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Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud IceBud Ice

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BA SCORE
47
awful

840 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 840
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 1.84
pDev: 38.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 31 | 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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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

2.25/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Medium golden color, exceedingly clear, with a dense white half-inch head, which slowly collapses to a paper-thin scattering of foam, thin glass-coating lace, and numerous small streams of slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Very clean aroma, so much that there is little to detect in the way of hops, malt, or alcohol. There are some slight notes of cooked corn, but that is about it.

Taste: Opens with slight pale malt and corn, as the taste progresses a mild metallic hope note manifests itself. Finishes clean with a slight vegetable note.

Mouth feel: Very smooth, a touch thin, somewhat soft with a bit of aggressive carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very competently made, nothing that offends, but little in the way of character. Would be refreshing on an oppressively hot Texas summer day, or equally so when chugged behind a convenience store around midnight of that same day, when the temperature has fallen to a mere 95 degrees. Thank God for designated drivers.

Presentation: Packaged in a 40-ounce clear glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 02:14:51 | More by Pegasus
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2.44/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have been enjoying a few Ice style beers lately. Most of them seem to be a bolder version of the parent beer which to me is a good thing.
In this case I could see little in Bud Ice that resembled any A-B product. Maybe it could have come from Bud Light but certainly not from regular Bud.
Pours pale gold with a small white head that leaves rather quickly leaving almost no lace.
Smell is a pungent rice like scent.
Taste is modest and little in common with beer.
Mouthfeel is less than average.
Overall a disappointment. I thought it would be a bigger Bud but it was not. Recommended for those who don't enjoy the taste of beer.

Serving type: can

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This is the epitome of cheap/college beers. Horrible taste, but after one 16oz. you stop caring about taste. This is great for wanting to get plastered on a budget. Other than that, do your self a favor and pay a few cents more for a full flavored Budweiser.

Serving type: bottle

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.