The amount of alcohol in each Budweiser beer beverage varies. The typical alcohol concentration of a Budweiser beer is around 5%, while the alcohol content of the other Budweiser drinks varies. There is 4.2 percent alcohol in Bud Light, 5.5 percent in Bud Ice, and 4.1 percent in Bud Ice Light.
As of 2014, Budweiser, the company’s trademark beer, is the most popular beer in the United States. Beers typically have an alcohol by volume, or ABV, of around 4.5 percent, whereas wine typically has an ABV of 11.6 percent.
Alcohol is produced by the yeast in beer during the fermentation process, which transforms sugars into booze. Beers typically contain less alcohol than wines, which undergo a longer fermentation process, as the yeast begins to decompose in brewed beer at roughly a 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). To produce liquor with even higher alcohol percentages, an additional chemical step is needed.
While a beer’s calorie count and alcohol content are strongly correlated, certain beers have a better calorie to alcohol content ratio than others. In comparison to its other ingredients, Natural Ice, King Cobra, and Molson Canadian 67 have more calories from alcohol. A 12-ounce serving of 4.3 percent alcohol-content Budweiser Select contains just 99 calories.