Budweiser Select | Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser SelectBudweiser Select
BA SCORE
0.9%
Liked This Beer
2.04 w/ 1,289 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:
#43,777
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,289
Liked:
12
Avg:
2.04/5
pDev:
30.39%
Alströms:
1.74
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
287
Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,289 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of Burt
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Beefytits4
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of scootercrabb
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of hncowden50
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mjurney
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jlordi12
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerThursdays
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of codynevels
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mdvatab
3/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of doucmehu
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jrutigs
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of ROGUE16
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bmur112
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of ColSanders123
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of shufon
1/5  rDev -51%

Photo of videofrog
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Fenris244
2.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Friend and I went to a bar and he bought me this because its the "best"

Came in a mug... so cold...

Didn't look bad at least pale yellow through the frosted glass and a fizzy head that may have stayed because it was too cold.

Couldnt smell much, cooked grain mostly, very weak.

Tasted very watery, cooked grain again, weakest bit of bitterness ever.

Crisp, very light, refreshing in the sense that cold water is on a hot day not much like a refreshing beer.

Overall, perhaps in not giving this beer a fair shake based on how cold it was and my predisposition towards macros but still, it's bland, thin and not tasty. Though I might have a worse opinion if it was served at room temp, I'll take a Boston lager over this every minute of everyday over this....

 763 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
2.66/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bud Select is much better than regular Bud....at least to me. But common...lets face it....there is not much a brewery can do to mix up an american style adjunct lager. Its pretty basic....appearance is yellow/gold...with decent carbonation and head to start and then if fades quickly. Smell and taste contain grain/barley and some hops. Mouthfeel is fine...its not gross tasting...but its not noteworthy. Overall its drinkable in a pinch. I wounder if roles were reversed...meaning IPAs were as marco as adjunct and the general population trying the adjunct for a first time if reactions to this style would be different.

 622 characters

Photo of TippySelenoid
1.78/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pilsener.

It's pretty yellow with some hoppin' carbonation and a head that quickly disappears.

It doesn't smell like much, some malts? Adjuncts?

It tastes like straw, corn, a touckl of hops.

It's really carbonated and watery.

It's better than Bud Light and Miller Light. But I think I'd still rather have a Bud.

 330 characters

Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for sharing this obscure beer, Bobby.

A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with a short lived white head.

S: Smells like nothing. Mostly just water. There is a little bit of straw aroma, but that's almost all that I can pick up from it. The lightest hint of pale malt and a decent corn note.

T: There is actually a little bit of flavor to it. Some pale cracker type malts with a fair amount of corn to it. Very light all around with just a little bit of straw.

M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Less awful than many of the other Budweiser variants. Still wouldn't have this again.

 609 characters

Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 0.9% out of 100 with 1,289 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.