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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

847 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 81 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +9.1%

Special thanks to my in-laws who gave me a 12 pack because I like those "fancy" beers.

Poured into a snifter the color was a golden amber, as advertised. Tons of carbonation bubbling from the bottom it couldn't seem to feed a quickly fleeting, fizzy head. Good color, bad body.

Faint hints of a sweet caramel and a malty scent. There's some roasted qualities in the scent but its not strong enough to pull it above average.

The taste is toasty, more so at the finish. More malt than caramel malt I don't detect much of a sweetness or caramel flavor. Perhaps the budget is an issue because if more toasted malt was present this may not be a bad lager. It feels a bit thin, though, and the extra carbonation makes it less smooth than I think they hoped.

I came at this open minded but find it an average delivery, but not nearly as poor as some.

02-09-2013 22:19:58 | More by KYGunner
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Missouri

3/5  rDev +9.1%

02-04-2013 23:58:43 | More by Eaglefan344
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +9.1%

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California

3/5  rDev +9.1%

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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +9.1%

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
6.0% ABV, Born on: 17DEC12

A - Black Crown shimmers with fantastic clarity; this bright golden amber colored beer pours with a nice cap of off-white foam which settles to a thin skim of bubbles white leaving spots of lace on the glass.

S - Budweiser Black Crown has a harsh grainy aroma of pale malt with an undertone of toasted white bread and faint white rice. Notes of herbal hops manage to poke out around the edges for an aroma that's neither pleasing nor bad.

T - Dry straw and husky pale malt are more assertive than the light notes of toast and rice which pepper the background in tandem with shards of dry wood and herbal hops.

M - This thin, light bodied amber is excessively carbonated. The feel is the same old Budweiser; sharp, crisp, biting and somewhat dry. There's no surprise here as this beer conjures up some deep belches.

O - Budweiser plays it safe with Black Crown, barely stepping away from their core brands with this beer - don't wanna rock the boat or open any craft beer doors to people! Just a little addition of toasted malt brings some dryness and flavor to the otherwise adjunct-rich brew and, honestly, I can actually taste some faint "wood aging" in play here. Black Crown is by no means a bad beer though, it's just run-of-the-mill as one might expect.

02-07-2013 01:10:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +9.1%

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 847 ratings.