Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2017 BDawg82 (74) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bud Ice’s slightly higher alcohol content is much more immediatey apparent by its aroma and flavor than the other "Ice" beers, and is vastly inferior to Icehouse. This is sweeter than most lagers (kind of reminds me of the sugar alcohol used in zero calorie chewing gum), and actually offers a decent middle of the road mouth-feel that is pleasingly full but not too heavy. It’s alright every once-in-awhile, I reckon, but not great, and not the best in its field. Give this one at least one shot; some folks really seem to like it, but you probably won’t.
From Oct 2007
Pours from 24oz can a light gold with a good head of foam.
The smell has the typical corn grain nose.
The taste has light notes of malt, corn, and even smaller hop character. Very bland...it's almost like drinking lightly flavoured water. I can't say much more than that other than I'm pouring the rest down the drain. drjay44 (3827) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2017
25 oz can. Pours a medium, rapidly collapsing white head, without lacing, over an effervescent yellow (SRM 3) body......nose is hints of malts with cracker, bread tones, no hops......taste is mild malts with bread, cracker, very mild hop spice and finishing bitterness......mouth feel, light watery body, no alcohol, high carbonation. Given that the aromas and flavors are quite minimal this beer meets this utterly execrable style quite nicely, but that does not prevent it from being a drain pour. BJCP 6/3/10/4/7 rxeight (3243) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2017
25 oz can. Color is not quite drunk yet piss. Aroma is grandpa's breath and cheap malt. Tastes like I needed to drink it faster, somehow gets worse as it warms. Corn sweetness, more malt liquor than pale lager. It's pretty bad but pretty much exactly what I was expecting. For $1.29 though, it is a decent value buzz. Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle, UK brewed. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
Can @ home. Clear golden color, medium to full sized white to off-white head that diminishes almost instantly. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, corn. Light bitter hint in the finish. Average body, medium carbonation. Ok lager.
brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2017
This beer pours a piss yellow color with a very minimal head that fizzed away instantly like a soda. The aroma really stuck out to me because honestly there is no aroma. Maybe a slight cereal water aroma but extremely faint. The flavor is very lackluster as well which is to be expected. I only pick up some sweet cereal and bread. There is nothing off putting about this beer but obviously nothing sticks out. DutchDrebus (6191) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
33cl can @ home. Payed €4.29 for it, so this better be the best America has got to offer me. Clear golden yellow colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, pilsener. Tastes malts, grains, corn. Easily drinkable, thin body. Probably great beer for a beerpong tournament. balloonbuffoon (601) - - MAY 15, 2017
25floz can with "170902" that is perhaps some kind of freshness date ($1.50). Poured into a nonic pint glass. Ice House is my go to "Ice" beer, but sometimes it’s Bud Ice (not that I drink "Ice" beers all that often). It glows a light golden hue, erstwhile the the bubbly carbonation soars upward to support an adequate amount of head. Inoffensive on the nose similar to cardboard. Tastes kinda like cardboard too, but with maybe a little mold for some zing. An easy drinkin’ pale American macro lager that is alright for what it is. smaynard6000 (1241) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2017
Can. Pours a fizzy golden color with minimal head. Corny, sweet aroma. Sweet flavor with grain and corn notes. Slightly viscous on the palate. Not good. PugUglyBrewer (791) - - MAR 23, 2017
Yessss, Bud Ice...that cereal flavored water that goes down so smooth like piss-water. What the doctor orders when you need to cycle the kidneys out ;)