Natural Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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Natural IceNatural Ice

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. can purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a pint glass

Is this beer ever intended to be served in a glass? In any case, the pour yielded a crystal clear, bright golden yellow body that was topped by a two-finger tall, tight, creamy, bone white head. Steaks of lacing trickled down the glass. The head eventually faded to a lasting ring. Pretty impressive thus far.

The aroma was dominated by super dry, powdery, yeasty notes. It was so powdery that I felt like I was going to sneeze every time I inhaled. Somewhat grainy. Not bad, but really simplistic. With time, some generic sweet notes came forth. Lots of adjuncts as well.

Adjunct notes were really apparent in the flavor profile. Slightly sweet on the front end. Super husky, grainy malts were also noticeable. The finish was dry and moderately bitter. As the beer warmed, tart wheaty and lemony notes took over. The beer was exceedingly crisp and surprisingly refreshing. Best of all, the 5.9% ABV was nowhere to be found.

The mouthfeel was exceptionally light and airy and contained a spritzy, aggressive carbonation.

When one thinks of modern day so-called "ice" beers, images of frat boys, beer pong and toga parties likely come to mind. Surprisingly, this beer was pretty decent and not much different from "premium" American adjunct lagers. If you are hard up for cash and looking to get drunk, there are definitely worse options out there.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So you think I`m crazy for rating this perfect?
Well I`m NOT - buy a big-ass Criscraft Constellation beautiful mahogany boat and invite tons of strippers out in it every weekend, this beer is LOVED by slutty bitches cause they can`t even taste the "beer" and they get sooo smashed before they know it, you got naked strippers everywhere and pussy wanting to be eaten all over your face! (and all over each others face).
Just take that shit "belowdeck" on the 4th of July cause the Coastguard can be rough on you after families complain that their kids want to breastfeed again for some reason at age 15!!!
This shit will get you soooo fucked up - after the first few - who cares about the water taste?
As a matter of fact serve it ice cold in generic water bottles - works great for "hard" working strippers who need "refreshments".
It always brings back NO memories! ha!
*Oh just to add to this - this beer maybe substituted by ICEHOUSE beer at anytime for the same effect!

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