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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.18   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Not a fan of Busch and wondering why these make their way up in Canada. Alright, seems like Labatt brews it here, and at 5.5% ABV. Expecting this one to be a bit more golden, but no. Pale yellow like their normal version. White head, does last a while and the lacing is pretty good (almost with a creamy edge). Mild aromas of corn and other adjuncts. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied. Same for the flavours, mild, corn, adjuncts. Nothing really bad here (overall mild) and I can understand why my friend like this one to get drunk on. The Canadian version seems better, judging from the reviews.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
473ml can from the lcbo. Pours yellow with a white head that lasts and laces. Aroma of dust. Minimal flavour but not sweet or overly adjucty. Not fucken bad!

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2008
More macro american piss water. Its so bad nascar doesn’t want to be associated with it any more!

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
i was just scanning the worst beers in the world, and i realized ive never rated this. bought a 12 pack a few years ago. havent done so since. terrible beer. makes milwaulkees best ice seem like rochefort 10.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Can, lots and lots of cans, this is what we used to drink in college, kept it ice cold, then broke it out to get that 5.9% ABV, which was much more than all those light beers we used to drink. Not a proud rating for me, but I did respect this beer in my childhood.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Man these guys just don’t know when to quit.I hate to kick a brewer when there this down but ...kick...kick...kick atleast buy some good beer and replace the labels with yours that would help

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Consumed out of a 24oz can.It had a bit of that "nail polish remover" taste to it.I don’t know if it was old because A.B. uses the "julian" coding on their bottle.I like bad beers but I will pass on this one.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
a pathetic attemp to make stronger beer. tast like crap. no wonder stupid people get stupider. im staying away from this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
i could not believe my eyes once i saw this fine dirty thirty sitting in the woodmans ice cooler. i thought busch ice was a myth, but i was wrong, it is real and it has alcohol in it, and thats about all i can say about it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at aLoft courtesy of jackl. Pours a yellow color with white head. Corn, grainy, malty sweet flavors.


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