How Many Syns In A Pint Of Lager? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
6 February, 2023

Is A Pint Of Lager High In Syns On Slimming World?

Whether you are going down the pub for a celebration or factoring in your weekend drinks, the slimming world allows you to drink alcohol in moderation as long as your tracking their syns.

On average, a pint of 4% lager has around 9 syns in, making it a very high syn drink, two pints would put you three syns over your 15 syn daily allowances, so it should only be drunk occasionally in moderation.

We've gone into further detail below about why lager is so high in syns, some syn values of lagers and how they compare to non-alcoholic beers.

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Why Is Lager Beer So High In Syns?

You might be shocked to learn that lager beer can have 9 syns for a pint, alcohol can add a lot of sneaky calories and syns into your diet if you are not careful.

Lager is made by fermenting starch and sugar which leads to their high-calorie content, a pint is also a large drink, explaining the high syns. This doesn't mean you cannot drink lager in the slimming world plan, you just have to ensure you are drinking in moderation.

Syn Values Of Lager

Lager syns differ according to how much your drinking and the percentage of alcohol they contain, we've listed the syn values of general lager and canned lager below to help you out.

Pub Lagers

  • 1/2 pint 3.5% - 4 syns.
  • 1/2 pint 3.5-4% - 4.5 syns.
  • 1/2 pint 4-6% - 6 syns.
  • 1/2 pint 6% and above - 9.5 syns.
  • One pint 3.5% - 8 syns.
  • One pint 3.5%-4% - 9 syns.
  • One pint 4-6% - 11.5 syns.
  • One pint 6% - 18.5 syns.

General Lager Can Syns

  • Carling 550ml - 8.5 syns.
  • Carling Lager 440ml - 7.5 syns.
  • Fosters 550ml - 7.5 syns.
  • San Miguel 330ml - 8 syns.
  • Hens tooth 500ml - 14.5 syns.
  • Guinness Original 440ml - 8 syns.
  • Greene King IPA 500ml - 8.5 syns.
  • Old speckled hen 500ml - 11.5 syns.
  • Fosters 440ml – 6.5 syns.
  • Stella Artois 440ml - 9 syns.
  • Corona Light 330ml – 4 syns.
  • Corona 330ml – 7 syns.
  • Peroni 330ml – 6 syns.
  • Budweiser Light - 5 syns.
  • Budweiser 330ml - 7.5 syns.
  • Heineken 330ml - 7 syns.

How Do Alcoholic Beers Compare To Non-Alcoholic Beers?

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Alcohol can cause weight gain in a lot of people without knowledge, in comparison to non-alcoholic beers they often have around 3-4 syns more, unless you choose a light lager which can often have the same amount of syns.

Slimming world always recommends you factors in your alcohol to see results with your weight loss and to avoid drinking past the 'tipping point' which can cause you to overeat.

We've listed some non-alcoholic versions of favourite beers below to see how they compare.

  • Heineken Alcohol Free Beer - 3.5 syns a bottle.
  • Peroni Libera Alcohol Free - 3.5 syns per bottle.
  • San Miguel 0.0% Alcohol - 4 syns per bottle.
  • Budweiser Zero Alcohol Free Beer - 2.5 syns a bottle.
  • Becks Blue Alcohol Free Lager - 2.5 syns a bottle.
  • Stella Artois Premium Alcohol Free Lager Beer - 3 syns a bottle.
  • Brewdog Punk AF Alcohol Free IPA - 2.5 syns a bottle.

Final Words

Overall, one pint of lager will cost you around 9 syns which is over half of your daily syn allowance, meaning you would need to save the majority of your SW syns to enjoy your drink guilt-free.

Always drink alcohol in moderation and track your syns to see the best results with your weight loss.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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