Natural Ice | Anheuser-Busch

Natural IceNatural Ice
BA SCORE
2.6%
Liked This Beer
1.77 w/ 1,411 ratings
Natural IceNatural 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:
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:
#43,772
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,411
Liked:
36
Avg:
1.77/5
pDev:
42.94%
Alströms:
2.7
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
293
Trade:
0
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Photo of Mike_Smelly
1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of WhackoMillah93
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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Photo of pro45
2.49/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not bad for what it is. Payed $5.99 for a 12 pack. Five of them went down easy and smooth. Tasted like a pilsner. A weak pilsner. And I was ready for pizza. A lot of pizza...

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Photo of skoomd
3.03/5  rDev +71.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

As far as american adjunct lagers go, this is not bad.

My dad always drinks the stuff, and it sparked my interest in trying it out.

The appearance is typical for shitty ajunct beer, super clear and waterly looking with tons of bubbles and little head.

The aroma is pretty typical for this style of beer, astringent corn and piss.

The taste when ice cold however is pretty neutral. You get sweetness, cripness, corn, and a hint of breadiness/yeastiness. No real off-putting tastes so to speak.

Overall, this beer is what it is. It's extremely cheap (usually 18$ for a 30 pack where i am) and has a moderate ABV of 5.9%. If you're looking for a cheap buzz, this is the way to go. A lot better in my opinion than bud ice or keystone ice. Most reviewers are missing the point of this beer. Usually after 4-5x 12 oz cans of this stuff, im good and it cost about the same as a cheap bottle of vodka for the same effects. When the cheap craft beer is 10$ a 6 pack, this is a good way to go if you need something cheap. Sur it tastes like piss, but when it's ice cold and you take big gulps (or just chugging it) it's easy to get down and definitely doesn't induce worse hangovers than anything else.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.06/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JohnTurano
2.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of philv143
3/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the best budget beers taste-wise, price-wise, and abv-wise by far. Not a great beer but drinkable and cheap!

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Photo of Nick98
2.83/5  rDev +59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of choll
2.82/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

In the ice beer category this is fairly smooth. I like Labatt Ice better.

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Photo of M1k3y
2.32/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
1.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Reiddrinksbeer
3.93/5  rDev +122%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easily one of the best budget beers and one of my go too's when cash is tight. Obviously this is not going to knock your socks off with rich complex flavors. Its light crisp and carbonated. It doesn't have the off flavors of cooked vegetables like many other budget beers. At 5.9% alcohol and $13 for a 30 pack whats not to like?

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.24/5  rDev +83.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nat1975
1.25/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of huthuty
3.85/5  rDev +117.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a six percent brew, this has an impressive pilsner-esque light refreshing taste. From a twenty-four ounce can you can get a reasonable buzz for a reasonable price and it's very drinkable, not rich, but drinkable as most light lagers

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Photo of NickFry9
1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of QueenOfBeers
2.78/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My go to beer. Need to let it air out after the initial open. I usually blow in the hole to get the awful smell out. Otherwise tastes good and gets you lit. Its not a dry or tasteless beer.

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Photo of Stout_Scout
3.45/5  rDev +94.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
2.13/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jlabs
1.03/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of jkblr
3.1/5  rDev +75.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz canned 1/4/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 5.9% ABV. The beer is a darker straw yellow color and has short lived white head. It does maintain a skim coat of head which is above average for these beers. The aroma is faint, consisting mostly of semisweet corn. The taste is "beery" with more semisweet grain/corn. It ends with a weird sweet yet mildly tart finish. Mouthfeel is thin, highly carbonated and oily. The oily finish (diacetyl?) is not enough to be worried about as I've had it much worse in >4.5% brews. Overall, ok. I've had several recently that are much worse and none of them are in the bottom 100 on BA. This is good for it's intended purpose, getting a quick, cheap buzz. I'm guessing more than one or two might have you feeling ill later though.

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

For what it is I ain't mad at it lol..

Not as sweet as something like bud ice...

Drinkable after a night of drinking other beers I'm not hating it.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.6% out of 100 with 1,411 ratings
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