About Reduced Calorie Lager

About Reduced Calorie Lager
Reduced calorie lagers, or light lagers, are pale straw to light gold in color and range in alcohol from 3.5-4.5%. These beers are not defined by flavor as much as their low calorie count. These beers are widely popular in the US and are now brewed throughout the world. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Light, Heineken Premium Light and Amstel Light.

Top Picks for Reduced Calorie Lager

Samuel Adams Light Lager
90 points
Brilliant deep amber color. Toasty aromas and flavors of caramel muffin, buttery praline and caramel corn, and herb toast with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish. A flavorful, well made light lager that is sure to please.
Heineken Premium Light Lager
88 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon drop candies, lemon-poppyseed muffin, red apple, marijuana, and cream of wheat with a lean, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a smooth, fast English peas and kiwi finish. A nice ballpark beer; easy-drinking and light.
Monterrey Light Lager
88 points
Brilliant light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of buttered toast, soufflé, plantain, and pizza dough with a supple, vibrant, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, compelling, breezy finish that shows suggestions of watercress and banana cookie finish. A very good light lager that is very clean and has a nice depth of flavor.
Amstel Light Lager
87 points
Golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of corn muffin, dried peach, orange zest, and cream with a soft, spritzy, dry thin body and a seamless, fast corn flakes and lemongrass finish. Refreshingly light lager with a clean snappy finish.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Bighead No Carb Lager
87 points
Brilliant golden yellow color. Toasty aromas and flavors of buttered toast and dried green pear with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium body and an even, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying shades of arugula, hint of lemon rind, and saltine finish. A very nice, clean, malt-forward light lager that is a pleasure to drink.
San Miguel Brewery Light Lager
85 points
Light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of egg croissant and fruit cookie with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a smooth, quick finish with shades of honeyed lettuce and pepper finish. A nice, crisp light lager.
Indeed Brewing Co. Mexican Honey Light
84 points
Gold color. Aromas of tomato vine, water chestnuts, and creamed corn with a supple, bright, spritzy, dryish light body and a smooth, short broccoli and steamed cabbage finish. A light, earthy lawnmower beer.
Struman’s Organic Beer Co. Dry Lager
84 points
Light light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of toasted cracker, roasted corn, and honeyed biscuit with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a quick finish with accents of starfruit and bibb lettuce finish. A solid light lager.
Narragansett Brewing Company Light Lager
83 points
Light gold color. Toasty, green aromas and flavors of wet grass, nut bread, and paper with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of raw potato, bibb lettuce with Anjou pear, honeyed wet grain, and metal finish. A refreshing light lager that will work with lighter fare.