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Busch Ice has a rich, smooth taste with exceptional drinkability and a slightly sweet finish. Busch Ice undergoes Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process, which takes the beer to a temperature below freezing. This leads to the formation of ice crystals in the finishing process, which help create its rich, smooth taste. Ice beer is rumored to have been developed by accident in Germany during Oktoberfest celebrations. A particularly cold year froze the celebrated bock beers, which are traditionally brewed for spring, and a new taste was noticed by the drinkers.


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1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
What can I say it’s swill but I enjoy a 40oz non the less I’d pick this over any other iced beer for its "drinkability" its pretty smooth and crisp and actually drinks more like a malt liquor no need to describe it we all know what it is but gets the job done without the hangover the next day we’ll in my case....cheers


3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kirasuke (5) - - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
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.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gps29070 (3) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seahawks206 (2) - - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
Fun adjunct buzz-beer. Comparable to keystone ice, same color. Taste are non-offensive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Don’t care what anyone . Says. Good freaking cheap beer. Just drink and enjoy this.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
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.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
AlainG (1430) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
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)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
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.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
swiseman (442) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
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.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
pintbypint (2836) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PolishPrisoner (3) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
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.


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