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Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
47
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976 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process takes the beer to a temperature below freezing, which leads to the formation of ice crystals in the finishing process that gives Bud Ice its rich, smooth taste.
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Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

My first go to beer from back in the day. More flavorful than its world renowned relative and I found it more enjoyable.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stumac
2.25/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Cheap beer with higher than usually booze. Gotta love/hate it

Photo of cincyfan81
3.75/5  rDev +104.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good mass produced beer very drinkable

Photo of Bouleboubier
2.64/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

(25 oz can - no idea what code means - poured into a tulip pint)

L: absolutely bedazzlingly crystal-clear, golden-yellow liquid... white foam forms, fizzes, yet manages to maintain a thin cloudy cap for over a minute!

S: about what you'd expect... very weak... almost a mix between pilsner malt, simple syrup, and champagne - dried field grass and Wonder bread... vague bubblegum note... nothing offensive, but almost nothing to smell

T: remarkably clean, nothing remotely sweet - especially apparent in the aftertaste... light-moderate bitterness, but most of that is carbonic acid... bizarrely bland - I'd normally expect some kind of canned corn element atop a pale malt base and the outside of the corn can... the aftertaste has a vague corn tortilla thing, but that could be a stretch

F: tiny tingle up front... clean and somewhat glassy smooth... ultra-light foamy flow... certainly one of the drier beers of this ilk, but not sharp... one could tell, tasting blind that this has a bit more body than their flagship... quite a few burps

O: I appreciate the thicker malt constitution of malt liquors and the like, but this comes across almost as if they froze off and removed some of the beer and left the all the water... as a vehicle to drunk, it does the job, but I'd prefer a little more of what something like Old E or Colt 45 has going on... I'll sum up by saying this beer is technically impressive but sensually flaccid.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
2.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlueMoon10
2.5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very light, not a lot of taste. Very drinkable, but overall nothing great.

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great, but not a lot of taste but very drinkable and pretty much everyone will drink it.

Photo of mschipper
1.85/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of batt6343
1.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MustyDusty
1.75/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Merlin68
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of joe12pk
3.27/5  rDev +78.7%

Photo of Sathanas
1.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Spence138
1.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of claybob43
3/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of Alestorm4069
4.5/5  rDev +145.9%

I had one of these fresh out of the freezer. put it in the freezer 30 minutes ago. Yeah its cheap obviously. If you can look past the price and not consider this to be trashy or whatever, this stuff is good. I will compare this on scale with other ice beers. Busch is maybe about the same as this, but this is stronger slightly. Busch Ice is some good stuff when you are wanting to crack open a brewski for cheap and relax. Its a nice golden color. One thing. Don't let this get remotely warm. Best way i can describe it is it tastes like beer. Bought an 18 pack of this on my quest to find the best ice beer. So far ive had Busch Natty and then this. Also Keystone. Keystone is gross. This is a Good solid American Lager. Its not offputting or meant for craft drinkers. Its just a cheap beer. Isn't bad. I find it refreshing after a long day of work. I have a beer periodically because its good for you.

Photo of Hootie159
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
1.52/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Reds76
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BPMeyer27
1.75/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Catracho5
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of bsallre
1.28/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.01/5  rDev +9.8%

I passed this up last night for Milwaukee's Best Ice (MBI). Yes I am in search of the crappiest cheapest good beer (if that even makes sense). Luckily they had a single so I picked one up too and here we are. This is in th bottle because no one pours this beer.

Aroma (2.75) : smells like a mix between bud and bud light. Some grassy, grainy aromas and some floral notes too. Very bud-like.

Taste (2.25) : Ice cold it is better than MBI. After 10 minutes of sitting its bareable. After a half an hour, dump it. It's got bud and bud light flavor, with a real smooth finish. Malt, tin, corn, malt. In exactly that order. Slightly sweet on the end. The malt liquor trailer trash character is still there, and yeah the aftertaste is of tin, booze, and morning breath, but it is still marginably drinkable.

Mouthfeel (2) : carbonated, smooth, slightly creamy. Pasty, doughy finish.

Overall (2.01) : not worth a 12 pack; but for a one off with leftover pizza it's okay. Nice smooth flavor with a frozen feel and a malt character. Its still a crime to make a beer this bad and Bud Light is better tasting - and I don't even like bud light.

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.