Bud Light Alcohol Content - What You Should Know

Bud Light Alcohol Content – What You Should Know

By: - Food & Beverage - September 8, 2011
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Bud Light is one of the most popular beers on the market in the United States. Ratings wise, it tends to rate low, but since it is so popular, it is quite possible that the general population likes it enough to not worry about professional ratings. That being said, Bud Light is produced by Anheuser-Busch and has been in production since 1982. It was introduced as a lower calorie and lower alcohol Budweiser.

The Bud Light alcohol content is 4.20% ABV, or alcohol by volume. Compared to other light beers, the Bud Light alcohol content is slightly higher. Most other light beers range from 3-4% ABV. Other Anheuser-Busch brands like Natural Light have the same ABV as Bud Light and Michelob Light is 4.30%, slightly higher than the Bud Light alcohol content.

Reviews for Bud Light are mixed. Though it is an extremely popular light beer choice, beer connoisseurs review it low. That certainly doesn’t seem to have affected production or sales in anyway though. Anheuser-Busch has over $12 billion in annual sales and a nice chunk of that comes from Bud Light. Worldwide production of Bud Light alone is higher than 100 million barrels.

In recent years there has been a change in the way beer is sold with companies like Anheuser-Busch marketing their beer as more of a healthy alcohol choice. They have introduced very low calorie beers like Bud Select 55. The Bud Select 55 nutrition facts is as follows: In one 12 ounce bottle there are 55 calories, 1.9 grams of carbs and 2.4% ABV. Comparing Bud Select 55 nutrition information to Bud Light there are 110 calories, 7.0 grams of carbs and 4.2% alcohol, so the calories, carbs and alcohol content are cut in half, or more for Bud Select and the Bud Select 55 nutrition facts bear this out.

The Bud Select 55 nutrition information is impressive, but there is a general lack in taste based on reviews. The low reviews tend to compare Bud Select 55 to other, full flavor beer which isn’t really fair. When compared to other ultra light beers, Bud Select 55 actually fares quite well. As with any low calorie food or drink, it has to be expected that taste will vary and it may not be as strong or full as a higher calorie beer.

All that being said, Bud Light is certainly not going anywhere anytime soon and it seems like as long as the healthy lifestyles of Americans keep holding on, Bud Select 55 is here to stay as well.