Thursday, March 29, 2018

Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice

The Stats
Style: American Adjunct Lager
ABV: 5.9%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 1.7/5
- Beer Advocate: 1.78/5 (Bottom 100: #4)
- RateBeer: 1.1/5

"At 5.9% ABV, Natural “Natty” Ice is sure to jump start your story with a signature smooth, refreshing taste and clean finish."

The appearance is faded light yellow in color with a completely transparent body. The pour did produce a solid two fingers of bright white head, but it disappeared quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma has some corn sweetness and maybe a hint of wheat. Overall it's pretty mild.

The taste just seems to repeat everything from the aroma. It has a corn-forward taste which does create a decent amount of sweetness. However, there's a metallic flavor at the end of each sip with a lingering raw dough taste. The back end finishes with more of the metallic flavor and the beer has lost its sweetness by this point and is instead giving off a starchy quality.

Mouthfeel is thin and sometimes watered down. Sweeter flavors make things tolerable, but as it warms, that will fade fast.

Natty Ice hit all the notes of a typical Adjunct lager, but the metallic and doughy notes put it in the category of lesser sought after macro brews. I can tolerate and finish this due to an overall blandness, but just be sure to drink it cold.


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