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Alcohol content in Beer

Before diving into the alcohol percentage (content) of the beer, lets first know what are the different types of Beer. If you like drinking beer, you shall be knowing the different types of beer.

Beer is one of the oldest recipes of the drinks dated back to 5000 B.C. It is basically classified into two types; Ale and Lager. These types depend on the yeast used and the fermentation process. Ale is an older type of beer whereas Lager is comparatively newly produced. In Ale beer, the yeast ferments and settles on top whereas in Lager, the yeast ferments on the bottom. Lager beer is stored for a longer time, the name “lager” originates from german word “lagern” that means “to store”. If you are wondering what are pale ales, India pale ales (IPA), porters, and stouts. They are subtypes of Ale beer. Pilsner and Helles are different subtypes of Lager beer.

Alcohol Content (percentage) in beer

The most widely consumed beer is “Pale lagers” that contains 4-6% of alcohol. The alcohol content in Beer can be as low as 2% or as high as 10% . Below is the list of alcohol percentage in beer with calory value.

Brand/Brewer (Country) % Alcohol Calories/100ml
Kingfisher Premium (India) 4.8 44
Bira 91 (India) 4.9 30
Budwelser King of Beers (USA) 4.82 40
Miller Lite Pilsner Beer Mlller (USA) 4.40 29
Wurtzburger Hofbrau Pure Bavarian Light Beer Wurtzburger Hofbrau Ag (Germany) 5.44 43
Molson Light Beer Molson (Canada) 2.41 23
Nordik Wolf Light Imported Beer A.B. Pripps Bryggerier (Sweden) 4.70 31
Bud Light Beer Anheuser Busch (USA) 3.88 33
Beck’s Beer Brauerei Beck (Germany) 5.13 42
Big Barrel Australian Lager Cooper & Sons (Australia) 4.66 39
Black Horse Premium Draft Beer Black Horse (USA) 4.74 45
Cerveza Tecate Beer Cervecerla Cauhtemoc (Mexico) 4.49 41
Chester Golden A]e Greenall Whitley (England) 5.43 44
Harp (mported Lager Beer Harp (Ireland) 4.55 40
Heineken Lager Beer Heineken (Holland) 5.41 45
Hofenperle Special Feldschlosschen Bier (Switzerland) 5.28 45
Kronenbourg Imported Dark Beer Kronenbourg (France) 5.08 46
Kuppers Kolsch Kuppers (Germany) 5.38 45
Molson Canadian Beer Molson (Canada) 5.19 43
Pilsener Urquell Beer Pilsener Urquell Pilzen (Czechoslovakia) 4.25 45
Red Strlpe Lager Beer Desnoes & Geddes (Jamaica) 5.04 43
Tsingtao Beer Tsingtao (China) 4.79 43

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