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Calories in a pint of Guinness compared to other beers and lagers

Calories in a pint of Guinness compared to other beers and lagers

Guinness is my drink of choice, but for some reason every time I order a pint of the black stuff I end up in a discussion about how fattening Guinness is and how many calories it has in it. I always try to defend myself by saying that it has less calories than an average pint of lager. However, I have never had any solid evidence to base my argument on and the people I am debating with are generally under the influence, so it is difficult to convince them.

Well now I have done some research to find out the amount of calories in a pint of Guinness and I it is completely true, based on the figures on http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk.

These figures are the nutritional values for 100g of each drink:

Nutritional info Guinness Fosters Heineken Grolsch
Calories 37 40 44 44
Protein 0.3 0 0.4 0
Carbohydrate 3.2 3.1 3.4 2.2
Fat 0.1 0 0 0
Alcohol 4.2 3.9 4 5.2

So there is the evidence! Guinness may not be “good for you” as the old slogan suggests, but it is still lower in calorie count that a number of other popular lagers.

In my research I did also find that Carling only has 33 calories per 100g and 1.4g of Carbohydrate, which is one of the lowest out there.

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  1. You’ve inspired me to drink more Guinness.

  2. Stephen Blake said

    Go on, get in there. It’s good for you 😉

  3. Cowboy said

    You should also factor average number per night. I’ll wager the average Guinness drinker walks away drinking only half of what he might’ve drank with other “lighter” beers.

  4. sam mackenzie said

    @cowboy no I don’t !!!! 😛

  5. johno said

    how come even though i prefer guinness the belly always gets bigger than drinkin the largers

  6. ahkce said

    On the Guinness website it says it has 35 kcals per 100ml, the same as Heineken.
    http://www.guinness.com/en-gb/food-calorie-guide.html

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