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Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Select 55 is brewed with specialty malts and a blend of imported and domestic hopping. Select 55 has a light golden color and offers aroma notes of toasted malt and subtle hopping.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,046
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
596
pDev:
40.49%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
112
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 150
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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2.6/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

A- Well there's not much to say here but should there be? Surprisingly the color is more golden than I was expecting, being darker than the grassy yellow straw that I thought I'd get. That's where the good stops...lots of ginger ale like carbonation rising to the top and very little head initially, which quickly disappears to literally nothing. Also, there is no lacing to speak of, but I didn't have many expectations for the look of this one....

S- Not much to speak of here either, with the standard aromas available. Dry grassy straw, some raw grain and a little skunk sum this one up. No hop bitterness to speak of....just a slight metallic dryness...

T- While there is nothing impressive about the flavor of this beer, I have to admit that for a light beer with only 55 calories that the flavor is about as good as it can get! There is some very mild malt flavors but with a little skunk mixed in. Of course the finish is nothing special other than clean and a bit adjunct-ish.

M- Thin, watery body and with lots of carbonation, but what do you expect?! There isn't much else to say about this but it is crisp and clean which I guess is what it should be!

D- This is a very easy beer to slam back! It's light flavor and heavy carbonation would be killer as a patio beer, but I think it would be more effort than it's worth, having to use the toilet often and not getting the desired buzz effect. I'll stick to a standard macro before this but if I'm having a heavy meal, this might be a compromise. A notch below Bud Select but a notch above MGD 64!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of seymourcox
3/5  rDev +84%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok, so most beer enthusiasts are going to write this one off as a beer not even worth drinking. And yeah, it's not a great beer. But, as bottled water, it's terrific. If you're trying to lose weight, drinking a great tasting beer that has 200+ calories isn't going to get it done. So, unless you're going to give up drinking entirely, something like this beer can help. I think it has a better flavor than Miller 64 and whatever that 64 cal. beer Beck's put out.

Pairs nicely with veggie dogs.

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Photo of WesMantooth
1.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

55 calories? I thought it tasted like 50, tops. It is better than Mich Ultra, but so is the water you would squeeze out of a wet cardboard box that a cat pissed in.

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Photo of Lettsgo3
1/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I just threw up in my mouth thinking of this beer... I wouldn't drink this beer with your mouth

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Photo of mamaraza
1/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this one at a minor league hockey game. Was basically water. If someone gave me a blind taste test with this and a bottle of water I would say this was the water 4 out of 10 times.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.21/5  rDev +35.6%
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...

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Photo of MizzouBrew
2.18/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cisco680
1.06/5  rDev -35%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Really to call this beer is an insult to beer. Quite honestly even given the lousy beer Budweiser produces these days, this one takes the cake. This is the most watered down beer I have ever tasted. I find myself adding things to it just to give it a taste. I would write about the taste if it had one. To give this a review on flavor would be like giving a review on the taste of water. True it only has 55 calories, and it tastes like it. I would just as soon not drink than drink this stuff. Really.

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Photo of Sparksalot
2.07/5  rDev +27%
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.

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Photo of jacob4999
1.5/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Nolen12
1/5  rDev -38.7%

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2/5  rDev +22.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +53.4%

Photo of Stoshua
1.5/5  rDev -8%

Photo of CHickman
2.23/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely clear light gold and almost completely devoid of any color with a 1 finger foamy white head that faded quickly; looks like water and yet it still had decent lacing, which is strange.

Smells like grains, hay and grass, and barely had any odor at all. Very weak nose overall.

Tastes like grains, hay, lemon, grass, faint citrus hops and some very light caramel. Basically it tasted like club soda poured into a beer glass with a little beer left over at the bottom.

Mouthfeel was light, crisp and watery with very light carbonation and a refreshing feel that helped this beer go down fast and easy.

It's easy drinking, extremely light and lacks any real flavor. Great if you are looking to drink something that resembles beer, but this is not what is beer is about. This is 12 ounces of liquid to rehyrate with in between tasty beers.

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2.75/5  rDev +68.7%

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -8%

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1.5/5  rDev -8%

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

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1/5  rDev -38.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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1.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -8%

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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.63 out of 5 with 596 ratings