Budweiser Select | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with two-row and roasted caramel malt for a rich color, and a blend of hand-selected premium American and Bavarian hops for balance and flavor. Budweiser Select spends approximately twice as long as regular beers in the brewhouse, which results in lower carbohydrate and calorie content after fermentation.

Added by kbub6f on 11-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,866
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
1,296
pDev:
30.88%
Bros Score:
1.74
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
1.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Straw colored and clear with a very thin head and no lacing. Aroma is very light and mostly light malt and some bready biscuity notes. Flavor is not very offensive but not good either. Mostly light malt and breads. No bad aftertaste or bitterness which is nice from this genre. Refreshing, light body and high carbonation. Better than budweiser but still a Budweiser.

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1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -2%

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1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Knapp85
2.12/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I really wasn't able to come up with anything special about this beer. To me in still just Budweiser in a different bottle. So with that being said this beer is yellow in color, malts and corn aromas on the nose, the head fades quickly. The mouthfeel is pretty light. The best thing about this beer is the design on the label. That's about it.

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Photo of nmann08
1/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of metter98
1.99/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of grainy malts and corn adjuncts. It's not sweet, but no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and somewhat watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't offer much in terms of pleasant aromas or flavors.

Note: Canned on 3/13/13

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On the bright side, I've had worse...yea really. Looks poorly yellow and clear with high carbonation, the same head you get from a diet sprite, and no lacing at all. Smells like spoiled water (is that even possible?) Grainy, vegetive, sour, and almost no sweetness. Tastes more grainy, corn-like (among other cerial grains), sharp and metalic. Body is watery and over carbonated. Finishes crisp and a bit scrubbed. Aftertaste is non existant. Basically a waste of grains, hops, water, and yeast.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.21/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

My only other exposure to this particular beer was at Lollapalooza 2006, where the choices were Bud, Bud Light, and Bud Select. Scenes of that Simpsons' gag where Homer visits the Duff brewery came immediately to mind...and I drank Bud Select all bloody afternoon, because it was still a better deal than the bottled water they were shilling...

This beer pours a perfectly clear, very pale straw hue, with two fingers of rapidly disappearing soapy white head, which leaves some sparse strands of lace around the glass. It smells of mild corn grain, and timid earthy, weedy hops. The taste is soft corn, and pretty much nothing else. The carbonation is on the low side, the body light and airy, and it finishes mostly sweet, the thin corn grain trumping the long absent greenish hops.

Nothing proffered, nothing rejected. The absence of anything to critique makes this one unfair fight. Drink it if you just don't care, and you won't know any better...

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
2/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of zeff80
2.3/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A -Pours out a pale yellow. Highly carbonated. Small, short-lived head.

S - It actuallt smells like there are some hops. Corn smell is also present.

T - The hop flavor comes through. It isn't great but not bad. The malt and corn flavor is also there.

M - It was crisp and sharp It was light, though.

D - As far as light beers go, it isn't too bad. It actually has some flavor.

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Photo of LXIXME
2/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.34/5  rDev +63.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Select delivers the beautiful appearance of a crystal-clear gold body that's capped by a long-lasting head of bright white foam that leaves some nice lace about the glass.

The nose is clean and delicate, revealing some softly sweet malt, a whiff of apple-like fruitiness, and a flicker of yeasty sulphur.

In the mouth it's crisp with a mildy effervescent carbonation amid its medium-light body.

The flavor is exactly as the nose suggests. It's well-balanced between it's malt and yeast constituents, but there's very little hop flavor to be found other than a minor smear that appears in the finishh.

In comparison to the standard Budweiser, this is lighter and less flavorful, as if it'd simply been watered down. On the other hand, it doesn't have the sweet maltiness of the regular version, and therefore appears slightly more balanced. It's like a halfway point between Bud and Bud Light.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.53/5  rDev +24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and a very tiny touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and light malts. Then there's an adjunct sweetness that comes in. There's very little hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful but it goes down easily and is not too filling since there isn't much to it, mild kick, decent representation of a lackluster style, overall it's just another fizzy yellow beer, but it's at least better than AB's other light beer.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at a gas station on a lark in a 24 oz. can. The color is pale yellow, head is just a tiny layer of foam. The aroma is a typical macro beer light sweetness. Nothing special going on with the taste either, just light malts and adjunct sweetness with a very clean finish. I guess drinkability is okay, this doesn't have any off-tastes and is refreshing enough. I wonder, with Bud Light already on the market was there really any reason to release Bud Select.

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.06/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Reviewed from notes, although it's hard to forget this.

Pours as if someone put two drops of yellow food coloring inside of a glass of water. Pours with a bit of white head, but that quickly recedes into nothing and leaves zero lacing. Smells like a stale loaf of bread in between slices of cardboard. Tastes about the same, although thankfully tames it down a bit. Feel and drinkability is about the same as carbonated water.

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1/5  rDev -51%

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1.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.45/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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