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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

873 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 873
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.21/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.01/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

M_C_Hampton, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of azdback
3/5  rDev +9.1%

azdback, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Phigg1102
2/5  rDev -27.3%

Phigg1102, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ColSanders123
3/5  rDev +9.1%

ColSanders123, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
2.75/5  rDev 0%

DamageCase76, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of ZachKelly
2.75/5  rDev 0%

ZachKelly, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of jharris0624
2/5  rDev -27.3%

jharris0624, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Lynn
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

Lynn, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of BucBasil
3.58/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of KC9LDB
2/5  rDev -27.3%

KC9LDB, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of OgreSanchez
2.75/5  rDev 0%

OgreSanchez, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of adamant1912
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

adamant1912, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev +9.1%

bundy462, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

ohiobeer29, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev +9.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of vicsju1991
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

vicsju1991, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of droomyster
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper body with a head that fizzes and fizzles like soda water, without leaving a collar or a trace of lacing. Aromas are faint bud not bad. I mainly get a lightly toasted graininess with maybe a hint of caramel sweetness and a bit of plantain peel. Taste tends toward the sweeter end of the spectrum from start to finish, with toasty malts blending with sugariness on the front and mid-palates before a minerality emerges on the back to make the finish more crisp and memorable. Medium-light body is appropriate for how little flavor it carries, and overall it's an okay beer but seems boring when compared to some of the more established competitors in its style.

droomyster, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Hohnbaum
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Hohnbaum, Jun 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

nheinzie57, Jan 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of ale207
3/5  rDev +9.1%

ale207, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 13, 2014
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.