Brewing light beer speaks to light ale beer, home brewing light beer and light ale recipe.
Light beer is discussed. It is known by many names, low alcohol, small beer, small ale and non alcoholic. Most light beer are lagers but there are some ales.
Light beer is beer that is reduced in alcohol content or in calories, compared to normal beer. Light beers may be chosen by beer drinkers who wish to manage their alcohol consumption or their calorie intake.
This light beer is often criticized as lacking flavour or in fact being watered down.
It is often less expensive beer because of the reduced alcohol content and is subject to lower taxes.
In most of the world beer that is 3.5% alcohol by volume is considered as light beer.
In the United States any beer that has less than .5% alcohol by volume is recognized as being non alcoholic and can be sold to minors in some states.
Some states prohibit sale of any beer to minors even if it has a very low alcohol content.
In the United Kingdom there are three recognized light beers:
No alcohol which is not more than .05% alcohol by volume. Dealcoholised which is over .05% but less than .5% alcohol by volume.
Low alcohol which is not more than 1.2% alcohol by volume.
In the rest of the European Union alcohol free beer can contain no more than .5% alcohol by volume.
Originally, "near beer" was a term for malt beverages containing little or no alcohol, less than 0.5% alcohol by volume which were mass-marketed during Prohibition in the United States. Near beer could not legally be labeled as "beer" and was officially classified as a "cereal beverage". However the general public referred to it as near beer.
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