Budweiser Select 55
Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #168
ABV:
2.4%
Score:
43
Ranked #30,773
Avg:
1.65 | pDev: 42.42%
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
458
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 17, 2022
Added:
Sep 09, 2009
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  118
SCORE
43
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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
Notes: Select 55 is golden lager made with caramel malts and a blend of imported and domestic hops. Brewed to complement the full-flavor of Select, but with only 55 calories. So you can be good time.
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

1.06/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
(This is an old review from 2005. I had it for the 99 cal Bud Select but it was this one)

As bad a brew as I've had from one of the major breweries....I thought this would be "added" flavor being it was "select"...it is not....it has little flavor and what flavor it does have is nasty...it literally tastes like I took a glass of water...dropped an ounce of Bud Light into and mixed it up...this has no redeeming qualities. I'd take a host of light beer over this that have more flavor....the worst purchase I have made in many years...stick to regular Bud if you like AB Macros..
Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 1.88 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
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Rated by AcidCatfish

1/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Alright, so this isn't a great beer. But make no mistake, this isn't a good beer either.
Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Schwinnilla

1/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
If Eberhard and Adolphus rolled out of their grave this would be the first beer they destroyed. It's been said before, but I'll say it again, "If you're counting calories, drink water or switch to vodka."
Jan 03, 2022
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Reviewed by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

1.26/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
It's thin, flavorless and odd smelling.
If you're that worried about carbs/calories, drink water, it tastes better.
Definitely not a beer lovers beer.
Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by CathyGrier

4.78/5  rDev +189.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I like light beers and I’m watching calories. I realize a lot of people hated the taste but I was surprised that this tasted so good to me. Light and crisp and I didn’t feel guilty drinking a couple. I don’t drink a lot so this works for me ! It’s is hard to find bottles and just a 6 pack because it wasn’t popular. I only find it in 24 cans which doesn’t work for me. Bumper
Nov 11, 2021
 
 
Rated: 3 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

Sep 11, 2021
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
12oz bottle - review from notes

Just watered down bud lite, basically. 2.4% ABV makes me scratch my head in absolute bewilderment: Who in tarnation is this beer for? Near beer that isn't near beer

I just don't get it
Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Mauphooey from Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Possibly the worst beer I have ever had. The look is light and not very frothy. The taste is sour and actually made me feel on the queasy side. With only 2.4 ABV meaning you would to drink twice as many to get to feeling good makes this beer an even poorer choice. Sure it s lower in carbs and calories but give me a break. I d rather drink NA beer because it tastes better.

Needless to say I will never buy this beer again. To call it a lager is a travesty.
Dec 27, 2020
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Rated by CRK from South Dakota

2.11/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
It's light.
Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Pellpell4 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +203%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The beer has been unfairly rated and I wanted to clear things up. I’ve been on Keto for a long time now. This is a low carb beer. It’s extremely watery. Think...La Croix: Beer Flavored. However, if you like seltzer water, beer, and watching your calories and carbs...then this beer does it all. Allows you to kick em back during the game with your buddies and not have to get out the carb calculator.

Overall: highly recommended for those who are carb or calorie conscious. But yea, it’s not gonna blow your mind with its hoppy flavor. I’m just happy there IS an option out there like this!
Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev +120%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
By no means do I think this is a great beer ore even a good beer. What I like about this beer is that you can drink a case of them easily and wake feeling like you didn't drink (speaking from personal experience). Some will love it but it wasn't anything special to me.
Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

1.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Think bud light that has been watered down. Straight piss water. Rain run off that has been filtered through old coins. Extremely light and most definitely crushable but honestly there’s not much to it.
Jul 16, 2020
 
Rated: 1.66 by edthehead from New York

Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
A decent example of a low calorie, low carb beer. Pours a pale yellow color with little head. Aroma is of malt and something vaguely off-putting. The taste is thin and watery, but it is a 55 calorie beer. Mouthfeel is light. With a clean, thin finish. Not a great beer, but it beats drinking water
Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Zigzach from Florida

1.9/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
For what it is, Its surprisingly good. It has a faint smell to it which isnt suprising. It dosent have a strong beer taste, but certainly not a bad taste especially for 55 calories. It could be improved a lot with addition of lime flavoring which could be achieved by adding a slice of lime. It's super crisp and has no bad taste or aftertaste. It's not a beer of beers by all means but its nice for a long session when your trying to watch your calories.
Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 1.88 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Oct 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

2.91/5  rDev +76.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
(12 oz clear bottle, freshest before 04NOV19; purchased cold single... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: golden-amber liquid; fizzy white head on pour, immediately collapsed into thin collar... jerking the glass to and fro will leave a brief streak of lace, but it immediately slides away

S: faint honeyish malt syrup, little else - maybe some grain husk?

T: neutered lightly-baked flour product, carbonic bitter finish, odd lightly-sweetened cereal aftertaste... pretty damn bone dry, with a mild paper-bag essence on the palate

F: restrained sudsy sizzle; shapeless, tightly-drawn back-end to the body; vacuum-sucked out finish - rather notable overall tailoring of body and dryness

O: rather drained of flavor with an emaciated body; that noted, the overall taste isn't quite as 'watery' as a Natty Ice (1546)
Oct 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.51 by markallmon from Tennessee

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 1 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Ilorangiv from Florida

4.76/5  rDev +188.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I spend long days on the beach and this has everything I need/want (refreshing with good beer flavor) and nothing I don’t (high calories and alcohol).
Awesome beer!
Beer snobs will be haters...
Let them hate!
Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.35 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 28, 2019
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Rated by Scottso67 from New York

2.45/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Better than water when on low carb diet.
May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.21/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
Here's a review of a beer had years ago. Tough to keep track of where your reviews went with so many online beer places these days (and difficult entities that overmod). Pours a similar color to that which you see in the clear bottle. Not a lot of grain here, gotta count those calories. Concentrated urine color, thin head eviscerates itself in the 1/8" range. Barely discernable grain qualities in the nose. Lager yeast not there.

Taste is a highly carbonated light grain meets mineral water qualities. They didn't go hard, or even a below average amount with the hops. I'm sure they used some super high alpha acid no flavor kind. There is no there there. There aren't "off flavors" per se, but there is definitely a lacking of flavor. 2.4% almost makes you wonder 'what's the point'?

Nonetheless, the beer does seem to accomplish what it is going for. Ugh this is one of those double digit positive rate deviations for a beer I don't care for. Oh well.
Apr 16, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

2.21/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
this is pretty bad, but from an ice cold can, i prefer it to many of its peers in the same segment. its not metallic, its not sweet, its not overly cheap tasting to be honest, and its also not nothing, which counts for me, id rather have a little adjuncty character and a slightly appreciable lager yeast element than no flavor at all, and thats what we have here. drink it fast, because it warms up like garbage, but there are definitely worse beers than this. its not even that watery for how light it is, the high carbonation helps with that. i wouldnt make a day of it, but one in isolation is fine. it does start to taste like the can a little bit towards the bottom, and there is a decided absence of hops, even for the style, but i really cant hate on this too hard. one thing i like about it is that it does sort of taste like a classic bud, albeit a little lesser version, but you can tell its from the same family of lagers, and i find that appealing for some reason as i sip on this. more of a pounder than anything, not as bad as everyone says...
Apr 16, 2019
 
Rated: 2.39 by Ryan_Hosford from Illinois

Mar 01, 2019
 
Rated: 1.82 by digitalflood from New York

Feb 14, 2019
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Rated by ThreatLevel5 from New Jersey

1.32/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Seltzer water with a slight beer flavor.
Feb 14, 2019
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Rated by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

2/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Beer flavored seltzer water, good palate cleanser
Nov 25, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.42/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Review from notes taken years ago:

Runs about $1 per 12 oz clear twist-top bottle if bought in 12 packs.

55kcal. 1.9g carbohydrate.
Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

2.21/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Bought as a single at Old Chicago.

Pours a pale gold, small head of foam.

Smells light..grain, weird malt and hop profile, thank goodness it's light?

Taste offers no positive surprises. Taste is light and rather inoffensive. Grainy, hint of a hint of bitterness. Better than Michelob Ultra...
Oct 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by DaveCash from New York

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 1.84 by lfeinauer from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 1.99 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Sparksalot from Illinois

2.07/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3
I love a good full flavored full bodied beer. That being said, I cannot drink like a 21 year old anymore and have some health issues to boot. Bottom line here is that this beer won't kill me. It's low alcohol content allows me to cut my alcohol intake by more than 50%. For what it is, Bud 55 looks, smells and tastes just enough like beer to make it work for me. Am I happy about it? No.
Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.39 by Heidvastag from Florida

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 1.5 by MEEK6382 from Ohio

Jun 11, 2018
Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 43 out of 100 with 621 ratings