With an 8% ABV, Bud Light Platinum Seltzer’s alcohol content is considerably above the average hard seltzer in the US market, as well as being different proposition to the other hard seltzers in Anheuser- Busch’s portfolio ( Bud Light Seltzer at 5% ABV, Bon & Viv at 4.5% ABV; and Natty Light Seltzer at 6% ABV).
If you’ve explored the beer aisle at your favorite local store lately you may have noticed that Bud Light has a new product, an alcoholic beverage that actually doesn’t contain any beer : Bud Light Seltzer . Bud Light Seltzer is the brand’s official foray into the growing spiked seltzer trend.
Hard seltzer differs because its base is cane sugar, not malted barley or other grains used for beers or what are known as “flavored malt beverages ” and derided as “alcopops.” Like its rival White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer is 5% alcohol (similar to a Budweiser beer ).
Hard seltzers are as convenient as a can of beer , easy to pack, and ready to drink. A blend of carbonated water, alcohol, and fruit flavoring, they also tend to be light in alcohol and low in carbohydrates and calories.
How Many Bud Lights to Get Drunk ? It takes 7-8 Bud Light cans (8oz) for a 190 pound man to get legally drunk in 1 hour, and 8-9 in 2 hours. For women, it would take 5 to 6 Bud Lights in 1 hour. For a 12oz Bud Light bottle, it takes 5 Bud Lights , for a 190 pound man, to get legally drunk in 1 hour.
A: Hard seltzers are lower in carbohydrates and calories than other alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthy . A can of seltzer has about the same number of calories and the same alcohol content as a light beer and it’s gluten-free.
Additionally, experts say that spiked seltzers do nothing for your health because they contain empty calories. At the end of the day, White Claw is still alcohol , and yes, it does have less calories and carbs than many beers , if you’re stopping at one, that is.
Overall, we are impressed with the taste of the Bud Light Seltzers, and we enjoyed the light buzzes we got off one slim can’s 5% ABV. However, our senior lifestyle editor Cait Munro astutely said she wished the brand had released more innovative flavors.
Share of Americans who drink Bud Light 2018, by age. This statistic shows the share of Americans who drank Bud Light in the past 3 months in 2018, by age. In that year, 54.39 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated that they drank Bud Light in the past 3 months.
Heather Pearson, 25, of Haverhill, Mass., told USA TODAY that she and her friends adore hard seltzer because it’s “a sweeter, lighter option than beer. It’s easy to have a few (or day-drink with) since they don’t make you feel as heavy and bloated,” she said.
The biggest difference between the two, though, was the aftertaste: White Claw left a bit of a lingering flavor on the palate, while Bud Light had no aftertaste whatsoever — it was simply refreshing. And so, in my opinion, Bud Light Seltzers actually have the edge over White Claws .
Bud Light Seltzer was first released in mid-January, and in less than a month, it became one of the country’s top-selling hard seltzer beverages. Not only are Bud Light Seltzers low in calories, they’re made with real cane sugar, natural fruit flavors and no artificial sweeteners .
Not only is spiked seltzer gluten-free, it’s also generally a healthier option than many other canned or premixed drinks. The healthiest spiked seltzers, ranked Bon & Viv. Truly. White Claw. High Noon.
If you’re looking to be healthier while drinking alcohol occasionally, these are the healthiest alcohols you can choose from. Tequila . Shutterstock/Maria Uspenskaya Tequila has numerous health benefits (and is lower in calories than Smirnoff vodka ). Red Wine . Rum. Whiskey. Rosé Champagne.
No evidence suggests that carbonated or sparkling water is bad for you. It’s not that harmful to dental health, and it seems to have no effect on bone health. Interestingly, a carbonated drink may even enhance digestion by improving swallowing ability and reducing constipation.