Budweiser Select | Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser SelectBudweiser Select
BA SCORE
2.04/5
1,292 Ratings
Budweiser SelectBudweiser Select
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:
#44,180
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,292
pDev:
30.39%
Bros Score:
1.74
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
288
Trade:
0
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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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Photo of MartyIU13
2/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.47/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dcall384
2.94/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mcataldo8
1.59/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Prost76
2.86/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yuenglingfan101
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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Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
2.57/5  rDev +26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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

Photo of Zazzi82
1.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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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Photo of wtkphoto
1/5  rDev -51%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Photo of prof_hardcaslt
2.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dave_DC18
1.52/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.1/5  rDev +52%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.13/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev +47.1%
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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Photo of icemanexit
2.13/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.04 out of 5 with 1,292 ratings
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