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

Saint Archer Gold Ultimate Light Beer
91 points
Gold color. Aromas of banana pie, lightly toasted sourdough, and buttered nuts with a soft, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, brisk pine nuts, lemon supremes, coriander, and endive finish. A light and easy-drinking lager that quenches and satisfies.
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.
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.
Michelob Brewing Co. Ultra Light Beer
86 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of circus peanuts, lemon cornbread muffin, and taffy with a silky, bright, effervescent, dryish light body and a smooth, short melon and toast finish. A reserved reduced calorie lager with decent body for the style.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Bighead No-carb Lager
84 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of dinner rolls, savory herbs, cheddar, and lemon with a slightly chewy, spritzy, dryish light body and an even, brisk parchment, asparagus, dough, and black tea finish. A light but toothsome reduced calorie lager that satisfies.
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.