Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Foam:
2.79/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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 .
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 15:40:59 | More by Foam
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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 809 ratings.