Bud Ice Light

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Lager - Light
1.51 | pDev: 43.71%
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.62/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Super light color yellow, and it even has a little turbidity for something with so much water, usually Bud products are professional grade clarity, but not here. Sweet corn smell. Really lacking any beer qualities.

Taste was mostly water, but the alcohol was too big for what it is. Thin corn fed body, can't really discuss hops in this beer. I can't really figure out what the target demographic for this beer is. It doesn't make sense in terms of its continual existence.

Jan 24, 2016
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GossageBrewery from Missouri

1.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured this 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a clear pale yellow color, produced a thin white head, poor retention , and no lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this Light Lager was mild, some corn and grain but not much else. Very light in body, smooth, some malted grain flavor, cereal grains, very dry finish. There are some mild hops present, but not much to talk about. Overall another poor quality, mass produced brew by AB that I hope to never drink again. Prost!

Sep 12, 2012
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

1.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Wow, can't believe they still make this. One of my underage drinking mainstays out in South Carolina. Anyways, light, very light yellow color, with a problem with clarity for such a beer. Largely absent beer smells in the aroma, mostly watered down fusel alcohol and corn smell.

Kind of a sweeter edge in the taste, everything is pretty thin, except for the boozy edge to it. Hopping, malt, not really existing in a significant enough manner to warrant a further discussion. Adjuncts frozen and scraped beer.

What's the point when you only end up at 4% abv? A session ice light beer? Well, "we'll let marketing worry about that."

Dec 30, 2011
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DUBinMIA from Florida

1/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Served in a pub glass from a bottle.

Very pale straw yellow color, very clear filtered look

no aroma noted

water like very light bodied

taste and looks like water.... no aroma... no head... i hear its very hard to make though and they get it the same every time... i guess that is one positive... oh and they do have good commercials!!!

Aug 01, 2011
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Wasatch from Colorado

1.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice clean/clear yellow color, some carbonation, tiny white head which fades quickly. Not much sticky lacing at all. The nose is kinda malty, grainy/ricy. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy/ricy. Light Body, not much going on with this one. Would not buy this one again, what a waste of water.

Jun 12, 2011
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Jazzcrop from California

2.33/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Not really that interesting of a beer; smells and tastes like 3% carbonated vodka. Good beer for college shenanigans and car trips, and occasionally driving, err, I mean swimming, haha. I think my buddy has a fridge full of these things. He thinks this the shit. I think not.

Jun 10, 2011
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OrangeAmps from Massachusetts

1.2/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

terrible beer. but then again, what did i expect? It smells like piss, and drinks like it too.

I dont get how people can buy cases of this shit and go home happy. It boggles the mind.

no hops, all corn and adjuncts. Id stay away from this one, even for the style.

never again.

May 06, 2011
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

2/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass it was not terrible, had a nice light golden color and a smooth, even carbonation level I could see through the crystal clear glass. Decently done. Unfortunatly that is where the fun ended as light corn, musky wet hay and just a mess took over from there. Not cool at all. Too light and way overcarbonated, the cold only served to mask what was a near putrid flavor. Wet corn and grass, week old clippings and a mess of grain. Just nothing redeeming here at all.

Overall I could see why this is is the top ten worst beers, wow. .79 could have been spent on gum.

Feb 28, 2011
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TheKingofWichita from North Carolina

1.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a crappy looking thin straw yellow color with a thick white head and no lacing. Smells of corn and booze. Tastes of corn, oil, and maybe some hop extract. Mouthfeel is medium and it has a really hefty carbonation. Drinkability is really low and the beer is pretty nasty.

Jan 20, 2011
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JayS2629 from Alabama

1.97/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Thin watery, clear pale yellow with thin white head, little retention, and spotty lace.

S- Corn, hay, grass, and earthy hints, faint hops

T- Sweet corn, grass, hay, notes of booze

M- Thin, watery, crisp, over carbonated

D- Boring, overcarbonated, and bland. Watery, and lacking in flavor.

Jan 02, 2011
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

2.3/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts, light malts, grain and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is bready and sweet with the typical adjunct and grain flavors that you normal get in this type of beer. There is very little hops bitterness and the malt character is about as thin as you can get. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down quite easily and is not filling at all since there isn't very much to this beer, very mild kick, doesn't taste much different from regular Bud Light, yet another fizzy yellow beer from AB.

Oct 08, 2009
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utah44 from Louisiana

1.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

What is the difference between this and Bud Light other than the name? This beer is watery and not much else good can be said about it. Others have said it better than I can. Mouthfeel is weak, taste is atrocious, and poured appearance is without obvious merit. Drinkability would be adequate for the non-discrimiinatory palate, but would not satisfy the more erudite person.

Jul 08, 2009
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biggred1 from Indiana

2.86/5  rDev +89.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, palest yellow with a finger of white foam that quickly melts away to a skim. Light graininess and not much else in the nose. Taste is really light adjunct grain and faint hop bittering. Finishes dry and squeaky clean. Pretty easy to drink with a light, watery effervescent mouthfeel. I'm not sure why we need a "light ice" it kind of seems like a made up style.

May 17, 2009
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Brad007 from Vermont

1.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light blond color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma is full of corn and sweet malt. Typical light lager smell here. Certainly nothing special.

Taste is light and watery with corn and sweet malt. Very thin. Nothing impressive here.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering corn and malt. Almost non-existent to begin with.

To give any credit to this beer, it's easy to drink but it's nothing impressive. It's not even average. I know that there are people who drink this all the time and I can't ever understand why they would. Mediocre.

Mar 28, 2009
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WakeandBake from Michigan

2.1/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A super pale yellow Pee-pee color with a medium fizzy white head that dissipated quickly and leaves no lacing.Aroma of light corn, alcohol and little else. Flavor is quite watery,corn and other adjuncts,not nearly as good as regular Bud Ice. Lots of carbonation,watery maothfeel,short finish of corn or vegetables.

Mar 22, 2009
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thekevlarkid from Maryland

2.1/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I know, I know. Why do I do this to myself? Well, someone has to, that's why. Out of a bottle this brew was a very pale yellow color, perfectly clear, with a little bit of rising carbonation. The head was white, thin and foamy, quickly becoming a tiny skim. The lacing was surprisingly decent. The aroma was of pale malt and lager malt with a slightly metallic twinge. The flavors were dry and grainy with a very processed macro-lager malt being dominant behind which little else lurked. Light notes of corn and a crisp finish. It left a slightly bitter slick on my tongue. The mouthfeel was watery and foamy, the body light, the carbonation medium/high. Easy to get drunk on, but that's all one can say for it.

Feb 17, 2009
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magictrokini from California

1.62/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This thing smells better than its cousins, but don't be fooled. Near clear yellow fizz with a white head. Aroma is nice and sweet, like canned corn or frosted flakes. Sugary corn-water that is supposed to get you drunk faster. Just drink more Bud Light faster and avoid this corny mess.

Dec 04, 2008
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hurleymanvw from Georgia

1.03/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

What can i say about this one that has not been said time and time again.

Looks like tinted water with a foamy disappearing head, if you can call it that.

Not much smell to speak of maybe a hit of alcohol

Tastes like lightly flavored water.

Finish, well you are just happy when you are finished with this one. Bud light on steroids.

Sep 04, 2008
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changeup45 from Florida

1.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A watered down version of their standard Bud Ice. I just don't like Ice beers in general. A little less foul tasting than their Bud Ice but still something I don't want to drink again. Corn, malty, rice mix. Not smooth, not flavorful, bitter, and down right tough to drink at times.

Aug 24, 2008
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Overlord from California

1.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Was subjected to this yesterday. What is there to say?

Pours a bleached watery yellow with a big sudsy head. Smells vaguely of ... nothing, really. Mouthfeel like carbonated club soda, with a bit of skunky vegetation thrown in.

It was embarassing looking for a glass to pour this into.

Jul 19, 2008
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Beerislife652854 from Connecticut

1.29/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bud Ice Light? What is the point? Bud Light is better and less expensive.

A - Pale straw yellow, lots of big carbonation bubbles, head fades to a ring, almost no lacing at all.

S - Almost nothing going on here. Slight hints of rice and alcohol.

T - Tastes like carbonated water with a hint of beer. Very watery.

M - Goes down like water, carbonation fades after a very short time.

D - Lots of college students seem to like it, and so did I. When I was in college.

Jun 30, 2008
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rye726 from Colorado

1.03/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This elixir comes in a flashy clear bottle that probably appeals to underage drinkers looking for something cheap. Anheuser Busch claims to fight sales to minors yet they continue to advertise in their direction, them and cheap hookers. Standard yellow flavor and no real flavor or aroma. Maybe some rice. Fizzy gimpish body. Boo.

May 15, 2008
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TheodorHerzl from Indiana

1.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Many of my friends know that I enjoy beer, and for some reason people bring me stuff that they hate and are like "Hey, try this, it isn't any good!" Thanks for making me want to drink it.

Pours a light yellow with a small bubbly head that dissipated very quickly. Not much going on in the nose other than some light corn scent and alcohol. The taste is of a sweet filler flavor with a sour metallic twinge on it. Very very thin on the mouthfeel.

All I can say is that this is not good, and should be avoided at all costs. I should have known when one of friends that preaches the merits of Bud Light gave me this and said even he couldn't drink it.

Mar 07, 2008
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skeetermoses from Oklahoma

1.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is one of my low points of drinking beer. I so dont want to admit to drinking this one, I did drink it only for the whole point of having a very cheap beer to drink. It is better than drinking swill but there are so many good beers out there. To get drunk without spending much money or taste, this would be the beer for you.

Dec 31, 2007
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

1.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, almost colorless yellow body topped with a thin ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Water-logged cornflakes with a whiff of fusel alcohol.

Taste: More day-old cornflakes along with an accompanying sweetness. Nothing in here that resembles hops or bitterness. The flavor grows more and more and more watery until only a slight, unpleasant astringent note appearing on the finish can remind you you're not just drinking water, though you'll rather you had been.

Mouthfeel: Ultra thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. This is as watery as it gets, folks.

Drinkability: Entirely bland and unenjoyable. A very unnecessary beer.

Dec 17, 2007
Bud Ice Light from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 48 out of 100 with 151 ratings