Getting a real beer taste from a light beer is a dream for some folks. I know I wouldn’t mind finding that magical product. Beer aficionados will have nothing to do with light beers, but there is a market for them. The people who like the taste of beer, but just don’t want the calories or carbs that goes along with them. Here I will do a product comparison of two popular light beers; Miller Genuine Draft 64 and Michelob Ultra.
Miller Genuine Draft 64 –
12 FL. OZ. Bottle
CALORIES – 64
CARBS – 2.4
Color: 2-1/2 Stars –
It is a light colored yellow. Also it looks to be watered down.
Head: 2 Stars –
It is white in color. It was gone in a minute or two.
Taste: 2 Stars –
A terrible, watery beer taste. The taste only slightly resembles beer. It’s slightly bitter, but not overly so.One of the good things with MGD 64 is I didn’t have the full or bloated feeling with other beers.
Pros: 64 calories, no bloating feeling
Cons: Watery taste,
12 FL. OZ. Bottle
CALORIES – 95
CARBS – 2.6
Color: 2 Stars –
It has an even lighter yellow color than the MGD. This one looks really watered down.
Head: 1-1/2 Star –
While it was there it was white and slightly clear. But it was gone in a matter of 20 seconds.
Taste: 3 Stars –
Close to a “real beer” taste, with only a slightly watered down taste. Really surprised when in comparison to the MGD 64 as this looked more watered down, but tasted fuller. As was with the other, there is not much of the bloated feeling.
Pros: Only 95 calories, tastes similar to real beer,
Cons: Watery looking, no head
If you are looking for a full bodied beer to drink, look elsewhere. Neither of these will do that for you. If there is a “light beer” on the market that tastes, looks and drinks like a real beer, I don’t about it. These light beers are on the market for the low calorie/low carb folks. In my estimation, the Michelob Ultra is a better tasting beer. Although it looks “thinner” or more “watered down”, it flat out tastes better than the MGD 64. Both are going to drink pretty easy and have a minimal bitter after-taste. Simply put; the caloric difference is not enough to make up the taste difference.
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