Best Tasting Light Beer

The best tasting light beer that
contains the fewest calories

If kicking back and drinking a cold one is on your weekend agenda, but you still want to maintain a low-calorie diet, there is no better time to find out what light beer tastes the best. Knowing the calorie count, carbs, and alcohol content in each of these readily available light brews will allow you to make smart and informed choices as you enjoy a cold beer. We matched these beers up head to head to see the differences in flavor so that you can enjoy a light calorie beer that provides great taste.

Miller Lite
Calories: 96
Carbs: 3.2 g
Alcohol content: 4.2 percent

A few reviewers found that there was an unpleasant aftertaste, but otherwise, Miller Lite received decent reviews. This light beer was described as having a taste "reminiscent to a pilsner, with plenty of bubbles.”

Tasters' rating average: 2/5

Heineken Light
Calories: 99
Carbs: 6.8 g
Alcohol content: 3.5 percent

If a full-fledged Heineken is your beer of choice, chances are you'll enjoy the light version. Reviewers found this beer "close to the original" but a "little bitter." When compared with the other light beers, it was not as effervescent.

Tasters' rating average: 3/5

Corona Light
Calories: 99
Carbs: 5 g
Alcohol content 4.1 percent

Reviewers found that Corona Light "reminded them of the original," "tasted like vacation," and would "go great with some chips and guac!" Overall, Corona Light got reviewers excited by its clean flavor and light citrus note.

Tasters' rating average: 4/5

Coors Light
Calories: 102
Carbs: 5.0 g
Alcohol content: 4.2 percent

Across the board, all of our tasters found this light beer to be the most watery of the bunch. One reviewer went on to say that "it was the best domestic flavor, but the aftertaste threw me off."

Tasters' rating average: 1/5

Amstel Light
Calories: 95
Carbs: 5 g
Alcohol content: 3.5 percent

This was the favorite beer of the bunch. Reviewers appreciated the "hoppy, grassy, refreshing" flavor of this import. This light beer was preferred by most, and all but two reviewers wouldn't want to have more than one of these beers.

Tasters' rating average: 5/5

Bud Light
Calories: 110
Carbs: 6.6 g
Alcohol content: 4.2 percent

Light, sweet, and inoffensive were the words that tasters used to describe Bud Light. Everyone found that it had pleasant bubbles and was fairly drinkable. They could definitely go for a few.

Tasters' rating average: 3/5