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Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
45
awful

1,220 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 1.74
pDev: 43.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

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.
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Ratings: 1,220 | Reviews: 313 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer should be banned.

Photo of Riik3
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Moose90
1.46/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of hozersr
2.07/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of anteater
2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mdlb44
1.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jobin_24
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

awful beer... cheap beer... beer pong type of beer

Photo of REEK
1.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

High abv for a college beer that's the only upside

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
1.96/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Very dirty beer that has never agreed with me well.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
1.71/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev +72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It says I have to justify.

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
2.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Says I have to justify.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
1.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

It is what it is. Natty Ice isn't as offensive as some BMC brews (Miller Lite, I'm looking at you), but that's because there's not much there. It pours a pale, almost translucent straw color, a pinkie of fizzy head that disappears quickly. Not much carbonation and no lacing. Smells like any adjunct, sweet corn, very faint, but gets stronger as it warms. Reminds me of the sticky floors of the old fraternity house the morning after a party.
Tastes like nothing, just water. Goes down easy enough, and if I wasn't curious to see if the taste changed when it warmed (it didn't) I could have tosses the glass back in a blink. Like I said, easy drinking. Now I know why it's a favorite of college students: cheap, inoffensive, and, to quote Dave Chapelle, "it'll get you drunk!"

Photo of Biss
3.6/5  rDev +106.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

For what it is, this is a great beer. I'm a college student and compared to other domestics, especially cheap ones, this is pretty good. It doesn't have much flavor to it at all and is very smooth to drink if its cold. Other cheap domestics like Keystone or Milwaukee's Best have an odd aftertaste to them but not Natty. If I want something with flavor I would definitely look elsewhere, but if i want a buzz to party or need to unwind after a hard day of studying, Natty is perfect.

Photo of archyquaffer
2.79/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I've drank this ice cold in the summer and didn't think it was so bad. So, right now I'm on a tomato beer kick and this looks like it will get me less buzzed than the other night when I was using 8-8.5% Schlitz and Colt 45. Of course, I will review it on its own before making the cocktail.

I poured this into one of those little six ounce glasses that are just like old timey 3.2 joints in Minnesota who would tip one of these little glasses upside down over the neck of the bottle. A moderate pour produces a little frothy head that settles down to a ring of lace. The beer is a pale golden color with light carbonation.

It has that typical adjunct aroma-flavor, highlighting corn, light malt, and slight cardboard flavors. It's rather sweet with just a touch of earthy hop bitterness that falls short of balancing. The ABV, while not super high by today's standards, is well-masked except for a little fruity alcohol tinge.

This isn't terrible, is cheap enough, and will make an acceptable tomato beer. I'm drinking this while watching the Patsies play the Dolts in the AFC championship.

Photo of mark5692
1.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Calling this a beer is a disgrace. This is some real crap. Most people nailed it by saying it's only good for getting drunk.that is true and its cheap. It's faux beer for people who want to get drunk off of something similar to beer. And some people talk about how it's refreshing and great for relaxing. Must be crazy to think that. If you have 5$ and want to get drunk you can get 6 pack of 16oz Natties, a couple of 40s which are far worse or a small bottle of very cheep booze. Your call

Photo of SkiBum22
1.52/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bigmrred
1.52/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of gomezc310
4.61/5  rDev +164.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers that u can sit, relax and enjoy the outdoors or anything really.....way better then what most of these naysayers here

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
1.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BcCraft710
2.02/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of CO_GD
1.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of MustyDusty
1.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of zacgadams
2/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of kamikazeokami
1/5  rDev -42.5%

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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.