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Bud Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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1,143 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.05/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bud Ice

Look: Pale yellow in color, fizzy , over carbonated lager.

Smell: Adjunct grainy smell with sweet corn and cooked veggie notes coming out.

Taste: Sweet corn, rice and stale hop flavor. Somewhat crisp but near cloying sweetness is king here. The rest is just a hodgepodge of spent grains, generic hops, and alcohol.

Overall: Malt liquor lite, this has all the downfalls of cheap malt liquor, without the benefit of high abv.

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Photo of GLockmeister19
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of flagmantho
2.25/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 24oz tall can into a pint glass. I do like to give beers like this a shot once in awhile.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a crystal-clear body and a decent effervescence. Head poured two thick fingers of fizzy white foam which dissipated almost instantly.

Smell: sweet malt, slightly sour grain, and a touch of plastic. Not great, but for all that, surprisingly inoffensive.

Taste: kind of over-sweet malty flavor with a bit of a sickly-sweet aftertaste. Better than I was anticipating, but it's not wonderful.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent level of carbonation and a refreshing effervescence. Pretty much what the style calls for.

Overall: not the best beer in the world, but not the worst example of the style. That said, I still don't like this beer very much.

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Photo of CoryK86
1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Gtg642
2/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Molnar
2.75/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of tubeyes
1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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3/5  rDev +61.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of buckywarren
1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Razr86
2.5/5  rDev +34.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -5.9%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Brenden
1.8/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A clear pale yellow beer struggles to keep a bone-white head that grows to almost a finger before fading away. A wisp is left on top, and a few tiny spots of lacing manage to stick.
The nose offers white grape and grains.
The taste offers seltzer water with an offensively grainy finish and a flash of almost residual sweetness and metal. It's fortunate that it's so weak of flavor.
The feel is seltzer water; just...carbonated water. At least it's crisp, as AB likes to tout. They can keep it.

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2/5  rDev +7.5%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev +61.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +47.8%

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1/5  rDev -46.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +74.7%

Bud Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.86 out of 5 with 1,143 ratings
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