Budweiser Select | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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

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#44,480
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
1,308
pDev:
31.22%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,308 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of randylenz
3.19/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Listen...it's not the greatest but I like a light beer on occasion where I can drink 2-3 and not feel full or in the early stages of wanting to take a nap. On a hot Summer day it's refreshing...and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Photo of stlfatguy
2.77/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

More golden than the pale yellow that's common. Smell, eh, not much, rice, grain. Taste is clean enough, typical adjunct lager. A little bite and carbonation on the feel.

You know what this is. Would I trade one imperial stout for three of these? No. Would I rather have a nice craft ale? Yes. But it's very Consistent, relatively affordable, and ok if you drink it Cold. It is what it is and for that reaSon I'm ok Giving mid range marks

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Photo of Kahlerbock
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jcarriglio
1.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Golfontap
3.43/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.8/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chriswjr
2.1/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.2/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.46/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BrewNoob1
2.4/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BrooksThompson
3/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Admitantly i am an Anheuser-Busch fan. That being said, this is an average beer. As far as appearce it is fairly normal. Smell and taste are plain. Overall it's a good beer, Especially when trying to drink and not drink a lot of calories.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.61/5  rDev +76.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As far as light beers go, this is one of my favorites. Look when poured is typical to light beers, light yellow with a white head. Smell is surprising, to me I do smell grass, barley and possibly corn-- I was not expecting much of a smell, but yet it had a pleasant scent, not very strong but present for sure. Taste is definitely grass and rice, very consistent from start to finish. Feel is of course, light but not too carbonated, with little lingering aftertaste. Also beer is not dry at all, so it is very refreshing overall.

I enjoy Bud Select for what it is-- a light beer that is very refreshing. IMO this beer is the best out of all the 'Budweiser' products and is perfect for eating with meals due to it's light feel, or when it's time to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Also, on another note, this is a great beer to drink to get drunk on-- it is only 3.2 grams of carbs per beer, and with 4.2% alcohol content, you can drink a shitload of these-- I think my personal best is 22 of these in one sitting. (then again I may have forgotten to count one or two!)

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Photo of Nolster
1.23/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of beerguy04
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours very light yellow with a white head. Very carbonated. Smell is of rice and barley. Taste is sweet rice and barley. Mouthfeel is a little watery. Overall, better than bud light, but not as good as Budweiser.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
1/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very very light in color, has a large white head that goes away very quickly. This beer hardly had a smell, had a grainy hint. Tasted like a malty lager heavily watered down.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I was feeling rather sadistic one night, quite in the mood to torture myself so I picked up a 25oz can of Budweiser Select. To my surprise, it wasn't absolutely sickening.

Look: Completely translucent with a white, three finger head that fizzles away quickly but retains a head for a while.
Smell: Sweet. Buttery corn. Mildly floral.
Taste: Not bad, once you get past the incredible off putting metallic flavor upfront. Tastes like a bud light, only marginally better. It's vegetal with lots of green apple and grainy flavors upfront with a moderately sweet honey taste. Finishes dry and floral, with notes of corn.
Feel: Probably the best part about this beer. It's light and crisp. Bubbly. Sightly dry, but sweet. Very thirst quenching.
Overall: Once you adjust to the crap factor, it's not too shabby, but in my opinion it's a lackluster beer, even for the adjunct light beer style.

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Photo of Zaktcc
2.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Vaii
5/5  rDev +143.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my go-to drink. It has been my favorite for a long time (well since the first time I tried one actually), I love the flavor! I love that it isn't as heavy as a Budweiser and not as light as a Bud Light. It's right in the middle and that's perfection in my opinion. There aren't any other beers I've found so far that match that not too heavy, not too light trait. It goes down smooth and it's very refreshing!

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Photo of digitalflood
2.27/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jfeyes
2.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

if I'm just thirsty for a light beer....this is about as good as any though I prefer Lite by a smidge!

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.25/5  rDev -39%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.05 out of 5 with 1,308 ratings