RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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).

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JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Can. Pours a pale golden with no head. Aroma and taste of cheap ass malts. Not much other than that

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma - :Almost non-existent, has a slight grain aroma.
Appearance- A nice clear light yellowcolor with a large white head
Taste - Mostly a grain flavor with an alcohol aftertaste
Palate- A thin bodied brew with light carbonation.
Overall - A bargain priced beer that is meant to be quaffed in large quantities. It is not bad and for the style of beer it is one of the better ones out there.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-26-13-

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a straw color with a big billowy white head that fades very rapidly. After the head fades the brew leaves almost no lace on the side of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of corn and a little bit of a caramel malt. Mixed with these is a light alcohol aroma as well.

Taste – The taste starts out rather sweet of corn and caramel with a little bit of a bready backbone. As the taste advances it brings a mild flavor of cardboard to the tongue which grows even stronger as the brew warms over time. With the cardboard taste, so too comes some notes of caramel, which help balance them out slightly. In the end an overall sweet corn slightly off, yet still crisp flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. Not bad for the style as it still maintains good drinkability, but a slightly thinner body and higher carbonation may have matched the flavor profile a bit better.

Overall – Rather average adjunct lager. Nothing to offensive but nothing too great- it gets the job done.

orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014

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 don’t drink this too often anymore.

phaleslu (10747) - 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.

Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
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
25 oz can shared with Steve and ruth What can you say tastes like light corn syrup not good but better then some

bellco33 (838) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
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 (10944) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
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 (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Wait a minute, I’ve 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 don’t 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 wasn’t any lacing.
The smell was cooked corn. I couldn’t 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 I’m a good 7 years older from my original beer roots and I look at this beer. Hmmm...its not bad, but probably not something I’d seek to buy. Would I have it again after a hockey game these days? Hmmm...probably would. Cheers. That’s all that matters.

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