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Budweiser Select - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser SelectBudweiser Select

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BA SCORE
51
awful

995 Ratings
THE BROS
44
awful

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Ratings: 995
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 30.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with two-row and roasted caramel malt for a rich color, and a blend of hand-selected premium American and Bavarian hops for balance and flavor. Budweiser Select spends approximately twice as long as regular beers in the brewhouse, which results in lower carbohydrate and calorie content after fermentation.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-13-2004)
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tfinn

Oregon

2.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours very pale straw yellow with 1" head or so which dies down quickly and obviously leaves no lacing. carbonation is attractive, though.

little to no scent besides the light budweiser "green apple" trademark.

taste is... is there any malt or hops in here? at all? I can only vaguely relate the flavor of this beer to grain, but there's no hop flavors, and while I can identify some yeast byproducts, it seems the primary flavors are more mouthfeel "textures".

mouthfeel is very carbonic / mineraly and EXTREMELY thin. I thought regular budweiser was thin, but this is like adulterated light mineral water. finish is minerally. no hops. none. maybe it's like a super-dry martini where they just rinse the vermouth in the glass, and then discard it, except here they rub the kettle with hops and then discard them.

I have to give props to the budweiser corporation for coming up with something so incredibly thin and subtle, (I'm afraid to eat anything lest my tastebuds' gain control be completely kaput rendering this beer COMPLETELY flavorless,) but the experience is akin to stroking my tongue (lightly, mind you) wiith an emery board. it's novel, but not something I would want to do on a regular basis.

for things this light I vastly prefer the japanese super-drys, but in the american lager category, I'd have to say both coors and miller, both of which have at least a hint of malt sweetness, are better.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 03:30:22 | More by tfinn
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Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 995 ratings.