ok, here's a topic for you: what if you have to drink a mainstream light beer -- which would you choose? I typically will choose bud light -- It just goes down smoothest for me (as opposed to miller lite which seems to have a nasty aftertaste and give me a headache). Smoothness is paramount b/c when I am drinking this type of beer it typically means I am drinking all day long. I also had heineken light the other day and it was palatable. Went down quite easilyWe've all heard it right? Blind taste tests, tastes great...less filling, all the taste without all the calories, a light beer that doesn't fill you up...etcetera etcetera. Well Mike brings up a good point. What would you choose? Me, what would I choose? I really doubt that I can tell the difference between many of the light beers. I remember Michelob Ultra as being about as close to dirty water as you can get. I would rank it at the bottom. I don't think I ever really had a favorite light beer. So, if I'm having a beer with family and friends, it's probably some type of party and I would just randomly pick something. I guess the alcohol is the main attraction in that case. If I'm out to dinner with my wife, I would probably just pass on the beer and find something else to drink. BTW I've heard that 12 oz. of Guinness has about 125 calories. Depending on your choice of light beer you may be consuming between 95 and 135 calories per 12 oz. serving. Check out this chart of calories, carbs and alcohol at RealBeer.com. Hmmm...is Guinness Draught really a light beer?! Are any beers "light"? Heck after all that I think I would choose Guinness. What would you choose if you were choosing a "light" beer?
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Topic of the Week: Mainstream light beer...what would you choose?
It all started in a recent post when Mike said...