Actually, the bottle is labeled both "premium malt beverage" and
"flavored beer". The label also says it has been "brewed" and vodka
is not mentioned anywhere on the bottle. I was under the impression
that malt beverages were allowed in the Untappd database, but
perhaps that policy has been changed.
Smirnoff Ice, at least the one I know, is clearly a wodka-based
beverage. I didn't mark yours for deletion so it seems another SU
thought the same. After some reasearch on the web it still doesn't
look like a beer to me at all. If you want to, please create it
again, but to me this doesn't make any sense at all.
For what it's worth, according to Wikipedia, Smirnoff Ice seems
to have two versions, the malt beverage version that I drank last
night that's sold in the US and France, and a vodka-based version
sold in Europe outside of France, Latin America, Australia, and
Also for what it's worth, where I live, I'm pretty sure in order
to sell vodka, a store has to have a liquor license, while this
malt beverage version of Smirnoff Ice can be sold by a store that
has a beer (or beer and wine) license.