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
Ratings:
1,283
Reviews:
406
Avg:
2.13
pDev:
29.58%
 
 
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9
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283
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2.17/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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1/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.53/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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1.78/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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1.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On sale for $8.99 a 12 pack.

Pours a not quite pale golden hay color, with a rough 3 finger head. The head completely dissipates within a minute or so, leaving a simple bubbly ring on the outside.

The aroma is of course terrible, filled with DMS, adhesive, rubber cement, and stale barley. It's highly chemical, and I don't recommend inhaling it for very long.

The flavor however is not that bad. Some of the chemical wash comes in at the end but it's comparably mild. For the most part it's very crisp and tight, offering notes of corn, barley, and straw, along with a touch of hard boiled egg, vegetables, and a faint lick of butter. The aftertaste is surprisingly Budweiser heavy-esque. Analyzing it further just makes it seem worse, so I'll just continue drinking it while it's cold.

Feel is crisp and tight, a touch dry, and ends bubbly and carbonated with a dusty dryness.

Overall Budweiser Select won't win any medals, but it is better than Bud Light and is currently my jam for light beer. I do like it, I don't recommend pouring it or smelling it, as that will just make you depressed. I like the crisp flavor and the aftertaste of baked barley and even the hint of egg in there. It's really not terrible, but don't expect this to stand up to craft beers - it just won't.

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1/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.19/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.52/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Ugly weak yellow, looks like those light ass South/Central American beers in the clear bottles. Gotta admit, the head it formed and its dissipation were solid though. Aroma of old beer and whatever beechwood seems to hold.

Tons of carbonation, few and far between with the flavors. This is not the beer I'm looking for under any circumstance. There's just too many awesome session ipas and pale ales, or even shit, Rolling Rock that I could be drinking instead. I guess positively speaking, there were no 'off' flavors, but then again, kinda hard to have off flavors, when you are little to no flavors.

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3/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma is of sweet grain and corn. The taste is grain with some malt, a little watery. Overall, an average beer.

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2.79/5  rDev +31%
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1.5/5  rDev -29.6%
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2/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.87/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.69/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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1.62/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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1/5  rDev -53.1%
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Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
2.13 out of 5 based on 1,283 ratings.
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