Bud Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud IceBud Ice

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966 Ratings

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 1.83
pDev: 38.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 77 | 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:
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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Photo of marshrat63
2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of J23hc
2.17/5  rDev +18.6%
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

Photo of TippySelenoid
1.85/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Sivad
1.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jesus808
2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of alcoholinside
3.28/5  rDev +79.2%
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.

Photo of DannyDan
2.5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Goldfoot
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Gregwa
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nmann08
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of jordanmckell
1.25/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of valkyre65
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pirmannt1
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of AggieOso
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of murf1087
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ALLISON01
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Dirtyrat91740
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of UnderPressure
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of tbeq00
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of dankster
1.27/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tried this one at a friends house a couple days ago. I have drank many buds in my life but this one ranks down there with bud light lime and the chelada. Just nasty taste of rottin corn and barley. Even ice cold the stuff is a drainpour. My buddy said it was only $7 a twelve pack and thats why he bought it for the card game. there is a reason it is that cheap because it sucks bigtime. Normal bud is much better

Photo of Brown120
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of zoso1967
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of fuzzcherry
1/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of pavpav12
2/5  rDev +9.3%

Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
47 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.