Budweiser Select 55 | Anheuser-Busch

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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
Ranking:
#46,542
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
580
pDev:
39.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Prost76
1.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
1.94/5  rDev +21.3%
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 -18.1%
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 +46.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of natesones
2.62/5  rDev +63.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zazzi82
1.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
1.55/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TheRamie
1.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of StL_Rob
1.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
1.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of frothy_80
2.12/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MarvinSnyder
2.1/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of nuebs
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of seakayak
1.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of WesMantooth
1.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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 DrMindbender
1.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of South2NW
1.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
1.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
2.01/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Jamie_Newman
1.36/5  rDev -15%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dogleg
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Muny
1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Roguer
2.46/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Fairly dark orange appearance; looks like cider. Good sized white head, slightly wispy, with poor retention; quickly fades to mere residue and glass lining.

Muted corn aroma with herbal, floral hop notes. Not overly malty and sweet.

Flavor is as watery and thin as the body. However, it's not without a decent bite to it. Light caramel grains, a little sweet - but again, not as bad in this respect as its kin - and a crisp hoppiness fighting to be noticed.

Thin body, lively in a seltzer water kind of way, with an oily, lingering, cloying finish. Altogether leans toward unpleasant.

Simply put, I've had worse beers, even masquerading as craft. This is overall not that terrible, and is far more drinkable than its AAL brethren - even those made by the same company. The extremely low ABV is, for some, a selling point; I would prefer more body and take the caloric hit.

Still, as with all AALs: drink it cold. Opening up is not something you want from this brew.

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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.6 out of 5 with 580 ratings