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Budweiser Select 55 - Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 1.6
pDev: 40.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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json83

Ohio

3/5  rDev +87.5%

11-19-2011 03:04:50 | More by json83
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kfourte

New York

3/5  rDev +87.5%

12-04-2011 09:35:51 | More by kfourte
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69camaro

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev +87.5%

08-16-2013 19:38:47 | More by 69camaro
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sh00ky

Hawaii

3/5  rDev +87.5%

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

California

2.95/5  rDev +84.4%

I got a great laugh from reading all the reviews of Select 55. I actually consume quite a lot of this stuff and it's really quite drinkable.

For all of you who are wondering why anyone would drink Select 55, here's the reason: it's pretty easy to drink a LOT of alcohol every damn night. Especially because I find it very difficult to grill my dinner without a beer in my hand.

I prefer IPAs and stouts with the occasional whit on warm summer evenings. I also like smokey Islay scotches and sweet bourbons depending on my mood. And, I like beer! I don't want to sit around sipping Perrier or diet soda every evening. With Select 55 I can enjoy the taste of an Arrogant Bastard or a Woodford Reserve to start off the evening and then drink four or five Select 55's without getting hammered or putting on 10 lbs a week. Five or six Lagunitas IPAs or Lagavulins every night would do some damage over time.

The taste of Select 55 is decent (i.e. non-offensive) and they go down nice and easy. It's light and pleasantly carbonated with just enough alcohol to take the edge off after a 10 hour work day. 55 is also perfect for camping or the beach when you literally could down a case of these throughout the day and not get hammered or sick. No it's not an objectively great beer, but it's perfect for what it is and therefore one of my "favorite" daily drinkers.

09-21-2010 07:31:46 | More by APKurt
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.95/5  rDev +84.4%

another entry from the lost notebook!

i saw this one in the in laws fridge and had forgotten to bring anything with me that day so i just went with it. poured it into a pint glass and a light golden amber comes through right away. again nothing really crazy here an exactly what i had expected. short lived head and lively carbonation were common place. aroma is light grain, muted and touched by very light hop notes that seem to provide something, but again so light it is really hard to detect. crisp, clean, super light and had virtually no aftertaste. not a terrible beer just a non existent one. too light and overly carbonated but i have had much worse.

02-23-2011 02:32:54 | More by mikesgroove
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WealthyTiger

British Columbia (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +81.3%

Okay where do i begin with this one, This is one of those beers that you buy if your going to a party but need to drive home. That way you can still have a 6 pack and be under the legal limit LOL. The beer has got no taste to it really, the taste is just like any other widely produced beer.

The drinability on it is outstanding im sure i got put down a whole 24 pack easily.

The only thing I can say about this beer that is good is that its good for barbeques and partys where you don't want to get drunk but you do want something to drink.

05-28-2010 02:59:37 | More by WealthyTiger
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev +78.1%

Bottle was not poured into a glass. There's no sense in that for this type of beer.

Golden yellow color, transparent head, that disappears within a minute, high carbonation

Taste: Rice, and grassy hay

Mouthfeel: Soda

Smells: Rice Soda

Overall, this is a no frills light beer. I'd have it over others of the type.

I doubt it would ever be in my fridge.

01-12-2014 04:04:30 | More by BierStein711
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ccrida

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev +76.9%

12 oz bottle courtesy of johnmichaelsen, as a gag, brought back from Arizona, where it's apparently being test marketed. Poured into a nonic, Select 55 is clear straw yellow with a small white head, creamy skim but leaving scattered lace.

Smell is grainy, a bit strong for such a light beer.

Taste is vapid and watery, like seltzer. Not grainy like the nose, or really like anything. Totally neutral, which I assume was their goal.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, and light.

Drinkability is, well, like seltzer. Sure I could chug this like water, but why would I want to? At only 2+ % ABV, it's not even worth the effort as an alcohol delivery device.

12-29-2009 04:26:13 | More by ccrida
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BeerMick

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

08-07-2013 20:17:56 | More by BeerMick
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dpage27

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

01-26-2013 03:48:41 | More by dpage27
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Trrogm

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

01-06-2013 23:44:56 | More by Trrogm
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Arcman

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

07-07-2013 17:49:44 | More by Arcman
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

07-26-2014 14:43:16 | More by badmotorgrunge
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

02-23-2014 21:37:10 | More by dpgoblejr
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egrace84

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +71.9%

11-09-2013 03:46:07 | More by egrace84
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

2.73/5  rDev +70.6%

12oz clear bottle purchased (cheaply) at the local Hannaford's. Pours a crystal clear very light straw yellow with an initial white head that dissipates almost immediately. Smells mostly like cooked corn with hints of malt in the background. Tastes very light. Cooked corn (DMS) and slight hints at bready malt character toward the finish is all I'm getting. Extremely light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty drinkable, no surprise since this basically comes off as beer-flavored carbonated water. Dull and lifeless, albeit somewhat refreshing.

04-07-2010 22:27:07 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.68/5  rDev +67.5%

Appearance seems no different than any other macro with light golden body and a thin crisp dissapating head. Smell is clean that has a light aroma of grainy adjuncts. Taste of light grain that is definably watered down that ends dry. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. I'd have to say that amongst the ultra's that I've tried so far, this aint to bad.

05-22-2010 23:45:19 | More by Bookseeb
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Tone

Missouri

2.63/5  rDev +64.4%

Pours a clear, pale gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight yeast, metallic, very slight citrus, and grain. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of metallic, yeast, pale malt, and grain. Overall, almost no body, definitely drinkable, but so is water?

02-24-2010 23:35:37 | More by Tone
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Natainos

New York

2.63/5  rDev +64.4%

A: Corny color

S: nothing good, light to no aroma

T: cold with a few drops of Lemon/ Lime juice, it adds a little flavor to this tasteless watery beer.

Mothfeel: combination galore to watery

drinkability: Sure for the few calories, why not or not.

08-24-2010 01:05:54 | More by Natainos
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev +62.5%

A- Well there's not much to say here but should there be? Surprisingly the color is more golden than I was expecting, being darker than the grassy yellow straw that I thought I'd get. That's where the good stops...lots of ginger ale like carbonation rising to the top and very little head initially, which quickly disappears to literally nothing. Also, there is no lacing to speak of, but I didn't have many expectations for the look of this one....

S- Not much to speak of here either, with the standard aromas available. Dry grassy straw, some raw grain and a little skunk sum this one up. No hop bitterness to speak of....just a slight metallic dryness...

T- While there is nothing impressive about the flavor of this beer, I have to admit that for a light beer with only 55 calories that the flavor is about as good as it can get! There is some very mild malt flavors but with a little skunk mixed in. Of course the finish is nothing special other than clean and a bit adjunct-ish.

M- Thin, watery body and with lots of carbonation, but what do you expect?! There isn't much else to say about this but it is crisp and clean which I guess is what it should be!

D- This is a very easy beer to slam back! It's light flavor and heavy carbonation would be killer as a patio beer, but I think it would be more effort than it's worth, having to use the toilet often and not getting the desired buzz effect. I'll stick to a standard macro before this but if I'm having a heavy meal, this might be a compromise. A notch below Bud Select but a notch above MGD 64!

03-05-2011 04:41:26 | More by ChrisCage
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev +61.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a aple golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of beer. Taste is also mild, a touch of malt, not much going on. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not the worst light beer I have tried, there is nothing to seperate it from this unremarkable herd.

04-09-2011 14:21:44 | More by tone77
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gmfessen

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev +58.1%

Had to buy this just to say I've had it. Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass, beer is as it appears in the clear glass bottle; a very light golden yellow with lots of fizzy bubbles on the glass and comprising a large, foamy white head. The nose is virtually non-existent, what is there reminds me slightly of vomit. If AB was going for the absolute closest to water you can get and still call it a beer, they've hit the nail on the head. Goes down just like carbonated water with only a very slight whisper of Budweiser at the finish. Overall a very drinkable beer because again, how drinkable is water? Very! I'm sure this will get beat up bad just because it is an AB product, but honestly... could I get some beer with my beer???

11-10-2009 01:01:49 | More by gmfessen
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev +56.3%

07-10-2014 15:45:07 | More by atlbravsrno1
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gkjhawk

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev +56.3%

08-17-2013 01:57:08 | More by gkjhawk
Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
43 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.