Wachusett Light IPA India Pale Ale is a Massachusetts-based beer with 8.6g of carbs. This might make it lighter than Wachusett's other offerings - but does it make it a low carb beer?
First, let's talk about how it tastes. This definitely isn't a mild, tasteless beer that you glug down mindlessly while staring at a TV. There's a flavor here. It's got layers of bitterness along with rich flavors in it. This is a beer that you pay attention to when you drink it. It could be you love the flavor, and it could be that you find it too bitter. But, either way, it's probably better than drinking water-flavored stuff.
I happen to enjoy the flavor :).
Now, on to the low carb part of this. This is a 12oz bottle with 4.0% alcohol in it. Both fairly standard. It's got 121 calories, 8.6g of carbs, and 0g of fat. It's the carbs where I'm curious. So many other beers that are light have carbs counts that are far lower.
I'm a bit iffy on beer saying it's light when it's higher in carbs than other "standard" beer. It feels more like a marketing ploy than an actual label. It would be like a product claiming it's "low in sugar" when it has 800g of sugar - just because other versions on the market have 850g of sugar in them.
It's a good idea to always check the values on the things you eat or drink!
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