Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by womencantsail:
1.95/5 rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
My roommates have been on a shitty beer kick lately, and somehow, I just keep forcing myself to join them...
A: This is the definition of fizzy yellow beer. Pale yellow in color with a white head that quickly disappears and tons of tiny carbonation bubbles.
S: Sweet corn and a bit of malt. No hops whatsoever. A surprising lack of "skunk", however.
T: Very, very sweet grain flavor defines this beer. There isn't really much in the way of hops, either. But no shocker there. It really does not taste good, though.
M: Fizzy and light as air.
D: Normally adjunct lagers are close to water and easy to take down. This one just isn't good and makes it tough to drink.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 00:23:24 | More by womencantsail
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2.74/5 rDev +48.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
I believe on grading a beer on what it intends to do and how it effectively does what it was brewed to do. Consider ice beers for a second, beers whose sole purpose is to provide you with an experience with more alcohol than your average light/heavy lager. While I don't neglect that the flavor should be something that won't result in a peculiar face to be made when tasting, swallowing, and digesting the beer, I also try to focus on the overall drinkability of such a beverage and whether or not it can at least be taken as a serious effort.
Bud Ice is just barely passable as a beer in general, and without the heavier alcohol boost than your average Bud and a tolerable taste, there is really little else noteworthy about this offering. It was created during the time "Ice brewing" became a trend, and boy, Anheuser-Busch really jumped on that particular train, with Bud Ice, Busch Ice (which may or may not still exist, I can't find a definitive answer), and Natural Ice. Bud Ice twelve-pack bottles rarely (and I mean rarely) move at the liquor store I work at, but I managed to find a 22oz bottle from a podunk liquor store a way's away. Was pretty happy, as this is a beer I've been looking to try for a few years, but wasn't going to succumb to a six or twelve pack.
Appearance: Looks like beer, with a yellowish-brown hue overall. Unremarkably unremarkable.
Smell: Smells like an ordinary lager, with a bit more of a present whiff of alcohol and some excess grains. Again, unremarkably unremarkable.
Taste: Not bad, considering the subpar look and smell. Definitely smooth, bears alcohol over any discernible flavor, but the entire product is totally acceptable from a drinkability standpoint. It isn't bitter and harsh like Natural Ice, and doesn't bear faint chemical tastes like your average Bud Light.
Mouthfeel: Heavily-carbonated, which makes the beer lose some points for me. That sting is really unpleasant after a while.
Bud Ice is a tolerable effort, one that is a bit better than Natural Ice, if that's saying much. I like its smoothness and its surprising lack of anything bitter or harsh, but also am underwhelmed by its lack of zest or anything outside of the ordinary. To a degree, it's almost offensively predictable.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 03:48:17 | More by SteveJeremy
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
07-21-2014 13:46:17 | More by Spikester
1.01/5 rDev -45.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
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
07-21-2014 05:26:13 | More by Fosh
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