Natural Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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51
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1,401 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
1,401
Reviews:
345
Avg:
2.02
pDev:
39.6%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
285
For Trade:
0
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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.25/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 0_0
2/5  rDev -1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbf190
1.5/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
2.41/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Urk1127
2.86/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dag1991
1/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of pricek3065
3.38/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: It doesn't have a really distinctive look. Kind of bland.
Smell: I like beer that smells like grain/corn. I know it is weird but that is my thing. Very good smell to me.
Taste: Very drinkable when cold.
Feel: Fizzy like soda pop
This isn't the best beer; however, it is really affordable where I live. I can get a case for less than twenty dollars. This makes it my go to since I am on a budget.

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Photo of billysdad
2/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better piss water than the other piss waters. Tried to grapefruit it for flavor. Mixed results. Why can't the big brewer bury the little guys by making one quality beer and demolish the little guys. Cause the bean counters won't let them.

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Photo of MrHoonlee
2.85/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattD93
1.64/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jfettig
1.59/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SGT_Gump
1/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Awful, stay away from it!

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Photo of wejohnsn
1.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Brew_ski
2.3/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hazen
1.52/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of forshamegetit
1.95/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of leap89
2.99/5  rDev +48%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

There's a strong, grainy smell when you first crack open a can, with just a little alcohol following it. Not the most appetizing smell, but certainly not a deal breaker.

Pretty much the same when it comes to taste. Carbonated bread water, with a slight taste of alcohol if you pay too much attention, which you really shouldn't be when drinking Natty Ice. What flavor there is is just fine, as long as you drink it before it warms up. Warm Natty Ice takes on a vague, not-so-appealing sweetness when warm. Best to avoid that

It's not too carbonated either. I hate the overly carbonated nature of most budget beers. This one avoids that issue, making it pretty easy to chug, if you so desire.

Not much flavor, not much smell, but it goes down just fine. The high ABV/dollar ratio makes this beer really stand out for me. It's one of the cheapest ($15-$18 for a 30 pack around here), but it's much nicer than other similarly priced options.

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Photo of corywalston
2.84/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of datpingao
1.06/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mikr
1.2/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

highest alcohol per calorie, tastes about same as vodka and ater

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.76/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Woof, that is a harsh appearance, concentrated urine, iced, to remove the excess water. Can't form/sustain a head. Aroma was alcohol and metal.

A sweeter edge, corn like. Bitter paired not with hop flavor, but just a long boil of high alpha acid stuff. Everything below average here. At least there is enough alcohol that it isn't like you're drinking a ton of water compared to the light versions.

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Photo of 54V4G3
1.36/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of colts9016
1.6/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
2.02 out of 5 based on 1,401 ratings.
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