How Many Carbs Are In Non Alcoholic Beer? 110 beer data set.


The world is nutrition mad these days. There are may diets where you have to count your carbs closely or maybe you do for a medical issue. Whatever your reason for wanting to know the carbs in what you are eating and drinking, you will want to know how many carbs are in non alcoholic beer.

Ive reviewed 110+ non alcoholic beers and as part of these reviews, i have gathered all the nutritional data so can work out the overall average as well as the average carbs for all the subtypes.

You can see my “Best Non Alcoholic Beer” page for where they all fit in and the rankings i gave them all.

Another highly relevant article for you to read is “Is Non Alcoholic Beer Lower In Calories? Complete review”

This is quite a lengthy post so these are the different sections i will be covering so you can fast forward to each in turn…

  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic beer?
  • Is non alcoholic beer lower in carbs than alcoholic beer?
  • What is the highest carb non alcoholic beer?
  • What is the lowest carb non alcoholic beer?
  • Are non alcoholic (0.5%) or alcohol free (0.0%) beers lower in carbs?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic lager?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic IPAs?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic ales?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic stouts and porters?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic wheat beer?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic fruit beer?
  • How many carbs are in non alcoholic sour beer?
  • Table of all non alcoholic beers, carbs and ranking

How many carbs are in non alcoholic beer?

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Does Non Alcoholic Beer Taste The Same

Ok, this is the biggie and the headline data you have came for.

My study contains 110 different non alcoholic beers, covering lagers, ales, stouts, porters, wheats, fruits and sour beers.

I found the average non alcoholic beer has 4.75g of carbs per 100ml and 16.85g of carbs per 12fl oz.

The range of results is very interesting however, the lowest carbs per 12fl oz serving i have reviewed is only 1.42g but the highest is 73.85g which is a full x52 higher! So there is a huge diversity within the non alcoholic beer market.

Lowest carbs per 12fl ozHighest carbs per 12fl oz
Non Alcoholic Beer1.42g73.85g
Highest and lowest carbs per serving

I have actually found a lower carb non alcoholic beer which i have not yet reviewed which i will come back to

Is non alcoholic beer lower in carbs than alcoholic beer?

Unless you are a non alcoholic beer reviewer like myself, or look at lots of carbs per serving on different drinks, the raw data of what carbs are in the average non alcoholic beer might mean little to you.

The obvious first comparison is versus an average alcoholic beer.

The USDA state the average alcoholic beer has 3.55g of carbs per 100ml and 12.6g of carbs in a 12fl oz serving. 

This would mean that the average non alcoholic beer has 4.25g more carbs per 12fl oz serving which is an extra 34% more calories per serving.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
% increase34%34%
Carbs in beers comparison

How does non alcoholic beer compare to carbs in other drinks?

Non alcoholic beer has on average more carbs than an alcoholic beer, but how do these values compare to other drinks. Are beers very high anyway or are they towards the lower end?

Below is a list of other common drinks…

Type of DrinkCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Coca Cola10g35.5g
Coca Cola Zero0g0g
1% milk5g17.75g
Orange juice10g35.5g
Gatorade6g21.3g
Ginger Ale9g31.95g
Carbs in drinks comparison

Both non alcoholic and alcoholic beer compare very favourably to a lot of other drinks. Clearly the “zero” ranges of drinks will be superior (as they have zero carbs) but them aside, non alcoholic beer is not particularly high in carbs.

What is the highest carb non alcoholic beer?

What is the highest (worst) carb non alcoholic beer in the world? How does it compare to the rest?

The highest carb non alcoholic beer in the world is… Henry And His Science from Mikkeller

It weighs in with a quite staggering 20.8g of carbs per 100ml and 73.85g of carbs per 12fl oz.

Below is a picture of the can for proof!

In research for this article i found some people on social media with different cans or cans with these values stuck over old, much lower ones so i asked Mikkeller directly what is the answer.

An executive assistant called Tone Xenia Borring replied and confirmed these numbers are indeed correct.

Henry And His Science has x4.4 the carbs of the average non alcoholic beer and x5.9 the carbs of an average alcoholic beer. That is truly extraordinary.

For a bit of depth, these are the other top 4 non alcoholic beers i can find anywhere in the world.

Non Alcoholic BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Henry And His Science20.873.85
Omnipollo Nyponsoppa15.454.67
Leffe Blond 0.09.834.79
Shallow Passion Pool8.931.6
Highest carb non alcoholic beers.

Leffe 0.0 is probably the most accessible out of the list and it has under half the carbs of Henry and His Science.

What is the lowest carb non alcoholic beer?

Now for the lowest carb beer in the world… Partake Pale! Now this is one that i have been unable to get my hands on due to geography and logistical issues but i couldn’t leave this one out because of the frankly unbelievable carb count.

Partake Pale has 0g of carbs per 100ml and 0g of carbs per 12fl oz. It is the only beer, non alcoholic or alcoholic which can boast this fact.

I honestly don’t know how they manage it and the resultant calories makes it the joint lowest calorie beer in the world with its stablemate, Partake IPA.

Below is the top 6 lowest carb beers i can find in the world.

Non Alcoholic BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Partake Pale0g0g
Drop Bear Yuzu Pale Ale0.4g1.42g
Drop Bear Tropical IPA0.5g1.775g
Partake IPA0.56g2g
UNLTD. IPA1g3.55g
BrewDog Nanny State1g3.55g
Lowest carb non alcoholic beers.

Are non alcoholic (0.5%) or alcohol free (0.0%) beers lower in carbs?

If you drink any non alcoholic beers at all, you will have seen there is an ABV divide. Some beers are 0.05 “alcohol free” whereas others are 0.5% or <0.5% and “non alcoholic”

There are lots of reasons for this difference and how the brewing process differ enormously for each. You can read my full article on why the ABV difference exists and what the knock on effects are here

0.0% AVB, alcohol free beers have, on average, 5.4g of carbs per 100ml and 19.1g of carbs per 12fl oz> This is based on 34 beers in my study.

<0.5% AVB, non alcoholic beers have, on average, 4.5g of carbs per 100ml and 15.8g of carbs per 12fl oz. This is based on 75 beers in my study.

That is quite a large difference with 0.0% beers having 20% more carbs than 0.5% beers.

Type of Beercarbs per 100mlcarbs per 12fl oz
0.0%5.419.1
<0.5%4.515.8
Non alcoholic beer4.7516.85
Carbs in 0.0% and <0.5% beers

How many carbs are in non alcoholic lager?

In my study of 32 non alcoholic lagers, i found, on average, they contained 4.34g of carbs per 100ml and 15.4g of carbs per 12fl oz.

To be honest i thought this would be a lot lower but the average is dragged up by the higher proportion of 0.0% beers, which as we have seen above, have more carbs than 0.5% beers.

0.0% beers are usually alcohol free versions of a big brand alcoholic beer and by-in large, lagers.

This means that a general non alcoholic lager has about 8.6% less carbs than the average non alcoholic beer but about 24% more carbs than the average alcoholic beer.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic lager4.34g15.4g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in lagers comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic IPAs?

In my study, i included 20 non alcoholic IPAs and found the average was 4.7g of carbs per 100ml and 16.7g of carbs per 12fl oz.

There is a large range within the IPA group with the lowest i have reviewed having 0.4g of carbs per 100ml compared to the highest at 7.9g of carb per 100ml. That is about a 2000% increase in carbs from lowest to highest.

Comparing non alcoholic IPAs to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic IPA has basically the same carbs as a general non alcoholic beer but about 33% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic IPA4.7g16.7g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in IPAs comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic ales?

In my study i included 25 non alcoholic ales. They included amber, cask, brown, pale, American pale, summer, saison, golden, Belgian and kolsch.

I found the average was 4.5g of carbs per 100ml and 15.9g of carbs per 12fl oz – 25 beers

The ale family are a diverse bunch and they had my biggest range of carbs. The lowest carb beer i reviewed had 0.4g of carbs per 100ml versus 20.8g of carbs per 100ml for my highest. That is a quit incredible 5200% increase in carbs from bottom to top!

Comparing non alcoholic ales to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic ale has about 5% less carbs than a general non alcoholic beer but about 27% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic ale4.5g15.9g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in ales comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic stouts and porters?

In my study, i included 9 non alcoholic stouts and porters. I found the average was 5.4g of carbs per 100ml and 19.1g of carbs per 12fl oz.

Stouts and porters tend to be sweeter and have more body than most other beers. Both of these things require carbs so it is no surprise that they have reasonably high carb levels.

The lowest carb stout still had 3.4g of carbs per 100ml so it is very hard if not impossible to make them very skinny.

Comparing non alcoholic stouts and porters to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic stouts and porters have about 14% more carbs than a general non alcoholic beer and about 54% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic stout and porter5.4g19.1g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in stouts and porters comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic wheat beers?

In my study, i included 8 non alcoholic wheat beers. I found the average was 4.6g of carbs per 100ml and 16.4g of carbs per 12fl oz.

Unsurprisingly, most of these wheat beers came from Germany but the 2 that didn’t had significantly lower carb levels. The Germans tend to go for an isotonic beer, which means the carbs, sugar and salts are in the same concentration as in your blood.

For more information on isotonic beers and why they might be useful for rehydration and sports drink, then read my article here.

Comparing non alcoholic wheat beers to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic wheat beers have about 3% less carbs than a general non alcoholic beer but about 30% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic wheat beer4.6g16.4g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in wheat beer comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic fruit beers?

In my study i included 10 non alcoholic fruit beer and radlers (50/50 mix of non alcoholic beer and lemonade type drink). I found the average was 6.1g of carbs per 100ml and 21.8g of carbs per 12fl oz.

There is no denying that both fruit beers and fruit flavoured radlers are sweet. They are supposed to be and need to be.

Flensburger Radler was remarkably low in carbs at just 2.1g per 100ml.

Comparing non alcoholic fruit beers to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic fruit beers have about 28% more carbs than a general non alcoholic beer and about 78% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer. Quite the jump up.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic fruit beer6.1g21.8g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in fruit beer comparison

How many carbs are in non alcoholic sour beers?

In my study i included 4 sours beers. This might not seem like a lot but unfortunately i dont like them and find it hard to drink and review them!

I found the average was 6.6g of carbs per 100ml and 23.3g of carbs per 12fl oz.

Sour beers are very acidic and need a lot of sugar to balance that out, hence particularly high levels of carbs.

Comparing non alcoholic sour beers to non alcoholic and alcoholic beers we see that a non alcoholic sour beers have about 39% more carbs than a general non alcoholic beer and about 86% more carbs than an average alcoholic beer.

If you are wanting a low carb style of non alcoholic beer, then the sour beers are not for you.

Type of BeerCarbs per 100mlCarbs per 12fl oz
Non alcoholic sour beer6.6g23.3g
Non alcoholic beer4.75g16.85g
Alcoholic beer3.55g12.6g
Carbs in sour beer comparison

Table of carbs in non alcoholic beer

Type of Beercarbs per 100mlcarbs per 12fl oz
Alcoholic beer3.5512.6
Non alcoholic beer4.7516.85
0.0% beer5.419.1
0.5% beer4.515.8
Non alcoholic lager4.3415.4
Non alcoholic IPA4.616.7
Non alcoholic ale4.515.9
Non alcoholic dark beer5.419.1
Non alcoholic wheat beer4.616.4
Non alcoholic fruit beer6.121.8
Non alcoholic sour beer6.623.3

Table of all non alcoholic beers with carb load and ranking.

Below is the full table off all the non alcoholic beers in my study. They are all beers that i have reviewed and collated with rankings available at my “Best Non Alcoholic Beer” page.

BeerScore/10TypeABVCarbs/100mlCarbs/12fl oz
Drop Bear Yuzu Pale Ale6.5Pale Ale0.50.41.42
Drop Bear Tropical IPA5.5IPA0.50.51.775
Nanny State9Ale0.513.55
UNLTD.9IPA0.513.55
Minus9IPA0.51.13.905
Fieldhopper6Golden Ale0.51.24.26
Nirvanan Hoppy Pale Ale6.5Pale Ale0.51.44.97
Uptime6.5Lager0.51.44.97
Southwold Pale Ale5.5Pale Ale0.51.55.325
Infinite Session IPA9IPA0.51.65.68
Infinite Session Lager8.5Helles Lager0.51.65.68
NEIPA The Cosmic Turtle8NEIPA0.51.65.68
Infinite Session Best7Best Bitter0.51.65.68
Are Wheat There Yet5.5Wheat0.51.65.68
Esmeralda4Cerveza with Tequila0.51.65.68
Furstenberg Pils 0.0%7Pilsner0.01.86.39
Drop Bear New World Lager4India Pale Lager0.51.86.39
Flensburger7.5Radler0.52.17.455
Coba Maya8.5Lager0.52.27.81
Lost AF8Lager0.5310.65
Punk AF 5.5IPA0.5310.65
Becks Blue8Pilsner0.03.111.005
Fruh5.5Kolsch0.03.111.005
Budvar Nealko7.5Lager0.53.111.005
Doom Bar Zero8Ale0.03.211.36
Carlsberg 0.08.5Pilsner0.03.211.36
Upside Dawn7Golden Ale0.53.211.36
Budweiser Zero5.5Lager.003.311.715
Infinite Session Pale8.5America Pale Ale0.53.311.715
Drop Bear Bonfire Stout7.5Stout0.53.412.07
Pica Nova7West Coast IPA0.33.512.425
Rothaus Tannenzäpfle 0.4%9Pilsner0.43.512.425
Lucky Saint 0.5%8.5Lager0.53.512.425
Double Strike4Sour0.53.512.425
Pine Trail8.5Pale Ale0.53.612.78
Paradiso5.5Citra IPA0.53.612.78
Drink’in in the sun 8Wheat0.33.713.135
Guinness 0.09Stout0.03.813.49
Corona Cero7Lager0.03.913.845
Wildtrack5.5APA0.53.913.845
Grainwave6.5Belgian White0.53.913.845
Old Speckled Hen Low alcohol6.5Ale0.54.114.555
Stella Artois Alcohol Free7.5Lager0.04.214.91
Ambar5Pilsner0.04.315.265
Sam's Brown Ale6.5Brown Ale0.44.315.265
Run Wild9IPA0.54.315.265
Birra Moretti Zero6.5Lager0.04.415.62
Kloster andechs Weissbeir 0.5%4.5Wheat0.54.415.62
Ghost Ship 0.5%6.5Pale Ale0.54.415.62
Off-Piste Hazelnut Porter8.5Porter0.54.415.62
Free Star4.5Lager0.04.515.975
Indiewave9.5IPA0.54.515.975
Free Damm7Lager0.04.716.685
Estrella Galicia7.5Pilsner0.04.716.685
Super Bock7Lager0.54.716.685
Nirvana Stout7.5Stout0.04.817.04
Heineken 0.06Lager0.04.817.04
Nirvana Porter4.5Porter0.54.817.04
No Worries Pineapple8Fruit IPA0.54.917.395
Woodcutter7Brown Ale0.54.917.395
No Worries6.5IPA0.54.917.395
No Worries Grapefruit5Fruit IPA0.54.917.395
Lidl IPA5Pale Ale0.54.917.395
Schneider Weisse Tap39.5Wheat0.5517.75
Bitburger 0.0%9Pilsner0.05.118.105
Perlenbacher 0.03Lager0.05.218.46
A Ship Full Of IPA8IPA0.05.318.815
Peroni Libera6.5Lager0.05.318.815
Paulaner Weissbeir 0.09Wheat0.05.318.815
Henry Gose Lightly2Gose0.35.318.815
Erdinger Alkoholfrei8Wheat0.55.318.815
Venture point five 0.5%8Ale0.55.419.17
San Miguel 0.07.5Pilsner0.05.519.525
Maisel's Weisse9Wheat0.55.519.525
Clausthaler Unfiltered Dry Hopped8Lager0.45.619.88
Erdinger Grapefruit8.5Fruit0.55.619.88
Erdinger Lemon8.5Fruit0.55.619.88
Clausthaler Original6Lager0.55.619.88
Cobra Zero4.5Lager0.05.820.59
Bavaria 0.02.5Lager0.05.820.59
All Out6.5Porter0.55.820.59
Lazer Crush7.5IPA0.35.920.945
Baltika lager 0.5%7.5Lager0.5621.3
Krombacher Weizen 0.5%9Wheat0.56.121.655
St Peters Without8.5Ale0.06.222.01
Veltins Pils 0.0%7Pilsner0.06.322.365
Special Effects8Lager0.46.322.365
Limbo Series Yuzu5Fruit0.36.422.72
Clausthaler Grapefruit6.5Shandy0.56.422.72
Incel "Skippers"9Pilsner0.56.422.72
Incel "Surfers"9Summer Ale0.56.422.72
Incel Swimmers7Saison Ale0.0056.422.72
Incel Snorkelers5Salt IPA0.56.422.72
Galactic milk stout 0.5%8.5Stout0.56.723.785
Le Chauffeur9IPA0.346.824.14
Lola9Coffee Porter0.346.924.495
Lust For Life6DDH IPA0.07.827.69
Brulo Dry Hopped Stout5.5Stout0.07.827.69
Coast Idaho 74IPA0.07.827.69
Coast Hazy IPA4IPA0.07.928.045
Brulo Sabro Galaxy3.5DDH IPA0.07.928.045
Brulo Mango Guava4.5IPA0.07.928.045
Limbo Series Raspberry6Fruit0.38.429.82
No Worries Mango6Fruit IPA0.58.530.175
No Worries Lemon4.5Fruit IPA0.58.530.175
Brulo 5 Fruit Gose6.5Gose0.08.630.53
Shallow Passion Pool4Fruit Gose0.28.931.595
Leffe Blond 0.07.5Belgian Abbey Ale0.09.834.79
Henry And His Science3.5Ale0.320.873.84
Average4.7516.85

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