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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA)

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BA SCORE
72
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: justintcoons on 10-26-2012)
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Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Kunstman, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14oz "pint" glass. Pours a darker straw with a small head that leaves some lacing. Smells of nice darker malt, but very bland. Tastes of darker grain with a hint of syrupy taste. Beer goes down smooth with good carbonation and light body, but slight sticky feel. Overall a slightly above average beer.

cyclonece09, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.24/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, born on date of September 30, 2012 (Julian Date 12273 stamped on label). A buddy bought me some of the Project 12 beers since he found them on sale recently (bought the 12 pack for just $5.75), so I might as well try them. If what I've read online is correct, this is the brew they picked to be their new Black Crown beer. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like sweet and grainy malt, and some caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, with a good amount of carbonation. Truthfully, this is better than I expected it to be. Worth a try if you can pick up a single somewhere.

bluejacket74, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Punisher
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of acurtis
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

acurtis, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

djrn2, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of crash8per
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

crash8per, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
2.73/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is amber in color. I got an inch of off-white head that settled to a quarter inch and hung around.

S - It has a sweet aroma that I noticed rights away. I also get some grain and grass. There is a metallic note as well.

T - It has a grain taste. It reminds me of rye. I also get a metallic taste. It has a very dry finish.

M - Thin and dry.

O - It has more taste than Bud, but not a lot more. I don't care for the dry finish. It keeps reminding me of Bud Dry.

buschbeer, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
3.01/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a muddled amber color, with a white head, dissipates to a foamy collar. Light lacing. Aroma is grainy, lightly sweet, with a nutty quality to it. Taste is sweet, caramel, light wood, nuts and no real hop notes. Sweetness lacks balance, really. The feel is light in body, mild crispness, somewhat oily and slick.

There's nothing about this that really stands out. The unfortunate and unnecessary aspect of these "contest" brews is that they're all just marginally differing from th base beers that they brew day in and day out. What's the point?! Two amber lagers and an effing pilsner does not scream diversity!

EgadBananas, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of DM1293
3.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean coppery orange, no head.

Smell is budweiser, albeit cleaner and more...maltier?

Taste is perplexing to me. I get...malt and maybe its woody body, but...finishes surprisingly clean. Aftertaste is bit of budweiser, but not imposing.

I would expect the maltier brew to be my favorite of these "Project 12" beers, but the Pilsner has better mid-ground flavor. Its not bad at all though, and it makes me wonder if Budweiser will keep these recipes around for a re-release for seasonals. I can see this being decent as a fall/winter beer.

DM1293, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

gwiedman1, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of wilfonzo
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

wilfonzo, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of MichaelProcton
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

MichaelProcton, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +29.4%

dertyd, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Stoshua
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive. Nice copper amber and brilliantly clear. Off-white head that does settle out.
Faint aroma. A slight caramel aroma. Also a soft lager yeast character.
Clear caramel flavor that is soft enough to not be overwhelming or too sweet. Soft hop flavor. Some drying on the finish. Bitterness only to balance.
Bigger than a typical lager, but not big or even quite moderate.
I don't mind this at all. The flavors are pleasant and generally satisfying. Drinks like a lager in that it is clean and refreshing.
Thanks Spunky.

garymuchow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of portijon
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Oh wow. Look at this guy - it's a little bit darker. Figured maybe an Amber meant it was going to resemble a Yuengling, but I was wrong.

Still tastes like a Bud. And pennies. Smells like Bud, too. I mean, there's a few hops trying to pop out on your tongue, but it still has that goddamn corn taste that Budweiser is known for.

The mouthfeel is good and I guess the 6.0% ABV will give you a buzz if you have nothing better to drink.

Glad this case of beer was on clearance for $9.99.

Next.

portijon, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of jkermitj
2/5  rDev -35.3%

jkermitj, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Our Budweiser distribution manager at work told me this is was test version of what will become “Bud Black Crown.” This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a light scent of yeast. The taste is crisp with a cheap grain alcohol taste with a slight citrus finish.

Lemke10, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of bismarksays
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Budweiser Batch No. 94106 (re-released in 2013 as Budweiser Black Crown) has a thick, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, reddish-golden appearance, with nice lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild hops and fruit (think pears). Taste is of fruit, white bread crust, grain, and a little hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Batch No. 94106 finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An amber lager finished on beechwood chips. If you close your eyes and pay close attention, you can catch the hint of woodiness. Drinkable, with nothing to insult your palate.

TheMarkE, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of acelin
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

acelin, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think I like this one the best of Bud's Project 12 Series. Like the others, this one is still a Budweiser.

This beer pours a dark golden or amber color. It has a very faint smell. Sweet carmel malts come through as the dominant flavor. Finishes with only a mild bitterness.

It is fairly easy to drink. I think this beer would go great with a steak or burger.

It is a nice beer, nothing that will blow you away, but it is enjoyable. And better than Budweiser or Bud Light.

JohnFatAss, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Punkyg0608
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Punkyg0608, Jan 04, 2013
Batch No. 91406 (Los Angeles, CA) from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.