I’m a big fan of wheat beers and Mango Cart by Golden Road is a recent favorite. Mango is a fairly reliable flavoring for fruit-based beers and the sweetness it lends to this light, slightly tart beer is no exception. I admit, however, that I was slightly concerned with regards to the damage that sweetness might be doing to my waistline! We all know that beer is rarely a friend of the calorie-conscious, so I figured all that additional sugary fruit couldn’t be helping any, right?
The Calories in Mango Cart Beer
Update: When I originally wrote this post, I said that “it was indeed a happy surprise when I discovered that your standard 12oz can of Mango Cart beer comes in at just 96 calories! That’s around 45% fewer calories in comparison to those found in other wheat beers such as Blue Moon, which has around 168 calories per serving. The secret? A relatively low ABV.”
Well, unfortunately, since then I have learned that the ABV of Mango Cart Beer has increased from 3.2% to 4%, bringing it more in line with other wheat beers in terms of both alcoholic and calorific content, at around 150 to 160 calories (sources vary).
So, Mango Cart may no longer be the waist-watcher’s session beer of choice due to the increased ABV and ensuing calories. It’s still a great beer and I’ll continue to enjoy it along with other beers of a similar style… I’ll just be careful about just how much of it I enjoy in the future.