Calorie question

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jtclockwork
beers 17264 º places 515 º 11:11 Fri 5/3/2013

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

 
DietPepsican
beers 1589 º places 63 º 11:12 Fri 5/3/2013

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

 
harrisoni
beers 19318 º places 37 º 11:42 Fri 5/3/2013

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

 
beastiefan2k
beers 4082 º places 259 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 6611 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 1589 º places 63 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 that’s 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 1589 º places 63 º 12:50 Fri 5/3/2013

I’d assume 750’s of things like speedway stout are in the 1000+ calorie range.

 
heykevin
beers 1287 º 13:09 Fri 5/3/2013

605 calories in a 22 oz Lime a Rita.

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2052 º places 169 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 you’re worried about calories estimate high. If you’re trying to gain weight, just keep chuggin’

 
brokensail
beers 16645 º places 1366 º 13:13 Fri 5/3/2013

Originally posted by randomgarbage
I’d assume 750’s of things like speedway stout are in the 1000+ calorie range.

Black Tuesday is probably a day’s worth of calories in a bottle.