Bud Ice

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Missouri, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #302
Ranked #30,755
1.92 | pDev: 40.63%
Friday at 11:30 PM
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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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +108.3%
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 +13.5%
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 +17.2%
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 +38%
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 +54.2%
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
Rated: 1 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 3.1 by Echo93

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.64/5  rDev +89.6%
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%
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 +25.5%
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 +160.4%
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 +69.3%
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 -31.8%
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 jimmah120 from Minnesota

1.8/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -16.7%
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 +55.2%
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: 3.02 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 +149%
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 +75%
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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Reviewed by LilPeep from Maine

3.8/5  rDev +97.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
People gotta remember this is an iced bud light, not bud regular. It's low in calories and flavor, less than bud regular but you get a higher abv with the refreshing bite of a bud a light. I'm down with it, esp from a clear bottle on a hot day
Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

3.1/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
In the realm of ICE beers this is not bad the appearance is average smell average taste essentially like bud heavy with less bread taste and more of an Alcohol. Overall Average. I would not bother buying it for a party or any function. Would recommend just spending the extra 2-3 dollars a case and buy something better and crisper. For a ICE Beer I would recommend Labatt Maxx ICE over this.
Jan 19, 2021
Rated: 2 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by Scott_45 from Ohio

Dec 04, 2020
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Rated by jminter from New Jersey

2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The penguin commercials were cool though.
Nov 08, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.62/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5
Pours a piss yellow, classic among all cheap lagers, 1/2 inch frothy white head that leaves the glass quickly. Smells like straw & horse piss inside of a hay barn with a slight hint of malts. Taste certainly follows the nose, it is smooth, but it sure does leave a funky aftertaste. Full-bodied with a smooth finish. There is a reason why this beer is cheap & we all bought it for that reason. If it's ice cold it isn't all that bad.
Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

1.85/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Poured from a bottle in to a pint glass.
Appears golden yellow with a rocky foamy white head that dropped quickly to almost nothing.
Smells lightly malty.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is light.
Overall, there's better beers out there, but a free beer on a 100 degrees day? I would drink one.
Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by krismorgan10 from California

3.3/5  rDev +71.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is the quintessential lazy summer night beer, the kind of drink you have with the boys over a bbq and a ball game. Nothing extraordinary, nothing offensive, just a clean and refreshing taste for those easy going nights.
Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 2 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
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Rated by Tennessee51 from Tennessee

4.61/5  rDev +140.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I thought the taste was good. It wasn't expensive and tasted pretty good and gave a good buzz!
Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

1.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Nothing quite singes the palette like that metallic Budweiser Ice flavor. Brewed for that fantastic can smoothness for an ice cold finish and a life ending hangover! After a few you’ll know it, both from the alcohol and the brick that is now in your stomach. The taste of a metal street pole will linger for a while, as will the masonry in your gut. Not advised for a drinking game, but it will get ya drunk. That’s about all it has going for it.
Jun 15, 2020
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