Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Select 55Budweiser Select 55
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
576
Reviews:
144
Avg:
1.74
pDev:
36.78%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of porters4life
1.11/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

While my rating on this beer is very low my review will be a little different. The look, smell, taste, and feel are all very unimpressive. All that being said this isn't a beer that is trying to look like anything spectacular or taste spectacular either, this is a low calorie low carb beer. Is it watery and almost completely flavorless? Yes it is for sure but for me it is perfect for going out or having a big get together. I really love stouts Founders Breakfast stout is my favorite beer I've had, but the calories in that beer is around like 240 so this is a lot easier on the gut. Overall this beer is watery and pretty flavorless but for what this is it is perfect and while I don't 100% enjoy it, I drink it for the lower calories and carbs and reach for a stout only once in a while now.

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Photo of AustinRT
2.21/5  rDev +27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of harpus
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of LJWalker
1.59/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Aoyoc
1.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Squire123
2.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Very light yellow color with quickly disappearing white cap.

Light scent of grain with the barest hint of malt.

It really taste more of carbonation though that's probably more of an impression than a taste. Slight grain flavor.

Texture is of heavy carbonation.

I offered this to another for a second opinion and was told it taste like seltzer water. It does have a bit of grain and malt but you really have to search for them. It's a 55 calorie brew for those who want the minimum number of calories.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
1.92/5  rDev +10.3%
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 Prost76
1.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
1.94/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled last weekend on 3/4/16. Paid $1.00 for this brew I never had that was found in the discount bin. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "BUDWEISER" thumb-print goblet glass.

Look of OK but the aroma and taste wasn't nothing to get excited about by any means. Guess if you are trying to count calories or whatever this brew might be for you. If you are looking for any taste instead of a watered-down light brew then this isn't for you either. Overall, a one time thing for me and now I know why it was in the mark-down discount bin.

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Photo of mothmanscott
1.31/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Good water has more body, character and flavor. What's the point? Enough said but BeerAdvocate requires more so.... Pours a clear extra pale straw producing 2 fingers of white, shortlived, foamy head that leaves a thin collar ring & flecks of lacing. Aroma is barely detectable grains, very faint yeast & lemony hints. Taste is slight adjunct grain & a low level of lemon & grass mixed with an assortment of watery off flavors. Finishes weak and thin with almost no aftertaste. Mouthfeel is ephemeral bodied with moderate carbonation, some peppery bite at the front of the tongue and not much else. My opening statement was enough review without these comments.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
2.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of natesones
2.62/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zazzi82
1.28/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
1.55/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TheRamie
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of StL_Rob
1.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of frothy_80
2.12/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MarvinSnyder
2.1/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of seakayak
1.75/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of godawgs
1.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
1.74 out of 5 based on 576 ratings.
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