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Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud IceBud Ice

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981 Ratings

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bud Ice

Look: Pale yellow in color, fizzy , over carbonated lager.

Smell: Adjunct grainy smell with sweet corn and cooked veggie notes coming out.

Taste: Sweet corn, rice and stale hop flavor. Somewhat crisp but near cloying sweetness is king here. The rest is just a hodgepodge of spent grains, generic hops, and alcohol.

Overall: Malt liquor lite, this has all the downfalls of cheap malt liquor, without the benefit of high abv.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 24oz tall can into a pint glass. I do like to give beers like this a shot once in awhile.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a crystal-clear body and a decent effervescence. Head poured two thick fingers of fizzy white foam which dissipated almost instantly.

Smell: sweet malt, slightly sour grain, and a touch of plastic. Not great, but for all that, surprisingly inoffensive.

Taste: kind of over-sweet malty flavor with a bit of a sickly-sweet aftertaste. Better than I was anticipating, but it's not wonderful.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent level of carbonation and a refreshing effervescence. Pretty much what the style calls for.

Overall: not the best beer in the world, but not the worst example of the style. That said, I still don't like this beer very much.

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.