Bud Ice

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Missouri, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #305
Ranked #30,270
1.93 | pDev: 40.93%
May 03, 2023
Oct 02, 2001
Bud IceBud Ice
Notes: Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process takes the beer to a temperature below freezing, which leads to the formation of ice crystals in the finishing process that gives Bud Ice its rich, smooth taste.
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Rated: 3.53 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

May 03, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by Andyman22 from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Mapachoman from Washington

3.88/5  rDev +101%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Honestly not a bad beer. A bit bready up front, but it has no offensive flavors and goes down smooth. For what it is, this is a good go to cheap beer. This is Budweiser 2.0 and has a much crisper finish. I'm a big fan of this beer and think it's one of the best budget options out there. I used to be a huge IPA guy, but im now coming around to the fact that beers like this absolutely have their place.
Apr 26, 2023
Rated: 3.13 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 1.72 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 2 by brewme from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +83.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
poured from a 25oz can into a 3 floyds pint glass. pours a clear straw gold with a finger a white foam that eventually fades away. no lacing, of course, but it’s not a bad looking beer. smell isn’t much. neither is the taste. it has that corn product, domestic lager thing going on but it isn’t terrible. almost refreshing and appreciate the ABV. very carbonated on the mouthfeel. what is there to say really? this is what it is and i enjoy it here and there. it’s at least got some alcohol content to it to make it worth drinking, which it is.
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by sawhite245

2.01/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This beer is sour but not like a sour beer. Not that good. High alcohol for low price. Feeling the economy pinch so I bought this. No smell to it. Light carbonation. Clean taste that ghosts pretty quick.
Oct 26, 2022
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Reviewed by markfill from Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev +82.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I like my IPAs bitter.Nowadays,brewers sell IPAs to the masses that taste and smell like mangos.I don't drink mangos.
I have gone back to macros for my everyday beer.This is a 5.5% beer.Its taste,if COLD as it meant to be drank,is clean,but carbonated.It looks dark golden(who cares?).It smells like a cheap,adjunct beer,but not offensive(don't take a large whiff,it ain't that kind of beer).I laugh at the morons that claim that this is a 'get drunk' beer...its 5.5%,less than any micro I drink!
Look,its brewed by Bud;say what you want,but they know what they are doing.Looking for micro-taste at this price point?Again,you're a moron.This is a cheap beer that has a clean taste for an adjunct;it ain't bad for what it is at all.
Oct 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Nicksikes from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev +105.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The Taste is good for how high alcohol content it is it is a good cheap beer it's my everyday drink after work after Keystone stop selling Keystone eyes.
Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +107.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Darker gold than regular Budweiser. Soapy loose head that doesn’t linger.
Smells very neutral.
Tastes like bread, crackers, malted grain, very little in the way of hops. Crisp with a surprisingly nice aftertaste. There’s a little alcohol heat on the backend as well, probably from being brewed with rice or corn syrup.
I think this beer gets a bad rap because it’s cheap, it also makes good micheladas if your into that.
Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25
only picked this one up because a fresh batch of 18 oz bottles came in and i figured, hell i hate budweisers line of products even after a fair shake of trying them. so may as well try this one too, since im a fair guy. first one had no carb, had to go get a replacement, short walk. this one, carbonation is fine. heyoooooooo. tastes the same as the previous bottle with no carbonation. but with bubbles. ya these things are just beer for bums to get buzzed in a blaze of time. Which i think makes it good for what it is, im just not lookin for it. on the ice beer scale, lower in terms of choice, if one had the options of course. not everyone is as fair as i.
Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.25/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Poured from an undated 12oz can.

On the pour a fizzy soda like head forms then quickly disappears entirely. Carbonation is very lively and the color is a yellow gold.

Aroma is rough. A bit of green apple off sweetness followed by a skunky note and finished by a rough bad smell that I couldn't say where it came from. Smells like expired cider even ice cold.

Flavor isuch better than the aroma fortunately with some malts actually present. Zero hops however. A fuel and alcohol flavor is present in the very back despite only being 5.5% abv. Has the same ricey light note as standard bud. Not the worst, bit not good. To be honest everything leading up to this had me expecting worse.

Feel is light watery and has a lot of co2 bite. Despite all its flaws, when ice cold this beer is relatively refreshing, and some head does form when sipped despite being headless in the glass. It gets the job done but it's still not great.

Overall this is just a cheaper stronger version of budweiser. If you like bud and are on a budget this might be fore you, but MHL is the same price and scores better in every category.
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 2.16 by BCole281 from Texas

May 21, 2022
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Rated by Danzifer from Ohio

2.65/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Not bad for the price. Not a fan of the mouthfeel but this is one of the best bangs you can get for your buck. Legendary among alcoholics.
Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Deano67

2.96/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
If I’m picking one 25 ounce beer to drink it’s between this or Budweiser. Similar to Bud in taste beechwood aged with stronger alcohol at 5.5 percent biting on your tongue overpowering. Decent smell when breathing through your nose. Not as enjoyable, but better buzz in a pinch.
Mar 07, 2022
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Rated by BMBCLT from South Carolina

1/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 3.1 by Echo93

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.64/5  rDev +88.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
25 oz. Can poured into mason jar
Look: Light straw, four finger head, heavy carbonation
Smell: Malt and corn sweetness
Taste: Bready with a hint of sweetness, little bitterness, strange finish- but not bad
Feel: A tongue tingler, light mouthfeel without being waterly
Overall: Nor too bad, but not special. Drinkable.
Jan 18, 2022
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Rated by hankp59 from New York

1.46/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
This is awful. Drink to prevent dehydration. Little malt no hops no fun.
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.41/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
25oz can from Fred Meyers. Every once in a while I dip my toe into the pool of beers kept at the end of the cooler. Those enormous cans with miniscule prices. Beers for the masses. Rating beer means all beers, not just the good ones. So here we go....I would say it looks like piss, but a lot of beers do. Weak golden body, foamy head fizzes away. Aroma? Faint " beer" aroma ( remember college? Day old beer can empties?) Taste is weak grainy, malty flavors, but nothing horrific. Just not much of anything. Easily drinkable, would quench your thirst for sure. Just not a lot of flavor at all. I've had worse.
Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Stringfellowhawke47 from Virginia

Jan 03, 2022
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Rated by Scotty667 from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +159.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A Nice strong Beer!
Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 1.39 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Only1bobert

3.25/5  rDev +68.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
To those who pour this in a glass to observe the taste/feel/aroma that’s like trying connect your iPhone to a 68 mustang stock radio. Just isn’t made for that purpose lol. This is a good beer after you mow the lawn or need something crisp. A smoking beer or a game with the buddies beer. Would I drink it every day? No. Would I drink it when I need a low priced buzz? Heck yeah. That’s the main reason they sell it in 16 oz cans. Don’t drink this if you want a “fancy beer” or “reviewable” this is as common as a Pepsi and should be drank as so. Enjoy my friends.
Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

1.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
This beer is get drunk, it even comes in 40 ounces so the teens who know someone who want to look cool on the railroad tracks or at a shitty party they don't realize that 40 ounces of bud ice is not how much you can drink but how fast. Ever drink warm bud ice? The ass end of a bottle? WOOF! I only bought a case of this because of the dam penguins and getting beer I was too young for during the early 90s ICE wars. Budweiser admitted that their employees used to piss into the vats. Now we know why it has such a bad flavor. PASS THIS UP!
Sep 18, 2021
Rated: 1.93 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

1.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
12oz bottle - bought this because it's infamous, review from notes:

This lives up to the awful legends about it. The best way I can describe it, and I'm not trying to be vulgar, this is just the best way to sum it up: it tastes how piss smells. And I wish I was kidding. Slightly sweet with a bite of alcohol, too. I don't know if this is a bad bottle, or what, and I don't care

curiosity satisfied
Jul 31, 2021
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Reviewed by DarrellFine from Florida

1.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
Revisited this vile piss because l told my wife to grab me some beer. She must hate me. Looks is fine, pale golden yellow, leaving light lacing down the glass as it sits. Smells like, well, nothing good, really. Faint corn, stale wet bread, just not good. Taste is absolutely horrid. Slightly sweet, with an unpleasant bitterness. Not a hops bitter, but a wtf did l just put in my mouth bitter. Almost like someone put a cig out in this thing and put it back in the fridge. Mouthfeel is not horrid, and probably the best quality of this crap. Glad l had the opportunity to show the can to my wife and explain to her how she should never desecrate my fridge with this ever again. So many better brews at the same price point. Effing disgusting. Avoid... just terrible.
Jun 08, 2021
Reviewed by NATTYFATTY from New York

2.98/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
It's primary benefit is the price. It's very inexpensive. The beer itself is easy to drink and has decent carbonation. The smell of it may not be the best but if you can get past that it's a decent brew. I'm not a huge fan of ice brewed beer but this one is acceptable to my personal taste. I recommend trying it. Even just once.
May 06, 2021
Rated: 3.07 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Apr 26, 2021
Rated: 1.67 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2021
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Rated by Gennyfan

4.78/5  rDev +147.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The best domestic beer made by budweiser good taste and good affect great price
Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 2.51 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by cpbunker24 from South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev +74.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bud ice is the true godfather among the ice beer family. Doesn't taste the best but what do you expect. No other Ice beer goes down as smooth and feels as good as a few crisp bud ices. Best enjoyed in a bottle and with a pack of American Spirits after a long day. Has a nice vintage look that clearly has not been updated since the '90s.
Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 1.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
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