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2.3% Alcohol Beer=Different?


#1

I went to a party last night and bought some Beck's Premier Light. 64 calories in it and 2.3% alc. by volume. I was wondering how to interpret this. I'm pretty sure that less alcohol is better, but I was wondering where does this rank as compared to other beers. I'm not sure what the standard acohol % is in beer, but I'm thinking it's somewhere around 4%.

Anyway, does this mean that 2 of these is equal to one regular beer with 4.6% or does it not work that way. Although I don't plan to tear up a case or anything, I was just wondering where something this low would stand in the rules of what constitutes one drink. Thanks.


#2

What ya got on your hands there is near-beer. Real beer is around 5-6% alcohol.

The silliness you have is what they sell in Utah, and for some reason I think you used to be able to bu it in some states at age 18.

There is no reason for this stuff to exist; you cannot get a decent buzz off it at all and it tastes like watered-down piss.

From now on, drink Guiness.


#3

That is some of the nastiest beer ever. 2.3% alcohol is all your getting from one beer. It doesn't multiply by each number of beer you drink. IMO the more calories and the higher the alcohol % the beer is usually a lot better. I am not talking about Magnum or Steel Reserve either. Did you make this beer choice because of the calorie content?


#4

I made the choice because I am trying to cut back on alcohol consumption. I enjoy doing the party thing on the weekend and was looking for something alcoholic that would be the least damaging to my training routine. I figured a beer that is 2% by volume would fit this criteria. I was just wondering how the whole "binge drinking = more than 4 beers" fell into the equation for something like this. Not necesarilly the bing drinking thing in itself, but just if I was along the right lines in thinking that two of these is about the equivalent to one Budweiser or similar beer.


#5

if you are that worried, i'd just stay away from alcohol completely, believe me you ain't missing out on shit!
p.s. just my humble opinion.