Busch 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): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Busch Ice is a smooth-tasting ice beer. It is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,800
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
324
pDev:
40.34%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from 25oz can into shaker glass. Standard lager appearance -- 2" sudsy white head, mild lacing, pale straw color, moderate streaming bubbles. Aroma -mild toasted malt and slight corn sweetness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, frothy with a crisp, dry finish. Flavor of lightly toasted malt, cracker, a bit of corn, with a mild hop bite. Overall: a decent offering in the style.

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Photo of depechemode1983
2/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out a clear medium yellow color. Head is white with almost no retention. No lacing.
Smells a bit like banana. Could be the corn. There is also a faint graininess in the back but not much else.
Pretty light tasting for 5.9 abv. If its really cold that is. The cheap corn sweetness makes its appearance as the it warms.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodies with high carbonation. Standard for the style.

It isnt too bad when cold. But as warms watch out.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
1.85/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of bushwack
1.75/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BEER88
1.75/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of agm2018
2.7/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

easy to drink - super cheap

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
1.2/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +184.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chicagoish
2.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.27/5  rDev +29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Another one that I will only buy and drink if it's the cheapest option. After two or three, however, you kind of forget how bad it is. For some reason, though, it is usually cheaper than regular Busch.

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Photo of PCPhil
2.38/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sglooney316
1.35/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of whiplash308
3.58/5  rDev +103.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Busch Ice. The official beer of American college party goers that want to say to the second-string quarterback that their beer is stronger than theirs.

Honestly though, it's manageable. It's 5.5% ABV here in Ontario, FYI.

Look: Yup, it's beer.
Smell: Smells like beer.
Taste: Complicated. Like it's trying to be overly malty, but a hidden grainy flavour is escaping.
Feel: Smooth Intro, and a surprisingly large bite at the end.

Overall, I shockingly like it. The main reason is because some people can slam a few cans of these, and not realize they slammed a few cans. It's easy to casually drink, and that's its redeeming quality.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
1.1/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Poured into a disused Yahtzee shaker.

Look: bad. Like something an alcoholic would drink out of something other than glass

Color: slightly yellow. Nothing impressive.

Smell: nonexistent.

Taste: vaguely of beer and old play-doh.

Feel: ha!

Overall: it was cold and I drank it. Experience is slightly heightened when drinking in the shower.

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Photo of huthuty
3.87/5  rDev +119.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a thin head to a mild amber color, despite the small head its clear its highly carbonated,

The smell is of water, grains, and lightly of alcohol

The taste is that expected of an adjunct except sweeter with the alcohol accenting the flavor of the light lager

This is a good cheap ice beer, at 5.9% it's reasonably strong and very drinkable

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Photo of Jlabs
1.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Schlitz74
1.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is just as bad as bud Ice. This is just not that good.

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Photo of Steven_Canadian
2/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jzlyo
1.73/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not much of anything other than mild corn/malts in the aroma. The flavor is corn/malts, rather bland in the middle and a heat/noticeable alcohol in the finish.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
2/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.6/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of digitalflood
2.59/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dat_boi
5/5  rDev +184.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is literally the perfect beer. It changed my life. I used to be a loser until this golden lager touched my lips. Now I am a god. Thanks Busch, you finally made up for 9/11.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
2.53/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.76 out of 5 with 324 ratings