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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:
#44,584
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
314
pDev:
39.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
35
Trade:
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2.38/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sglooney316
1.35/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of whiplash308
3.58/5  rDev +105.7%
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 -36.8%
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 +122.4%
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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1.42/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Schlitz74
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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 +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jzlyo
1.73/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.6/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of digitalflood
2.59/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dat_boi
5/5  rDev +187.4%
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 +45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.26/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of zaraspook
2.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.25/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of 0_0
1.24/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.02/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Mitch_cook
2.36/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not bad for a cheap ice beer . Better than keystone ice but a bit more expensive where I live . Still has the average big brew tin can taste . Good for a hot day under a shade tree or fishing .

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.94/5  rDev +69%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25 oz. "The Big One" can. Color was a clear golden color with lots of streaming bubbles and a thick soapy white head that was actually crackling.

Smell something sweet and not much else going on. Maybe some grains in there.

Taste is very watery and adjunct lager like.

Mouth feel is actually light and watery.

Overall there is not a whole lot going on here. This beer has no real beer flavor to grab hold of and the odor is just very plain. Overall I think I would look elsewhere if I was going for an adjunct lager.

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2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigAl18
1.32/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.74 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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