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

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#46,627
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
1,301
pDev:
30.88%
Bros Score:
1.74
 
 
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look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

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

Photo of Squire
3.3/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Ginger ale like appearance with large bubbles and minimal cap.

Aroma is mild with hints of light grain. I do not detect the caramel malt listed by the brewer, or the hops either.

Taste is richer than expected, mild but malty, hops appear in the finish and linger in the aftertaste. I taste what I can only describe as grain sweetness without identifying whether the sweetness comes from grain or something else. Not an objectionable level of sweetness, just a noticeable presence. The grain flavor is clean like a mild cornbread made with white corn grain. Mid palate I find the caramel malt which wasn't hiding but was next to the wall rather being out in the open. Hops appear just in time to put an end to the sentence.

Medium texture with a noticeable bubbly presence.

Overall it's not a bad jot at keeping a brew under 100 calories while retaining enough flavor to set it apart from seltzer water. For those seeking a low calorie brew with some flavor and no bitterness this one serves as well as any I've tried.

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2.39/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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1.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.67/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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1.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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1.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BlakeA85
2.81/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Budweiser Shaker Pint. Poured a golden clear body with a small fizzy head that was gone almost in an instant. Very very small head type layer on top.
Smelled of caramel malt. Reminds me of an O'Doul's Amber to be honest with you.
Tasted like Bud Light but better on the front and back end.
Mouthful was very light bodied, but goes down smooth.
Overall, I'll have a regular Budweiser over this but definitely have this over a Bud Light.
Not horrid, I suppose.

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

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1.47/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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2.94/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1.59/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

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2.86/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I actually prefer this to budweiser and bud light any day. Got a smooth taste and finish that bud or bud light just doesnt have. worth a try to those who havent tried it

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2.57/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.3/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.34/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.53/5  rDev -25%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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1.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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1.93/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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2.45/5  rDev +20.1%
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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Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.04 out of 5 with 1,301 ratings