Beer gets a bad rap for derailing best-laid weight-loss plans. But a new range of low-calorie beers mean fitness and fun can go hand in hand…
There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the odd drink here and there – but the world of booze can be tricky to navigate when trying to lead a healthy & active lifestyle. If you want to enjoy the taste of lager or ale, without disrupting your healthy weight loss goals, low-calorie beers could be a great option for you.
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If you’re a beer lover who is looking to shed some excess pounds or maintain a healthy weight, check out our pick of the best low-calorie options available in the UK…
Best Low-Calorie Beer UK:
£14 (12 x 300ml)
If you’re looking for the best low-calorie beer in the UK, look no further. Made from Scottish-grown cereals and fresh highland water from Loch Katrine, Tennent’s Light is bright and balanced, with a nice blend of bitter sweetness – and there’s just 60 calories per bottle.
We’ll have five.
Highly Recommended Low-Calorie Beer:
SkinnyBrands Premium Lager
£34.99 (24 x 330ml)
A rising UK star in the world of low-calorie beer, SkinnyBrands Lager tastes as good as any regular beer – the only thing missing is the triple-figure calorie count.
Clean, crisp and refreshing, it’s also vegan and gluten-free.
Highly Recommended Low-Calorie Beer:
Drynks Smashed Lager
£24 (12 x 330ml)
Drynks is quite a new company which is dedicated exclusively to brewing alcohol-free beers and ciders. Its Smashed AF range includes a 0% pale ale, cider, berry cider and shandy. The lager is our favorite, though, and has one of the most crisp and clean – not to mention convincing – lager tastes of any of the AF beers we’ve tried.
With hints of barley malta floral aroma and a mild hoppy bitterness, and just 55 calories per can or bottle, this tastes as good as the real thing thing. And like the real thing, it begs to be drunk ice cold too.
The Original Small Beer Session Pale
£55 (24 x 350ml)
A rare pale ale entry – brewed using the historic ‘small beer’ method that was once a staple of British life – the Session Pale comes in at an impressive 85 calories per 350ml bottle, with tropical notes and a hoppy finish.
Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5%
£14.49 (8 x 500ml)
Not to be confused with its 4.5% shipmate (though it’d be quite easy to), Adman’s Ghost Ship 0.5% is a refreshing, tangy citrus ale with all the alcohol smuggled away. It may only come in the larger 500ml bottles, but it still equates to just 70 calories per 330ml.
£21 (24 x 275ml)
At 4.7%, the Resolution packs a punch – the result of a brewing process that converts all the sugar into alcohol. What’s left is the lowest-calorie (88), lowest-carb ale on the market, which is nice and light despite the fairly high ABV.
Bud Light Premium Lager
£13.99 (12 x 300ml)
The product of a beechwood aging process that delivers a light, smooth taste with a hint of sweetness, Bud Light is a big-name beer for a reason: it’s really good.
What’s more, each bottle comes in at just 80 calories.
Brewdog Lightspeed Hazy IPA
£16 (12 x 330ml)
Lightspeed is a 4% hazy pale ale with just 95 calories per can.
Fruity flavors come to the fore, with floral notes to finish. A lovely drop.
£22 (12 x 330ml)
Lucky Saint is another alcohol-free lager that comes surprisingly close to the taste of a traditional beer – in this case a German-style pilsner. With a subtly malty taste and satisfying crispness, you’ll be surprised to learn it comes in at just 0.5% ABV and with a paltry 53 calories.
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