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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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BA SCORE
43
awful

441 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 441
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.6
pDev: 40.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.95/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

Serving type: can

01-29-2012 15:36:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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dandmc24

Florida

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-26-2012 11:33:53 | More by dandmc24
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

01-24-2012 21:23:47 | More by Whiskeydeez
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-24-2012 08:17:55 | More by bmcduff2
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-19-2012 23:10:23 | More by doucmehu
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matjack85

Illinois

1.05/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I found a shopping cart full of these 12oz cans at the Foremost Liquor store in Glendale Heights, IL for 50¢ a can, so I grabbed one to try it. Born on date on the bottom of the can says 8/25/11 on it, so this can is about 5 months old.

The beer poured out a crystal clear pale gold color and made a ½-finger fizzy white head that dissipated to nothing within 5 seconds - not even a trace of film on top and absolutely no lacing whatsoever.

The rest of the review can be summed up thusly: This beer has no smell, no flavor, no taste, no body, and no reason to buy it. Go get yourself a glass of ice water and you've basically got the same thing.

It is carbonated, so maybe change that to selzer water and there you have it. Nothing offensive about it other than it masquerading itself as a beer, but hey, at this price it's even cheaper than bottled water, so it's got that going for it I guess.

2.4% alcohol, so go knock yourself out with a six-pack, but if if you really want to try a decent light beer go get a Sam Adams Light. This Bud Select 55 does nothing for me.

Serving type: can

01-18-2012 12:46:54 | More by matjack85
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edwardkersh

Oregon

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-17-2012 17:04:09 | More by edwardkersh
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-16-2012 20:58:58 | More by MaxOfMetal
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sh00ky

Hawaii

3/5  rDev +87.5%

01-16-2012 05:27:39 | More by sh00ky
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plusorminus

Michigan

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-15-2012 02:48:56 | More by plusorminus
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electtodefer

New York

2/5  rDev +25%

01-14-2012 00:24:31 | More by electtodefer
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headspace

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

01-08-2012 23:11:40 | More by headspace
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Unicycling4Beer

West Virginia

1/5  rDev -37.5%

01-08-2012 03:35:27 | More by Unicycling4Beer
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sweetpaulie73

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

01-01-2012 03:54:01 | More by sweetpaulie73
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TampaRealtor

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +165.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I gave this beer high rating because it does what it's supposed to do. It's not supposed to be a strong smelling, dark, tasteful beer. And that's what i want sometimes. When it's hot out and I want a cold beer to go down fast, this is the one. It's light and yes the taste is very weak. But it's kind of like wanting a cold glass of ice water on a hot day, but it's still a beer. It can't be denied, there is a reason Budweiser is the top selling beer, a lot of people do like it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 15:48:53 | More by TampaRealtor
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godmare

Florida

1/5  rDev -37.5%

12-27-2011 21:27:26 | More by godmare
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.05/5  rDev -34.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 23:30:59 | More by budgood1
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Texasfan549

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

12-21-2011 19:35:58 | More by Texasfan549
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CGMLS3

Florida

1/5  rDev -37.5%

12-21-2011 01:11:35 | More by CGMLS3
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twkirkby

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

12-20-2011 01:51:45 | More by twkirkby
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andrewjraab

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2011 02:03:44 | More by andrewjraab
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pirmannt1

Illinois

1/5  rDev -37.5%

12-15-2011 01:15:09 | More by pirmannt1
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev +25%

12-11-2011 12:25:20 | More by valkyre65
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murf1087

Indiana

1/5  rDev -37.5%

12-11-2011 02:40:36 | More by murf1087
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DakotaJim

South Dakota

2/5  rDev +25%

12-10-2011 20:12:01 | More by DakotaJim
Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.