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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
64
poor

979 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 6
Gots: 158 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

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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.

Photo of bmurray10
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of adamant1912
3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of jharris0624
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of cmwilliq
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Auraan
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dailyminefield
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of LukeGude
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Sonofalime
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of vicsju1991
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Jonada
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of droomyster
3/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.