1. American Craft Beer Fest is this weekend in Boston, Mass. Join us for 640+ beers from 140+ brewers! Tickets for Friday, May 29 are still available. Cheers!

Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
64
poor

1,021 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 220 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (82) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 1,021 | Reviews: 206
Photo of DonBowman
3.05/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very decent refreshing session beer. Expect no more and be satisfied!

Photo of djchrismac
1.41/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This offering was just bad.

Photo of PhantomWolf
2.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I try to avoid generic reviewing practices, but this beer is just that. It is kind of down the middle in an okay way. A clean beer with plenty or carbonation. I almost picked up an apple juice type of aftertaste. I like to abuse Bud, but I wasn't angry with this. I would say it may be my favourite beer in the Budweiser line. When you brew on the level that Anheuser-Busch does (supplying the world) this may be as good as it gets.

Photo of gregb13
4.43/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden-amber color (guess they knew what they were doing by writing "GOLDEN AMBER LAGER" on the bottle!), nice head for the style, decent lacing, moderately carbonated. Aroma - roasty toasty bready notes, lightly sweet, faint hops, maybe some faint green apple. Taste - follows nose perfectly. Finishes crisp with no aftertaste. No alcohol at all at 6%. Fantastic.

This is an outstanding lager. I really don't know what all of these people who give terrible reviews of this beer are expecting. I've read several, so it's not like I'm just ranting without reason. It truly appears they either don't know what they're talking about, simply hate lagers and/or large brewers, or just are making things up to suit the terrible rating they give.

Whatever the case, it's a bit sad. Wonderful beer, would recommend to all.

Photo of hophead723
2.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

The only reason I got this was because I had a very limited selection and I didn't want to buy a sugary cheap cider or wine cooler. Brewed a month and a half ago and poured into a goblet.

Look: Crystal clear amber with a quickly diminishing white head and carbonation that swirls upwards as if trying to escape.

Smell: Mild fruity yeast and cracker with a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Exactly mimics the nose with cracker malt, mild fruity yeast, and a tiny bit of alcohol.

Feel: Very crisp and dry at the end. Lots of carbonation.

Overall: This is a Budweiser variety, need I say more? It's cheaply made and I wouldn't be surprised if the little malt that there is were malt extract. You might as well get Fat Tire if you are looking for a mild flavor such as this, even though this is an amber lager and not an amber ale. Oh, and not to mention Fat Tire is brewed by one of the best breweries ever.

Photo of jesticals
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very middle of the road. Nothing memorable about it.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | 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 DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.96/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I give it a 4 due to the quality for the price. Good tasting beer for someone on a budget. I'll buy it again.

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.

to view more.
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.