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Bud Ice Light - Anheuser-Busch

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Bud Ice LightBud Ice Light

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136 Ratings

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 1.64
pDev: 41.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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 Floydster:
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2.58/5  rDev +57.3%

12 ounce bottle from a six pack from 7 eleven in San Bernardino

Light is actually better than regular an much easier to drink

Color was golden yellow with absolutely no head and there was no real smell present

Could drink a lot of these because it is a light beer, but I do not know if many people would want to

09-12-2007 06:19:37 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
Photo of markallmon


4/5  rDev +143.9%

03-17-2012 00:37:53 | More by markallmon
Photo of Jason


2.15/5  rDev +31.1%

Presentation: 12 oz clear glass twist off bottle, definitely a more expensive bottle being that it has the look of broken ice above and below the label rather tha a run of the mill brown bottle. “Born On” date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Pale yellow colour with an obvious clarity that is brought on by extended conditioning as well as ultra cold filtering. The head leaves nothing much at all other than a thin slowly dissolving white lace.

Smell: Neutral yet cloying corn and grain sweetness with a processed lager twang, relatively clean aroma all in all.

Taste: Very light in body with a straight up dryness from the get go. Clean on the palate, light smoothness and a big splash of crispness. Malt flavour is very thin with mild yet strained cereal grain flavours. Hops give a weak but quick bit of bitterness, nothing if the form of hop flavour and the bitterness is hastily to leave. Faded graininess is scrawny and tired. As soon as those flashes of flavour come through they fade to nearly nothing just as fast. After taste is virtually clean and gives little remnants that beer was ever in the mouth other than a hidden alcohol that slowly warms the body.

Notes: Not much there at all, take Bud Light and Bud Ice and meld them together. Not much difference at all, no point in drinking Bud Light or Bud Ice if this is around. That is not much consolation is it …

03-24-2002 04:24:20 | More by Jason
Photo of magictrokini


1.6/5  rDev -2.4%

This thing smells better than its cousins, but don't be fooled. Near clear yellow fizz with a white head. Aroma is nice and sweet, like canned corn or frosted flakes. Sugary corn-water that is supposed to get you drunk faster. Just drink more Bud Light faster and avoid this corny mess.

12-04-2008 23:12:38 | More by magictrokini
Photo of mdtnelson


1/5  rDev -39%

01-24-2012 13:34:23 | More by mdtnelson
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


1.78/5  rDev +8.5%

Wow, can't believe they still make this. One of my underage drinking mainstays out in South Carolina. Anyways, light, very light yellow color, with a problem with clarity for such a beer. Largely absent beer smells in the aroma, mostly watered down fusel alcohol and corn smell.

Kind of a sweeter edge in the taste, everything is pretty thin, except for the boozy edge to it. Hopping, malt, not really existing in a significant enough manner to warrant a further discussion. Adjuncts frozen and scraped beer.

What's the point when you only end up at 4% abv? A session ice light beer? Well, "we'll let marketing worry about that."

12-30-2011 17:48:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -39%

01-19-2012 18:22:44 | More by acurtis
Photo of awester462


1.58/5  rDev -3.7%

This is a beer that is not as good as it's Bud Ice brother. The mouthfeel was borderline repulsive but it did go down easy...maybe because of the taste. But i guess if you like light ice beers it might be good for you. If something else is available on the menu however, I would suggest trying them over this beer.

02-14-2007 23:02:10 | More by awester462
Photo of Mpenders


1.5/5  rDev -8.5%

06-30-2014 23:50:02 | More by Mpenders
Photo of avisong


1.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-06-2012 04:34:45 | More by avisong
Photo of jheezee


2/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 00:12:54 | More by jheezee
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2/5  rDev +22%

02-05-2012 01:36:28 | More by jtnelson40
Photo of bewareOFpenguin


1.27/5  rDev -22.6%

Note to Bud: not everything has to have a "lite" counterpart. This stuff tastes aweful as a heavy. It tastes just as bad as a light, only not as strong. Must be the addition of the water.

10-03-2002 10:56:23 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Photo of gunther1205


1/5  rDev -39%

12-12-2012 04:07:32 | More by gunther1205
Photo of Will96


1.25/5  rDev -23.8%

09-01-2012 11:24:41 | More by Will96
Photo of JamLand


1.5/5  rDev -8.5%

06-26-2013 23:37:20 | More by JamLand
Photo of odbjs735

New York

1/5  rDev -39%

05-07-2012 06:53:09 | More by odbjs735
Photo of Lang44


1/5  rDev -39%

01-16-2012 21:38:42 | More by Lang44
Photo of cmdmzmjm


1.5/5  rDev -8.5%

02-05-2012 15:22:50 | More by cmdmzmjm
Photo of AudioFileZ


2.1/5  rDev +28%

This beer is so non-descript as to beg the question: Why? Mine was very cold and that further eliminated any discernable character, but I seriously doubt even at 10 degrees warmer there would be much. Why? Not being a scientist I really can't say for sure, however being a beer lover I can say that it is brewed from too much corn and not enough adjunct grains. Also, there is no discernable hop profile here...So little, if any, hops were imparted to this pedestrian brew. Again...Why?

09-14-2007 22:31:32 | More by AudioFileZ
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1/5  rDev -39%

09-18-2012 03:44:57 | More by beercubus
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1.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-25-2012 15:26:32 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

2/5  rDev +22%

Poured into a pint glass it was not terrible, had a nice light golden color and a smooth, even carbonation level I could see through the crystal clear glass. Decently done. Unfortunatly that is where the fun ended as light corn, musky wet hay and just a mess took over from there. Not cool at all. Too light and way overcarbonated, the cold only served to mask what was a near putrid flavor. Wet corn and grass, week old clippings and a mess of grain. Just nothing redeeming here at all.

Overall I could see why this is is the top ten worst beers, wow. .79 could have been spent on gum.

02-28-2011 02:40:34 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of IdrinkGas


1/5  rDev -39%

01-20-2012 23:15:30 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of HoustonTX


1.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Going to make this one short. Drank a few the other day, and they were almost tasteless. Appearence was, yellow, slight head, fizzy and non chalant. Smell was just not there. Taste was lack luster and almost like water. Mouthfeel is light and easy to kick one back. Drinkability is decent due to the light carbonation and taste.

I would never drink one of these again.

06-28-2006 22:13:10 | More by HoustonTX
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Bud Ice Light from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.