Budweiser Select - Anheuser-Busch

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Reviews: 392
Hads: 1,191
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 26.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 203 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-13-2004

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.
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Photo of Spikester
3.5/5  rDev +60.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold with two fingers of white head. Some minor lace as the head recedes quickly. Smell is mild malts and a bit of yeast. Taste is light bready malt with a very minor hop taste in the finish. High carbonation level with a typical light lager drying finish. Actually an excellent AAL light version. The lack of success of this beer must mean that Bud Light drinkers don't really want more flavor. (408 characters)

Photo of bondjedi
2.97/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

For an American macrolager, this brew is not that bad. Maybe because it just rises to the level of average. I sense that this is what all macrolagers would taste like if the corporate brewers didn't cut corners and challenged themselves more. (242 characters)

Photo of DrainBamage
3.03/5  rDev +39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a nice golden color with a thick head that thins to less than a lace. Smells gross like every other adjunct lager. Has a surprising nice taste for this type of beer. Goes down pretty smooth, a little dry. Overall, not too bad, but not good enoug to buy again. (265 characters)

Photo of slym
1.06/5  rDev -51.4%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.06/5  rDev -5.5%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
1.29/5  rDev -40.8%
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. (744 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one is better than Bud Light in my opinion, although Bud Light is still the champ over it in terms of sales. It is quite similar to Bud Light, except with less calories, slightly higher ABV, and a smoother taste.

Would drink again. (237 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
3.37/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-very clear light gold color with a white head that fades fast, but left some lace
S-sweet grain aroma with a slight hop smell
T-sweet grain with some quick hops bitterness that faded back to the sweet grain finish
M-light body and medium to high carbonation
T-this beer has something other than a sweet grain taste (316 characters)

Photo of metter98
1.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of grainy malts and corn adjuncts. It's not sweet, but no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't offer much in terms of pleasant aromas or flavors.

Note: Canned on 3/13/13 (770 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Poured out an ugly straw yellow color, barely distinguishable as beer. It did form over 1" head though, and the lacing and retention were decent.

Aroma was that bland rice and beechwood aging staleness.

Taste is about what bud light has going for it, lots of carbonation, little in the way of barley, hops or alcohol. Lots of water. Mouthfeel is just like carbonated water with a little more bitterness. Some corn sugar like flavoring in the water. Really doesn't taste like what I've come to know as beer for the last 20 years.

I can't even see drinking this if you're on a diet. You're gonna have to drink a ton of them, which kind of defeats the point I would think.

No purpose. (688 characters)

Photo of Clocker
3.08/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I started drinking this beer when I was on a low carb diet. It fit the bill for me to a T. Smooth, easy, maybe a little too easy to drink with a taste that isn't offensive, it is the perfect diet beer. Miler Lite to me is bitter , with a tang and offensive, Coors is like water as is Bud 55, at least this beer has some taste and will give me a buzz. A lot of the other premium light beers aren't light at all. Select gives you the right balance between calorie/carbs and taste. (478 characters)

Photo of Dope
2.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: clear, very pale golden pour. Small fizzy soda-like white head that disappears fast.. No head retention.

S: Mild cereral grain with a touch of grass.

T: Very light sweet cereal grain and almost wheaty. Touch of grass to boot.

M: Basically water.

O: No real flavor or smell like most light lagers. Surprisingly not offensive at least and 99 calories is decent for slumming it with crap beer. (397 characters)

Photo of SometimesIfart
2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Didn't bother pouring it so I don't know.

S - Corn flakes. Lots and lots of corn flakes.

T - Once again, Some more corn flakes.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, Just another Bud product that's lacking any good flavor. Not offensive, But not good. (277 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.22/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

POured into a pilsner glass, color is pale straw, head presents 1/2" thick but dissipates quickly - lots of carbonation

Smell is grainy, corny, sweet.

Taste is same, overly grainy, corn off flavors, touch sweet

Carbonation is harsh, but i guess to style

Overall, overly carbonated, and lacking in any complexity - surprise! (327 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - copper-gold with a loose, soapy, white head that fades away quickly; huge amounts of carbonation rising to the top like soda

S - grainy, sweet, corn

T - sweet, like, corn, grainy, faint bitter finish

M - crisp, a bit heavily carbonated, light bodied

This is a typical adjunct light lager. It's crisp, lightly flavored (ultimately unoffensive), and goes down easily and quickly. Status quo for adjunct light lagers. (422 characters)

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a translucent, very light golden hue. Big frothy head that doesn't retain or lace.

S- Metallic and corny. Very light. Hints of sweetness.

T- Pretty much like the smell. Main flavors are corn and rice malts with hints of sweetness creeping in. Hints of barley are slightly detectable. No hops are present.

M- Light, crisp, and very carbonated. Easy to drink.

Overall, not a great beer, but not bad for what it's trying to be. For lower calories and less offensive taste, this is where I go. Not quite as good as Mich Ultra for low calories, but solid. Still, not a craft beer, and not one that I drink unless I'm drinking a lot of 'em. (647 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
3.21/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a centimeter thick, frothy head that dissipates very quickly. It leaves a nice lacing.

Smell - Has a subtle sweetness with corn and grains.

Taste - Identical to the smell. Very sweet with corn, grains, malts, and bread.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - There's nothing special to say about this beer. It's definitely drinkable, but it's just your common light lager. I'd like it better if the carbonation was a little lower. (498 characters)

Photo of Bierwolf
2.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle "Born on' 05/21/2012. Poured into a pilsener glass.

Appearance: Clear light yellow. An easy pour produced about 2 fingers of white frothy foam that lingered for a few minutes and left some light lacing. Some nice carbonation bubbles also.

Smell: A little grainy sweetness with a little bit of floral hop presence.

Taste: Dry and and kind of grainy. Low hop bitterness but other than that not a lot of favor.

Mouth Feel: Thin and light with a slight carbonic sting.

Over All: Cold and refreshing. Not a beer that I would want to drink everytime I felt like a beer but it would be perfect after cutting the grass on a hot day. (645 characters)

Photo of jballeng
1.57/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Meh. Meh meh meh. Meh? Meh. Meeeh... meh. Mehmehmehmehmehmehmehmehmehmehmeh. Meeehhh. Meh, meh meh meh meh. MEH! Meh? Meh. Actually scratch that never mind this beer sucks pretty hard. No meh about it. Can looks cool though, especially when you shake it up and shoot it with a pellet gun. (288 characters)

Photo of blindpiglet
1.53/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale yellow with a lot of carbonation and a white fizzy head that leaves no lacing. Smell of corn and faint hops. Tastes the same and typical macrobrew funk. Very thin bodied like water. I actually prefer budlight to this, but that's not saying much. (258 characters)

Photo of yamar68
1.77/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale straw with a starch white half finger of fizzy boring looking head. Really have to snort at this one to gather much of anything. Corn and sweet subtle grains. Wet grass. Slight metallic zing in front with a corny bread flavor as it fades. Mouthfeel is akin to urine. Overall, you’re better off drinking soda. (323 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
1.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Straw colored and clear with a very thin head and no lacing. Aroma is very light and mostly light malt and some bready biscuity notes. Flavor is not very offensive but not good either. Mostly light malt and breads. No bad aftertaste or bitterness which is nice from this genre. Refreshing, light body and high carbonation. Better than budweiser but still a Budweiser. (367 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
1.86/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beer pours light straw golden with a wispy head. Aroma from this beer is difficult to pick up, but I detect adjunct. Sweet, like corn syrup in the flavor. I wasn't able to detect any presence of hops. I don't know what else to say...Little flavor, and what is there is not enjoyable. (283 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.62/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24oz can poured into a mug. Born 29SEP11 stamped on bottom.

Appearance - Clear gold body. White head with decent retention and no stick.

Smell - Corn and bubblegum.

Taste - Corn. Wet grass. Hay. First sip seemed flavorful, but got bland on subsequent sips.

Mouthfeel - Very light effervescense. Thin body.

Overall Drinkability - Not offensively bad - just thoroughly boring. (379 characters)

Photo of Fenris244
2.07/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Friend and I went to a bar and he bought me this because its the "best"

Came in a mug... so cold...

Didn't look bad at least pale yellow through the frosted glass and a fizzy head that may have stayed because it was too cold.

Couldnt smell much, cooked grain mostly, very weak.

Tasted very watery, cooked grain again, weakest bit of bitterness ever.

Crisp, very light, refreshing in the sense that cold water is on a hot day not much like a refreshing beer.

Overall, perhaps in not giving this beer a fair shake based on how cold it was and my predisposition towards macros but still, it's bland, thin and not tasty. Though I might have a worse opinion if it was served at room temp, I'll take a Boston lager over this every minute of everyday over this.... (763 characters)

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Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
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