low carb beers

Light beers in most cases have a lower alcohol content than full-calorie beers.

In many countries and by industry definition, a light beer refers to a beer with a lower alcohol content than most regular beers. In the United States, light beer refers to a beer that has a significantly lower amount of calories than a regular beer.

The calorie count in beer is dependent upon alcohol levels and sugar/carbohydrate content. The alcohol content contributes to the majority of calories in beer and that is why light beers in most cases have a lower alcohol content than full-calorie beers.

Here we have a list of the more popular low calorie beers consumed in United States. Whether it be Amstel Light, Miller Lite, Sam Adams, Coors Light, or another, the top beers in the country are low-calorie and also called light beers.

Top 10 Most Popular Light Beers

Here are the 10 most popular light beers in United States.

Corona Premier

90 calories, 2.6g carbs, 4.0% ABV

Corona Premier is a 90 calorie, low carb extension of the well known CORONA EXTRA brand of beer. It is a light, crisp and refreshing beer that pairs well with seafood. Style: American Light Lager.


Amstel Light

95 calories, 5g carbs, 3.5% ABV

Amstel Light is a 3.5% ABV. This beer delivers a full flavor that's just as tasty as regular beer. A special light beer from Amsterdam Holland. Style: International Pale Lager.


Miller Lite

96 calories, 3.2g carbs, 4.2% ABV

Miller Lite is a 4.2% ABV American light pilsner beer sold by MillerCoors of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A crisp, smooth finish with little aftertaste. Style: American Light Lager.


Corona Light

99 calories, 5g carbs, 4.1% ABV

Corona Extra is a pale lager produced by Cervecería Modelo in Mexico. Corona Light goes great with any food choice. Style: International Pale Lager.


Heineken Premium Light

99 calories, 7g carbs, 3.3% ABV

Heineken Light is a light beer brewed by Heineken for the United States market. It was introduced in 2005. Heineken Light is a light-tasting, refreshing beer.Style: International Pale Lager


Yuengling Light

99 calories, 8.5g carbs, 3.8% ABV

Yuengling Light Lager from Pennsylvania. Skillfully pairing a caramel malt flavor and mild hop character creates a beautifully rich-colored beer.Style: American Light Lager.


Coors Light

102 calories, 5g carbs, 4.2% ABV

Coors Light is the perfect pairing for picnic food, spicy food and American fare. This beer has a "Cold Certified" label which turns the mountains from white to blue when temperature is lowered to 39°F (4°C).Style: American Light Lager.


Bud Light

110 calories, 6.6 carbs, 3.5% ABV

Bud Light, far and away the best selling beer in America, is essentially untouchable from a volume perspective. Bud Light uses rice as its source of a fermentable sugar during its brewing process.Style: American Light Lager.


Michelob Ultra

95 calories, 2.6g carbs, 4.2% ABV

Michelob Ultra is a American Light Lager style beer brewed by Anheuser-Busch in Saint Louis. You can enjoy the crisp, clean taste of a light beer with just 2.6 carbs and 95 calories. Style: American Light Lager


Sam Adams Light Larger

119 calories, 8g carbs, 3.4% ABV

Sam Adams Light is not just a lighter version of the Samuel Adams Boston Lager but rather the culmination of over two years of tireless research and brewing trials to create a flavorful Light beer. Style: American Light Lager


Enhance the flavor of Low-Carb Beers

There are some tips you can take to enhance the flavor of low-carb beers.

  • Store the bottles away from sunlight in order to prevent skunking.
  • Serve the beer very cold, straight from the fridge.
  • Pour the beer into a frosted mugs.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime into your mug to enhance the taste.


While light beers are lower in calories, carbs, and alcohol, that slightly smaller buzz may cause drinkers to consume even more than if drinking heavier beer!

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