Bud Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,341
Reviews:
286
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
38.71%
Bros Score:
1.6
 
 
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6
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Photo of Asics
1.19/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Zyzz
2.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
2.75/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Eptar
1.58/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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Very poor beer, only one to get if you're on a strict budget and can't get anything better. Smell is very corn heavy, but the taste is semi-sweet, but the alcohol, even for a 5.5%, definitely stands out.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
1.36/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Warren2621
1.02/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Demi
2.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rostie
3.75/5  rDev +101.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.57/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CIBoy10
1.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Harrison8
2.44/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear straw with a finger of white head. Head retention is fair, with a little lacing left behind. Aroma is tart biscuit and bread malts, rice, and a little alcohol burn. Flavor profile is a light punch of alcohol, with rice and biscuity, bready malts behind. Mouth feel is a little fizzy, but otherwise crisp. It has a medium-thin thickness. Overall, the alcohol is apparent, which is saying a lot considering this is less than 6% ABV.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Matthewislee
1.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of marc956
2.06/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've had some pretty bad / cheap beers over the years but thought I would try this one for the sake of giving it a fair review. Well it's worse than expected.. disappointed but thankfully only bought one can, and yes it was drunk cold from the fridge.

Bad taste if you can even say it has any,not enough ABV to get a buzz. Should've known better given how most feel about it!

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Photo of Spencer96
2/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If you want the quick buzz of a bad ice beer, there are less expensive options. Just saying. Does anyone remember Bud Dry, the phase between "draft" and "ice"?

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.66/5  rDev +43%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sglooney316
1.37/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Khaack
2.33/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of choll
4/5  rDev +115.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth drinking ice beer. I like it from the tall cans more so than the bottles. Drink up.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JohnTurano
1.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of huthuty
3.71/5  rDev +99.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured with a large head for the style

smells very corny and sweet but plain otherwise

Tastes very sweet and the fact is balanced out by the present alcohol taste in this lighter beer

I think ice beers are under rated in general, these are high alcohol with more flavor than normal adjuncts,

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Photo of AlabamaDarren
4.7/5  rDev +152.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings