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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.07   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Natural Ice is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn that lends Natural Ice its delicate sweetness. It then undergoes Anheuser-Busch’s exclusive ice-brewing process, which takes the beer to a temperature below freezing and leads to the formation of ice crystals which create its signature rich and smooth taste.

Characterized by its robust body, delicate sweetness and smooth, rich taste.

The introduction of Natural Ice provided the company with two brands in the value priced ice beer category (Busch Ice was also introduced in 1995).


1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
24oz can from gas station in Virginia. Pours clear straw. Low carbonation. Denser white head settles down quickly. Little lacing. Nose is cinnamon apples. Taste is awful papery oatmeal water. Gritty, corn flakes. Very soapy plus butter. Just the nadir of macro taste.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
12 oz can. It feels like 100 degrees here and this looked like it would taste cold. Straw coloured beer, white head. Smells like corn flakes Flavour matches the aroma. Fizzy palate, corn and a short but not unclean finish. It’s completely uninteresting, but I’ve had much worse.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Can 739ml @ Hotel Room, Fairfield Inn, Placentia, CA
Pours clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
I don't like this beer at all. I cannot give any rating above a 1, and I would give lower than that if I could.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Can. Sweet grassy malt aroma. Light golden yellow color with little head. Sweet malt flavor - little body. Nothing offensive - okay if you’re looking for a cheap buzz - a better choice than Bud Light.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Can pours clear pale gold with frothy short lived white head. Interesting light aroma pushing up floral and earthy hops where the earthiness reaches toward back alley slimy moldy dumpster. There’s also a sugariness in the background. The taste is prickly with carbonation helping toss up notes of sugary sweetness, lagery sweetness, some floral notes, a touch of corn and more slick chemical like sweetness.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Can. Poured gold with a white head. Aroma was reminded me of a public restroom. Flavor was sweet and maybe a slight bitterness with a bit of booze.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 24 oz can - another one I can generously share with my kitchen sink. Clear light gold pour with a decent white head that clings to the glass pretty good. I smell slightly rotten corn, and I taste slightly flavored water. Weak palate, even by malt liquor standards.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12oz can, offered by my friend David over spring break, who swears by this stuff. Honestly, it wasn’t that bad... And I think the "malt liquor" label is falsely applied here. He loved it for the smoothness, and it certainly has that going for it, and it wasn’t offensive... so how is a 1.0 average score warranted here? I even wanted to hate it, being the beer nerd of the group. Super clear pale yellow color, bubbles on side of glass.. Nice, thick foamy white head, leaving little lace. Smooth carbonation is slightly on the lighter side for an american macro-lager. Sort of savory, light salty taste. Neither good nor bad. Aroma is white bread. Light skunk, hint of zesty citrus peel. Actually... More enjoyable than I expected it to be

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
(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.


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