Alcohol percentage in beer (20+ world famous brands)

Last updated on May 9th, 2019 at 06:30 pm

Before diving into the alcohol percentage in 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 percentage in beer

The common term to measure alcohol percentage is Alcohol by volume often named as ABV. It is a standard measure and used worldwide to denote the alcohol percentage in a 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.

Alcohol Percentage in Beer

Alcohol Percentage in famous beer brands

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

World’s Strongest Beers

Some beer contains much more alcohol than the average beer content of 4-6%.

  1. Topping this list is the “Brewmeister Snake Venom” that contains the whopping 67.5% ABV. Caution: You’re not supposed to drink more than 35 milliliters in one sitting. (Released year 2013)
  2. Brewmeister armageddon” is second on the list with 65% ABV. Brewmeister armageddon was actually the strongest beer in 2012 but when some people said to the brewer Lewis Shand and John McKenzie that Armageddon is not that strong, they went on to make Snake Venom version. (Released year 2012)
  3. Schorschbräu schorschbock 57%” is another rare beer that has 57% ABV. It is a German Eisbock style beer. Only 36 bottles of this super-strong beer were made by Schorschbräu, each costing on average around £165. (Released year 2011)

Alcoholic Vs Non-alcoholic beer

Non-alcoholic beer has lower calories than alcoholic beer but does contain alcohol in very low amount. Even alcohol-free beer contains alcohol but no more than 0.05% ABV. This is because some alcohol naturally forms as part of the brewing process.

If you want to see the alcohol content and calories value of other beer then click here.

If you want to know the latest price of Kingfisher beer price in India.

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