1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
43
awful

499 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 499
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 1.59
pDev: 40.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | 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)
View: Beers (77) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 499 | Reviews: 130 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mpalestino
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of budgood1
1.05/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

pours out of the clear bottle a clear light golden colour with plenty of fizziness to support a relatively thin fine head. exceeded my expectations already! a bit of lace. very light grainy, husky, musty aroma. the taste is of glorified seltzer water. thinly malted and barely hopped. ugh. feather light body and a crisply carbonated mouthfeel. double ugh. not really drinkable, unless your standing on the surface of the sun and are extremely thirsty.

overall...why? yuck.

Photo of tbone1384
1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Drew966
2.23/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Budweiser Select 55 pours a pale yellow color from a twelve ounce can. The aroma is mildly grainy, I can't particularly detect any hops or malt. The taste is predictably mild, a touch grainy and that's about it. Watery is probably the best description for this one. Okay for what it is, just not what most of the people on this site are looking for.

Photo of hardy008
1.18/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had this at a New Years Eve get together. Pours a pale yellow color with a thin white head which faded immediately. Almost no aroma, some cooked rice is about it. Same for the flavor. Not much going on here either. Feels thin and watery, carbonation is ok. This was a boring beer to drink.

Photo of brandon911
1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of morebeergood
2.2/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A friend left one lonely can in my fridge after a get together this past weekend. I figured I'd pop it open last night and finish it off. Poured into a pils glass. Very light yellow body, with moderate carbonation. Small fizzy head. Smell was nonexistent. Taste also was pretty much absent. Barely more flavor than water. Mouthfeel had some bubbles to it, and it was an easy beer to drink, which is what AB is looking for. But at 2.4% abv, what's the point? Since it's basically a non-alcoholic beer, you'd be better off drinking a lemonade. At least that has some flavor and "low calories".

Photo of rderedin
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of kristougher
1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JISurfer
1.25/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of codynevels
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of sirsteve42
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of jrohrbacher
1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Danobold
1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
2/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of bismarksays
1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of nrs207
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Belittle
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of captainbearcat
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of brother_kenneth
1/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Arsenal0328
1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of katan
2.3/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Hey someone had to be the 2nd

A - Pours a very light golden color. Lots of head formation, pearly white in color. Dissipating somewhat slowly. Very filtered, but with lots of apparent carbonation.

S - This beer is "scent optional" Nothing there but just the lightest hint of yeast/malt breadiness.

T - Starts off with the flavor of, well, nothing but water. Then, as if by miracle, some very light malt notes make an appearance through the midstream. No apparent hopping. Finishes with a strong flourish of...guess what....water! In the finishing notes some adjunct corny notes make a bit of an appearance.

M - Way too carbonated for anything I'd drink - thats the only way they are fooling people this beer is anything above dasani. Beer is itself just outright thin.

D - You could drink an army of these - plus more. Any BA that can't session 24 hours of these got distracted on the way to the cooler.

As much as I rag on this beer - sadly it does have a home in my beer rotation. On days where I'm watching my cals or just wanting an extreme session beer on my bike, i think 55 would get it done.

I call this beer the pacifier beer. When you want a real beer, but you just can't have it - stick this in your mouth and you'll shut up for a while.

Photo of Bartos
1.25/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of deadliest
1.25/5  rDev -21.4%

Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.