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Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch

Busch IceBusch Ice

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45
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202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 1.69
pDev: 39.05%


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

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Busch Ice is a smooth-tasting ice beer. It is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2002)
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Reviews by spinrsx:
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for 1.90$

Appearance - Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, metallic, corn

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn mixed with some light fruity notes. There is also a graininess and it ends with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall - The flashy new can/label caught my eye, but this is just another poor macro with a little bit of extra alcohol. A good beer for the university kids trying to get drunk I suppose. I wouldn't buy this again.

Serving type: can

10-01-2012 16:05:01 | More by spinrsx
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nicholas2121

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3.54/5  rDev +109.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Busch Ice brewed by Anheuser-Busch pours out a nice amber color. This brew has a small white head that goes away fast. Busch Ice looks like an american style lager. This brew dose not look like most Ice beers out on the market. Most of them are a darker amber color. The smell is the same as any american style lager beer. The smell is a strong with alcohol but not bad. The taste is smooth for being 5.9 ABV. This is one Ice brew that goes down like a regular american style beer. Busch Ice is not as sweet as Busch, it has a more bitter taste. Not too bitter to make a bad taste. The mouth feel is nice and crisp and refreshing. Overall for being an ICE Beer I giving this beer a 4 out 5. I will get this brew again.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 04:05:05 | More by nicholas2121
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I have a hard time with the large number of "1" ratings for this beer. I'm not going to do a A-S-T-M-O type review since this stuff will mostly be drank out of the can anyway.

This is a perfectly acceptable "Ice" style beer. I poured a little in a glass and as expected it was pale yellow with fleeting head. The smell and taste are actually quite neutral. The mouthfeel is pleasant due to a moderate level of carbonation. Even several minutes after finishing a 24 ounce can I still have a pleasant after taste.

There is a multitude of malt beverages that make this stuff look like a world class beer which makes me wonder how anyone can rate it a "1".

This is a drinkable, 5.9 class ice beer. No - it's not world class but it's hardly bottom of the barrel either.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 23:44:45 | More by Retroman40
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Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.