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Natural Ice - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
45
awful

1,177 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 1,177
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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1/5  rDev -42.5%

dailyminefield, Oct 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

beb86, Oct 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Drew_Web, Oct 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

beerbronattyiceFTW, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ReadingRambler
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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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1/5  rDev -42.5%

DrMindbender, Sep 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev +14.9%

Cdquintana, Sep 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev +14.9%

flagbearer, Sep 27, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -28.2%

colinlikesbeer, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Natural Ice. Can you believe I've never laid lips to this yet?

Appearance : A fluffy 2 finger head quickly recedes to a basic foam ring on top of a mellow gold transparent body.

Smell : A fruity, grainy smell that's pleasant to the nose. A bit of banana and orange and creamed corn. I'm actually surprised this smells decent.

Taste : It's got a nice corn body with a backlash of ripe banana. This is crazy, I never expected this to have the flavor it does. The finish is a bit skunky but nothing I can't handle comfortably. The overall taste is of fizzy banana and corn. It's actually decent.

Mouthfeel : Fizz, with a clammy finish.

Overall : This isn't half bad and for what you pay for it, it's better than a lot of macros out there. I really thought this would be terrible but it's not. It's worth a shot if you're broke and want a tasty lager for the night. Still doesn't beat High Life but pretty close.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

Lonelyshadow, Sep 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +29.3%

Wiffler27, Sep 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +43.7%

Possibly the most efficiently drunk off of beer you can get.

goforbrian, Sep 19, 2014
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1.2/5  rDev -31%

mdaschaf, Sep 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Matt_Felix, Sep 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +29.3%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +43.7%

It's not very good, but at least it's cheap as hell. I'd drink this over Bud or that awful PBR garbage 8 days a week. If you want a good beer, leave this alone, but if you want a cheap beer that gets the job done and tastes better than most horrible watery lagers then grab yourself a Natty Ice. Stay away from Natty light.

CyrusKA, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev +14.9%

arini10, Sep 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +43.7%

Hootie159, Sep 13, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

DOCRW, Sep 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev +14.9%

Burkbom23, Sep 11, 2014
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1.52/5  rDev -12.6%

cmbeddoe7997, Sep 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -42.5%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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1.72/5  rDev -1.1%

Gra1164, Sep 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev +0.6%

holder1422, Sep 09, 2014
Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
45 out of 100 based on 1,177 ratings.