Budweiser Select | Anheuser-Busch

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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
Ratings:
1,285
Reviews:
408
Avg:
2.14
pDev:
29.44%
 
 
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9
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284
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2/5  rDev -6.5%

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1/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -6.5%

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1/5  rDev -53.3%

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2/5  rDev -6.5%

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2/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Fenris244
2.07/5  rDev -3.3%
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....

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.66/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

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Photo of TippySelenoid
1.78/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.58/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

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Photo of JoLight
3/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a very clear, straw color, like regular Budweiser or Bud Light; with a minimal soapy head and no lacing - and the head dissipates quickly into a small foamy ring.

With the aroma, you get that typical beer smell, with the rice presence that all Anheuser-Busch products tend to have (with rice being the main adjunct Anheuser-Busch uses).

This is supposed to be 50% Budweiser, 50% Bud Light. And that's exactly what you get. It has the same ricey, Budweiser, typical flavor, but the mouthfeel and palate feel are both super light, just like Bud Light.

The taste is grainy, watery, some slight barley malt notes are there, too.

It's easy-drinking, and full of aroma and flavor for a light beer.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
1/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another beauty I drank out of a can.

Poured this can into a plastic cup. It poured a plae straw color and it has very nice clarity. It produced a pathetic white head with horrible head retention. Little to no lacing. Aroma....what aroma? I think i might have smelled a grain....yes A grain. The taste of this light lager is almost no existent....if there is a taste of malt or grain or hops,,, it is barely existent. What is this crap?

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.41/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Select has a thin, white head and a clear, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is a typical American-style lager smell, but it is a good smell. Taste is very sweet, with some grain and a touch of hops across the sip. This beer is balanced and not too light. The aftertaste is even tart, too some extent. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Select finishes crisp, clean, dry, and refreshing. Overall, this is one of the better light beers on the market, and I think it's at least worth a try.

RJT

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Photo of drowninginhops
1.5/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From notes and a soon to be ex friend who recommended it.

A: Light yellow, white head lasted 10 seconds.

S: Kinda smells like beer. Grains, hops(?) corn.

T: Kinda tastes like beer. See smell

M: Alka Seltzer.

D: Yea this sure is... not worth my time.

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Budweiser Select from Anheuser-Busch
2.14 out of 5 based on 1,285 ratings.
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