What Is the Average Alcohol Content of Beer by Volume?

What Is the Average Alcohol Content of Beer by Volume?

What Is the Average Alcohol Content of Beer by Volume?

The average alcohol content of beer by volume is between 4 and 6 percent. Low-alcohol beers such may have 0.5 to 2 percent alcohol by volume, while stronger beers may have up to 12 percent.

Alcohol by volume is calculated by the formula ABV = (Starting Specific Gravity - Final Specific Gravity) times .736. Wine has more alcohol by volume than beer, with an average of 12 percent per 4-ounce serving. Spirits have a much higher alcohol by volume, with an average of 40 percent per 1.5-ounce serving. Grain alcohol is much higher, at 85 to 95 percent alcohol by volume.