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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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137 Reviews
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Reviews: 137
Hads: 551
Avg: 1.74
pDev: 73.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 82 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jsh420 on 09-09-2009

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.
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Reviews by tjsdomer2:
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.07/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of seymourcox
3/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Lettsgo3
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I just threw up in my mouth thinking of this beer... I wouldn't drink this beer with your mouth

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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

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1/5  rDev -42.5%

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1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of TheRamie
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of rhinonau
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -42.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.01/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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2/5  rDev +14.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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1.2/5  rDev -31%

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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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1/5  rDev -42.5%

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1.53/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.