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Natural Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2001

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Ratings: 1,415 |  Reviews: 348
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1.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.69/5  rDev +52%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer was not too good but here's the thing, if you're looking for cheap beer that doesn't go down bad, Natural ice is the beer for you. I feel like this is the type of beer that people drink more for the effect and less for the over all experience. For me its 50/50 on a day that I feel like cutting lose, but I can't really see myself drinking this beer for a long time.

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2.25/5  rDev +27.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +97.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer taste malty then carbonated. Not a strong taste but balanced. Best beer for your money 13.99 a 30 pack here. I'm satisfied and would recommend. Seems like the flavor has changed since inbev and anhueser merged. I drink this in the can clean taste no metallic taste. Light mouth fill and light taste.

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1/5  rDev -43.5%

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2.66/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Fruity, mostly banana-like esters, dominate the nose. Kinda reminds me of banana Runts candy with the sweet sugariness also. Not much in the way of malt and no hops to speak of. I get a bit of Circus Peanuts as it warms. The flavor is even more boring than the nose. The banana-like thing is here also, but the sweetness up front is almost immediately drowned out by a watery impression. Super short on the finish because there's not much flavor to begin with. It's mostly a carbonic and watery.

Overall, this brew is remarkably flavorless for the near 6% ABV. The carbonation is probably much to blame as you can almost feel it “scrubbing” the flavor off your tongue as you drink it. Over-carbonated “Light beer” type of feel.

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1/5  rDev -43.5%

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1/5  rDev -43.5%

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Natural Ice from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 1.77 out of 5 with 1,415 ratings
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