Busch Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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Busch IceBusch Ice

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Missouri, United States

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

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2.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

355ml can, 6.0 % ABV, and made in that backwater AB-Inbev backwater of Edmonton, AB. Wait, I live here! Single can from some random walk-by liquor store.

This beer pours crystal clear, very pale golden pee colour (I've got a two-month old, so this I know!), with three rather surprising fingers of puffy, tightly foamy bone white head, which leaves some actual, honest to goodness loose coral lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of pretty sweet corn grist, mashed green apple, a certain mineral water character, and a general dusty mustiness. The taste is more sweet, gritty, and grainy malted corn, a bit of overcooked rice, and an indistinct wet mustiness - very much the semblance of any crappy neighbourhood pub whose doors I've sparingly darkened the doorstep of late (Hello, H20 Lounge!). No appreciable warming from the extra point of booze, so a win for AB-Inbev, then, eh?

The bubbles are hardly noticeable, the body on the light side, but not so much so, and smooth and creamy, down to the proscribed dotted i and crossed t. It finishes sweet, apple-ish, and generally inoffensive to the insensitive tastebuds of the world, I would imagine.

While not good by any stretch of the imagination, this follows the BMC trope of dumbing everything down to the simplest flavours, and ramming that down our throats. This isn't really that hard to drink, even with the extra bit of booze - I'd take it over any Minhas product in a heartbeat, but that's a world where beer would be my last drink of choice.

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Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
2.13 out of 5 based on 309 ratings.
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