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Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud IceBud Ice

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BA SCORE
47
awful

879 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 879
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 1.84
pDev: 39.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 45 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001)
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Greasy

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

08-14-2013 15:29:09 | More by Greasy
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.1/5  rDev +14.1%

Appearance – I was surprised to see a nice head cover the clear yellow body.

Smell – Grain and alcohol.

Taste – This is an odd brew. I can kind of taste The Original in there, but the flavors aren’t as crisp and that traditional Bud sweetness is gone from the finish.

Mouthfeel – Carbonation is too light to help this one along.

Sinkability – It’s not bad, but inferior to The Bud sans ice.

Comments – Sorry for the short review, but this one was uninspiring to say the least, causing a severe case of writer’s block. I don’t know what to say – it was “blah.”

08-18-2003 01:42:54 | More by RoyalT
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tectactoe

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.7%

06-09-2014 15:10:28 | More by tectactoe
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -32.1%

05-03-2014 18:18:46 | More by Hoppin_mad
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

01-05-2013 02:47:39 | More by tbryan5
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Dmann

California

3.5/5  rDev +90.2%

This is easily the most drinkable ice beer I have ever had. It did not have much flavor to srart out with other than grain and corn, but the taste was smoothe and not to intrusive. This is definantly a beer to get wasted on and not to seriously drink. Bud dry is much better as far as an AB beer goes. But if I were you, I'd stick to the Sierra Nevada's or Stone's of the world if you want new exciting beers! Cheerz

09-04-2003 08:51:18 | More by Dmann
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markallmon

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +103.8%

03-18-2012 22:06:53 | More by markallmon
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jonny1138

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

06-21-2014 23:54:00 | More by jonny1138
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TheAdamConners

Georgia

3/5  rDev +63%

08-03-2012 01:42:07 | More by TheAdamConners
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sponberg

New York

1.8/5  rDev -2.2%

It's canned water. Absolutely nothing memorable at all about this beer.

Coming soon - Bud Dry Ice. A can that releases clouds of fog when opened. Pop open a case and pretend you're at a Kiss concert.

02-13-2002 23:52:35 | More by sponberg
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twi1609372

Florida

1.53/5  rDev -16.8%

this beer tastes bad, but bad taste coupled with memories make for a truely heinous beer. this beer is yellower than the darkest piss i ever seen. this beer has but 1 purpose, to get you drunk the fastest, and leave you hung over like ted kennedy. the taste is there and then it's not but when it is there it's not good. this visions of my friends brother uninating in public, shouting racial slurs, threatening to kill people, shooting fireworks at buildings, engaging in rediculos conversation and making statements that would make president clinton blush have tainted my feelings about this beer even moreso than the bad flavor, stupid bottle can.

07-25-2004 10:02:43 | More by twi1609372
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev +8.7%

05-01-2013 22:14:50 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

3.5/5  rDev +90.2%

02-13-2012 14:32:01 | More by generallee
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dgfool

Ohio

1/5  rDev -45.7%

09-13-2013 05:59:26 | More by dgfool
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1.25/5  rDev -32.1%

08-01-2014 14:35:15 | More by Doomcifer
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Guden

Maryland

2/5  rDev +8.7%

A- Very light straw yellow with a very thin oily white film of a head. Looks really watery with lots of carbonation bubbles but at least there is a bit of lacing.

S- Weak sugary pale malt with a little bit of canned corn and alcohol underneath. The canned corn is a little off putting but its about what I expected.

T- Fairly weak but nothing overly bad, tastes like water with a little bit of light lager sweetness which is a bit of malt and a bit of adjuncts.

M- This is one of the worst feeling beer I've ever had, extremely thin and watery with annoyingly high carbonation. It feels like tonic water only thinner.

D- This beer isn't awful and I could certainly have a few but it is not what I would choose to go back for.

07-10-2011 20:33:44 | More by Guden
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Jason

Massachusetts

1.55/5  rDev -15.8%

Presentation: 12 oz red, white and blue coloured can with a “Born on date” on the bottom. “Ice Brewed” on the label.

Appearance: Straw color with a white head that dissipates like cheap root beer, big bubbled carbonation loses a fighting battle to keep the head.

Smell: Clean, clean and clean. Too clean, a vague cooked cereal grain aroma and that is about it.

Taste: Oddly placed light to medium body, very crisp though when it doubles with the grain flavours it becomes a bit harsh. Hop bitterness is two dimensional with absolutely no flavour at all. Slight sweetness is noticeable perhaps from the alcohol or some residual sweetness that lost its way. The harsh grain seems to linger for a while but fades quickly as soon as the beer dries up leaving an almost immaculate finish.

Notes: Somewhat hard to coax down, there are better and easier drinking American Ice beers out there. Some breweries should stick with what they do best and some beer drinkers should stick to what they can drink without making a face.

10-02-2001 21:47:34 | More by Jason
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nothunder

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -32.1%

05-24-2012 02:51:28 | More by nothunder
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IDYVM

California

1.75/5  rDev -4.9%

12-24-2013 05:34:09 | More by IDYVM
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sm0key

Michigan

1/5  rDev -45.7%

11-17-2011 13:40:39 | More by sm0key
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SudsSurfer

California

2/5  rDev +8.7%

11-19-2013 20:14:11 | More by SudsSurfer
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andrewdanks

California

1/5  rDev -45.7%

06-30-2014 14:53:16 | More by andrewdanks
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +90.2%

02-12-2014 00:10:01 | More by dankjohn
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -45.7%

09-17-2012 20:42:23 | More by NilocRellim
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jiffymon

New York

1.5/5  rDev -18.5%

02-13-2013 17:00:55 | More by jiffymon
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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 879 ratings.