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Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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1,148 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 1.73
pDev: 43.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 85 | 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.

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Photo of Foyle
2.38/5  rDev +37.6%
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 +79.2%
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 +79.2%
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
Photo of BabaBeer
1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

BabaBeer, Yesterday at 08:47 PM
Photo of Mtcarini
4.47/5  rDev +158.4%

Guys, sometimes you drink beer to frat your face off and get drunk. In those situations, you need fuel, fuel that is also beer. Natty ice IS YOUR FUEL. It's got enough of the good stuff to take your party to the next level, but a name that suggests a way cooler and smoother finish then you actually get - but who cares, cause after 3 of these bad boys you're in the zone.


Mtcarini, Wednesday at 02:50 AM
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1.44/5  rDev -16.8%

jbires2, Tuesday at 09:04 PM
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1/5  rDev -42.2%

Nichols33, Tuesday at 01:18 AM
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1/5  rDev -42.2%

zwalls44, Monday at 03:23 PM
Photo of Dougology
1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

5.9% and 18 years old. That is all. Wait, 5$ per 12pack.

Dougology, Sunday at 08:45 PM
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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

buzzedup, Sunday at 07:00 PM
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2.04/5  rDev +17.9%

Rcaisse, Oct 18, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Sergioelijah, Oct 15, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

wvofficer, Oct 15, 2014
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1.24/5  rDev -28.3%

NHbeerfishing, Oct 11, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Dogstickfetch, Oct 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.2%

hurshybear, Oct 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev +15.6%

goast8127, Oct 07, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

PSU_Mike, Oct 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.2%

dailyminefield, Oct 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +1.2%

beb86, Oct 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

Drew_Web, Oct 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.2%

beerbronattyiceFTW, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ReadingRambler
1.5/5  rDev -13.3%

The good thing about it is that it doesn't taste outright rotten.

That's about it.

A friend of mine got a six pack of "Natty Ice" cans, sort of as a joke, and I asked for one. He did not hesitate to give me one of these precious, precious beers.

I cracked it open one night and took a few sips. I didn't really taste anything. Well, there might have been some grain there, but it was FAINT. It was not pleasant. I wanted to pour it all out. But you know what? I'm gonna be honest here. I did the thing that I think most normal people do with Natty Ice: I hammered the rest of it home and got a nice, cheap buzz.

ReadingRambler, Sep 29, 2014
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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.