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Old 02-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #11
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have you guys seen Bud Select "55" yet? Just saw it tonight, its the "lowest calorie beer in the world," although they still pulled off 4%ABV somehow.
it is PURE water. seriously, it has absolutely no taste at all.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:14 PM   #12
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have you guys seen Bud Select "55" yet? Just saw it tonight, its the "lowest calorie beer in the world," although they still pulled off 4%ABV somehow.
That's impossible. Alcohol is about 7 calories per gram of pure ethanol.
At 4% ABV * 12 fl oz = 0.48 fl oz of ethanol.
.48 fl oz to mL = 14.195mL
14.195mL * .789g/mL = ~11.2g
11.2g * 7g/kcal = 78.4 calories from ethanol

Working backwards....

55kcal / 7g/kcal = 7.857g
7.857g / .789g/mL = 9.958mL
9.958mL to fl oz = .3367fl oz
.3367 fl oz / 12 fl oz = .028 * 100 = 2.8% ABV if all calories are from alcohol.

What you can take away from this is light beer also means light in alcohol, and big alcohol beers will always be high in calories.

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #13
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I musta read the bottle wrong, because I thought that it was too high for 55 calories as well, this website says 2.4%

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/08/11/budweiser-launches-select-55-light-beer-arms-race-gets-absurd/

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #14
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you know they could get those calories even lower if they just went with an ethanol and water mix. Maybe put a 0 cal beer flavoring in it. Or what a bout an O'Douls 55?

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