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
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
63
Avg:
2.15
pDev:
37.21%
 
 
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8
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of huthuty
3.87/5  rDev +80%
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 -34%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Schlitz74
1.5/5  rDev -30.2%
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 -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jzlyo
1.73/5  rDev -19.5%
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 -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.6/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of digitalflood
2.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikr
1.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dat_boi
5/5  rDev +132.6%
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 +17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.26/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of zaraspook
2.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
1.25/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of 0_0
1.24/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.02/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
1.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Mitch_cook
2.36/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +36.7%
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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Photo of slipknotfan93
2/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BigAl18
1.32/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of curtisjoseph
1.2/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Squire123
2.85/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What, another 5.9 percenter? AB's on a roll.

Frat house buzz brew. Light color, low hops, medium body and flavor derived from adjuncts rather than malt. Not bad stuff and not ashamed to say I could drink it again without being forced. Not my cut of tea though, a diminished version of Bud Ice which is a better balanced brew.

Buy it if you're in the mood for a 5.9 and the store is out of Bud Ice.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbrauneis
2.39/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with a light amount of light fruit/apple sweetness and a hint of rice adjuncts. Hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of rice adjuncts and a hint of light fruit/apple sweetness. Light flavors of grassy hops impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away in a moderate amount of time.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Not horrible and pretty easy to drink but not something I would seek out again. The higher ABV is well hidden, I would not even know this one packed more punch than Busch or Busch Light.

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Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
2.15 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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