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RATINGS: 175   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.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2001
I drank 12 of these once, and itís hard for me to describe the events that followed, except that it wasnít pretty.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
This is my favorite ice beer. Itís so much better than Natural Ice (but then again, anything is). For the price you pay, you canít really go wrong with Busch Ice.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Green apple, corn aroma. Kind of tart flavor in a semi-disgusting way. Hell of a deal though. Thin body, pours pale yellow. Head goes away right away.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Busch with more alcohol, whoopee! Less corny than Bud, gets you drunk if thatís what you are after.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PorterPounder (5358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Soddy-Daisy, Tn. - some random convenience store - 24 oz. can. Light golden pour, pithy white head. Wet paper bag aroma with some grainy accents. Non-descript cheap lager flavor with some corniness, a hint of soggy cereal and some slight boozy notes. Very dry mouthfeel. Palatable.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (4342) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Truly something special. Had it back to back with westy 12, and it holds its own....

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Spab (2291) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear bright golden colour with lasting white head. Aroma is vegetal with stale grains. Flavour is corny with some stale graininess. No finish. Weak body. Bad but not putrid.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Clear yellow color. Tons of bubbles and pillowy white head. Smells like wet cardboard. Sweet and sour at the same time with a little bit of lemon going on. Not a good finish. Drink this only when already drunk.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - 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.


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