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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

869 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013)
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Reviews by Foam:
Photo of Foam
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%

I've tried to resist considering other reviews of this new Budweiser 'craft' beer and take it in myself. I grabbed 2 bottles last night at a local bottle shop.
It looks/smells/tastes like regular Budweiser with the slightest bit of extra smooth-ness in the finish . It comes off as very restrained / austere compared to the multitude of new-world pilseners, lagers and ales that i've been more recently accustomed to .
They are clearly working to not offend/overwhelm the beer palates of the masses. the macro-swill guzzling type. Apparently Black Crown is being marketed at 20-somethings in an upscale way with aggressive advertising of it to begin during super-bowl half-time ads .

not terrible but not outstanding . again, just Budweiser cleaned up, a bit .

Foam, Jan 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
1.85/5  rDev -32.7%

Appearance – This is crystal clear with a monster head that fell quickly, not exactly what I was expecting.

Smell – This smells just like their Adjunct Lager. I really don’t get any characteristics of the style. It’s old, stale, cheap American grain.

Taste – Again this has no malt and I can’t for the life of me find one thing about this beer that would justify calling it an Amber Ale.

Mouthfeel – It’s kind of smooth which isn’t bad but it is way too light for the style and the cheap carbonation is wanting.

Sinkability – I couldn’t even finish this sad effort.

RoyalT, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of wescrawford57347
2.75/5  rDev 0%

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

wescrawford57347, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
2.3/5  rDev -16.4%

Took a small sample of Jeff's - gotta try everything I guess. Pours a golden-amber hybrid with stunning clarity and a head that fizzles away almost before I'm done pouring my damn sample. Looks similar to a regular Bud, though a darker shade - more amber than straw. Definitely looks better, though. The aroma is... almost nonexistent. Took me three or four really big whiffs to really pull anything from this one, and when I did - it still wasn't that great. Graininess, lightly toasted caramel malts, musky and grassy hops, metal. Had slightly more sustenance than a Budweiser, but what is that really saying?

The taste was different, to say the least. Heavy crispiness from the carbonation, followed by some corn, grains, light caramel, wet/sour wood, and an extremely light hop character, with an almost astringent bitterness in the aftertaste (albeit a very low bitterness). Tastes like someone mixed a Budweiser with a 6-month old Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Honestly. It was like a pale ale that was left sitting on the shelves and much of the hop character has died out, leaving behind mild hop flavor with some light, toasted malts. But this beer still had that distinct "Budweiser twinge" to it. Sounds ridiculous, I know. But try it and tell me I'm not right. Must be the beachwood aging? Crisp mouthfeel, light and airy on the palate.

Final verdict? Better than Bud Light, Budweiser, and the rest of the lot, but still nowhere near good enough to require a second purchase.

tectactoe, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

markallmon, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Jimbo62
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jimbo62, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jonny1138
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

BeerDreadz, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of generallee
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

generallee, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of ValpoExpo
2.75/5  rDev 0%

ValpoExpo, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of dgfool
1/5  rDev -63.6%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

TimoP, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of petewheeler
3/5  rDev +9.1%

petewheeler, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev +12%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Deep clear golden hue, decent amount of lace

SMELL: Clean graininess, faint dried grass, hint of banana taffy, soft

TASTE: Supple crispness, light bodied, slight creamy slickness, wet, hint of biscuity malt, vague nuttiness, kiss of alcohol, very modest hopping, subdued wood, quick drying finish, no after taste

Another beer to come from a big brewer that has loads of potential and just does not follow through and is not bold enough to be epic. With that said it lands average, if the flavors did not pull their punches I'd be singing some praise for this brew.

Jason, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of TheFunGuy
2.69/5  rDev -2.2%

I picked this up because it was new and cheap and whatever. Poured from a bottle.

The color was clear and golden and pretty. A light head that faded within one minute to lace.

The smell is light malt. Very light. I did not smell any hops.

For the rest of the review no reason to get too detailed. You know how you go to that wedding reception or graduation party at the Moose Lodge or American Legion Post and they have two dollar pitchers of Budweiser draft that has been in the keg for four months? Yep.

A slightly stronger, overaged Budweiser draft. Not Bud Lite, Bud.

Instead of $6 for 6, it should be $2 for a whole 32oz pitcher. With some pull off or scratch off lottery tickets. And cake on a Styrofoam plate.

TheFunGuy, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ChrisHartz
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

ChrisHartz, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of bsp77
2.81/5  rDev +2.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear plastic cup.

Appearance: Light amber without much head.

Smell: Light caramel and grainy malts.

Taste: Very light caramel. Not much else going on.

Feel: Light bodied, kind of watery. Carbonation is high but not as out of control as the standard Budweiser. Crisp finish but not dry enough.

Overall: Watered down Amber. Nothing bad but nothing good.

bsp77, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +63.6%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

Fast169, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +72.7%

tyleeis, Feb 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

HeyYoMar, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.