Natural 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:
Natural Ice is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn that lends Natural Ice its delicate sweetness. It then undergoes Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process, which takes the beer to a temperature below freezing and leads to the formation of ice crystals which create its signature rich and smooth taste.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,273
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
1,433
pDev:
43.5%
Bros Score:
2.7
 
 
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Ratings: 1,433 |  Reviews: 353
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2/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of Hackattack
1.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This only works if you don't mind the taste and want to go for the higher ABV than the normal American Adjunct beer.....like when you were in late high school or college.

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1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of R11415
1.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of sparx1100
1.38/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of HighlandCraftsmn
3/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.22/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not too awful for cheap ice beer, to be as charitable as possible. I had a neighbor at one point whose back yard was littered with crumpled up Natural Ice cans. To cut a long story short, that path is not one I want to follow.

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Photo of zdust182
2.88/5  rDev +62.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It isn't this awful, toxic liquid most people say it is. I'm well aware that 'Natty Ice' has a special place in most drinkers' vocab as a beer only the poor or college folk buy. Keep in mind, for an ice beer, it isn't bad.
Look: faint yellow; bubbly; fast dissipating head
Smell: Metallic and corny; sweet
Taste: Sweet 'n smooth
If you're going to try it, try it knowing that you get what you pay for and that it's an ice beer. DRINK IT ICE COLD.

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1.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
1.38/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Ashburnzeb23
3.39/5  rDev +91.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duffman79
1.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Photo of nooutlet
2.04/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I always keep this lager along with Yeungling just for those days! I am a a true lager beer drinker who learned and starting appreciating all of the nuance of beer while living in Munich, Germany!

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Photo of Classless_Drinker76
3.51/5  rDev +98.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For my first review on Beer Advocate, I had to start with one of my go-to cheap beers. I have an interesting relationship with this one. People always make fun of me when I pull one of these babies out at a tailgate or party. "Thats piss beer!" or "You have no taste" they exclaim in horror. Hypocrites! I say as I point out their overpriced Bud or Coors light.
Natty Ice is an exceptional beer for the price. It tastes of sweet/hearty corn and finishes suprisingly well. Very refreshing. The smell is somewhat off-putting, but once you get past that its smooth sailing. As an added benefit, the alcohol content is nearly 6%. Drink a few of these and you're feeling good! If I had to choose between Natty Ice and any other common macro-brew, I would pick Natty all day everyday (the same can't be said for its more popular "light" cousin - gross). However, do not expect it to compete with the likes of more expensive brews. To sum it up, Natty Ice is the best of the worst.

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Photo of Tcsox
1.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Bogdawg
1.93/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of kraut6363
1.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BenHoppy
2.05/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Electros
2.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OzmanBey
1.25/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of WeisBierMann
4.6/5  rDev +159.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is beer.

Not the best beer, but pretty damn good when it is cold as the Rockies.

Don't let it get warm please.

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1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.25/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Bitterbill
1.65/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

I wanted a single serving so I had to settle for this big ass 25 ounce can. Pours a clear straw, loads of foam. Smells so grainy and sweet, to the point of rotten veggies. Grainy and off putting sweet taste. Again, I get a vegetal nastiness that I can't get past. Malt Liquor lite? I'd rather have a Mickeys.

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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.77 out of 5 with 1,433 ratings
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