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Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud IceBud Ice

Educational use only; do not reuse.

980 Ratings

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 109 | 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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1/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.17/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured 12oz bottle into my Lakeland Community College Beer Bong. Two fingers of white foamy head lace my beer funnel. The color is light amber and highly transparent.

The smell honestly reminds me of a dirty laundry hamper, some sour sock type smell. The smells are subtle and sour.

The taste is clean and refreshing, with a small alchol warming on the back end. Not much going on at all.

The mouthfeel is light and well cabonated

Overall this is a pretty basic adjuct beer. I like it better than most ICE beers and i will probobly drink it again.


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1/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

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2.12/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold into pils glass, 3 finger head gone in 30 seconds. Smells, frankly, like vomit. Taste isn't horrible off the bat, plain adjunct taste nothing more or less. Moderate carb and clean finish, crispy with a bite to it. Below average but at least the taste isn't too bothersome. Smell is truly unpleasant though and for that alone I almost despise this brew

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1.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

It's pale yellow and fizzy with a snow white head.

It smells like adjunct grains and metal.

It's got some malt flavors and a hint of extra alcohol.

It's watery and highly carbonated.

Overall, got this from a friend. Sine I drink anything I accepted it gladly. Not very good, but I like this more than a lot of other things.

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1.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.14/5  rDev +71.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Only touch it in a can. Crisp, very pale, a little kick, reminds me off drinking cheaply in college, but not of the typical cheap beer taste. Lacks the hairspray after taste of most 'ice' beers. Highly redrinkable, because it gets the job done (at 5.5% abv) without trying too hard.

Plain horrible in a bottle. Watery, bland with a slightly rice grainy taste. Hard to choke. No matter how cold, it is still hard to swill.

Harder to find in the preferred 24 oz. But when I see it, I grab a few for backup when I'm in a pinch.

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.