Calorie question

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jtclockwork
beers 12846 º places 360 º 11:11 Fri 5/3/2013

The calories listed on the site. Iím assuming they are estimates. Does anyone know what serving size they are for? 8 fl oz? 12 fl oz? Thanks.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1578 º places 61 º 11:12 Fri 5/3/2013

Estimates for a 12 ounce. Sweet beers? Add more. Dry? Might be a bit less.

 
harrisoni
beers 16587 º places 32 º 11:42 Fri 5/3/2013

Thanks for that also, Iíd assumed it was for 355ml/12oz but good to have confirmation.

 
beastiefan2k
beers 3208 º places 223 º 11:52 Fri 5/3/2013

we could probably tweak the formula to be more specific for certain beers if it allowed us to enter OG and FG. There are a good deal of brewers who provide that info on their websites or labels.

 
Beerman6686
beers 6015 º places 149 º 11:56 Fri 5/3/2013

Originally posted by randomgarbage
Estimates for a 12 ounce. Sweet beers? Add more. Dry? Might be a bit less.


I was under the impression that they are always an under estimate no matter how much residual sugars exist because they are simply based on abv.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1578 º places 61 º 11:58 Fri 5/3/2013

Nah, this ones only 96 calories:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/miller-lite/403/

vs. say bigfoot which is 330 calories and RB estimates it as 330. Not too far off and if you add in a bit for how sweet it is, it makes sense and gives you a good start.

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 12:48 Fri 5/3/2013

I go on the premise that all beer is at least 170 calories and those are the lighter ones. Also it is assumed that you mean 12 oz, yes? So when you drink that 750 ml bottle of alsesmith speedway stout thatís a lot more than the listed calories. Stouts can be in excess of 300 per 12oz. Your best bet is to google them and then read more than one entry. You will find a difference and then you be able to approximate for yourself in time.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1578 º places 61 º 12:50 Fri 5/3/2013

Iíd assume 750ís of things like speedway stout are in the 1000+ calorie range.

 
heykevin
beers 1281 º 13:09 Fri 5/3/2013

605 calories in a 22 oz Lime a Rita.

 
TheHOFF43
beers 1979 º places 159 º 13:12 Fri 5/3/2013

Myfitnesspal seems to pretty accurate with beers that are in the database, otherwise I use the RB estimate and add 50 per 12oz. If youíre worried about calories estimate high. If youíre trying to gain weight, just keep chugginí

 
brokensail
beers 15203 º places 1258 º 13:13 Fri 5/3/2013

Originally posted by randomgarbage
Iíd assume 750ís of things like speedway stout are in the 1000+ calorie range.

Black Tuesday is probably a dayís worth of calories in a bottle.