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Crown Lager - Crown Beverages

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Crown LagerCrown Lager

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68 Ratings

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 33.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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Photo of BucBasil
1.99/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

BucBasil, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Everydayoff
1.78/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

375ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Gold/yellow color with lively spectacular carbonation showcase which twirls in circle during upwards way to the top. The white head is rather small but well retain and leave good amount of lacing stick.

Soft grain and sharp metallic hit the nose with some yeast pinch, dry malt note reveals when warm. Grain upfront in taste with harsh metallic follow in the middle, finish with somewhat sour that leave quite unpleasant aftertaste. Hop bitterness is very faint. The body is between light to medium, smooth with low carbonating in palate.

Quality is so contradictory with its appearance that looks promising. Awful taste and very low drinkability, finally the crown is just a clown.

Everydayoff, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
1.05/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.

Crown Lager touts itself as being the best of Australian beer since 1919. Personally, we highly doubt that, but let's give the beer the benefit of the doubt and try it.

Pale golden, lively carbonation and an ultra-tight and creamy head with a stick to the glass that puts many Double IPAs to shame--very appealing. Musty aroma, with some cereal grain and soft metallic notes. Thin-bodied and watery in the mouth. The carbonation showcased in the glass is barely noticeable on the palate--meaning the expected crispness is not present. No real hop bitterness to speak of, but there's something resembling a watery sourness that tastes a bit forced and contrived. Quite sweet--actually, it's too sweet. It's more of a corn-based sweetness that tastes processed. Mouthful of straw in the finish, drying and unpleasant.

Brewed by the Foster's Group, Crown Lager is merely a fizzy, yellow, bland beer with nothing going on other than looking pretty in a Pils glass. It doesn't even come close to standing up to other beers within its genre. One of the worst beers we've ever had from Oz.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of laituegonflable
1.18/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours gold, with marshmallowy gelatinous head, very dense, with mega streaming carbonation that seems to be unending. I've spent a long time with this just sitting here and it's still fizzing away like a motherfucker. Looks over-fizzy. Well it looks like it should, but I just don't trust it. The head's still there, the carbonation is unending. There's something artificial about a beer that looks so much like a quintessential image of a beer. It should be natural, and have flaws.

Very unpleasant chemical aroma, smells like maybe some grassy hops, or more correctly, grass when you've just sprayed your backyard with pesticide. Very weak, what's more, and very simple. Really, genuinely bad smell.

Taste is weak and bland, with a syrupy corn sweetness that creeps up on the start and reaches you by the mid, and then a grisly pride of ringworm dankness, creating that signature CUB bread yeast character. Very unpleasant bitter hang, nothing fresh or organic about it at all.

And that mouthfeel? HOLY SHIT. How can you have so much carbonation in the glass and such a pitiful, weak feel? Where are the bubbles when I could use them, to add some texture? What a crown turd of a beer. Yes, it wins the crown. The crown for being an utter shit beer. This is so bad it's destroying my ability to write witty comments.

laituegonflable, Jul 02, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

cdtoffers, Sep 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +49.1%

patre_tim, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +83.5%

Mick82, Sep 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dmorgan310, Aug 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

NorCalAussie, Jul 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +72%

shjdy, Jul 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +26.1%

Sludgeman, May 31, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
2.03/5  rDev -6.9%
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

wordemupg, Mar 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -8.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +26.1%

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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev +14.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -19.7%

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3/5  rDev +37.6%

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2/5  rDev -8.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -31.2%

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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Crown Lager from Crown Beverages
57 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.