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.
Hofbrau Munchen Session Reduced Calorie Lager
88 points
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of soft white bread, corn silk, lemon spritz, and toasty malt with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry light body and a smooth, snappy finish that shows suggestions of amaranth and salt. The crisp and balanced, easy-drinking light lager that quenches.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Bighead No-Carb Reduced Calorie Lager
87 points
Light gold color. Aromas of soufflé and hints of asparagus with a satiny, effervescent, dry thin body and a smooth, breezy hints of veggies and fresh lettuce finish. A light, savory lager in the easiest-drinking style.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Reduced Calorie Lager
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.