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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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BA SCORE
43
awful

448 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.6
pDev: 40.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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 oldcrustacean:
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oldcrustacean

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +212.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rate this beer for what it is, not what you want it to be.

The clearest beer on the planet - pristine & true. I can taste the fine malted barley and fresh hops. After a long bike ride I could easily drink a keg of this stuff. Not only would it be refreshing, but it would also replenish my lost electrolytes. I want something light after working out. It's easy for brewers to hide mistakes in the sludge-like consistency of an imperial stout, but there is no room to hide anything in Bud Select 55. Luckily there are no mistakes. It's perfect. Gulpable all day long.

A:
Beautiful & golden.

S:
Smells like I'm standing over a kettle of boiling wort. Delicious.

T:
Hints of biscuit and passion fruit. Toffee.

M:
Smooth like teflon. Like drinking marshmellow flush warmed in the microwave. Slides right down my beer hole.

D:
Like I said, I could drink this by the keg. I'm going to be using Bud Select 55 instead of water on some of my longer endurance rides this spring.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 20:50:48 | More by oldcrustacean
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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.