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Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: 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.

Added by jsh420 on 09-09-2009

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Reviews by ChrisCage:
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2.6/5  rDev +50.3%
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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Photo of seymourcox
3/5  rDev +73.4%
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 -12.7%
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 Cisco680
1.06/5  rDev -38.7%
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 MizzouBrew
1.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Very watery, only good for day drinking. Honestly, I would rather just drink water or soda than too much of this.

Using the Begnel formula, the Alcohol Score is 12 oz. x 2.4% = 28.8, or .57 Bud Lights.

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Photo of mamaraza
1/5  rDev -42.2%
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 Lettsgo3
1/5  rDev -42.2%
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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1.75/5  rDev +1.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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1.75/5  rDev +1.2%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

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1/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of TheRamie
1.75/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of rhinonau
1.75/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of HoppySeb
1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.56/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very light yellow beer, tons of clarity and filtering going on. White head that is fizzy and disappears into the nether realms of diet beer.

Smell is faintly recognizable as a AAL. A little bit sweet, like that kind of canned corn they seem to add sugar to (creamed corn?).

Taste? Like Mr. Tekagi: "WHAT taste?" Slightly sweet, very watery, very thin. No hopping, just comes off as seltzer water. Really feels like they thought Bud Light was too thick and strong, so they added some club soda or 7up to it.

They should ship this stuff out next time there is a hurricane or no running/safe water, this will probably hydrate you moreso than give you a buzz. Actually, this might be good for when you have to stop drinking, but you don't want a headache from your body wanting more, this might satiate it in like a methodone/heroin kind of way.

I guess the upside is also that it has no off flavors. But then again, its hard to have off flavors when you don't have "flavors".

This beer made Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Flava" pop in my head "Who gots tha flava?" Not bud 55.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Been watching my caloric intake so I saw this the other day and figured let's try it just to see how bad it is and also to see it filled a void that I had for my beer cravings. This is literally watered down Bud Select. Pours a fizzy yellow golden color with a highly carbonated quickly fleeting head, leaves sparse speckled lacing on the sides of my glass. Aroma has cooked vegetable, corn, generic beer nose, no actual hop component with a bit of metallic character going on. The first sip has a watery non discrete grainy quality with some more of the cooked corn rough husk quality, no herbal no hops just generic mass produced beer flavor. Ferments out to only 2.4% alcohol this is a glorified non alcoholic beer. Labeled as premium light beer, I'm just surprised that it's only 55 calories the only other drink other than water that I've had on a regular basis has been Gatorade G2 at 45 calories. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation pretty rough just because of the graininess light flavors and high carbonation.

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2/5  rDev +15.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

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1.2/5  rDev -30.6%

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1.75/5  rDev +1.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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