Natural Ice
Anheuser-Busch

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From:
Anheuser-Busch
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #310
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
47
Ranked #30,709
Avg:
1.84 | pDev: 45.65%
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
1,154
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 16, 2022
Added:
Oct 03, 2001
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  340
SCORE
47
Awful
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by JackRT from Kentucky

2.72/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This beer holds a special place in my heart. While its certainly not the best tasting, it still has positive qualities that get it such a high rating. Specifically, its alcohol content. While we're only talking about a 1.7% ABV difference between Natty Ice and Natty Light, it makes a world of difference. This beer has also been found to be the most cost efficient way to get sloshed outside of drinking hard alcohol. (At least in my area) Its a college essential that I would put above textbooks.
Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 1.96 by Something8750 from Michigan

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by cdmentor from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +130.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
just a good all bargain american ice lager. Very smooth and delicate flavor. The snobs will hate it but its a great value and delicious on a hot summer day.
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

1.79/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
What sort of unfortunate turns of events led me to drink this? I … just don’t. Even if that’s all there is available. Although it’s nickname is “Natty Ice,” this was just plain nasty.
Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 1.5 by Best_Username from Florida

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1188004

2/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Came in hyped then let down. I guess PBR is the best unknown secret. It's hard to compare the full body of PBR to the competition. Drink PBR bro, aka Pabst Blue Ribbon.
May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.61/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Definitely not as bad as I was expecting, but not nearly as good as Icehouse for direct comparison. Some okay malt sweet bready notes in the flavor. The aftertaste was a bit bothersome - metallic and dry. Otherwise drinkable.
May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Milord56 from Florida

1.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5
Pours and looks like an American style lager, but the head fades quickly. Nose is insanely sweet. Tastes like bitter sugar, maybe a Gummi that has turned bad. Overall, I would not recommend this to anyone I like. It'll do, I guess, if your senses of taste and smell have gone dormant and you want a cold high alcohol beverage.
Apr 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Broski1989

2.98/5  rDev +62%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Natty ice!! Yes even anheuser busch on there website now refers to natural ice as Natty Ice. It’s a very budget friendly bottom tank beer that when drank ice cold is good. It’s not meant to be in any class of craft brews, but it does stand on par with higher price American Adjunts of higher prices. All in all for a ICE beer if drank cold like mentioned above it’s one of the best ice beers to drink
Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 2.33 by JFlowers

Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
 
 
Rated: 2.68 by hybridentropy from Angola

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by Echo93

Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.38 by Zigzach from Florida

Jan 08, 2022
 
Rated: 1.25 by smcel371 from New York

Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.13 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 1.42 by Hazey92 from New York

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
From a 25oz silo:

Appearance: Clear, yellow gold, good head at first, then fizzles out.

Smell: A little barley, then seltzer and clay.

Taste: Mild sweetness, then some fruitiness like grape or apple that reminds me I'm drinking a mediocre high abv beer. Finishes with some nondescript bitterness.

Overall: Picked up a silo out of curiosity and for a cheap lager to kick off a football Saturday. Was a little better than I expected but not as good as an Icehouse or Mickey's or OE800 for a cheapo beer.
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

2.24/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Pale yellow in color, with actually a sizable head that has some retention, which mostly dissipates after about a minute.

Smell - corn, syrup, and just a tad bit of funkiness. some alcohol comes through in the smell as well if it's warm enough.

Taste - when drank cold, tastes like just about any other adjunct: light, slightly sweet, and a subtle malty finish. however, if it warms, the beer really does taste nasty. in particular, the booziness really comes through, which is rough and reminiscent of gasoline. just drink it cold.

Feel - light bodied, high carbonation, and boozy for its type at 5.9%

Overall - despite the fact that I wrote a full review, Natty Ice really isn't meant to be analyzed. When it's cold, it drinks like any adjunct lager and gets you where you want to be quicker. however, if you sit around and start trying to pick out the flavors, that's when it starts to get nasty. Bottom line: it does what it's supposed to do.
Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

3.44/5  rDev +87%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
For Ice beers this is my favorite. If we think of the context of what Natural Ice is which is a get drunk quick scheme beer is the best of all ice beers., It is CHEAP and will get the party starting.
Aug 02, 2021
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Rated by Tennessee52 from Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +114.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
I don't know why this beer is rated as low as it is. This is good beer at a good price with a cheap buzz!
Jul 31, 2021
 
 
Rated: 1.4 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jul 25, 2021
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Reviewed by barknee from New York

2.96/5  rDev +60.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours 10k gold with a generous but quickly dissipating head. Lightly carbonated, but then again I have this chilled in the mid 30's. Pale malt and a touch of corn dominate the nose. Though not visibly carbonated, there is a fine bubbly fizzation on the tongue, much akin to champs. Mightily crisp, clean, refreshing and quite satisfying, this quencher was far more enjoyable than anticipated. At 2 bucks for the 25 oz or about 6 bucks a six-pack, it's a bit overvalued, but nonetheless enjoyed it on a curiosity powered goof..
Jul 11, 2021
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Rated by Meatquad

5/5  rDev +171.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tastes amazing. Strong rich amber color. Smooth upon contact with mouth. A bit pricey but worth every penny. The “OK Computer” of beers.
Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by BEZMEZ

May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by stroh

5/5  rDev +171.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is phenomenal. I love the smooth sessionable mild lager taste and the price is unbeatable. You just can’t go wrong with Natural Ice in my book!
May 02, 2021
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Rated by Detour12 from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +95.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Good tasting basic beer
not much flavor but still has a nice light flavor
nice and refreshing!
Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 2.76 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Apr 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.7 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Mar 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by migrations from Colorado

2.88/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
This beer is fine.
The taste isn't really great if you stop and think about it, but this beer is not the kind of beer that's made to be analyzed. This beer is like an average main stream comedy movie. It's rude and too much, but it's just there to be enjoyed.
This is blue collar construction worker beer after you get home or when you legitimately want to get a nice buzz on after a hard work week.
Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 1.47 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by BrandonAllaire from Vermont

1.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
The first of the month is here, and you know what that means. I’m sitting on my apartment porch in a lawn chair enjoying the best St. Louis has to offer. I’ve decided to go with the 25 oz format this time as I feel like I deserve it after my walk back from the cumberland farms I bought it from. The first pour into the glass displays a beautiful golden color. The kind of golden hue that my grandmother’s teeth have. The head quickly disipates once the liquid gold is settled. The smell has quite an inviting metallic must to it. Even though the scent of the evolving alcoholic fills the room, the flavor was a bit underwhelming. Essentially all bark, not bite with the taste. There are hints of spoiled apple and aluminum that compliment the stogie I’m ripping on. The feel of this gem is very light and dry like my work ethic. Overall, I rate this a solid 2.5. I can’t wait for next month, so I can treat myself again.
Jan 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 09, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by LT5 from Georgia

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 1.25 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2020
Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 47 out of 100 with 1568 ratings