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Big City Ice - City Brewing Company, LLC

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 04-04-2008)
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Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
2.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is also mild but refreshing, some malts and corn. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall nothing special about this beer except for the price, $3.25 a six pack in PA.

tone77, Nov 04, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
2.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The side of the can denoted that it was brewed by Hat Trick, Inc. of LaCrosse, WI. I was really surprised not to see it in the data base, but so be it.

First, the nose was redolent of sulfur and it was evident as soon as I cracked the top. I got 1.5 fingers' worth of fluffy, bone-white head out of my pour, but it did not stick around long, ending in a white ring around the top of the beer.The color was a pale yellow with NE-plus clarity. It was like using X-Ray Spex to look across the room. The mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a sweet, sugary flavor on the tongue. The finish was like artificially flavored raspberry or strawberry candy, but with slight metallic undertones. Woof. It was not as bad as that can of Tuborg last night, but not by much. I am beginning to doubt my sanity in this can undertaking. It seems like there is a lot of sub-par beer being foisted on people in the form of cans. I will press on!

woodychandler, Apr 04, 2008
Photo of matty
3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Not much to say in the aroma.Taste is very sweet.It looks like this beer changed breweries from the time I got this can until now.I would say this is pretty average.The usual bbq or watching sunday football beer.For 11 dollars a case I really wasn't expecting to be overwhelmed.

matty, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of backfat
2.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow. looks like it's crazy watered down. Fizz and bubbles spritzing everywhere. after about two seconds, the bone white head disappears to absolutely nothing. I don't think this beer was meant to be seen out of the can.

The smell is very faint. some hays, grasses, corn, white bread, floral hops. not gross!

Again, like the smell, faint flavors of cereals and breads. surprisingly, I can't pick up any of that Ice they were talking about. again, not gross!

This is so watery that it's bizzare. They almost didn't make this gut retching. With a few minor improvements (look and feel) they could really polish this adjunct turd. I would definitely get this over the regular.

backfat, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of ABOWMan
2.05/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

TZhis can poured pale "urine" yellow. The color looks like my piss after numerous beers. Nice fluffy white head, but it didn't last long. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma was of something artifical. Not sure what. Maybe charlei and the Chocolate Factory???

The flavor was sinkeningly sweet. Far worse than the cheapest Baltic beer I have ever had. I couldn't get anything but chemically sweet. Perpahs they are using Nutrasweet to brew this lager?

Clarity is perfect. Looks like water only slightly yellow.

Drinkability... bet you can't drink one!

ABOWMan, Oct 23, 2009
Big City Ice from City Brewing Company, LLC
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.