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:
577
Reviews:
144
Avg:
1.74
pDev:
37.36%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
99
For Trade:
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 144
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

Photo of WesMantooth
1.51/5  rDev -13.2%
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 +0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of South2NW
1.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
1.31/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
2.01/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Jamie_Newman
1.36/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

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

Photo of Roguer
2.46/5  rDev +41.4%
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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Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of pdb
1.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TaterTots77
1.61/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bp123
1.37/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Raime
1.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Look - Drank straight from the can so I don't know.

Smell - brings me back to the first time I had regular Bud select. Smells like corn flake cereal and nothing more.

Taste - It would be like taking stale corn flakes and putting them in a bowl of water and letting it sit over night before consuming.

Feel - Light bodied, low carbonation. Watery.

Overall - As IGN said, " Too much water ".

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Photo of mamaraza
1/5  rDev -42.5%
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 corywalston
2.95/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It is what it was made to be. Low carb low taste. So little taste.

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Photo of Steban
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Cisco680
1.06/5  rDev -39.1%
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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Budweiser Select 55 from Anheuser-Busch
1.74 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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