BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bud Ice’s slightly higher alcohol content is much more immediatey apparent by its aroma and flavor than the other "Ice" beers, and is vastly inferior to Icehouse. This is sweeter than most lagers (kind of reminds me of the sugar alcohol used in zero calorie chewing gum), and actually offers a decent middle of the road mouth-feel that is pleasingly full but not too heavy. It’s alright every once-in-awhile, I reckon, but not great, and not the best in its field. Give this one at least one shot; some folks really seem to like it, but you probably won’t.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
ApexAlien (1) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As a cheap beer, I’d say go for it. When I want a cold beer but I’m strapped for cash, I’ll pick a 40oz of this up and relax.
Typically I drink IPAs and Stouts, but on occasion I have to go back to my white trash roots.
It goes down easy, doesn’t make the mouth taste horrible, and at 5.5% Alc, it does the job if you just want to relax before bed or after work.
Where I live it is only $2.49 for a 40oz, so it’s cheaper than water.
BeerRenter76 (656) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Originally rated on 6/25/08.Another beer for high schoolers and college kids, ah i can remember this from back then. Not good beer -no flavor, smells bad and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Avoid this and most other A.B. products
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
24 oz. can from Quicky Speedee Mart. Pours clear golden, no head. Aroma was grains, rice and corn. Taste was sweet. Better than expected.
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
1/20/16 - District of Columbia - (25 oz can, multiple pours into small thin glass). Very light straw pour, somewhat clear, generous white head, lacing and carbonation. Hops, corn and malt aroma, very thin texture, easy smooth beer going down.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2016
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from backlog - Pours dirty gold white head - nose/taste of skunked corn malt - nothing else - light bodied.
ccex (1177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
24 oz.. can pours a clear pale golden color with small vanishing white head and no lacing. Smells of straw, corn, and cardboard. Aroma is pretty much the same, with very little flavor. At least it’s not as offensive as Natural Ice. Taste is bland, with a little bitterness in the finish. I expected to hate this one, and much to my surprise, could tolerate it. It serves a purpose for lots of folks, but not mine.
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big can poured a clear yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and light yeast. Palayte was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, light fruitiness and light yeast with a smooth dry finish.
Blairgus (3954) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2 Oct 2015, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles. nose is sweet and light caramel malt. med, creamy body. light caramel or golden syrup. reminds me of a malt liquor.
ryecatcher (1269) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Big ass 25oz can from the gas station after work. In a big fuckin rainstorm. You either know what you’re getting when you buy this, or you don’t complain about it to the other beer geeks when you decide it sucks because it’s not Gumballhead... or Pliny... or whatever the fuck you’d rather be rating. It is what it is, and after working behind a bar all day, listening to idiots talk about bullshit, this can and some peace and quiet are the best things I’ve had all day.