orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A - Pours pale yellow with a small one finger tall white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Corn, faint alcohol, and a touch of hops and malt.
T - Very similar to the nose with plenty of adjuncts mixed in. Little to no hops, malt, barley, whatever, in this one.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light, thin, watery, and fizzy about sums it up.
D - The go to party beer in college. Dirt cheap with a pretty terrible taste. Glad I donít drink this too often anymore.
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
(Revised from 2007 rating.) This one is pretty rough. Pours a pale piss gold with a lot of carbonation and a white head. Plenty of corn, sweet malts, metal, straw, wet grass - one that you kind of have to choke down. But it got the job done in college, offering a 5.9% boost for the lowest price per ounce. So I guess it has some value.
Art (3150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
College flashback. Stale beer smell, corn, pennies. Taste is sweet and disgusting. Stay away. This is worse than the light version.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
25 oz can shared with Steve and ruth
What can you say tastes like light corn syrup not good but better then some
bellco33 (699) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours clear yellow with a thin white head that disappears instantly. Aroma of booze, sugar, corn, and grain. Taste is really sweet, booze, corn, and nastyness. Light body, cloyingly sweet, not good.
alexsdad06 (9122) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
24 oz. can that I only had a little bit of from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a pale straw yellow color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor is surprisingly boozy with the typical corn notes, sawdust, nasty graininess. Just no reason for this unless a macro drinker is trying to get there faster.
Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wait a minute, Iíve had this more than enough times in my life and I just found my notes on this. Though mostly an after hockey game beer, I grabbed a couple to take home to investigate its characteristics. Here are my findings (yes, this is from several years ago, but honestly, I donít think that matters).
I have always poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking clear yellow color with a fair amount of carbonation rising at a rapid pace. The white less than one fingered white foamy head dissipated within less than twenty seconds. There wasnít any lacing.
The smell was cooked corn. I couldnít get anything else.
The taste was sweet and had the corn invade that sweetness.
The palate, it sat exceptionally light and showed a superior sessionability about this one. The carbonation seems good for the style and okay to me, yeah I know its one of light lagers, yeah well.
Overall, well, its Natural Ice, a beer that has quenched me after hockey for more than enough years and has helped sleep fairly well at night after I used to pound probably the whole 12 pack. Sigh, well, now that Iím a good 7 years older from my original beer roots and I look at this beer. Hmmm...its not bad, but probably not something Iíd seek to buy. Would I have it again after a hockey game these days? Hmmm...probably would. Cheers. Thatís all that matters.
foyle (395) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from 25oz can into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a sudsy white 1" head that falls fairly quick with some lacing left behind. Color is clear pale straw. Plenty of streaming bubbles.
Aroma: mild aroma of corn sweetness, white bread and not much else.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with an easy dry finish. Quite watery.
Flavor: some light barley notes, plenty of corn sweetness, maybe a bit of husks, with a hint of hops in the end. There is a slight alcohol presence in the finish.
Overall: First time I have ever tried this. I wasnít expecting much, so was surprised that it was not offensive at all. Definitely want to drink this one ice cold.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body has a light golden straw color with very good clarity. Its head is bright white and foamy. It builds up fast and thick before fading out quickly, leaving some bubbles around the edges of the glass. The aroma is very simple and typical of the style. There is a sweet grainy malt scent with lots of corn and rice adjunct notes and some far off grassy hops. Its flavor is similar to its aroma with a light sweet malt flavor that is full of grainy corn and rice. The hops add a light grassy flavor and some bitterness to the finish which ends quickly with a slightly corny aftertaste. It has a light body with a smooth watery texture and moderate carbonation. Overall it is light and easy to drink with a light price tag. Itís not bad for a cheap buzz although itís not a beer I would normally seek out.
TheRealMLK (1) - - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found on any collge campus in south Florida, this below average beer is made king in the hands of any underage drinker. This beer, when opened, smells as a urine soaked hallway on a hot afternoon, and, when poured looks as such urine. When sipped, hmm upon this first sip I am compelled to yell íCHUGí since the cheap and poorly brewed tatse lingers on the pallete and no one wants that any longer than is nescessary. The abv however, is without a doubt the focal point of the drinking experience. Overall the Natural Ice is easy on the wallet an heavier in the GRAVITY!!!