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Crown Lager - Crown Beverages

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Crown LagerCrown Lager

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74 Ratings

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.2
pDev: 32.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

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Photo of JKCooper
1.92/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of pagriley
2.98/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw with white head
Faint hop and malt on the nose. Some fruitiness
Light and crisp, not much going on, but a slightly off taste on the finish as it warms
Light and refreshing mouth feel. Fairly heavy carbonation

Overall a sub-par Adjunct Lager. You could do a lot worse, but given Crown's "premium" status I expect more. The flavor profile is innocuous enough until it warms above fridge temp, and then there a definite off flavors

Photo of SmashPants
2.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Format: that nice old crownie 375mL brown bottle with a classy macro label. Always thought it looks pretty decent.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass - mid-yellow in colour with limited visible carbonation. A very thin white head breaks up to a thin film and ring almost immediately.

Aroma: a sweet aroma of yeasts, grain and some sugar. A bit awkward at best.

Taste: and even more awkward here. Very skunky with a vegetal fug and some cheap adjuncts. I remember Crownies being better.

Aftertaste: some metallic flavours with a touch of grain. Still not brilliant, but at least the vegetal fug backs off.

Mouth feel: quite light in feel - almost watery - with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: an okay Australian macro lager, but really not up to scratch compared to others - even the standard macros. It is only AU$41 a case, but there are better around.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.13/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Can't see why so many people drink it

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3/5  rDev +36.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mpatto
1/5  rDev -54.5%

This has to be the worst beer in Australia by far! Was given a case of this for Christmas, couldn't give it away so down the drain it went. Rubbish

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3.25/5  rDev +47.7%

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4/5  rDev +81.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BucBasil
2.01/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the 375mL bottle into a pint glass.

The beer is a nice pure golden color with lots of carbonation coming through. Head dissipated almost immediately and was foamy and offwhite. Typical.

S: The smell coming off of this one is noticeable right upon opening and that's not entirely a good thing. Typical grainy smell but also some sort of sour and vegetal note. Not skunky, but not very natural or pleasant either.

T: Watery and very light on flavor but what is there isn't even your normal beery flavor. There's a sour note in the middle with a light bitterness covered up by an unnatural sweetness. Not undrinkable, just not that good.

This reminds me of a second rate Euro Pale Lager and seems like that's what they are going for as those are hugely popular. Even so, I've had better even for the style. Not even very refreshing due to the weird flavors in the beer.

Just go for a Bud or Fosters.

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3.75/5  rDev +70.5%

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2.25/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of wordemupg
2.09/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

375ml bottle poured into pint glass 15/3/14

A clear straw yellow with plenty of bubbles but just a short lived finger of foam that leaves a partial ring and a few random patches

S sweet grains and some wet cardboard, very little going on, a little hay maybe

T tastes much worse, chemicals and pennies, not quite skunky but a little musky, some cooked veggies, and soggy cereal

M thin and watery, soft carbonation, about what I expect from a macro but the aftertaste is awful and lingers

O not horrible until you taste it, doesn't really improve after that

this ones a wolf in sheep's clothing, looks good before you open and drink it, well and truly overpriced avoid this one boys and girls

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2/5  rDev -9.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -43.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +25%

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2.25/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev +36.4%

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Crown Lager from Crown Beverages
57 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.