Natural Ice

Natural IceNatural Ice
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Missouri, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #318
Ranked #28,506
1.85 | pDev: 45.95%
Mar 14, 2024
Oct 03, 2001
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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Ratings by Beer_Goblin:
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Rated by Beer_Goblin from New York

1.89/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Dec 01, 2023
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Reviewed by gregorreti from California

4.08/5  rDev +120.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well, it is a great tasting & low-cost production lager. The quality of this Beer is just plain good, not great. The reason for not being great is that Anheuser-Busch is not applying the German "Reinheitsgebot" that is common for Lagers. This "Cleanliness Order" does not allow the usage of Corn, Rice or Corn Syrup. AB bypasses the super cheap corn taste, using a freezing process.
Somehow AB manages to keep this beer quite ok tasting. Its Hoping and Malting flavor is typical Lager, not ideal for Hop-Junkies. Aroma, color, head retention, after taste is quite ok. Best competitor within this price category is Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Mar 14, 2024
Rated: 1.48 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2024
Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Nov 18, 2023
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Reviewed by razorbackricky from Arkansas

1.11/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
taste like sinkwater and smells like a junkyard full of burning rubber from rob's tireshop if it were possible i'd tell them to stop selling it and get with the times. i wouldn't drink this if it was the last beer on earth and my testicliar region was engulfed
Oct 04, 2023
Rated: 2.1 by AndyGG from California

Oct 02, 2023
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Rated by gogglesnteeth from Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Cheap beer for the basement bar. Good beer for just a beer or two after work, etc.
Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by naatyiceman77

4.91/5  rDev +165.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
natty ice should get more credit than it gets its kills best ice and icehouse destroys bud light crisp clean taste smooth 5.9 aBV and 4.2 carbs 1.19 for 25 0z compared to bud light 25 oz cans at 2.49 a win win for me
Aug 16, 2023
Rated: 1.92 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Father-of-two from California

3.08/5  rDev +66.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Presentation: 12 oz can poured into pint glass

Look: Clear golden color. Head is surprisingly large, and lasts longer than expected.

Smell: Prominent aromas of grain, corn, and roasted malt. Minimal hops aroma.

Taste: Strong caramelized malt, and grain flavors. Minimal hops flavor. Minor citrus aftertaste. Flavor is light but refreshing and smooth. Quite tasty!

Feel: Smooth and light mouthfeel.

Overall: This beer is better than you'd think it would be. Nothing about it is below average for it's segment. Flavor is more complex than I expected. Considering it's 5.9 percent alcohol by volume, it's quite smooth and drinkable. I'd recommend this beer to anyone who likes drinkable American Lagers.
Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Cathartes from Massachusetts

3.12/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass at 43°F

Pours a clear yellow gold with a 2 finger white head with 1 ring of lacing.

Initial aroma is general lager smell, mostly yeast, with a good amount of pineapple, as well as some lemon and starting to ferment green apple. Pretty nice honestly. After smelling a few more times I pick specifically that the yeast is a crusty white bread smell, any yeasty type that's dusted with flour that you can tear apart. After agitating I notice almost a yogurt bacteria strain aroma.

Initial taste before swallowing is light yeast and maybe biscuity malt. This becomes slightly peppery/tingly and floral. After swallowing it becomes lightly sweet, lightly nutty, and the peppery floral taste grows stronger and remains in the aftertaste. 5.9 ABV but I can actually taste some alcohol.

Feel is thin but not watery and not super crisp or refreshing. Additionally the carbonation fades quickly. Honestly though fairly smooth and I don't dislike it.

Overall I don't dislike this. I didn't love the taste but genuinely it's alright. I can say that I thought it was very coherent.

Not likely to buy again more than maybe twice in my life, but honestly not bad for the price, picked up a single.
Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 1.78 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

May 01, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by morsa_95 from California

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 1.86 by Lucnifter from California

Apr 18, 2023
Rated: 3.35 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

1.94/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Poured from a 25oz can

On a vigorous pour barely two fingers of fizzy white head firm, then quickly in under a minute dissipate to essentially no head. Color is of golden piss.

Aroma is rough almost Metallic from all the apple off flavor going on here. Smells like beer in the bottom of a trash can.

Taste follows the aroma with the bright green apple bitterness, but I do pick up a touch if grain and adjunct in the back but not much else. Before becoming accustomed to the flavor it did come off as a bit boozy.

Feel isn't quite chuggable, but I think there may be some fusel alcohols that are just making things sort of harsh. Not as drinkable as some malt liquors despite the relatively quick finish.

Overall this isn't great, but you can get used to it and it is identifiable as a beer. Obviously low quality and seems like it could be the base for mikes or some other malt beverage.
Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 1.82 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023