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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:
#44,877
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
1,423
pDev:
43.5%
Bros Score:
2.7
 
 
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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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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

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Beer rating: 1.77 out of 5 with 1,423 ratings
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