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RATINGS: 174   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-Buschís 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.


Shanebrews' rating

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Shanebrews (167) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Busch Ice smells cheap. Itís taste is essentially neutral. What flavor is present is a little sweet and very grainy. It has a malt liquor profile. Not a great beer, but the price point fits any budget.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Pours a golden colour with almost no head. Light body. As refreshing as drinking a glass of water. Thatís it.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Big boy can picked up at a gas station near the VA/NC border. Split with some chill bros. Light gold with hardly any head whatsoever. Pretty papery nose. Little else. Light body, tastes of nothing really. Very active carbonation. Watery. Overall, thereís nothing to hate here. Nothing to commend, either.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
hockeybeerguy (1498) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Onward ho. Reviewed from notes. This was poured more than enough times in a pint glass and a pilsener. The appearance was a decent clear golden yellow color with a fast rising carbonation running about it. There is a head, but that dies within less than about fifteen seconds. There is some lacing, but that ends up sliding right on into the beer. The smell had some cooked vegetable/sort of sweet corniness to it. Its actually quite a weird smell to be honest. The taste well, that leaves a lot to be desired as it portrays a lot of wateriness to it. The palate, it sits light and the carbonation is not really there. Overall, this is not much of a beer to me. I realize "light" can be good, but I say really only if youíre seeking it. Iím not seeking it.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westmeister (1653) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Stumbling onto the crappiest beer list inspired me to pick up a $0.99 25oz tall boy. Clear golden pour with giant initial white head that goes bye bye. Wow the smell of this is just horrible. Like dead beer garbage with stale vitamins and sweet corn booze. Taste is slightly better, but weak stale corny nastiness. Really is deserving for its ranking.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
(can - 25 oz) Pale gold pour with a fizzy white head. Bad diesel fuel aroma with an even worse diesel fuel malt liquor taste. Nope.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
I missed this classy, classy beer at RBWG, so I searched far and wide amongst all the gas stations in Kentucky until I found one. Well worth the search. Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of green apple jolly ranchers and a faint bit of grainy malt. The taste is the same Jolly Rancher apple notes, grainy malts, mild corn in the finish. Thin and watery, high carbonation. Not terribly offensive.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Can shared at RBWG 2014 Late Night tasting - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Pale malts abound in this one, some light cereal notes, hay. Simple stuff. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, more sugary cereal, hay. Basic but not terrible.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jtclockwork (7902) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Can at RBWG. Pours yellow with white head. Nose and taste of corn and metal. Pretty awful. Light body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcnielsen (1985) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Can. Pours clear yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is corn and rice with Pils malt, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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