Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch
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2.73/5 rDev -0.7%
12 oz. bottle "born on" date of 3/5/13, consumed 5/11/13.
Into a pint glass, a clear pale amber color with one finger of off white head. Quick fade to a thin cap. Nose is overly sweet and grassy. Taste faintly of malt alcohol, no real hopiness. Taste is not as sweet as nose, thankfully. Faint alcohol note on finish. Mouth is a bit thin and bubbly, OK. Overall: Rather mediocre, not terrible, kind of what I'd imagine as a sub-par example of pub ale, except it's 6% ABV so it's not exactly a "session" beer. I wouldn't buy another but wouldn't turn one down either.
05-22-2013 22:36:53 | More by jettjon
3.21/5 rDev +16.7%
12 oz bottle poured into a mug at slightly-warmer-than-fridge temperature.
L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, white head that fades relatively quickly into a thin cap of fizzy bubbles on top of the beer. Some patchy lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles. I’d like to see a slightly darker color, but the head retention was actually better than I was expecting.
S – Caramel, grainy, and slightly bready malt with some corn. Smells similar to Budweiser but it certainly has more of a caramel presence.
T – Sweet caramel, toasted bread, and cereal, grainy malts along with some corn at mid-taste-to-finish. The taste is certainly muted but much better than I was expecting.
F – Light-bodied with lots of carbonation, a crisp and clean mouthfeel, and a mildly sweet and dry finish. The 6% ABV is completely unnoticeable.
O – This beer was much better than I was expecting and is really not bad at all. It’s lighter and more toned-down than good amber lagers, but I was expecting a lot less from AB InBev. It’s extraordinarily drinkable, especially at 6%, and very refreshing. For what it’s supposed to be, it’s actually quite good. I would definitely take this over other BMC offerings.
03-16-2013 02:31:17 | More by BlackBelt5112203
2.01/5 rDev -26.9%
A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, I'll put the bottle opener up since it's a twistie, pours a copper color with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing, clear
S: sweet slightly boozy corn mash, sugary, maybe caramel
T: sweet, sweet, sweet, slight malt, mostly sugar, no hops, no depth of flavor, I don't like this
M: overly carbonated, watery, soda like, I can't tell the alcohol is there, the finish is as always clean
O: if you want to buy something from Budweiser get a plain ol Bud diesel, there is a reason it will be around long after Black Crown is gone, this beer is too much like a sweet beer flavored soda, it's trying to be a bock but falls short on all areas
02-13-2013 00:54:07 | More by M_C_Hampton
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.
02-02-2013 01:07:19 | More by BucBasil
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.