This week, AB rolled out nationwide its newest beer Bud Select 55. The number “55” on the label symbolizing the number of calories in the beer. I perused my local beverage outlet trying to find this beer and I was lucky (?) enough to actually find it. Funny thing is when I went to pay for the beer; the lady checking me out didn’t even know what it was. I found that quite amusing.
Anyway, back to the beer at hand. AB Bud Select 55 comes in a clear bottle with a gray label. AB is advertising this as a ‘premium’ light beer that has only 55 calories, and the alcohol content on the beer according the label is “no more than 3.2%,” pretty light if you ask me!
On to the beer review! As I pour Bud Select 55 into my glass it creates very little foam and it pours out a pale yellowish color, it almost looks like apple juice. It creates a very light head of foam. I allow the beer to sit for about a minute to see if the lacing sticks around for a while and it doesn’t. The foam disappears rather quickly.
The smell of Bud Select 55 is quite unique; it doesn’t have a distinguishing aroma – slight skunkiness if I had to describe a smell.
On to the taste – let’s just say I didn’t like it, and that’s being generous. When I tried it, the beer seemed to be very carbonated and left dryness in my mouth. It didn’t really taste like beer at all; if I had to compare it to something I’d say seltzer water. (no offense to seltzer water)
I know I might get some heat for the following comment, but I like bud light. If you’re watching your carbs and you like beer, light beers is the way to go. So when AB put out Bud Select 55 in response to MGD’s 64, I thought it might have a chance. It didn’t! I was hardly able to finish the one beer – and I like beer!
Still, I think I can understand the concept of this beer. It’s for people who really don’t drink beer or are trying to watch their weight and want a slight beer taste. That said, if you’re a regular beer drinker, skip it cause it doesn’t taste like beer at all but rather seltzer water.
I give it ½ a star. Rating:
What about you? Will you dare try Bud Select 55?