Bud Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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53
awful
1,136 Ratings
THE BROS
42
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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
Ratings:
1,136
Reviews:
282
Avg:
2.09
pDev:
35.89%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
226
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,136 |  Reviews: 282
Photo of Timc32
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
1.4/5  rDev -33%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Bitburger
1.02/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Better, drink out of the faucet!

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Photo of Simulatedface
1/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Rot gut Panther p**s. Guaranteed headache.

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Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SpaceBeagle
2.54/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoosteez
3.66/5  rDev +75.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Not gonna lie every time I pick one up its just to chug after a few good beers in an attempt to catch a buzz drinks like water never takes more than 30 seconds to kill a 16 oz can nice for if you're broke and wanna finish the night up with a decent little beer cheaper than budweiser itself typucally

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Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
1.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of digitalflood
2.02/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Schlitz74
1.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This was not a good beer, it wad rather plain and watery, nothing good here

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Photo of Tigerbrau
1.1/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Determined_021
1.22/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.84/5  rDev -12%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is a little darker color than the usual yellow of a BMC product. Almost no head. Aroma of boozy grain.

This is mostly a gimmick. The abv of the beer is only .5% higher than the regular Bud product. And for that .5%, you smell and taste like 5x as much alcohol. Otherwise, its the same beer suffering in every aspect category wise compared to the base beer. I was shocked they still make this. Total niche market.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
2.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
1.03/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of rossracing
1/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dar482
1.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

The beer comes in a clear deep yellow.

The aroma offers stinky sweet grains, fresh pale grain quality, apples.

The flavor follows with apple sweetness, but surrounded by more cracked grains,. The beer somehow burns on the back of the palate somehow. Smooth despite that initial attack, and the beer just glides away so quickly.

The mouthfeel is razor thin, with prickly carbonation helping the brew out.

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Photo of kickop
1.95/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is the drink of choice for homeless people here in Las Vegas.
It's cheap and can get you buzzed in one or two cans.

The smell is similar to that of urine that has fermented in a gatorade bottle you accidentally left from two summers ago.

The taste isn't half bad. Reminds me of a big bite into sourdough and washing it down with water.
The after taste is similar to licking wet cardboard.

The look of the beer is actually nice. Its a golden color with a head that seems to dissipate rather quickly.

The feel is pretty nice going down. It reminds me of drinking a seltzer water. Can't taste the alcohol much.

Overall its a beer that is super cheap, tastes like seltzer water and bread and can get you drunk fast.

This is the drink for homeless people and highschool kids.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.49/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.51/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I really won't try to drag this one out a whole lot. I have made several attempts at giving these AAL's a shot and really am coming up with almost the same thing so here we go.
Look is O.K. with a clear golden color and a white head that just disappears very quickly.
Smell is just not a whole lot but some sweet bread smell.
Taste is actually O.K. for a Bud. The taste of that thick rice soup of regular Bud seems to be squashed by the icing process.
The mouth feel is on the light side, almost like a light beer, with a crisp finish.
Overall not a bad beer and a better one one from the folks at Bud.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.4/5  rDev +62.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.83/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AfricanPete14
3.22/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

As a college student, I do my best to try out both full flavorful and rich beers as well as finding something dirt cheap to get drunk off of. This beer is the latter. A perfect beer to get drunk with. This definitely had the lightest yellow color that I've ever seen a beer have. The smell consisted of a very light corn/wheat smell. The taste was initially watery that gave way to a typical AAL taste with grain and wheat and such. the finish had a strong malt flavor. The mouthfeel was one of the smoothest beers I've ever had that went down easily. Cost me 5 dollars for a 6 pack and with 5.5 ABV this beer gives you a great buzz with a nice taste.

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Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
2.09 out of 5 based on 1,136 ratings.
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