The Best 11 Light Beers

For all those beer lovers out there, there is nothing better than cracking open a cold one. That sweet, refreshing taste is really unlike no other. 

However, beer is not always kind to your body. Many beer drinkers are cautious of the high calorie content they contain which can put people off the premium beers. 

When you are on a diet, it can feel very hard to be able to resist that unbelievable taste of your favourite beer.

We are here to tell you that you do not need to sacrifice the beers.

Light beers are light enough in calories and carbs to let you throw back a few whilst still being able to stay committed to your diet.

Here are some of the best light beer options.


This was the beer that most likely came to your head first. Bud Light is an American style lager that is brewed light for a refreshing taste. It has a clean, crisp finish and has a smooth drinkability.

Brewed the same way since 1982, Bud Light is brewed using an expert blend of premium hop varieties, rice, hop extract, malted barley and water.

A real staple of the light beer market, be sure to try out Bud Light for a refreshing beer taste that can still fit in with your diet.

Per bottle: 110 calories, 6.6g carbs, 4.2% ABV


Another staple of the light beer market, Coors Light provides that sweet, refreshing taste at just 102 calories per bottle.

Coors is a refreshing lager with low bitterness and a crisp finish that will deliver mountain cold refreshment.

Best served cold, a Coors light can be enjoyed with any barbeque or watching the match whilst not having to worry about your diet.

Per bottle: 102 calories, 5 g carbs, 4.2 % ABV


Keystone Light Can

A less familiar light beer compared to the first two, Keystone Light is a light body, crisp, refreshing beer that holds a real smooth texture.

The beer has subtle sweet citrus flavours which are from the late Goldings hops. This helps to create a balance of light malts and fresh fruity hoppiness.

A slightly more affordable option but still packed full of fruity and refreshing flavours, Keystone Light beers are definitely worth a try.

Per bottle: 101 calories, 4.7g carbs, 4.1% ABV


Looking for a slightly sweeter tasting light beer? We have you covered with the refreshing Bud Light Lime.

This beer is brewed with real lime peels and is perfectly refreshing for beach and BBQ days. It also won’t have you feeling bloated in your bathing suit either!

Although it holds slightly more calories than other light beers, this beer still offers a fruity, crisp alternative to any regular beer without affecting your diet.

Per can: 116 calories, 8 g carbs, 4.2 % ABV


Everyone is familiar with the famous Dutch beer, Amstel. If you are a keen Amstel drinker and are looking for a lighter alternative, then this beer is perfect for you!

The Amstel Light has no real dynamic changes in taste from regular Amstel. It is a great beer that just will not fill you out.

At just 95 calories, Amstel Light is perfect for any lager drinkers that want to still fit beers within their new diet.

Per bottle: 95 calories, 5 g
carbs, 3.5% ABV


Becks Light Beer

It is among the lowest-calorie beers on the market, probably in part because it is lower in alcohol. Still, that won't hurt us!

Sipping on one of these is great because you don't have to worry about going overboard and just enjoy the taste of a cold one without a hangover the next day.

It has a crisp and refreshing flavor that is uncommon in a light beer. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, fruity with a firm crispness and a dry, clean finish.

Per bottle: 64 calories, 4 g carbs. 2.3% ABV


This beer aims to incorporate a healthy and active lifestyle with a social lifestyle. Sounds perfect doesn’t it?

The most impressive feature of this beer is that it is super low in calories and carbs but still manages to include as much alcohol as its competitors. It also tastes fantastic with a crisp, clean finish.

If you enjoy a very active lifestyle but also enjoy a beer from time to time, then this beer really is for you!

Per bottle: 95 calories, 2.6 g carbs, 4.2% ABV


Busch Light is brewed longer to create a lighter body and fewer calories whilst still delivering that crisp and refreshing taste.

Brewed expertly with water, barley, rice and hops, this beer has an excellent taste whilst still ensuring a high alcohol content.

Definitely not one of the staples of the light beer market, but Busch Light will still offer that traditional beer taste that you can fit into your diet.

Per can: 95 calories, 3.2g carbs, 4.1% ABV


The third Bud Light on this list but this one is definitely unique. If you are into your stronger beers, then the Bud Light Platinum is definitely for you.

This beer has the strongest alcohol percentage on this list at six whilst still only being 139 categories. Staggering isn’t it?

Even with such a high alcohol content, the Platinum still offers the same crisp and refreshing taste that regular Bud Light is so synonymous for.

If you want to fit the stronger beers around your diet, then the Bud Light Platinum is definitely a must buy.


Natural Light Beer

The thought of cracking open a Natural Light might send you back to your college days. Don’t let this put you off!

Brewed with crisp and fruity flavors, it is time to roll back the years and enjoy the fresh taste of college without worrying that you are putting on the pounds!

At just 95 calories, it is easy to sink through several of these without the worry of forming a beer belly.

Per can: 95 calories, 3.2g carbs, 4.2% ABV


Yuengling Premium Light Beer

To cap off this list, we have the Yuengling Lager Light. We are all familiar with the regular Yuengling Lager but this light version will offer 43% fewer calories. Sounds good for your diet?

Not only does this beer have a low calorie count, it has a fantastic crisp and sweet texture that you would get with regular Yuengling beers.

Per bottle: 99 calories, 3.1g carbs, 4.3% ABV

Final Thoughts

The Best 11 Light Beers

Hopefully by now you will have picked your new light beer of choice! If you are new to the light beer market then this should have educated you on the best beers for you to fit around your diet plans.

All these light beers offer dynamic and unique tastes all with a considerably lower calorie intake than regular beers.

Mandy Winters