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Bud Ice Light - Anheuser-Busch

Bud Ice LightBud Ice Light

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BA SCORE
45
awful

126 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 1.61
pDev: 40.99%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

2.2/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Which of these unusual styles is better for me: Light Ice, Non-Alcoholic, or Malt-Liquor? Well, I'm going to find out in this tri-meet which I've dubbed the "High-Low Invitation" (based off the wide range of ABV). Bud Ice Light is the first contestant of this threesome, and we're set to get this underway:

This time around, I'm going to drink this beer straight from its uniquely shaped bottle cuz I don't think it's worthy of a glass. Because the bottle is clear, you have a lifeless, very pale looking yellow. It does develop a decent head in the bottle though, making up for lost ground. The smell is clean, with the typical array of adjunct-like fumes. Taste starts with nothing, then it hits with lighly flavored corn, which makes way for a rush of rice in the finish. Only a crisp mouthfeel and a passable drinkability keep the beer in the bottle and not in the kitchen sink early on. But towards the end of the bottle, I got bored with it and tossed it. Not as bad as I thought, but nothing to get excited about other than owining a long name for a beer.

We'll see if this score beats that of its oppenents in the High-Low Invitation. Coors Non-Alcoholic coming up later.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 22:29:08 | More by DoubleJ
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Bud Ice Light from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.