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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

830 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 73 | 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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oline73

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

09-11-2013 02:33:16 | More by oline73
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mreatsum

Indiana

3/5  rDev +8.7%

09-10-2013 05:15:55 | More by mreatsum
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Noisia

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

09-09-2013 03:17:04 | More by Noisia
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-08-2013 21:24:16 | More by kabritz
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-08-2013 20:45:53 | More by irishkyle21
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

1/5  rDev -63.8%

09-08-2013 13:29:10 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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RuebenRox

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +8.7%

09-08-2013 00:59:19 | More by RuebenRox
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bcoutu

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-07-2013 18:07:28 | More by bcoutu
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ronniebruner

Arizona

2.79/5  rDev +1.1%

I really wanted to not like this brew because as we all know Budweiser is not a quality product, but I tried a few at my fantasy football draft and I was pleasantly surprised. While I will not call this beer a quality beer, I enjoyed them and was able to finish them before they got lukewarm. The beer is very average looking for a lager, all the typical signs of a lager, the aroma is slightly above par for a lager and it pours with just the right amount of head and lace. A bit over carbonated, but not to the point of rejection. Where this beer fails is the strong aftertaste it leaves in your mouth, kind of sour and pungent, but not the worst beer in the world. I would not recommend spending your money on this beer, but if you are at a friends house and they have some, give it a try!

09-07-2013 07:43:27 | More by ronniebruner
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-07-2013 06:52:02 | More by schopenhauerale
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CDubbs75

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

09-07-2013 01:44:27 | More by CDubbs75
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-06-2013 02:23:32 | More by StoutSeth
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tommy5

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

09-04-2013 17:43:03 | More by tommy5
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Sniper106

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

09-04-2013 15:21:26 | More by Sniper106
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2013 18:44:57 | More by herrburgess
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Maillard

California

3/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2013 08:10:00 | More by Maillard
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Los1324

New York

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-01-2013 23:30:39 | More by Los1324
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Santanna76

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-29-2013 15:54:14 | More by Santanna76
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev +3.3%

355ml tall slim can, called just Budweiser Crown in Canada, for some reason (it does sound like something Molson or Labatt would produce for far-flung regional offerings, or something). Picked up a single of this at the big behemoth box store in the general deep suburban area - so not exactly the 'hood.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and tightly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent drooping curtained lace around the glass as it evenly dissipates.

It smells of semi-sweet, very mildly toasted caramel malt, a bit of mushy apple and overripe pear fruitiness, and soft, faintly spicy earthy hops - I'm getting the suggestion of coriander or nutmeg here, weirdly. The taste is much more bland, generic caramel malt, with more than a touch of wet cardboard pithiness, a subdued, indistinct, and somewhat acrid day-old fruit salad sweetness, and earthy, somewhat leafy, but also weedy and vegetal, hops.

The bubbles are present in decent enough numbers, and never really taking any chances beyond a timid frothiness, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, in a plain-Jane, white-bread sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the neutered caramel malt straggling along, while a small alcohol astringency arises, and the fruit and hops head for the nearest exit, heads down, and tails between their legs.

Amber lagers and ales are already a blighted by ennui style, so of course AB-Inbev would choose this as their next attempt at craft beer 'legitimacy' for the US market (uttered with only an iota of cynicism). Not bad, I suppose, and much, much more malty than their standard fare, even the short-lived American Ale of a few years back, if memory serves. It's just that, while malty is good, it just seems like the hops should be treated with the same respect, maybe? Baby steps, I guess, and I'm certain that Bud knows and thus caters to their target market's predilection for all things sweet.

08-29-2013 00:02:18 | More by biboergosum
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-28-2013 16:07:57 | More by rorjets
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bocaoma

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

08-26-2013 16:24:58 | More by bocaoma
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B_Sloane89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-24-2013 02:56:49 | More by B_Sloane89
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2013 02:55:46 | More by heytomcat
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ssanchezm

El Salvador

3/5  rDev +8.7%

08-21-2013 03:00:06 | More by ssanchezm
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Zjenn90

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

08-20-2013 16:13:43 | More by Zjenn90
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.