Busch Ice | Anheuser-Busch

Busch IceBusch Ice
BA SCORE
1.74/5
312 Ratings
Busch IceBusch Ice
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:
#44,150
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
312
pDev:
39.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.25/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dbrauneis
2.39/5  rDev +37.4%
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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Photo of Abbbp
1.81/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Zazzi82
1.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of Jeroberts2012
1.52/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.08/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No retention from the soapy yellow beer and head. Cheap corn and veggie aroma, with a blast of alcohol.

Taste seems a little more substantial than the non ice variety, but still, its just a sweet, corn instead of 100% barley kind of beer. Mild bitterness. Some aluminum/metal flavor. Somewhat bearable when it is super cold, but as it warms, the harsh alcohol comes out a lot as if it is an eisbock instead of ice lager.

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Photo of bigpepperoninate
2.92/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ok purrdy good but not my go to beer.
Looks: Legit looks like my piss...not saying its a bad thing.
Smell: Smells like a trailer park party, with a hint of marborlo stoges.
Taste: If you was to blend a loaf of bread and water, that is the exact result. Kinda good, i like bread.
Feel: Pretty smooth, like my pickup lines with the ladies,
Overall: Not bad, definitely drinkable but if i had other beer in the fridge, it wouldn't be the beer i grab.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AlcoholMan
3.25/5  rDev +86.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +129.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick, with spottier lacing, and a clear lighter golden body.

Smells like a lot of corn; so much that its a sweeter aroma. Also get brighter, grassier grains.

I taste a sweeter taste here for sure. Its not too sweet though&pretty smooth.

The mouthfeel here is clean and crisp

Overall, I'll give Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch a 4. This is my favorite ice beer.

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

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
1.43/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Cobratrooper
1/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Raime
1.63/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Going up North with a few friends can yield some pretty strange results. Got a 30 pack for $5 flat from a local mom & pop going out of business. I assume at this point a splitting headache and beer poops are sure to follow.

L - I won't pretend I poured this into a glass, so an average 3 will do.

S - Smells like..water. throw in a bit of cooked corn, add a dash of water, and maybe another dash. Nah, perhaps a gallon.

T - Follows the nose. Though that isn't always a bad thing as at least it doesn't taste bad.

F - Carbonated and flat.

O - I was expecting something more putrid than the light version. But it had less flavor, which in this case is a plus.

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Photo of ricoslim
1.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JoLight
2.37/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: light golden/yellow, with a frothy, white head that quickly turns soapy and dissipates into nothing. No lacing.

Aroma: highly sweet (corn?) adjunct, with a minute grain background. Some white bread is detected. Also, some alcohol sweetness is present.

Taste: grain backbone; carbonated water upfront; both a sweet adjunct flavor and a hop bitterness that build from the middle into the end; and the aftertaste is bready. Overall, the flavor is very mild and watery. The flavor is pleasant and not unlike any other adjunct lager, but the lack of flavor is an issue.

Mouthfeel: light, watery, and prickly from the carbonation.

Finish: dry, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of Sixpoint
1.4/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of DucksFan16
1.28/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

One of my top 5 worst beers of all time.

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

Photo of Brown120
1.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

I got my fair share of cheap beers, but this beer on another level. What the hell is that nasty aftertaste? Worst beer I ever had. Also isn't there supposed to be hops in there?

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Photo of KCCO_JSV
1.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Busch Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.74 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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