Budweiser Select 55
Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #266
ABV:
2.4%
Score:
43
Ranked #49,836
Avg:
1.53 | pDev: 45.1%
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
610
From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  117
SCORE
43
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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by pavpav12:
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pavpav12 from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +30.7%

Dec 02, 2011
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seymourcox from North Carolina

3/5  rDev +96.1%
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.

Sep 26, 2013
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WesMantooth from Ohio

1.51/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Sep 24, 2015
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Lettsgo3 from Maryland

1/5  rDev -34.6%
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

Apr 02, 2015
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mamaraza from Texas

1/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

Jul 11, 2015
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

2.21/5  rDev +44.4%
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
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MizzouBrew from Missouri

2.18/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

May 22, 2016
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Cisco680 from Oklahoma

1.06/5  rDev -30.7%
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.

Jun 27, 2015
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Sparksalot from Illinois

2.07/5  rDev +35.3%
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
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jacob4999 from Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -2%

May 24, 2012
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Nolen12 from Kentucky

1/5  rDev -34.6%

May 16, 2013
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jkball01 from Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -18.3%

May 13, 2013
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev +63.4%

Jul 10, 2014
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Stoshua from Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -2%

Jan 17, 2013
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CHickman from New York

2.23/5  rDev +45.8%
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.

Jul 30, 2010
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dpage27 from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +79.7%

Jan 26, 2013
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sirsteve42 from New York

1/5  rDev -34.6%

Oct 25, 2013
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teraflx from Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -2%

May 13, 2013
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MidwestBA from Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -2%

Jul 03, 2013
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gmendez1122 from Illinois

1/5  rDev -34.6%

May 07, 2014
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kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

1/5  rDev -34.6%

Jul 30, 2014
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Bill235 from Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Mar 02, 2014
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rtrasr from Arkansas

1.75/5  rDev +14.4%

Dec 07, 2013
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Cynic-ale from Texas

1.5/5  rDev -2%

Jul 30, 2013
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glamphetamine from Virginia

1.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

A - Urine. Seriously, it looks like a glass of urine. It leaves a decent lacing on the glass but, yeah, so does urine.

S - Ever strain the water out of a can of corn? It's like a shot of that dumped into a gallon of distilled water.

T - What taste? Seriously, there's nothing. At least with tap water I taste flouride and metal. Know how the Marlboro Man welcomes you to flavor country? This beer gets you kicked the hell out into, like, Delaware. This is the Dane Cook of light beers.

M - Frothy and unpleasant, like a worn-out whore. Alka-Seltzerish.

D - If drinkability is characteristic of a beer's ease of consumption, sho' nuff. If I was struck blind, and asked someone for a glass of water, they could fool me with this. Thought I might accuse them of having peed in my glass.

Mar 05, 2010
Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 43 out of 100 with 610 ratings