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Budweiser Select 55 Light Beer
Budweiser Select used to be a 99 calorie beer. Now they have Budweiser Select 55 which has - you guessed it - 55 calories in 12 ounces. That's only 1.9g of carbs per bottle!
Budweiser is known as being a fairly light beer style. So the first comment is if you're seeking a heavy beer style, this probably isn't your flavor. But for thsoe who enjoy a light style, something casual to sip while hanging out on the back porch with a bowl of nuts or olives, this does quite well. It's light, gentle, relaxing, with enough flavor to keep you interested.
They've really come a long way in making a beer that's low in carbs and calories. This one is fairly amazing at only 55 calories in the entire bottle. They don't even skimp by giving you an 11oz pour like some other beer makers do. That's for a normal sized 12oz container.
You get 1.9g of carbs - again, amazingly low for a beer. I give them a lot of credit for this. If you're the type who drinks 2 beers while watching a football game, and you simply cannot give that habit up, then this is the drink for you. If you're drinking more than 2 beer in a night, then I would recommend trying to whittle that down - you're causing yourself other insidious health problems with that kind of habit. It's one of those "you don't know what you've lost until it's gone" issues.
For other stats, there is under 1g of protein, and 0g of fat per serving. The alcohol level is 4% by volume.
While I'll praise them greatly on their carb / calorie levels, and think the taste is fine for its purpose, I do want to gripe about the container. They serve this in a CLEAR bottle. I've done many tests over the years involving beer and skunking. A beer in a clear bottle gets skunky in an amazingly short 15 minutes in light. So just leaving the bottles on the table while you grab your hamburgers and ketchup could be enough to really alter the flavor of the beer. And then you blame the beer for the bad flavor, rather than realizing that the beer has been skunked.
So be aware of this issue. Keep your beer in the dark. Get one of those beer wraps which keeps it shaded and cold. If you're going to drink something with calories in it, you might as well enjoy it!
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