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:
#43,755
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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Ratings: 1,411 |  Reviews: 348
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

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of robebo44
1.78/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Mojopin88
2.08/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of jzlyo
1.12/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sort of similar to Bud Ice, part flavorless and the added other part nasty/corrosive heat. All around headache inducing, one and won't ever have again.

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

Photo of daliandragon
1.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I really can't believe I never reviewed this before. I even more so can't believe I'm bothering to rectify that now... Pours a handsome straw with a big head that dies mega-fast. Nose is basically a mixture of corn and urine. Heavy adjunct flavor, dry and sawdust in the mouth at the finish. Texture is mercifully heavily carbonated. Not at all good, but a little more drinkable than the sum of its parts might suggest. Still, super bad.

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Photo of jeffreyhill021
1.51/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of nater919
1.2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Kernell_Sanders
3.15/5  rDev +78%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hello gang, it's the Kernell again.
Gentlemen, I'm not going to p#$$& foot around here and tell you this beer is the answer to your prayers, hell I can't even tell you that god exists, but what I can tell you without a shred of doubt is that if you need to get drunk ( and I mean you NEED to) this beer comes thru in the clutch. It pours like any other cheap beer, piss yellow and a "sea foam" head, it smells like sweet yeast and bread (kinda) and it tastes like Natty Light only a little sweeter which I'm assuming is there to cover up the 5.9% ABV. It's the beer you imagine your uncle taking to the stock-car races on the weekend in their Winnebago to get drunk on and plow race track floozies, and they will because this beer makes the impossible happen. Its dirt cheap, it drinks like old Natty and it comes in a can that has the colors of "Old Glory" herself, this beer is the embodiment of the American Spirit; fast, rough, and a little trashy but I'll be god [email protected]#ned if it doesn't get the job done.

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Photo of Timc32
1.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
2/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
1.13/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of duvel1979
1/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mcpat1993
2/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Run of the mill, cheap, beer that does no more than get you drunk and taste barely palatable.

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Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.25/5  rDev +83.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Exactly what you would expect from a decent lager as far as the looks are concerned. Crisp golden color with a frothy eggshell colored head that lingers. Smell is primarily of corn, faint hints of something akin to banana runts candy, and bread. Taste follows the nose, not a huge blast of flavor but it's more than the average light lager for sure. Mostly sweet and bready, but the banana note is there as a pleasant surprise. The feel is exactly what one would expect, crisp, watery, and refreshing. Overall, not bad for what it is, and a step above the rest perhaps.

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Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev +13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of SpaceBeagle
1.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

This is the most foul beer that I have tasted.it has a sweet taste and that's not what beer should taste like .i will not be buying it again and will stick to Budweiser....

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Photo of VicVector
1.26/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of HopHunter19
2.53/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - not pouring it but i already know what it looks like --> AAL
S - big bready notes, plain american hops, light malts
T - bready, definite hop character but its very light, light malts, very "clean" or what i would think peoplr would say was "smooth"
M - light mf, alc covered, aftertaste is light malt and corn
O - solid light drinking beer

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