Why Does Canadian Beer Taste Better Than American Beer and Which One Has More Alcohol?

Canadian beer might taste and feel better than American beer, but its fuller taste comes from its ingredients.

Canadian beer is brewed with 50 percent more malt barley than its watery American cousin, which relies more on corn.

Regular Canadian beer has an alcohol-by-volume content of 5 percent, while American beer is 4.5 percent.

A standard European beer is fuller still, with a 5.2 percent alcohol content.

Canadian light beer is 4 percent, while American light is 3.8 percent.

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1 thought on “Why Does Canadian Beer Taste Better Than American Beer and Which One Has More Alcohol?”

  1. American beer spans from the light near beers right up to one at 24% alcohol. It’s true that the bulk is tasteless liquid diluted with corn or rice but America also has incredible world class beers brewed with passion. Why anybody should rate Canadian beer any higher is a mystery.

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