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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

944 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 121 | 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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3/5  rDev +9.9%

SonictheBeerhog, Dec 19, 2013
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Socialiste, May 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

bmurray10, May 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Auraan, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Exeter, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Becker pint.

Body is a copper - amber hue. Clear and slightly carb'd. The off-white, ahem, crown builds to two-finger's. Lace curtains left as the billowy stuff droops.

Wheaty bouquet, some mashed apple, pear, general light sweetness mainly.

The flavors are very close to the nose. The sweeter wheat malt base is the most forward. A little hoppy earthiness in the finish. Muddled flavors of apple and wheat beyond that.

Feel is actually decent. It drinks smooth, light bubble tingling noted. More light than medium body thanks to this.

Color me surprised! This stuff is drinkable. And it even has moments of being enjoyable! Give it a go if you are curious or need that tick fix.

Pintofbrown, Dec 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Bill235, Mar 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

hophugger, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

nitter, Apr 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

EigenBeer, Apr 01, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

zenwatts, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

WesMantooth, Jan 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Sturmthis, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
2.96/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Decent golden color, good foam, some lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel, and not much else.

Taste: Sweet and mild, with no hop presence at all. There is nothing here to offend, but not much to taste either.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected, not much of an aftertaste.

The Verdict: Average. It’s affordable with a higher ABV than most macrobrews, making it an acceptable session beer I suppose. The alcohol may even sneak up on you given the light taste and mouthfeel.

FWIW, this was Batch 91406 from Bud’s Project 12 last fall. This was my review of 91406: An amber lager finished on beechwood chips. If you close your eyes and pay close attention, you can catch the hint of woodiness. Drinkable, with nothing to insult your palate.

TheMarkE, Mar 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

DbbC, Dec 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Feb 23, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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2.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. Born on date Jan 4th 2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Golden, not quite amber color with 2 fingers of a soapy white head. Head actually took a couple minutes to dissipate. The body is extremely clear.

Smell: Lots of cereal grain, slight sweetness, very faint hints of grassiness. There's also an artificial banana aroma as well. Almost like a banana candy.

Taste: Slight sweetness upfront that carries through to the finish. Overall flavor profile is weak, but what is there is dominated by the same cereal grain that was prominent in the nose. Underneath that there are weak notes of caramel, clean alcohol, hint of breadiness, and a slightly metallic taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fuller end of light bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly clean.

Overall: I didn't try any of the other Project 12 beers, but if this is the winner, then apparently I didn't miss much. This beer isn't awful, and it is a step up from regular Bud and Bud Light, but that's the best thing I can say about it. I tried it once to satisfy my curiosity, I'd never get it again.

Jonada, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

TaylorK, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

weaselchew, Mar 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

msondel, Feb 16, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.