Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Red Stripe Light Jamacian Lager, a low-carb beer with actual taste!

Life is good!

I've been a long-time victim of Dunlap's Disease, that widespread plague wherein my belly has done lapped over my belt. And the only diet I've tried that actually works to shrink my obese gut, amongst a slew, is Atkins low carbs.

One thing I really miss when I'm on Atkins is good beer. There are several low-carb beers, but most if not all also have no taste.

But my quest for a low-carb beer that actually tastes good has at last come to a successful conclusion.

Red Stripe Light Jamacian Lager has only 3.25 grams of carbs and an astonishingly low 35 calories for a 12-oz. bottle.

But the best part is it's almost as good as the regular Red Stripe Lager, which IMHO is one of the best beers in the world.

It's far better than Bud Select 55, which bills itself as the Lightest Beer in the World at 55 calories and 1.9 grams per 12 oz. bottle. If I can't find Red Stripe Light, I'll settle for Select 55. It is better than any of the other low-carb beers I've tried to date, including Amstel Light, supposedly the best of the low-carb beers.

But a bottle of Amstel is 5 grams of carbs, so if I'm trying to stay under 10 carbs a day for beer, say on a weekend or a day I'm working from home and can take a break at the pool, like today, that's one beer.

Or I can have two Red Stripe Lights or even three Bud 55s. I ain't that good at math but I can add that up.


Anonymous said...

I wish it were true. Red stripe light is a wonderful brew, but not quite as astonishing at 120 calories, and 10.5 carb grams. I definitely wouldn't toss it aside if I were you, but you might not want to consume as much as you have in the past.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. I meant to say that 120 is the actual calorie total, which it is. Thanks for a great blog!

Mrs. Polly said...

Oh my dear. Just rushed out and bought a six after glancing at your Google entry. I guess that makes us both Low Information Drinkers. ;o}