Top 10 most fattening beers

6th November, 2013 by Andy Young

As brewers around the world push the beer boundaries more extreme and stronger beers are being brewed and the calorie count has gone up as well.

man-belly-fat-and-beerWhile techniques and styles can make stronger beers taste better than ever, there is no hiding from the calories some of these cracking beers contain.

Some of the UK’s favourite beers don’t stack up too badly against some of the ones in this list. A pint of Carling, Britain’s most popular lager, has 138 calories, Doom Bar, the UK’s most popular cask-conditioned ale has 203 calories per pint and Guinness Draught carries around 125 calories.

Many of the beers listed have many more calories, which have come as craft beer and brewing has boomed. Many brewers have a range of high-strength, and subsequently high-calorie ales, but this list just contains only one beer from any brewer.

Click through the following pages for a selection of high calorie beers.

10 Responses to “Top 10 most fattening beers”

  1. Barry Delaney says:

    You are not telling the truth but then why would you. Sure the tobacco industry still try to tell us that smoking cigarettes doesn’t cause lung cancer. Guinness’s own figures tell us that a pint of their stout contains 198 calories. Not the 125 that you are wrongly suggesting.

    • hyp3rcrav3 says:

      Every beer has a differing amount of calories depending on the malt to hops ratio and how long it is fermented. Guiness is only 4.3% alcohol by volume and Carlberg is 7.2%. Every beer is different. Some, like Bud can abrely be considered beer.

  2. Amanda Wood says:

    I am looking to gain weight, is Snake Venom sold n the U.S.

  3. Mark Pitchford says:

    Barry Delaney: Presumably there has never been a man on the moon, either? Given that the whole point of this slideshow is to show how fattening drinks are, have you considered that maybe the Guinness figure is merely misprint?

  4. Steve Chapman says:

    The calorie discrepancy on the Guinness is simple. The description was referring to a 330 ml bottle, not the pint (roughly 500 ml) serving.

  5. Beer O'Clock says:

    The calorie count given for Carling is also incorrect. Should be 189 calories per pint. Most 4% lagers would be around this number. Stronger lager such as Becks (4.8%) contain around 220 cals.

  6. Gerry Frew says:

    Steve Chapman – no it wasn’t bottled, it specifically referred to *draught* Guinness and I can only assume it meant a half pint as a pint of draught Guiness has 210 calories according to several drink awareness sites. Guinness themselves don’t show the calorie value anywhere obvious on their site surprise, surprise.

  7. Amsterdammer says:

    Stating that a bottle (what kind of bottle?) of beer X has 300 calories is as meaningless as saying a “serving” (whatever that means) of crisps has 500 calories. The calories for beverages should be shown per litre (1000 ml). Most retail units of beer around the world are 500 ml and 333 ml. It’s also much easier to convert from metric to non-metric than between non-metric units. It’s only in a handful of countries where they sell beer in pints and ounces.

  8. BC Stafford says:

    …..YES… I….DO….AGREE…(That most beer manufactures…)

    …Aren’t specific enough about container size when making comments about….CALORIES, CONTENT….AND the like…
    MOSTLY…I feel they are apprehensive about giving out too much details about their products due to copyright infringement…!!!
    You just might be surprised; for the most they want their customers to be confused ….and probably prefer it this way unfortunately… ;-(
    ….I suppose they feel average customers are ignorant of such matters….but are we…really though…??!… 😉
    -HartOtex…. 😉

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