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Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
45
awful

1,208 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 1.74
pDev: 43.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 114 | 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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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%

Photo of Kevin136254
1.8/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.25/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of mgr78704
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Spence138
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of scuttlebutt21
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Phigg1102
1.1/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of Alestorm4069
4.75/5  rDev +173%

Meh. Ok.... I guess. Someone paid me to drink this piss warm. I regret nothing. I won that bet. Then i popped a can ice cold. Drinkable that way. Actually surprisingly not bad, when you see its cheaper than keystone where i bought it, and somehow its not instantaneous projectile vomiting.
one of and this isnt saying much, the better ice beers around. Actually has some flavor to it. I am comparing this against beers in its class, Namely Keystone Ice Milwaukees best ICE, Bud Ice, and Busch ice. Compared to those things this seems not bad. Not that it matters. you drink a few bottles of natural ice you forget all about the flavor. Trust me, this stuff will f**k you up. They go down incredibly easy cold anyway. Don't do what i did and accept a wager to drink it hot without puking. Its pretty awful hot. Then again, what beer isnt? had a Sierra Nevada Pale ale ice cold, beats all of these things ive rated. once it gets warm, its just as bad.

Photo of OregonGrown7
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of MtOrion
1.39/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of bresnab
1/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of Giesch
1.2/5  rDev -31%

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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.