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Budweiser Select - Anheuser-Busch

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1,160 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,160
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 30.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 143 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of LoganMc
1/5  rDev -50.7%

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

So funny story behind this one. I went to high school with a direct relative of the Busch family and drank this brew in front of this person. The whole time, my brother and I got a lecture on how this brew used "the choicest hops" and "the finest ingredients," which turned out to be his biggest mistake.

My brother then proceeded to go into a rant on how this brew was simply a mixture of Bud and Bud Light and thrown into a bottle. Going on further to explain to this person how he, nor Busch, knows what hops are or what they taste like. Got pretty heated, but he was a stubborn one.

A: Pours a transparent golden straw color that produces a modest bone white cap that retains poorly. Bubbles are constantly flowing from the bottom and this one looks alot like seltzer.

S: Not too much here, some subtle grain, corn, wheat, and a metallic note that I seem to pick up with all brews of the style.

T: Same as the nose. Generally flavorless, watery, and corny.

MF/D: I never knew beer could be this carbonated; it is comparable to soda! Light light body, short wheat finish.

So after this whole ordeal, what have I learned you ask? I have learned that relatives of the people that own these giant breweries are just as ignorant as the people they advertise to. That is all.

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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of karst
2.63/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On its first day of release we selected a cold 6 pack of Budweiser Select from the fridge at Brown Derby in Springfield, Mo. It is mashed longer than the original, in order to produce a cleaner finish. Yellow-straw color with a 1-finger white head that fades before you can empty the bottle leaving minimal lace. A malt and rice aroma. Thin body cooked veggy (corn) and malt taste with high carbonation and like soda-water it finishes dry.
This low-carb beer with its multimillion dollar ads and packaging promise a "bolder" taste actually has little to offer me.
Drinkability for the macro croud is likely to be high. I am having a tough time finishing it.

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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of pearljam118
2.91/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a light bodied lager. It pours a watery yellow. It doesnt smell or look like anything special but this isn't that poor of a beer. This beer is pretty tasty for its price and class. Perfectly carbonated and smooth compared to others in its class. IMO one of the best beers when you're looking for a cheap, tasty beer that you can throw down one after another.

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2.53/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Budweiser 2 of 5 from "Budweiser at Ben's" Dec 20th 2008.

Started with Bud Light, and now moving on to Select. I guess we're starting from the bottom up?

There really isn't much to talk about here. In a blind taste test I might not be able to tell Bud Light and Bud Select apart. It's not that I couldn't taste a difference, it's just they are equally light and watery and I wouldn't be able to pin which is which. It's best quality is, once again, mouthfeel and drinkablity. Easy to drink, and hey it's cheap too! Good college beer?

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1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev +47.8%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of kbnooshay
2.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Allright this is bad but really i don't see it that much worse than regular bud. Looks similar to but and there is no real smell besides the macro chemical norm. The taste is similar to bud also but do i maybe detect some fruityness? Not enough to save it. It still sucks. Watery mouthfeel. Drinkablity is allright but i don't know why you would want to so it is irrelevant.

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Backer2004
2.47/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Regardless if this is from Anheuser-Busch or not, it's below average, that's all. No real lacing, lots of carbonations, ver pale straw colored. Slight corn/rice taste, but nearly as overwhelmingly bad as cheap Macros (Milwaukee's best, etc.). Easy enough to drink. Not horrible, but would not have gotten this if a.) it wasn't $1.50 and b.) it wasn't a requirement to finish a beer club at the local pub.

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of everetends
2.86/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can I picked up at the Crawfish Boil Music Festival in Birmingham, AL this weekend. We had gone through quite a few of these over the 2 day festival being as there was no real selection to choose from. Somehow, one survived the humid days and made it back in the backpack we used as a cooler. This one was served up in a 16oz lager glass.

A: Pours your pretty typical macro color. Getting a very simple golden yellow color that is completely clear in the body. This thing actually gave me a good two fingers of tiny bubbly white head that quickly fell about an eighth of an inch that held pretty well. Actually a good amount of lace resting on the glass for a macro. Tons of carbonation activity in the glass. As far as macros go, its just a touch above run of the mill.

S: This is not that great at all. Its actual most dominating aroma is that of dirty water. Other than that you maybe get a bit of corn and a touch of malt, but nothing that makes up for that smell. Not a good thing at all.

T: As far as macro and light lagers go, you know this is not that bad. You have the typical macro flavors. Get the barley and heavy corn flavors. The corn is not overpowering because it is milded by a decent pale malt presence. There is also a touch of lightly salted butter flavor. Its average and typical flavors but they are nice to see a "full bodied" macro flavor in this light lager. Not bad at all.

M: Light bodied brew that lives up to the wateriness and thin body that is expected from such a brew. The carbonation is pretty high and crisp. Pretty refreshing brew. Finishes pretty clean with little aftertaste lingering.

D: Yet again, comparing this only to other macro styles its got decent drinkability. Goes down incredibly easy and is nice and light in the belly. Not bad at all for 99 calorie brew. I've sure as hell had worse and this beer is not bad at all. Sure its not a mind blowing brew, but it is a macro style lager. Its not meant to blow your mind. Its to keep you refreshed and cool you off. It does just that and brings a bit of flavor to the equation. Could be a hell of a lot worse thats for sure.

Photo of proc
2.35/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours out to a standard, golden color in the glass with a moderate-sized head. The aroma is faint and smells of light malt. The taste is very light, with a slight, residual sweetness. It tastes like Budweiser, only more watered down. Honestly, this should be called Bud Light, as it is more like the "King" (tougue in cheek here) than the actual Bud Light. The finish is indeed lacking, as it has no aftertaste, just as they planned it. It isn't a bad tasting beer, but it sure could use a bump in the flavor department. When judged against Michelob Ultra, Aspen Edge and Rolling Rock Green Light, it comes out on top.

Photo of superdedooperboy
2.75/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with twist-off cap. Born-on date is clearly printed on the back label.

Pours an extremely clear, exceptionally pale straw color with a full head of rocky white foam that disappears fairly slowly and leaves behind some decent webbing of lace on the glass.

A vague hit of grain in the nose along with the very faintest whiff of grassy hops.

Extraordinarily light-bodied, fairly well-carbonated with a palate of very soft and slightly sweet grain and a crisp, dry and very watered-down finish.

As expected, this is wonderfully drinkable, as it has hardly more flavor than a glass of club soda -- in fact, I'm fairly sure that I drank a few different types of carbonated mineral water in Germany that had more flavor to them. Calling this "beer" almost seems sacriligious, but the definition of what beer is classes this accordingly. What a shame.

Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
50 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.