Kirasuke (5) - - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff. Have it in kentucky. I’ve only seen it in a few places. Easily one of the best ice brews. bud and This are the ice brews i go for usually. I will say one thing about these though. Don’t let them get warm. Ice brews are really bad when they warm. Cold, very good taste, just not really overly complicated. Tastes like a typical beer.
gps29070 (3) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Unlike it’s brother Busch regular beer, this is just nasty in my opinion. Usually when a beer has the word "Ice" in it, it immediately means strong skunky, high alcohol content beer. This one is no exception. This just is hard to drink period, the alcohol content just overrides any flavor. I give the appearance a 3 because it’s really hard to foul that one up in a beer. The aroma isn’t pleasant at all, like a malt liquor and completely different then Busch regular beer in my opinion. I guess if one wants to get smashed on the cheaper per ml alcohol content, other then a Malt Liquor, this has rank right up there. Just not an enjoyable beer.
Seahawks206 (2) - - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fun adjunct buzz-beer. Comparable to keystone ice, same color. Taste are non-offensive.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t care what anyone . Says. Good freaking cheap beer. Just drink and enjoy this.
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of nail polish remover. Fortunately I’ve never tasted actual nail polich remover, so I’m not sure how the flavor compares.
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Une blonde comme bien d’autres, ayant un mince voile à sa surface. Absence d’odeur. Goût minéral avec un succédané de sucre. Une effervescence qui picote. Une sérieuse compétition à la Coors Light. Sans odeur, goût insipide et pourcentage d’alcool plus élevé, quoique pas plus perceptible pour autant. Parfois, une bière comme celle-ci te fait apprécier encore plus une bonne bière. Ça a au moins ça de bon. (1291-131014)
ordybill (829) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Busch Ice bought at a gas station in Columbia, SC. This beer is simply made to be guzzled for a weekend party. Nothing complex or exhilarating about this. I will not buy this beer again.
swiseman (455) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours a very pale yellow with next to no head. taste is typical macro lager with just a hint of alcohol to provide a bit of taste. You know what to expect going into this one, but I will give it credit for hiding the alcohol well which is not typical of high gravity bargain beers.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml can. Clear yellow pour, white foam. Apples in the aroma, a little lemon. Taste has some sweet grains and apple notes. Finish is pretty bland and flat. Light body, fizzy in the mouth. I knew what I was getting into with this one, but I had to tick it.
PolishPrisoner (3) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is better than you would expect. For .58 cents per can at 6.99 a 12 Pack, this beer is a bargain buy. Everyone on this website compares this ~.60 cent beer to beers that cost up to $5.00 a piece. That’s ridiculous. Busch Ice is only sold in certain markets, and in Raleigh, NC this beer in sold in 6.99 12 packs (I have not seen it in bottles, 24 packs, 16 oz cans, etc).
For the price, this beer is very good. It pours a delicious amber color with a 2 inch head which quickly fades in the face of consistent streaming bubbles. First of all, there are no offensive aromas or tastes, and that’s important for a "cheap beer" (it’s commonly alleged that "cheap beers" are nasty). The taste is slightly sweet yet very smooth with a slight carbonation scrub
Second, this beer rivals Bud Light Platinum in taste, costs much less, and has approximately the same amount of alcohol. Third, this beer has some "cult" appeal because it is only sold regionally - unlike Bud Platinum and other ice beers.
Ultimately, I would highly recommend this beer. It is my favorite ice beer. Busch Ice is better than Natural Ice, though I prefer Natural for its light beer variety (Natural Light). Finally, this beer is just as good as Bud Light Platinum (or another other ice beer) for a fraction of the cost.
*Note that I am not comparing this beer to craft brews or other specialty lagers, but there is no denying that this beer has been greatly underrated by the self-proclaimed beer snobs of the world wide web. Suddenly, everyone is a beer expert, and no one likes the mass produced brews. Rethink the group think. Busch Ice is pretty darn good.