparison Chart

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Are you a beer fan living in low carb oblivion?

Curious about carbohydrates in beer? Craving beer on Atkins?

Before you submit to another “Diet Light Stream O’ the Mountains” low carb beer, relax.

There are better low carb beer options out there.

Decide for yourself using the 27 low carb beers taste test, and the massive 250 beer comparison list below.

Finally, download the low carb beer comparison list for free.


Getting More from Light Low Carb Beer

If your are new to low carb and worried about adding alcohol to your diet, most light beers are safe. Low carb beers are light in color and light in the flavor department. So, do everything possible to bring out as much of the beer’s flavor as you can.

Low Carb, But Light: Beer Flavor Tips

  • 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?

 

Quick List: Easy-to-Find Low Carb Beers on Atkins

(Carbohydrates in beer are based on 12 ounce servings.)

Domestic

  • (3.7 g)  Michelob Ultra Amber
  • Popular with low carbers: easy to find, tastes great.

Import

  • (5 g)  Amstel Light
  • Good body and flavor, and it’s not watery.

Malt

  • (6 g)  Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • A zesty substitute for a high carb sweet cocktail.

 

Inside a fridge, compare the calories and carbs side by side.

Low Carb Beer Comparison Chart

Here’s a comparison chart of 27 low carb beers and malt beverages on the market to help you find one to enjoy. It’s a work in progress beer list, and I have a few left to try. Please leave a comment if you know the missing information.

NOTE: Beer makers are constantly fine tuning their formulas and tweaking the nutritional values. So the numbers on the comparison chart below may be slightly different. Many low carb beers now list their nutritional information on the packaging, so always go with what the label says for the final word.

 

Taste-Test: Alcohol, Calories and Carbohydrates in Beer

Beer Carbs Calories Alcohol %
Amount Taste
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-ish
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-crisp
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 6 g 84 4.00% 11.2 oz sweet and yummy!
Miller Lite 3.2 g 96 4.50% 12 oz watery
Milwaukee’s Best Light 3.5 g 98 4.50% 12 oz a bit 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 very fresh
Thin Ice 1 g 90 4.20% 12 oz watery

 

Compare ingredients and carbs in beer. Hops, barley and malt in beer glasses.

How “Low Carb” is Your Beer? Ultimate A-Z List

Are you connoisseur craving beer on Atkins?

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!

[ Click here to send additions and corrections to Low Carbe Diem's Editor. ]

 

250 Beers: Alcohol, Calories and Carbohydrates

  Brewery/Brand              Beer                                     Alcohol %  Calories    Carbs
Amstel Light Amstel Light 3.5 95 5
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Amber 5.0
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Pale Ale 4.6
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Stout 5.7
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan ESB 5.0
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Smoked Porter 6.1
Alaskan Brewing Alaskan Winter Ale 6.2
Anchor Anchor Steam 4.9 152
Anchor Liberty Ale 6.0 188
Anchor Anchor Porter 5.6 205
Anchor Old Foghorn 8-10
Anchor Anchor Small 3.3
Anderson Valley Boont Amber 5.8
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’ 7.0
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold 5.5
Anderson Valley Belk’s ESB 6.8
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal 5.7
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 6.9
Anderson Valley High Rollers Wheat 5.3
Anderson Valley Deep Enders Porter 5.5
Beamish Beamish Stout 3.8 131
Beck’s Beck’s 5.0 143
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Two Hearted Ale 7.0
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Amber Ale 5.5
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Pale Ale 5.0
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Stout 6.5
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Oberon 6.0
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Double Cream Stout 7.5
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Third Coast Old Ale 10.2
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Expedition Stout 10.0
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Best Brown Ale 5.8
Bell’s/Kalamazoo Cherry Stout 8.0
Blue Moon Blue Moon White 5.4 171 12.9
Breckenridge Avalanche Amber 5.4
Breckenridge Autumn Ale 6.7
Breckenridge Pale Ale 5.7
Breckenridge Christmas Ale 7.4
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout 5.0
Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock 5.8
BridgePort IPA 5.5
BridgePort Porter 5.5
BridgePort ESB 6.1
BridgePort Black Strap Stout 6.0
BridgePort Blue Heron 4.9
BridgePort Pintail Ale 5.2
BridgePort Ebenezer Ale 6.4
BridgePort Old Knucklehead 8.9
Budweiser (U.S) Budweiser 5.0 143 10.6
Budweiser Bud Light 4.2 95 6.6
Budweiser Bud Ice 5.5 148 8.9
Budweiser Bud Ice Light 4.1 110 6.5
Budweiser Budvar Budvar 5.0
Busch Busch 4.6 133 10.2
Busch Light Busch Light 4.1 95 3.2
Busch Ice Busch Ice 5.9 173 13
Clausthaler Clausthaler 0.4 96 5.8
Colt 45 Colt 45 Malt Liquor 6.0 172
Coors Coors Original 5.0 148 11.3
Coors Coors Light 4.2 102 5.0
Coors Coors Extra Gold 5.0 147 10.7
Coors Coors NA <0.5 73 14.2
Corona Corona Light 4.5 109 5
Corona Corona Extra 4.6 148
Czechvar Czechvar 5.0
Deschutes Cascade Ale 4.5 140
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale 5.3 175
Deschutes Bachelor ESB 5.0 180
Deschutes Black Butte Porter 5.2 185
Deschutes Quail Springs IPA 5.8 200
Deschutes Obsidian Stout 6.7 220
Deschutes Jubelale 6.7
Deschutes Broken Top Bock 7.0 233
Deschutes Pine Mountain Pils 5.1 154
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red 5.8 180
Dos Equis Dos Equis XX 4.8 145
Dragon Stout Dragon Stout 6.8 220
Edison Light Edison Light 4.0 109 6.5
Foster’s Foster’s Lager 5.1 156
Fuller’s Fuller’s ESB 5.9
Fuller’s Fuller’s London Pride 4.7 156
Genesee/High Falls Genesee 12 Horse 4.8 152 14
Genesee/High Falls Genny Light 3.6 96 5.5
Genesee/High Falls Kipling Light Lager 3.4 99 8.0
Grolsch Grolsch 5.0 156
Gordon Biersch Märzen 5.7
Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock 7.0
Gordon Biersch Pilsner 5.3
Guinness Guinness Draught 4.0 125 10
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 7.5 176 14
Hamm’s Hamm’s 4.7 144 12.1
Hamm’s Hamm’s Light 4.1 110 7.3
Heineken Heineken 5.4 166 9.8
Heineken Heineken Light 3.5 99 6.8
Henry Weinhard’s Weinhard’s Amber Ale 5.3 169 14
Henry Weinhard’s Weinhard’s Dark 4.8 150 13.1
Henry Weinhard’s Weinhard’s Hefeweizen 4.9 128 9.2
Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve 4.5 128 9.2
Hoegaarden Hoegaarden 5.0
I.C. Light I.C. Light 4.2 95 2.8
Icehouse Icehouse 5.0 5.0 132 8.7
Icehouse Icehouse 5.5 5.5 149 9.8
J.W. Dundee Honey Brown 4.5 150 13.5
Keystone Keystone Light 4.2 100 5.0
Kilarney’s Kilarney’s Red Lager 5.0 197 22.8
Killian’s Killian’s 4.9 163 13.8
Labatt Labatt Blue 5.0 153
Lowenbräu Lowenbräu 5.2 160
Marin Brewing Bluebeery Ale 5.0
Marin Brewing Albion Amber 5.0
Marin Brewing Marin Weiss 5.0
Marin Brewing Point Reyes Porter 6.0
Marin Brewing Breakout Stout 6.0
Marin Brewing Old Dipsea Barleywine 9.0
Marin Brewing India Pale Ale 6.0
McMenamins Hammerhead 5.8
McMenamins Terminator 6.4
McMenamins Ruby 4.1
McMenamins Black Rabbit Porter 5.5
McMenamins Dry Irish Stout 4.6
Michelob Michelob 5.0 155 13.3
Michelob Michelob Light 4.3 113 6.7
Michelob Michelob Amber Bock 5.2 166 15.0
Michelob Michelob Hefeweizen 5.0 152 11.8
Michelob Michelob Honey Lager 4.9 175 17.4
Michelob Michelob Black & Tan 5.0 168 15.8
Michelob Michelob Ultra 4.2 95 2.6
Mickey’s Mickey’s 5.6 157 11.2
Mickey’s Mickey’s Ice 5.9 165 11.8
Miller Miller Genuine Draft 5 143 13.1
Miller Miller Genuine Draft Lite 4.2 110 7
Miller Miller High Life 5.5 156 11
Miller Miller Lite 4.2 96 3.2
Moosehead Moosehead 5.0 153
Murphy’s Murphy’s Irish Red 5.0 171
Murphy’s Murphy’s Stout 4.0 150
O’Douls O’Douls 0.4 70 13.3
O’Douls O’Douls Amber 0.4 90 18
Odell’s 90 Shilling 5.3
Odell’s Easy Street Wheat 4.7
Odell’s Cutthroat Porter 4.5
Odell’s Cutthroat Pale Ale 5.1
Odell’s Levity 5.0
Odell’s Isolation 6.0
Odell’s Bobby 4.6
Olde English 800 Olde English 800 5.9 160 10.5
Olde English 800 Olde English 800 Ice 7.9 216 14.3
Old Milwaukee Old Milwaukee 5.0 156
Pabst Pabst 5.0 152
Paulaner Paulaner Original Munich 5.5
Paulaner Salvator 7.5 251
Paulaner Paulaner Hefe-Weizen 5.5
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Wicked Ale 5.3 174 17.7
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Oktoberfest 5.8 189 16.9
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Summer Brew 4.7 163 15.6
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Winter Brew 5.2 170 15.2
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Helles Lager 5.0 163 14.6
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Red Rush 5.3 170 14.8
Pete’s Brewing Pete’s Strawberry Blonde 5.0 160 13.6
Pilsner Urquell Pilsner Uruqell 4.3 160
Pittsburgh Brewing I.C. Light 4.1 95 2.8
Pittsburgh Brewing Iron City Lager 4.5 140 10
Pyramid Hefeweizen 5.2
Pyramid Coastline Pilsner 5.0
Pyramid Apricot Ale 5.1
Pyramid India Pale Ale 6.7
Pyramid Pale Ale 5.1
Pyramid Curve Ball Kölsch 4.8
Pyramid Broken Rake 6.4
Pyramid Tilted Kilt 6.3
Pyramid Snow Cap Ale 7.0
Red Dog Red Dog 5.0 147 14.1
Redhook Redhook ESB 5.8 179 14.2
Redhook Redhook IPA 6.5 188 12.7
Redhook Redhook Blonde Ale 5.4 166 13.1
Redhook Redhook Hefe-weizen 5.2 155 10.9
Redhook Redhook Nut Brown 5.6 181 16
Rhinebecker Rhinebecker 5 106 2.5
St. Pauli Girl St. Pauli Girl 4.9 148
St. Pauli Girl St. Pauli Girl Dark 4.8 150
St. Pauli Girl St. Pauli Girl N.A. <0.5 96 23
Sam Adams Sam Adams Light 4.05 124 9.7
Sam Adams Boston Lager 4.8 160
Sam Adams Golden Pilsner 4.6 145
Sam Adams Cream Stout 4.7 195
Sam Adams Boston Ale 4.9 160
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat 5.2 166
Sam Adams Spring Ale 5.2 170
Sam Adams Summer Ale 5.4 175
Sam Adams Pale Ale 5.3 145
Sam Adams Octoberfest 5.7 165
Sam Adams Sam Adams IPA 5.9 175
Sam Adams Winter Lager 5.8 190
Sam Adams Sam Adams Double Bock 8.5 240
Sam Adams Sam Adams Triple Bock 17.5 340
Sapporo Sapporo Reserve 5.2
Shiner Shiner Bock 4.4 143 12.5
Shiner Shiner Light 3.9 120 9
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.7 171 14.1
Sierra Nevada Porter 5.7 194 18.4
Sierra Nevada Stout 6.4 225 22.3
Sierra Nevada Wheat 4.7 153 13.1
Sierra Nevada Summerfest 4.9 158 13.7
Sierra Nevada Celebration 6.6 214 19.4
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 9.9 330 30.3
Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale 7.2
Stone Brewing Stone Pale Ale 5.4
Stone Brewing Stone Smoked Porter 5.9
Stone Brewing Stone IPA 6.9
Stone Brewing Ruination IPA 7.7
Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale 10
Stone Brewing Stone Old Guardian 9.9
Tsingtao Tsingtao 4.7 152
Widmer Widmer Hefeweizen 4.7 159
Widmer Widmer Pale Ale 5.0
Widmer Widmer Blonde Ale 4.3
Widmer Widmer Widberry 4.6
Widmer Widmer Sommerbrä 4.8
Widmer Widmer Oktoberfest 5.0
Widmer Widmer Winternacht 7.0
Widmer Spring Run IPA 6.0
Widmer Drop Top Amber Ale 4.9
Yuengling Premium 4.4 135-140 12
Yuengling Light 3.8 98 6.6
Yuengling Ale 5.0 145-150 10
Yuengling Porter 4.5 150-155 14
Yuengling Lager 4.4 135-140 12
Yuengling Black & Tan 4.5 150-155 14
Yuengling Light Lager 3.6 96 8.5

 

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Carbohydrates in Beer

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