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Natural Ice
Rating
4
Natural Ice

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country USA (MO) ABV 5.9%
Producer Anheuser-Busch
Price $ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml, 32oz/946ml bottle; 12oz/355ml, 16oz/473ml, 24oz/710ml, 40oz/1.18L can

Overview 1995 saw Anheuser-Busch fully commit to the ice beer phenomenon, following up Bud Ice and Bud Light Ice with both of their value brands: Natural Ice and Busch Ice.

Flavors and aromas A thin, estery nose reminded one taster of white wine. The palate is lightly grainy, but doesn’t have much more flavor. There’s a tiny hint of bitterness, which doesn’t really go anywhere, and a total lack of flavor hops. The carbonation leads to an impression of beer-flavored mineral water, and at least one taster was convinced that this was light beer. We’d avoid it.
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