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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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42
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456 Ratings
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.6
pDev: 40.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Select 55 is brewed with specialty malts and a blend of imported and domestic hopping. Select 55 has a light golden color and offers aroma notes of toasted malt and subtle hopping.

(Beer added by: jsh420 on 09-09-2009)
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Reviews by bonbright7:
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bonbright7

Florida

2.25/5  rDev +40.6%

I had to laugh when I saw this in my favorite beer store as it was a new item. So, it beats Miller 64 by 9 calories? I thought I would give it a try. It looked to be okay, but it's aroma was mostly of corn and faint wheat. The taste was better than I expected, though it lacked any after effects, other than mild carbonation.

02-01-2010 04:45:54 | More by bonbright7
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tectactoe

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-09-2014 15:09:44 | More by tectactoe
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tohe9384


1.75/5  rDev +9.4%

09-11-2012 23:52:21 | More by tohe9384
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-05-2013 02:42:41 | More by tbryan5
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -37.5%

08-01-2014 14:43:01 | More by Doomcifer
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seymourcox

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +87.5%

Ok, so most beer enthusiasts are going to write this one off as a beer not even worth drinking. And yeah, it's not a great beer. But, as bottled water, it's terrific. If you're trying to lose weight, drinking a great tasting beer that has 200+ calories isn't going to get it done. So, unless you're going to give up drinking entirely, something like this beer can help. I think it has a better flavor than Miller 64 and whatever that 64 cal. beer Beck's put out.

Pairs nicely with veggie dogs.

09-26-2013 20:23:05 | More by seymourcox
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rhinonau

Wyoming

1.75/5  rDev +9.4%

10-28-2013 20:31:26 | More by rhinonau
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2013 11:46:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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HoppySeb

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-07-2014 16:23:55 | More by HoppySeb
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.55/5  rDev -3.1%

Very light yellow beer, tons of clarity and filtering going on. White head that is fizzy and disappears into the nether realms of diet beer.

Smell is faintly recognizable as a AAL. A little bit sweet, like that kind of canned corn they seem to add sugar to (creamed corn?).

Taste? Like Mr. Tekagi: "WHAT taste?" Slightly sweet, very watery, very thin. No hopping, just comes off as seltzer water. Really feels like they thought Bud Light was too thick and strong, so they added some club soda or 7up to it.

They should ship this stuff out next time there is a hurricane or no running/safe water, this will probably hydrate you moreso than give you a buzz. Actually, this might be good for when you have to stop drinking, but you don't want a headache from your body wanting more, this might satiate it in like a methodone/heroin kind of way.

I guess the upside is also that it has no off flavors. But then again, its hard to have off flavors when you don't have "flavors".

This beer made Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Flava" pop in my head "Who gots tha flava?" Not bud 55.

03-28-2013 20:30:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.95/5  rDev +21.9%

Been watching my caloric intake so I saw this the other day and figured let's try it just to see how bad it is and also to see it filled a void that I had for my beer cravings. This is literally watered down Bud Select. Pours a fizzy yellow golden color with a highly carbonated quickly fleeting head, leaves sparse speckled lacing on the sides of my glass. Aroma has cooked vegetable, corn, generic beer nose, no actual hop component with a bit of metallic character going on. The first sip has a watery non discrete grainy quality with some more of the cooked corn rough husk quality, no herbal no hops just generic mass produced beer flavor. Ferments out to only 2.4% alcohol this is a glorified non alcoholic beer. Labeled as premium light beer, I'm just surprised that it's only 55 calories the only other drink other than water that I've had on a regular basis has been Gatorade G2 at 45 calories. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation pretty rough just because of the graininess light flavors and high carbonation.

01-29-2012 15:36:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev +25%

12-11-2011 12:25:20 | More by valkyre65
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cmwilliq

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2014 22:43:47 | More by cmwilliq
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LXIXME

New Mexico

1.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-30-2014 03:40:40 | More by LXIXME
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johnyb

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-27-2014 22:17:47 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -21.9%

04-18-2014 13:39:34 | More by acurtis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

02-25-2012 21:42:57 | More by ltdantheman
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RDW

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -37.5%

03-04-2012 05:28:04 | More by RDW
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KrittyKratz

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-19-2014 14:57:03 | More by KrittyKratz
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

2/5  rDev +25%

05-12-2013 16:51:59 | More by JamesStreet
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.15/5  rDev +34.4%

One 'souvenir' of a somewhat ill-advised scorched-earth invasion of small-town Washington State...

This beer pours a clear, surprisingly medium golden colour, with one finger of rapidly dissipating soapy white head, which leaves nary a speck of lace around the glass as evidence of its existence. It smells of very diluted white grain, and nothing else. The taste is a soul-deadening experience - Casper the Ghost in beer form. No skunk, no off-flavours, just a very tame graininess, and then, zilch. Nothing offensive, nothing good. Just nothing. Like slightly malted water. The carbonation is lower than average, the body like water exposed to a potato for a hour or so, and it finishes with a mild twinge of cheap lager, to complement that Dasani water quality.

I'm actually quite surprised - the only way that this is truly offensive is in its concept - as for its execution, it is just a very, very mild lager - no skunk factor whatsoever. Just like your go-to grocery store bottled water. However, that defence falls short - this is supposed to be BEER!

07-21-2010 02:51:03 | More by biboergosum
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tdm168

North Carolina

1.68/5  rDev +5%

Pours a golden copper with some soapy white head that quickly fades. The nose has a strong corn presence and some apple fruitiness. The flavor is very, very faint; grainy and fruity with some apple notes. It's very sweet and has a faint metallic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is super light and highly carbonated.

Well, this is a very light beer so mission accomplished but this lacks any kind of flavor and the apple-like off notes dominate both the smell and the flavor. Pass.

03-17-2012 00:27:52 | More by tdm168
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-18-2013 21:14:58 | More by dertyd
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +92.5%

Appearance: Ok head retention. Almost no carbonation upon opening, although you do get a fair amount when you shake it a bit. Overall, it's ok, but not great.

Smell: Mostly a grainy beer smell. I can't really describe this as anything else. It doesn't smell bad or skunked by any means. I can dig this on a basical level.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This stuff does not taste bad. Clean corn-like cereal grain. Like the smell, the taste does not have any bad qualities. The mouthfeel, however, leaves much to be desired. Extremely watery. Not slimy though, so that keeps this from getting a bad grade in this area.

Drinkability: No offensive smell or taste. Smooth, watery finish. All of these qualities make this pretty easy to drink.

Overall: Not a world-class beer by any means. Yet I find some surprisingly pleasant qualities with this. It smells ok, tastes ok, and is very easy to drink, which I think is the point of this beer. On these grounds, I give Budweiser Select 55 a thumbs up as a decent, albeit not great, beer.

09-07-2010 05:04:32 | More by tjsdomer2
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norinco

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2012 00:05:52 | More by norinco
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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
42 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.