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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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BA SCORE
42
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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.59
pDev: 40.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of cbutova
1.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Continuing on my quest to taste some of the Bottom of the List beers after a Memorial Day Weekend of superb quality brews.

A- Poured from the clear 12oz bottle to a pint glass with a translucent, pale golden body. A white cap begins to form atop the beer but fizzes out just as fast to a tiny ring. No lacing.

S- Opens up with some grain, corn and yeast notes here but fades after about two or three sips to almost nothing. Some lager yeast and adjunct funk comes out with warming.

T- Beyond the actual seltzeresque flavor of carbonation there is a faint note of corn, lager yeast, bread and light fruits.

MF- Perhaps the thinnest and most soda-like feel I have found in a beer so far. Somewhere between seltzer and soda with a watery texture. Carbonation very high and it burns the palate as there is no texture to smooth it out.

This doesn't offend me with bad flavors but it offends me because there is nothing here in flavor or body. I suppose that might be a result of stripping almost all calories out of the brew but it is not good in any way. Just a strangely unique yet terrible mouthfeel as well, it feels as if the beer was never on the palate after a sip.

cbutova, May 30, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
1/5  rDev -37.1%

BGsWo22, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +88.7%

Std73, May 28, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

AMCimpi, May 27, 2014
Photo of bmurray10
1/5  rDev -37.1%

bmurray10, May 24, 2014
Photo of JosefBerger
2/5  rDev +25.8%

JosefBerger, May 23, 2014
Photo of FrozenBeanz
1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

FrozenBeanz, May 23, 2014
Photo of bigclydeoliver
2/5  rDev +25.8%

bigclydeoliver, May 22, 2014
Photo of JOldewurtel
1/5  rDev -37.1%

JOldewurtel, May 22, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

sebaastionb, May 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

DaveRinn, May 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

linnymtu, May 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

thatoneguymike, May 11, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JamLand, May 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

gmendez1122, May 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +10.1%

Beershack, May 04, 2014
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2/5  rDev +25.8%

jgunther71, May 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -21.4%

johnyb, Apr 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

GonzoHomebrewer, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
1/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nope. Was given to me for free and I drank it after work. Would have gotten the same experience out of tap water. No color, rice smell, and very little to come by in the way of taste. It didn't make me wretch like some people on this site would say, but I would never buy this beer, nor would I recommend.

WhiteHillsStore, Apr 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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1/5  rDev -37.1%

drmcleod10, Apr 22, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -21.4%

acurtis, Apr 18, 2014
Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
42 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.