Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch
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1.63/5 rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
I tried this a couple months back when my bar's AB rep gave us a sample 12 pack. This beer is being aggressively marketed right now here in Ontario... on television, in magazines, bars and LCs. I haven't noticed it picking up much steam, though, and there's a pretty good reason. It's a pretty bad beer.
Yeah, we get it AB! You're trying to ride the coat-tails of craft brew's success. That's all well and good, but you'll have to come up with something a bit (read "a LOT") better than this. Now, I'm going to review this from memory, as I have NO interest in trying one again, so bear with me.
Poured into a glass, fizzy, dissipating head with huge soda-pop bubbles. No memory of lace, most likely minimal to none. And the smell? Sweet corn.. like a regular bud, but far sweeter.
And MY OH MY THE TASTE!!! I remember all I could think was 'Jesus H.C.... Am I drinking Busch Ice?!'. Now, having just gotten back fro a music festival and camping weekend, there was a lot of cheap, strong brew being slugged. Namely Busch Ice. Bud Crown tasted uncannily like it. It was remarkable, really. With maybe a hint more sweetness from whatever brewer's malt the concoct the stuff with. It's really not that far of a stretch of the imagination to think they're the same base brew.. both AB products, both 6%. Both, uh, pretty gross. But at least Busch Ice is cheap as hell.
Anyways that's my two or three cents, take it or leave, hate it or like, run it or walk it, fry it or bake it, out of the can or out of a glass. Whatever. Just whatever your flavour is, be it craft of macro, stay clean away from Bud Crown. Gross.
Life alas is very dear, up with the glass, down with the beer!
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 02:11:38 | More by CharlyNovember
2.99/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
I got a finger of off-white head over a light amber body. Head dissipates in a minute or so, no lacing detected.
Smells grainy, sweet, almost has a chemical smell to it.
Sweet and grainy. A little hint of caramel is tucked in there. Tastes better than expected.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. Quite refreshing.
Serving type: can
11-09-2013 04:30:56 | More by CFHMagnet
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.