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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Alextricity, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

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  2. As always with articles/videos like this, the comments provide the best entertainment.

    "Uhhhh not bug light at all! Bud in general ranked 316TH!!! of the worlds best beers! hands down the best light beer is michelob ultra! only people who like drinking expensive water or things that taste like #$%$ drink miller, bud, PBR, put some more money on the table and drink real beer like yuengling."

    Jenny from the Internet, you slay me. Also ISO this "Bug Light" stuff, sounds tasty.
     
  3. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012


    Stupid Jenny.
     
  4. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Savant (480) Minnesota Aug 21, 2005

    A berliner weiss. Marissa Mayer needs to address Yahoo's horrible journalism.
     
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  5. Jumbolaya

    Jumbolaya Zealot (75) Colorado Jul 27, 2013

    I know this wasn't a serious inquiry, but Cisco Sankaty Light Lager is actually pretty damn good. I used to drink it all the time during the summer when I lived in Mass.
     
  6. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (635) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    Upright Lite
     
  7. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,070) Michigan May 5, 2010

    Hottenroth.
    Dupont Avril
     
  8. I don't drink much light beer but I will take a Sam Adams Light if offered and nothing else is available.
     
  9. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    That video was painful to watch. I was sipping an chocolate yeti when he said amstel was Hoppy and about started to cry.
     
  10. I'll be honest and say that the best Light Beer is Bud Select 55.

    My reasoning being that it's the only commercial beer that's readily available that's 2.5% alcohol. It serves it's purpose very well, it's refreshing, it's 55 calories, it has very little carbs.

    Name a different beer I can walk in to the beer store today and purchase that has all of that going on.
     
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  11. I think the closest most of us on BA get to light beer is some brewery or other's session ale, such as Founders All Day IPA.
     
  12. You're kidding me, right?
     
  13. Where is Guinness in that lineup?
     
  14. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (320) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012

    Wachusett Light IPA is actually pretty good.
     
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  15. I very seldom drink light beer, and can't say that I've had all that's out there. But, the best one I recall is Sam Adams Light. At least there's a little flavor in that one.
     
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  16. Ragnarok88

    Ragnarok88 Initiate (0) Minnesota May 30, 2013

    Brau Brothers Old 56
     
  17. douginromeo

    douginromeo Savant (330) Michigan Apr 1, 2013

    New Glarus Thumbprint Berliner Weiss - refreshing and low abv. Trying August Schell's Star of the North Berliner Weiss today - haven't been excited about a 3.5% abv beer in a while!
     
  18. bditty187

    bditty187 Champion (780) Nebraska Jul 10, 2002

    Point Drop Dead Blonde
     
  19. Might Mann's Brown Ale count? 2.8%, always really cheap and quite tasty.
     
  20. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (525) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I kind of like Bud Light Platinum, even though technically it isn't really a light beer.

    *prepares for the swarm of beer geeks chasing me out of the forum with Chimay bottle Molotov cocktails*
     
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  21. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (320) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012

    I guess it depends on if you think light refers to alcohol content or calories. Normally they track together, but Platinum seems to have broken the association to a point, 6% and only 137 calories.
     
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  22. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (525) New York Mar 7, 2010

    What's the calorie limit for light beers? I base it on the abv, flavor and mouthfeel I guess. To me its more like a light-ish malt liquor.
     
  23. Asics

    Asics Savant (345) Washington Jul 28, 2012

    Bud Light Platinum wasn't terrible but my personal guilty favorite would be Coors Light. I have a soft spot for Canadian light lagers though, living on the border had its "perks."

    The worst has to be Keystone Light though. I can drink beer flavored water but that junk is just awful.
     
  24. How could he judge those beers without a palate cleanser????????

    In all seriousness, Miller High Life is light enough for me.
     
  25. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    I had a line-up of Labatt, Labatt Light, Miller Lite, and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy on Thursday and, naturally, Labatt was the best.
     
  26. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (745) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    If and when I drink BMC I opt for Miller Lite, it won't kill you, and yes its kinda flavorless when ice cold, but for a low ABV brew at the pool it's ok. When your hot and you want to slam one down it works well too. You wont get Cooties drinking one, promise.
     
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  27. The best one I've ever had was an American premium lager from a tiny little nano-brewery in Brevard, NC called Brevard Brewing Company. Their Pilsener was pretty killer as well.
     
  28. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (320) Connecticut Aug 21, 2012

    Not really sure how that is a light beer. It is 4.9, I'd say it is just beer.
     
  29. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Savant (355) Iowa Apr 25, 2013

    I have to interject you said that beer flavored water is junk, then technically you should never have drank coors light because that stuff is water.
     
  30. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Savant (355) Iowa Apr 25, 2013

    Hands down in my opinion if we're talking light on the ABV it is Yuengling lager. Ice cold, those beers still taste amazing and they won't fill you up. Drank that stuff like water in Delaware when I was in the service.
     
  31. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    What *IS* light beer? I'd figure about 4.5% or lower. Maybe under 5%? I know a light beer isn't always determined by ABV.
     
  32. bkov33

    bkov33 Savant (265) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    yuengling makes a light version also
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  33. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    That beer would be MUCH too hoppy!
     
  34. The BEST Light beer IS...

    ...an oxymoron.
     
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  35. Asics

    Asics Savant (345) Washington Jul 28, 2012

    Like the old saying goes, "it's like sex in a canoe..."
     
  36. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (655) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    My homebrew berliner dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin
     
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  37. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Savant (355) Iowa Apr 25, 2013

    haha, I have never heard that saying but I like it
     
  38. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (525) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Last time I had this was about a year ago, holy crap I've never tasted so much corn in a beer before, it tasted like carbonated liquid corn chips. Not undrinkable though.
     
  39. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Advocate (715) Florida Feb 16, 2012

    Raspberry Tart is like 4% right? Maybe too much other sugars for "light" but I would be happy drinking it all day and calling it a light beer.
     
  40. Monty Python
     

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