RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 75   ABV: 2.5%
A smooth, light golden lager with 55 calories and the crisp, clean finish of Budweiser Select. Select 55 is brewed with caramel 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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
drowland (8486) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2009
12oz bottle (2009) drank straight from the bottle, baby! The aroma and flavor are both like club soda with a little bit of adjunct, grass, hay, and a dash of skunk. Oy. Skip this one - or try it just to say you did.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PorterPounder (7768) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, pretty lifeless - little to no head or bubble action. Little to no aroma - what is there reminds me of mineral water. Club soda flavor, no malt or hop flavor noted whatsoever. Mouthfeel has that throat clenching quality to it that most low carb entries have. Maybe refreshing ice cold after a workout, but not any other time.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
The legend, the beast. Finally I was able to snag this brew! Pale as can be with a huge white head that vanished immediately. Smells just a little skunky, but mostly doesnt smell like anything at all. Tastes unpleasant, but its so faint and so quick to go away that I cant place it. Really, the taste is gone as soon as it appears. At 2.4%, I think Im actually sobering up as I drink. Thanks to the Kroger on Lamar for having mixed six packs. I only had to buy one of these.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Better than MGD 64 but nothing good at all still. No in-depth review needed.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
phaleslu (9925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle from the refridgerator at work. Thats what you get for leaving it in there for more than 2 weeks, real estate team. In its clear bottle, this beer could easily pass for something a bum picked up and urinated in- surprisingly little visible carbonation, and a flat clear yellow-gold color. A little bit of a white head that doesnt stick long. Skunky aroma, corny, nasty grain, a little malt- bleh. The flavor is less offensive than the smell, mostly because its so watery. But the bad grain and corn taste is there along with cheap maltiness and lingering skunk. Light bodied, watery, with the mouthfeel of a lot of macro swill. This seriously offers nothing in looks, smell, or taste. Ill give it one extra notch because it isnt as offensive as anything with "Milwaukees Best" on the can.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DrnkMcDermott (3072) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
12 oz clear glass bottle. Only 50 at Binnys DG singles rack. Wow, less than a penny per calorie! Thats the sign of a great beer! Pop the cap and Skunk Bomb! Lot of bad smells from being so light struck! Folks, I am trying to be nice, but even while pouring its armpit. Bubbly with color of a urine sample. Soda pop bubbles make for a thin, low powered head. This is in a Sam Adams glass, Im giving it every chance I can. Unlike that homeopathic preparation called MGD 64, this actually shows a little body. Slight note of hops, a flavor that suggests it once went to kindergarten with some malts. There is a small ring of foam around the edge of whats left in the bottle, so its at least a step above Zima. But reason they put this under the Bud Select moniker is probably similar to why Coca-Cola called its diet soda Tab: dont want to taint the flagship Budweiser beer by association. I admit to liking a Bud on draft on a hot day, but this makes ODouls taste like Orval.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
12oz bottle 11/18/09 (Single @ Binnys Naperville)-Pours a light clear golden with a small white head that dissipated into nothing. Aroma of skunk and nothing. Taste of carbonated water. This no bodied brew has no taste. If it is competing with MGD 64 at least that has some flavor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Received sample 12-oz bottle of Budweiser Select 55 (Ill call it BS-55 for short). Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates clean. BS-55 has an aroma of light corn cereal and a hint of corn husk. BS-55 taste is very light bodied, loaded with carbonation and has a flavor profile almost like drinking seltzer water with a little food coloring. Sorry AB-InBev, I could not finish BS-55 so I had to torture my InSinkErator once again. The only thing I can think of using this so-called colored soda water is, "A little song, a little dance, a little BS-55 down your pants."

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Thin and pale yellow, almost no activity or head. The aroma is corn-flakey. Surprisingly there actually is SOME flavor here -- primarily light cereal and sweet malt. Not so disgusting for a beer that was created for the distinct purpose of being vapid. (#3738, 11/15/2009)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Pours clear, medium gold with a small, bright white head that is diminishing down to a very thin, white ring. Mild skunk and sweet corn nose, mostly inoffensive. Metallic flavor with some mildly sweet grains. Bland, white bread finish is gone in literally a second. Watery palate with moderate-to-high carbonation. Overall, this is largely inoffensive in flavor and aroma, but severely lacking in flavor. Now, let me get on my soapbox: dont be a pansy and drink low calorie beer - drink something with flavor and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Thanks to Narnad for giving this to me (it saved me from having to waste my own money on it!)

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