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Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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45
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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 1.66
pDev: 37.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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Photo of animal69
1.5/5  rDev -9.6%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
1.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Antonius08, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of twkirkby
2/5  rDev +20.5%

twkirkby, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of pirmannt1
2/5  rDev +20.5%

pirmannt1, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev +20.5%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of VaterRoss
2/5  rDev +20.5%

VaterRoss, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mnixon86
1/5  rDev -39.8%

mnixon86, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of marc956
3/5  rDev +80.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had not had drunk an "ice beer" in awhile and it's better than my vague memory of Keystone Ice but definately not as good as Molson Ice oh well it was cheap (99c a pint) having it really cold made it palatable but don't c myself getting it again. Not recommended under normal circumstances.

marc956, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of zoso1967
2/5  rDev +20.5%

zoso1967, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of TippySelenoid
2.42/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pale yellow, immediately disappearing head, fizzy.

Smell like corn and metal.

It tastes better than I expected. It's got a big adjunct flavor and a touch of hop bitterness.

It's watery and bubbly.

I like this better than another BMC's ice beer I think. You're #1 Busch Ice!

TippySelenoid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of chcfan
2/5  rDev +20.5%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of corby112
1/5  rDev -39.8%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
1.25/5  rDev -24.7%

jmdrpi, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of hncowden50
2/5  rDev +20.5%

hncowden50, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jrutigs
1/5  rDev -39.8%

jrutigs, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
1/5  rDev -39.8%

ROGUE16, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bmur112
1/5  rDev -39.8%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clean/clear yellow color, some carbonation, small white fizzy head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is kinda malty, very slight hop note, mostly grainy/ricey. The taste is kinda sweet, and the usual grain/rice note. Light Body, a thirst quencher, but still a pretty shitty brew. Typical macro.

Wasatch, May 20, 2011
Photo of tone77
2.73/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a smallish head. Smell is mostly of corn, a touch of malt. Taste is of grains, corn, alcohol, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

tone77, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
2/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

a pale yellow with no head to speak of what so ever, really just a clear, over carbonated mess of a look for me. but a trudge on. weak grains, touches of light corn and bready notes abound here, again not that i was expecting a ton of wonderful flavor here, but it could have been more then the wet cardboard that i got. clean and crisp, light feel worked for the style and it went down smooth and easy,

mikesgroove, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
2.78/5  rDev +67.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I CAN't believe how long it has taken to unearth this gem in support of The CANQuest (TM)! One of my more regular traders noticed it on my Wants and sent some along for my CANsumption. Now, if I could just lay hands on the still-elusive Beer:30 in a CAN, I'd be making significant progress. Or not ...

From the CAN: "Ice Brewed For Exceptional Smoothness"; "One of the World's Largest Recyclers". I CAN definitely get behind that last bit!

The Crack & Glug went off without a hitch and I was looking at two very foamy fingers of bone-white head with lousy retention. It disappeared as quickly as any of my students when the bell rings. Bye! The color was a pale sunshine-yellow and I might have mistaken it for a light version of a beer, had I not been able to read that it was an Ice version. The nose was just more of the same ol' same old. Same beer, different day. I CANnot understand how I used to enjoy such things in my youth. It smelled like silage, plain and simple. More corn than a hog could eat from its trough over an entire summer. Blah! And yet, it is stylistically correct. Oof. It is sometimes enough to make me regret this undertaking. Mouthfeel was medium with a slight lager sweetness underlain by corn and cotton candy. How do they make this swill?!? It should not taste like this and yet so many do! Finish was indeed smooth, given that I did not have to choke it down, but neither was it terribly pleasurable. It was what I imagine drinking Liquid Oxygen (LOX) would be like. Cold, semi-dry, liquid, but not much beyond that. I would not bother seeking this out, nor taking up valuable cooler space.

woodychandler, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of richkrull
2.75/5  rDev +65.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow color. about a half inch of head.

S - Bit of a bitter smell.

T - Not great. Strong aftertaste

M - Bubbly, not much body.

D - Well you typically don't drink ice beers for the taste, it's usually to get the job done quicker and this beer will help you do that.

richkrull, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
2/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Thin watery pale yellow with frothy head that fades fast but has ok lace.

S- Faint hints of corn adjuncts, rice, funk, and sweet malt

T- Watery with hints of sweet corn and musty funk hops. Mostly taste like water. You have to try really hard to taste the hints.

M- Thin, fizzy, watery

D- This is a drain pour. If you must drink it, I suggest doing a shotgun.

JayS2629, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well for its class its only moderately as disappointing as I thought it would be.
Pours a straw color, small head, no lacing.
Smells of corn and grassy booze.
Tastes of weird dried fruits and corny/ricey flavors with a major blandness shining through.
Thin mouthfeel that is unacceptable.
Not very drinkable, could not drink on a normal basis.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 07, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.78/5  rDev +127.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Ice (not available in Louisiana) has a faint, almost neutral aroma and a clear, straw color, which is standard for this genre. The flavor is nice and mild, and mouth feel is moderate. The above-average alcohol level gives the drinker a comforting feeling. I'd say that this rather rare beer is above average in its class. I wish it was more widely available. I've only seen it in St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee.
RJT

RonaldTheriot, Feb 13, 2010
Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.