Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch
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1.5/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
I obtained this twenty-four ounce man-can from my local purveyor of budget foodstuffs for the agreeable price of ninety-nine cents.
A - I poured this into a big wiezen glass and got a one finger head of fizzy bubbles, and then it's gone as quickly as it formed. I'm left with a glass full of bland yellow crystal clear brew with a boat load of tiny bubbles rising to the top.
S - Corny, but not in the usual cooked corn way. This is more like cornflakes in a bowl of milk. No trace of hops, but I can smell a bit of bubblegum! This doesn't have much of a smell, but what is there smells pretty good for a cheapo ice lager.
T - Bubblegum shows up again here too....old nasty ABC bubblegum. Very much like the nose...cornflakes, bubblegum (not like good hefe bubblegum), and mineral water like those crazy Italians drink (perrier?). That's what it tastes like when cold...when it warms up ever so slightly, I taste aspirin tablets, seltzer water and metal.
M - Extremely carbonated with a light body and a bitter lingering aftertaste. Most macro beer companies try to advertise the lack of an aftertaste as a good thing, and in this case I agree.
D - I find that I enjoy "ice brewed" (whatever the hell that means) lagers better than their light or "premium" (ha!) brethren, but this is an exception. It's ok when chilled, but nasty as hell when anywhere above freezing cold. Too acrid for sessioning.
Serving type: can
09-04-2007 05:34:55 | More by pmcadamis
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