I will let it be known at the outset of this review that I am not a fan of low calorie beer and never have been. In fact, had certain events not unfolded this past Sunday, I would have continued to happily skip along through life and perhaps never have even tried Select 55.
I attended the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, Indiana and was pleasantly surprised to find a “Beer Garden” on the map of the festival. My mind wandered and I was soon craving some sort of new beer that perhaps was only brewed in this small river area of Indiana. It was not to be. I was disappointed to find myself staring down a small collection of mega brewed fizzy yellow beer. Still craving a beer and undeterred I decided to try the only new thing I saw: SELECT 55
If Perrier and Bud Light had a baby, you would have SELECT 55. This new Super Ultra Light American Style Lager has not only taken calories to a new low aroma, appearance, and taste have also suffered the same fate. What you end up with is barely yellow, highly carbonated, lightly malty, white bread scented beer with a finish that elicits memories of those times when the soda fountain runs out of syrup. “Excuse me, sir. . . I think your beer tap is out of syrup. All I’m getting is carbonated beer flavored water”.
It was unremarkable in a very well rounded kind of way. The normal rating system I use to review beer would fail this beer before I even made it to the overall impression category, however I’m not going to fail it. I’m going to give it a D- and recognize that there is a niche of people who want a beer but don’t want calories, taste, or perhaps just want to drink a nice ultra light fizzy beer after they finish a 5K.
- 7 May, 2012 @ 11:38 [Current Revision] by JROD
- 7 May, 2010 @ 10:40 by Carla