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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

snowsurfer422, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Lynn, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

cmeinz, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

dbarny76, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Providence55, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

karlt, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Srive009, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

BJasny, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

adamant1912, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

blacktron1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of phoenixrises64
3.73/5  rDev +35.6%

Everyone is saying this is a red it is a golden. Which is even stated on the AB website. I like the fizzy taste after a hard days work it wakes up the palate. Washing down the dust from hard work. I would like to see a little of smoke added to the flavor profile. Maybe after roasting the hops run a little smoke of them.

phoenixrises64, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of tscotti86
3.73/5  rDev +35.6%

Tasty! A pleasant surprise from AB. Fun to see the big boys try something different. I'm a Yuengling fan and this seems like a comprable alternative (Ive likley betrayed my ignorance, but who cares) Really just learning about beer, so I don't know art, but I know what I like, and I like!

tscotti86, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of workingclassbrew
3.66/5  rDev +33.1%

Black Crown, I like the name, and I like the bottle. I've never cared for Budweiser, but I admit I got this for the old school look of the label.

Poured into small lager mug. The appearance, more dark gold, then amber, nice though.

The smell is sweet, not very heavy, but the sweetness stands out.

1st taste, sweet malt fron start to finish. the aftertaste is what can I say....very sweet. As the beer warms....sweeter yet. Sweet malt, little too no hop flavor. One thing that stands out is the smooth, very little carbonation effect. Smooth like the label says.

I tried this months ago when it first came out at a tavern, but couldnt remember. I'am happy I picked it up. I could easliy drink a few of these even with the sweetness, a hard to describe heavy, but not candy sweet taste. The higher alcohol I think helps it a bit.

A good backyard grillin beer, went good with chili. Easy drinkin working class lager, when you want something heavier than Budweiser, or Miller. Good price.

workingclassbrew, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +32%

Budweiser Black Crown
12 oz. bottle, "BORN ON DATE 09JAN13 MB49"

Budweiser's new Black Crown pours a clear amber body with golden highlights and an orange cast beneatha frothy head of white foam. The head retention is good, and it leaves some nice spots and splashes of lace as it goes.

The aroma expresses sweetish malt with some juicy, apple-like fruitiness and a sprinkling of light hops. The hops are very lightly spicy, and even more gently grassy.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a very fine, median carbonation that leaves it delicately crisp, and then smooth across the palate.

The flavor offers a light bit of caramel malt with an undertone of toastiness, and a suggestion of oak. More of the fruitiness found in the nose is present, and it's balanced by a delicate background of spicy and grassy hops. It appears a bit sweetish up front, but dries in the finish with a lingering note of delicate spice.

I would imagine if you drank a lot of these that the sweetish malt might build on your palate, but it's balanced enough that everything remains in check throughout one. And I'm not sure that it would work with any less maltiness, as it would then just be a slight variation from their standard product; this should clearly stand out as a different product.

NeroFiddled, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of acevenom
3.61/5  rDev +31.3%

Poured into a pokal glass. Pours light golden amber with a thick, quickly dissipating white head and lots of visible tiny bubbles. The beer smells like lightly toasted grain with some mild sweetness. I can also smell some of the alcohol as well. The taste follows the nose. There's some grain and some mild caramel sweetness in the flavor. The hops are mild here, but they are present and provide some woodiness. This isn't very different from the regular Budweiser, which isn't a bad thing. The body is light with strong carbonation. The beer finishes crisp and dry. The drinkability is high. This is a good beer.

acevenom, Feb 14, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +30.2%

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a mug.

A: Looks pretty good. Solid amber color with an off white head that sticks around for a little while.

S: Pretty malty with a somewhat off note in the back that I can't really place. EDIT: Someone said bananas and that seems right. Weird.

T: Wow, wasn't expecting this from Budweiser. Really smooth and very malty with caramel (as advertised) as well as some toasty bread in the back there. Seems like it's going for a Fat Tire kind of profile. Nothing mind blowing but really solid. This is a good step for the big guys.

I hope they continue to step it up from here. I like this one actually.

BucBasil, Feb 02, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev +28.7%

It's Budweiser with a little more flavor. There's some extra malt here and an overall crisp, mellowness with the good ol' rice and beechwood finish that distinguishes Budweiser as a brand.

It won't change your life or win over someone who only drinks fancy $10/bottle craft beers, but I like it for what it is: an inexpensive macro brew that goes down smooth with a nice flavor. This is the kind of beer that's good to pick up a 6 and share with a friend after work or drink during your fun weekend activity of choice. Well done, AB.

beernazismustdie, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

ChrisHartz, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

mlhyatt, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

CassieShea, Feb 04, 2014
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.