Budweiser Select - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by LightEnthusiast:
3.05/5 rDev +49.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
With want of better things to do, I went to the local wine and spirits and ventured to try some new beers. I saw this one sitting on the shelf next to his sister, the Select 55 (which I particularly like). Attractive black packaging screams "try me". I picked up a 6'er to sip on while I was making dinner.
Straight out of the bottle, I see a golden Amber color with light lacing. Looks simple but also deceiving as it seems to have some texture as well.
At first crack it smells strongly like classic budweiser (with its signature skunk), hints of metallic tomato dissolving faintly and a few "dark" floral notes. Light ale undertones, and I'm also getting the obvious corn/yeast ale aroma swirling around in there, signifying indeed that it is still a cheap domestic beer. When smelled up close there's that classic unpleasant budweiser skunk that makes you want to gag. (as the liquid in the bottle disappears, so does the skunk, fortunately.) This beer smells like everything and nothing at the same time. Impressive?
As the beer hit my palate I was mildly appalled but after 2 seconds a "mask" kicked in and somehow brainwashed me to believe the beer I was drinking was actually decent. Sneaky, if not ackward. After I swallowed I was left with a pleasant aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate (mild) and a dark roma tomato flavor. Very very light floral notes remain on the back of the tongue.
The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated - definitely not smooth but not soda water either. The finish remains for about 8 seconds after it's down the hatch. Towards the bottom of the bottle the skunkiness returns (Dagnabit!)
This beer is not one of my favorites. Would I buy it again? Maybe in a pinch. I actually prefer the Bud Select 55 over this - perhaps because the skunk notes are watered down and the clashing isn't near as intense.
Recommended if you are looking to try something new. Don't set your hopes too high, though.
Born on date : Jan 5, 2010; Review date : Feb 17, 2010.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2010 21:20:20 | More by LightEnthusiast
More User Reviews:
1.05/5 rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This beer is a travesty to even call beer. True pisswasser, real shiessebier. There really is no reason to drink ths unless it is really hot outside, the beer is really cold, and you are dying of thirst.
As I have said before: it looks like pee, it tastes like pee, and I don't like paying for pee.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:43:56 | More by slym
2.05/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Sampling right now on 7/20/14. Seen this around but never tried it. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Budwesier glass goblet'.
Pours a golden yellow in color with a very thin white head that settles to just along the sides of the glass. Very little lacing is seen, spotty at best. Lots of carbonation. The aroma isn't much of anything really, just some grass and sweet corn. The taste is well...horrible! Talk about a 'watered-down' brew taste, this would be it. Actually the taste is very light of grain with a slight sweet corn finish that is a tad on the dry side.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 22:49:28 | More by BeerWithMike
1.26/5 rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1
12oz can, left over from my sister-in-law's farm wedding. I'm not sure why the groom chose this because he is a beer guy. Not surprising that there were 22 left of the 24 pack he bought. I took one for review purposes and left the rest for someone else to drink at the farm. Can is date stamped 04JUN14.
L - golden with a thin, fizzy, white head thay dissipates to nearly nothing very quickly.
S - not much for aroma: sweet, corn, grass
T - watery beer? Beer flavored water? Flavor is weak and rather nauseating. Adjunct lager flavors of grass, cereal, corn.
F - thin as water, adequate carbonation, clean finish
O - just not worth brewing or drinking 99 calories of watery brew. I get that this is something people go for, but it's not for me.
Serving type: can
07-18-2014 03:33:49 | More by barnzy78
Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
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