Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
2.34/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
12 oz. bottle born on 13JAN13.
A- Small white head, but lots of visible carbonation. Head quickly dissipates leaving almost no lacing. Transparent amber in color with gold highlights.
S- Nice caramel malts and some toasty grains. Nothing else there. As it warms slightly I get a strange, bad, chemical, or medicinal aroma.
T- Flavor starts just the same as the aroma including the strange chemical flavor. There is a slight hop bitterness, and then the entire flavor drops off disappointingly.
M- Medium bodied, low carbonation to a fault. I'm looking for crispness, and it's not there.
O- This beer is clearly trying and failing. I would rather drink a less ambitious beer that is not trying to be anything but good ol' American macro swill and succeeding at succeeding at it splendidly. This was not an enjoyable Amber Lager. Not an enjoyable beer in general. I got this bottle for free the morning after a barn party, and I don't plan to buy it in the future. In fact, I would be pleased if this beer never crossed my lips again.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 02:52:20 | More by ElijahRivera
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Dull soft malt. Watery. A little more bold than standard Am. lagers.
One inch white cap covers a dark gold to amber clear body with some action.
A grainy malt character with a notable drying finish. Some hop flavors that blend adequately initially, but eventually become not very enjoyable. Spritzy and abundant carbonation which is big enough to prevent any apparent smoothness and provides a filling quality.
I like Fortune better than this. This may have a touch of age on it with an Apr 14 date on bottom of can (best by or canning date?). Either way I don't find the flavors all that pleasing putting it towards the bottom of lawn mower beers for me.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 01:49:50 | More by garymuchow
2.5/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
poured slightly orange and clear with amber notes, head was ok but quickly fizzed out leaving no lace and no head.
aroma and taste were typically budweiser-ish and not really what you'd expect from anything labeled amber ale. it's like they were trying to made a bud but sell it to people who wanted an amber ale. my advice is that if you want an amber ale, this probably isn't the beer for you. if you want a bud, this bud's for you, but it's quite a stretch calling it an amber.
overall I'm not impressed. although I got this bottle free, I wonder if they had a craft beer price tag on this one. but the thing is, pretending it's craft doesn't turn a bud into a craft beer. not that I am taking anything away from bud: it's not easy to make a nearly colorless, flavorless, crystal clear beer. but that's not going to take anything away from the craft beer market either. craft drinkers will see right through and go back to what they really want when they seek out an amber ale: flavor, aroma, head, lacing, etc, which this really doesn't have.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 19:28:00 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.