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Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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1,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 1.74
pDev: 43.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 93 | 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:
Natural Ice is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn that lends Natural Ice its delicate sweetness. It then undergoes Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process, which takes the beer to a temperature below freezing and leads to the formation of ice crystals which create its signature rich and smooth taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001)
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Photo of Foyle
2.38/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled from 25oz can into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a sudsy white 1" head that falls fairly quick with some lacing left behind. Color is clear pale straw. Plenty of streaming bubbles.

Aroma: mild aroma of corn sweetness, white bread and not much else.

Mouthfeel: light and frothy with an easy dry finish. Quite watery.

Flavor: some light barley notes, plenty of corn sweetness, maybe a bit of husks, with a hint of hops in the end. There is a slight alcohol presence in the finish.

Overall: First time I have ever tried this. I wasn't expecting much, so was surprised that it was not offensive at all. Definitely want to drink this one ice cold.

Foyle, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.1/5  rDev +78.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Clear golden appearance with soapy head that dies to nothing. Very carbonated. Looks like an American beer.

S-Sweet corn. Very grainy. I'd guess that is from the barley malt. Smells like an American beer.

T- Very sweet and corny. Light spiciness from the "American and imported hops" Anheuser-Busch claims is in this beer. Dry finish like an American beer has. Overall it's slightly richer tasting than most American lagers (probably the style is the reason)nothing more, nothing less to say here. Not disgusting or really awesome.

M- Light, crisp, clean and refreshing. Highly carbonated. I haven't had many ice lagers in my day (just Bud Ice a few times), but it's got a slightly bigger body than a regular Natural or Bud product.

Overall it's beer. It not good, nor is it bad. If you can't enjoy it for what it is, you're missing the point of beers like this.

ThomasMetal75, May 21, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.1/5  rDev +78.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Natty with flavor? We will see.

A- Straw yellow fluid with massive carbonation that falls into a soapy top. Very small amounts of lacing stick to the glass.

S- Not much there, metallic scents followed by a corn and light malt smell.

T- The taste is ok. Just ok. Reason being the very appearent corn and grains upfront. This is then followed by a ricey flavor and ultra mild hop bitterness with metallic notes.

M-D- Mouthfeel is Naturally smooth and easy to drink. Mild carbonation feel as the alcohol level taints the tongue with little to offend the mouthfeel. Drinkablity is great for an ice beer in the U.S. I could drink this if offered as a party beer.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 07, 2009
2/5  rDev +14.9%

TEKNISHE, Monday at 05:43 PM
Photo of joe12pk
3.45/5  rDev +98.3%

joe12pk, Monday at 02:13 AM
Photo of awesomea
2/5  rDev +14.9%

awesomea, Sunday at 07:26 PM
Photo of IckyT2012
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

Pros: It'll get ya drunk
Its not malt liquor

Cons: Just about everything else

Overall: The cheapest drinkable beer I can find. Goes down like water and that's a good thing in this case. I wouldn't want to actually taste it.

IckyT2012, Sunday at 02:08 AM
Photo of DCLAguy11
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

DCLAguy11, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of MichaelPiazza
2.2/5  rDev +26.4%

MichaelPiazza, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of gulfscuba
3/5  rDev +72.4%

My daily drinker. Not the greatest beer on earth but it's cheap and easy to drink.

gulfscuba, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of corywalston
2.16/5  rDev +24.1%

corywalston, Nov 18, 2014
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1.96/5  rDev +12.6%

wilmerkatie, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of CMundt4994
3/5  rDev +72.4%

CMundt4994, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of SpasmWaiter
1/5  rDev -42.5%

SpasmWaiter, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Zaktcc
1.39/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Zaktcc, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of briandaube
1/5  rDev -42.5%

briandaube, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of predikit
2/5  rDev +14.9%

Really nothing good or bad about this. Light, almost no flavor. Watery even. Could call it refreshing after a long day, but that's about it.

At that rate though, just drink water.

predikit, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Jalara36
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Jalara36, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Dansparks
5/5  rDev +187.4%

Dansparks, Nov 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

DuffDadddy, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of BrewtusTheBeer
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

BrewtusTheBeer, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Duder_Jables880
3/5  rDev +72.4%

It's nothing fancy or worth being snobby about, but I can snag a 4-pack of tall boys for less than $3 US, and it'll get the job done quick. Keep it cold, though, it tastes a lot worse warm.

Duder_Jables880, Nov 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev +14.9%

mgi020, Nov 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

TheyCallMeYukon, Nov 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

TWStandley, Nov 05, 2014
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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.