Budweiser Select - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 1,190
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 30.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 199 | 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 Clocker
3.08/5  rDev +51.7%
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.

Photo of Dope
2.25/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Photo of SometimesIfart
2/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.22/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +47.8%
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.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.18/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
3.21/5  rDev +58.1%
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.

Photo of Bierwolf
2.51/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Photo of jballeng
1.57/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of blindpiglet
1.53/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Photo of yamar68
1.77/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
1.8/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
1.86/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.62/5  rDev +29.1%
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.

Photo of Fenris244
2.07/5  rDev +2%
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....

Photo of WoodBrew
2.66/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bud Select is much better than regular Bud....at least to me. But common...lets face it....there is not much a brewery can do to mix up an american style adjunct lager. Its pretty basic....appearance is yellow/gold...with decent carbonation and head to start and then if fades quickly. Smell and taste contain grain/barley and some hops. Mouthfeel is fine...its not gross tasting...but its not noteworthy. Overall its drinkable in a pinch. I wounder if roles were reversed...meaning IPAs were as marco as adjunct and the general population trying the adjunct for a first time if reactions to this style would be different.

Photo of TippySelenoid
1.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pilsener.

It's pretty yellow with some hoppin' carbonation and a head that quickly disappears.

It doesn't smell like much, some malts? Adjuncts?

It tastes like straw, corn, a touckl of hops.

It's really carbonated and watery.

It's better than Bud Light and Miller Light. But I think I'd still rather have a Bud.

Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for sharing this obscure beer, Bobby.

A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with a short lived white head.

S: Smells like nothing. Mostly just water. There is a little bit of straw aroma, but that's almost all that I can pick up from it. The lightest hint of pale malt and a decent corn note.

T: There is actually a little bit of flavor to it. Some pale cracker type malts with a fair amount of corn to it. Very light all around with just a little bit of straw.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Less awful than many of the other Budweiser variants. Still wouldn't have this again.

Photo of JoLight
3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a very clear, straw color, like regular Budweiser or Bud Light; with a minimal soapy head and no lacing - and the head dissipates quickly into a small foamy ring.

With the aroma, you get that typical beer smell, with the rice presence that all Anheuser-Busch products tend to have (with rice being the main adjunct Anheuser-Busch uses).

This is supposed to be 50% Budweiser, 50% Bud Light. And that's exactly what you get. It has the same ricey, Budweiser, typical flavor, but the mouthfeel and palate feel are both super light, just like Bud Light.

The taste is grainy, watery, some slight barley malt notes are there, too.

It's easy-drinking, and full of aroma and flavor for a light beer.

Photo of GossageBrewery
1/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another beauty I drank out of a can.

Poured this can into a plastic cup. It poured a plae straw color and it has very nice clarity. It produced a pathetic white head with horrible head retention. Little to no lacing. Aroma....what aroma? I think i might have smelled a grain....yes A grain. The taste of this light lager is almost no existent....if there is a taste of malt or grain or hops,,, it is barely existent. What is this crap?

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.41/5  rDev +68%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Select has a thin, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is a typical American-style lager smell, but it is a good smell. Taste is very sweet, with some grain and a touch of hops across the sip. This beer is balanced and not too light. The aftertaste is even tart, too some extent. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Select finishes crisp, clean, dry, and refreshing. Overall, this is one of the better light beers on the market, and I think it's at least worth a try.

RJT

Photo of drowninginhops
1.5/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From notes and a soon to be ex friend who recommended it.

A: Light yellow, white head lasted 10 seconds.

S: Kinda smells like beer. Grains, hops(?) corn.

T: Kinda tastes like beer. See smell

M: Alka Seltzer.

D: Yea this sure is... not worth my time.

Photo of JizackFH
1.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - This beer pours a clear pale golden straw color. It has a small 1-finger pure white head on it. The head falls rather quickly, leaving a little bit of lace behind. There are also some rising carbonation bubbles visible in the glass.

S - It smells of corn adjunct sweetness and grain. It smells pretty much like every other macro adjunct lager out there.

T - The taste here is almost non-existent. Its pretty crazy how little taste there really is. Mostly there is just some watered down corn adjunct sweetness.

M - This has a light body and high carbonation. It goes down like water.

O - This beer is highly drinkable, but that is mostly due to the lack of flavor and water-like consistency. Overall, it's not an offensive beer, it just has no flavor, except corn and some grain. I don't recommend this, it's definitely not worth the money.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.55/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this beer from my neighbor. Thanks John!

24oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear light yellow with not much of a white head that lasted all of 30 seconds.

S - light grainy aroma.

T - much the same as the aroma, it's got a light grainy taste.

F - light and thin bodied.

O - it kinda sucks.

Photo of 1229design
2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i cant really say this beer tastes bad, it would actually have to taste like something to taste bad.
almost like a highly carbonated seltzer water that someone poured a few ounces of bud into.
a bit of grainy astringent flavor
bone dry, as soon as you think your are tasting something it quickly dissipates.
not good but not offensive either.

Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.