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Bud Ice Light - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Bud Ice LightBud Ice Light

Educational use only; do not reuse.

48 Reviews

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 147
Avg: 1.71
pDev: 69.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 48 | Hads: 147
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
2.35/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear pale golden color with a thin white head and slight, as AB beers go, carbonation. The lacing is minimal.

Aroma: Cooked corn, some washed-out hops and a whiff of alcohol, little aroma to speak of.

Taste: Sharp and aggressive carbonation ushers in the taste, followed by slightly sweet malt, crisp and mildly bitter hops, and a clean and dry finish. Unlike Bud Ice, the alcohol is much subtler.

Mouth feel: Aside from the sharp carbonation, reasonably pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: There is not much that can be said here, offers a quick buzz, but little character.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.15/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 …

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Photo of markallmon
4/5  rDev +133.9%

Photo of magictrokini
1.62/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of mdtnelson
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.75/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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."

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Photo of acurtis
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of awester462
1.6/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of Mpenders
1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of avisong
1.75/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jheezee
2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jtnelson40
2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.28/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of gunther1205
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Will96
1.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of JamLand
1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of odbjs735
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Lang44
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Reds76
1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of cmdmzmjm
1.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AudioFileZ
2.11/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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?

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Photo of beercubus
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of ckr1451
1/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
1.75/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
2/5  rDev +17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Bud Ice Light from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.