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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 202 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

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Ratings: 1,008 | Reviews: 199
Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Better than miller fortune, not a fan of the bud series but this one is actually refreshing

Photo of Huperetes
3.57/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good Amber color. Smooth taste with strong lager finish. Nice compliment to Bud stable.

Photo of Mrose78
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well maybe not the king of beers...

Photo of Dbaum
4.16/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Refreshing beer, tastes great, solid abv, can drink all 12.

Photo of Davidstan
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Watery and slick. Will not buy again.

Photo of YumaLaowai
3.78/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a good beer. Smooth with a little kick. Throw in sal y and a Lime and it gives it that extra kick needed. The taste of the black crown is more powerful than the lime. Which is good in its own since. Also this somehow will get you tipsy without trying

Photo of Pezz1985
3.17/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I love this beer. Plenty of drunk nights with this

Photo of n2492004
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought it thinking it might be decent, but it was just typical macro watered down beer. Last time ill ever pay for a macro.

Photo of winningwes91
2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Much better than the original and any other macro. Still wouldn't ever drink it again though

Photo of wildactbrewer
2.49/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a quickly dissipated 2 finger head that leaves little in the way of lacing. Color was deep golden-copper...I don't see the red. Lots of action going on in the glass as well.

Smell: Picking up a little malt...I think. Some stale hops too. Wait...There's the hops and some other metallic smell too.

Taste: Light caramel malt with noticeable alcohol in the back. Bitterness is at least balanced but not enough character to support alcohol content.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and smooth. Goes down fast and would suffice as a lawnmower. Carbonation is a tad high and decreases the smoothness a touch.

Overall: Not the worst beer I've ever had and certainly not the worst from the brewer. This is one of the better efforts from AB.

Photo of mrpounds
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Do not taste the hint of caramel they refer to, however a lot lighter than I originally anticipated It to be. I would drink it again.

Photo of GoNoles
3.37/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Probably my favorite Budweiser. It surprised me a bit.

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

One of the better beers they produce.

Photo of PaulWaters
3.25/5  rDev +19%

Really nice for a commercial brew. Consistent and much more flavor than you would expect from corporate beer

Photo of ChrisCage
3.28/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- A standard looking brew overall....golden amber in color and very clear. There appears to be plenty of carbonation rising to the top as well. There isn't much of a head, but at least its a patchy, super white effort. Lacing is pretty modest as well....small clumps of foam slowly slide back into the brew....nothing special, nothing offensive!

S- Much more authentic smelling than standard Bud.....I actually smell malt! It is slightly toasty and sweet like melted brown sugar. There is a hop presence as well...cant pinpoint the type but im certain it is more from an extract or dried hop leaf....it's not fresh enough but the effort is there!

T- Not bad...not bad at all! While this isn't as flavorful or as good as others I've had in this style, there is a distinct malt sweetness that is slightly caramel like and yeasty at the same time. The finish isn't as bitter as I was hoping for but there is a weak hop note that is noticeable enough.

M/O- A decent enough beer that doesn't change a whole lot from the start through to the finish. It is a beer that I would be able to enjoy during a session, as it's thin to medium bodied, very smooth....the carbonation is quite fine, and it had a very standard, yet flavorful enough taste. I would buy this again and think it's a good effort, and think it is getting a bad reputation overall just because it is a Budweiser product.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.26/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: The body is a perfectly clear copper color with a quickly receding white head. No lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: Toasted grains and faint caramel cover up a slightly sour body.

Taste: Not a whole lot to this other than some caramel and malts. There is a metallic flavor roaming about as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: I liked this less and less as I continued to drink it. It had hints of being an amber lager.

Photo of jps0869
2.12/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a yellowish amber, white frothy head with quick dissipation, nose grainy, taste bland with hints of sweet corn nastiness. Not as repulsive as Bud Lite, but honestly I'll take the blandness of Bud over this one's attempts at character.

Photo of enjambed
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Serving Type: Bottle at fridge temp, "born on" 9/8/14.

Look: deep amber, light brown and entirely clear. Moderate pour produces fizzy head that settles down to absolutely nothing, but this isn't really a fault given the style.

aroma: Faint caramel and roasted malts

Taste: almost non-existent, but the alcohol makes it self known at the back of the tongue. Some faint grain and alcohol lingering in the aftertaste.

Feel: low-medium thickness, with a mostly wet finish. Bubbly carbonation.

Overall: This is a noticeable step above standard bud and other AAL's in flavor with a nice boost in abv to go with it. I wouldn't turn down this beer if someone offered it to me, but would not buy it myself. The worst fault is the lack of flavor to mask the somewhat high abv making it a little unpleasant to drink, but other than that it's pretty smooth which is what they are going for.

Photo of Lancer01080
4.25/5  rDev +55.7%

Very good taste and pleasant aroma.

Photo of Retroman40
2.82/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a 25 ounce can for my collection and poured it into a standard shaker pint glass.

Pours out a amber color with a foamy head that quickly subsides to a thin lace. The smell is very neutral with no evidence of adjuncts. The taste is very light with some malt and just a touch of hop bitterness (a very small touch). The mouth feel is a bit thin as expected and the carbonation level is good.

Overall this is a beer I wouldn't turn down. It looks very good in the glass and was very refreshing after a round of golf. If the price is right I'll get it again for these circumstances.

Photo of ordybill
3.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a soft aroma of malt and hops, faint but there
Appearance- A dark copper colored brew with a medium sized white head.
Taste- An okay BMC product, does not compare on the flavor chart to a craft. not horrible
Palate- Has a nice crisp feel, light bodied brew with heavy carbonation.
Overall- An ok beer if the place you are at has a limited selection. There are many worse beers out there.

Photo of diablo14
1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

I'd rather a standard Bud or even Bud lite in terms of price v quality.

Muyton dressed as lamb.

Photo of Wobbly
1.25/5  rDev -54.2%

Save your money.

Photo of bwood06
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%

A - Light anger in color, clear with a 2 finger frothy head. Head is not thin but not thick either, kind of a mid level thickness. Head dissipates quickly. Thin lacing is left. 3.25/5

S - Malty, caramel, and grassy. Smells crisp and clean. 3/5

T - Sweet, malty, caramel, green apple, and grassy. Not a ton of flavor but more flavor than most of Bud's offerings. 3/5

M - Very crisp and dry. Moderately carbonated. Very little lingering bitterness. 3/5

O - A step above Bud's general offerings but not amazingly flavorful either. An easy drinking session beer that is apparently inspired by amber lagers. Not nearly as flavorful as most ambers or reds that I have had though. 3/5

Photo of wescrawford57347
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

By far one of the better beers put out with the budweiser label, not the best but it is ok

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 1,008 ratings.