Regions of popularity: Nationwide
Beer type: Light beer is usually produced as Schankbier or Vollbier (Pils, Weizen, Alt, Koelsch).
Original extract: 7 bis 12%
Alcohol content: appr. 2 bis 3% vol.
Fermentation type: Many beers are also sold in a "light" variety, both bottom- and top-fermenting.
Characteristics: An alternative beer choice for calorie-conscious enjoyment.
Brewing process: In fermentation the formation of alcohol is either prevented, or the alcohol is largely removed after fermentation
Serving conventions: Best served at 7 degrees Celsius.
Miscellaneous: Light beer has about the same calories as skim milk; it has a 30% lower calorific value and 30% less alcohol than regular 'Vollbier' beer varieties.