8 Low-Calorie Beers That Don't Taste Like Garbage

Have your cake and eat it, too.

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Back in college, whether you were trying or not, low-cal beers were probably on constant rotation in the fridge, from Natural ("just call me Natty") Lite to Budweiser. And not to knock our old faves, but now that we're a little older, it doesn't hurt to hunt for light options that we can savor for the taste, too. Keep clicking to find our favorite picks for fall.

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The name says it all, and this low-cal option is sure not to cause a beer gut. IPA lovers, you can't go wrong with a light, hoppy drink that has the calorie count of a piece of fruit. 

Evil Twin Brewing Company Bikini Beer (2.7%ABV), 81 calories

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Every male relative's favorite drink also happens to be a great waist-trimmer.  The bitter coffee and caramel mix never gets old. 

Guinness Draught (4.2% ABV), 125 calories

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A bar and liquor store staple, Yuengling is an old faithful beer staple. And if you're counting calories, you can't go wrong with a classic, refreshing lager that's cheaper than most. 

Yuengling Lager (4.5% ABV), 128 calories

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An especially flavorful option for such a low-alcohol beer, the Oatsmobile tastes like the perfect picnic lunch of bread-y oats and fruit. If you're looking to try something a little earthier this fall, beeline straight to Bell's. 

Bell's Oatsmobile Ale (4.3% ABV), 129 calories

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This perfect summer beer from down South is a German-styles beer with notes of citrus and fruit. If you're into tart ales, add this to your beer bucket list.

Creature Comforts Athena (4.5% ABV), 135 calories

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With a sweet taste that goes down like juice, this peach-flavored lambic (though all of the Lindemans flavors taste delicious, honestly) is the stuff if you want to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Lindemans Pêche (2.5% ABV), 140 calories

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An eternal IPA favorite, Founder's All Day is one of the few and one of the best low-alcohol IPAs out there. It's a fruity medley that's low on the hops, so you can feel comfortable kicking back more than one. 

Founder's All Day IPA (4.7% ABV), 147 calories

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Double points because we love saying "Hefeweizen" and because it also happens to be one of the highest-rated low-alcohol beers out there. Recommended if you're already dreaming of some citrus-y, clove-y drinks for fall. 

Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss Hefeweizen (4.8% ABV), 144 calories

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