Bud Ice | Anheuser-Busch

Bud IceBud Ice
BA SCORE
1.5%
Liked This Beer
1.86 w/ 1,137 ratings
Bud IceBud Ice
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:
#43,764
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
1,137
Liked:
17
Avg:
1.86/5
pDev:
38.71%
Alströms:
1.6
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
228
Trade:
0
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Photo of choll
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried this from a can and a bottle. Bottle is a little bit better.

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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

Photo of Jlabs
1.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of cliffyp17
2.35/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

U don't like it don't buy it...it's a great beer by light and reg adjunct USA lager standards. Great price .get the cans and pour into a nice fat glass..beats the dress off of most other ices

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Photo of Yeldarb92
1.19/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of takusan1000
2.26/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Non-beer-snob-reviewer
3.16/5  rDev +69.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

I really don't understand why this beer is getting lower reviews than Natural Ice. It does have the same metallic smell as Natural Ice but a lot less metallic smell. For being a cheap beer I think it is actually good. I actually like it better than regular Budweiser, which costs more and is lower in alcohol content. Budweiser is my favorite of the mass produced beers but I actually think this tastes better at a lower price. Natural Ice gets better reviews than this but they are both brewed by the same company and not even a half percent difference in alcohol content makes up the difference in taste. It is fairly flavorless, but if you want a cheap beer that will get you buzzed this is it. It does not win a flavor competition, but it will get you buzzed at a cheap price and pretty much taste like water. I believe that was what the company was looking to accomplish so I belive they did a good job at accomplishing that.

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Photo of Spoda1983
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jamierosales
2.85/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't help but feel that everyone here is exaggerating to some degree. Bud Ice is uncomparable to something along the lines of Victory At Sea but it's 200Km beyond King Kobra or anything of that sort. In other words - it's a low quality, flavorless (preferential in this case), inexpensive yet drinkable beer.

Ok so it's the morning after and my head is throbbing pretty bad so I recant. Try to avoid this beer.

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Photo of mthomp081
1.06/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of NickFry9
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mamaraza
2.04/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SuiGeneris1
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of TerryMills
2.7/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too sweet..

Not much else going on beside a fake malt sweetness .

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Photo of caburdette51
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of GatorB
1.94/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of robebo44
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kettle1
2.23/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of 94rocker1
2.3/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of slipknotfan93
1.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of daliandragon
1.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

We old timers remember when the ice beer revolution/advertising campaign was in its infancy. It was a really big deal for about six months....then everyone realized it was just a crappier version of regular crappy beers. It was a gimmick, like Zima, which appeared around the same time. Unlike Zima, this garbage is still going strong.

Bud's version pours clear bodied and straw colored with watery off white head. Nose is sour corn and that's it. Flavor is corn and grain but is neither impressive or offensive. Blander and duller even than regular Bud. Texture and finish are limp and empty. It is drinkable in that it takes no effort, not in that it is enjoyable.

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.5% out of 100 with 1,137 ratings
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