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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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830 Ratings

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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South Carolina

3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-27-2013 17:03:55 | More by clemtig76
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1.85/5  rDev -33%

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.

07-04-2014 21:45:34 | More by RoyalT
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2.3/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

02-25-2013 04:47:58 | More by tectactoe
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-19-2013 02:17:47 | More by tbryan5
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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

03-31-2013 03:47:45 | More by markallmon
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-05-2013 23:00:00 | More by Jimbo62
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1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

06-21-2014 23:54:20 | More by jonny1138
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

12-22-2013 02:52:31 | More by BeerDreadz
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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

03-30-2014 17:56:22 | More by Jpinoniemi
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

06-13-2013 15:58:42 | More by generallee
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

06-17-2013 18:50:49 | More by ValpoExpo
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

09-13-2013 06:00:37 | More by dgfool
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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

11-21-2013 04:27:51 | More by TimoP
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3.08/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

01-28-2013 03:22:41 | More by Jason
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2.69/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

02-09-2013 19:24:28 | More by TheFunGuy
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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-03-2013 03:37:49 | More by ChrisHartz
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2.81/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

08-13-2013 03:53:55 | More by bsp77
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4.5/5  rDev +63%

10-28-2013 20:30:42 | More by rhinonau
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2/5  rDev -27.5%

06-19-2014 13:30:50 | More by Fast169
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4.75/5  rDev +72.1%

02-03-2013 23:48:02 | More by tyleeis
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-04-2013 08:55:27 | More by Cynic-ale
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-28-2013 02:00:25 | More by HeyYoMar
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

06-07-2014 16:23:14 | More by HoppySeb
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West Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -13.8%

Clear amber body with an eggshell white head forms fine evenly dispersed lacing, somewhat fizzy carbonation a stream of bubbles rise from the bottom of my glass. Aroma has some actual cereal grains going on with a touch of Beechwood or at least reminiscent of the regular Budweiser. This one kicks up the alcohol at 6% abv, and also invites a touch of fruitiness and mild caramel accents, earthy jumbled generic hop accents. Flavor wise it's a bit rough, each sip has an edge that I'm just not in favor of, light cereal grain sweetness with a dry finish with rough cooked vegetable notes and some woody bark like notes that don't add to the complexity but only fortify the reason why I drink craft beer pre-dominantly. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with aggressive carbonation, harsh finish I spoke about continues to effect the palate in a negative way. This is Budweiser's answer to Yuengling let's add some caramel coloring to a similar Budweiser recipe and compete directly with a brand they we now do a lot of distribution for. Overall impression is that I won't be picking up more of this, the plus side is that it's only 2 bucks for a 22 ounce bottle of it, and I believe pretty affordable in sixers, and twelve packs.

05-13-2013 20:12:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

05-16-2014 16:11:55 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.