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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
64
poor

980 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
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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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Tone
2.86/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, amber color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, sweet malt, pale malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable metallic quality. Tastes of strong adjuncts, slight sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but the aroma and body are negatively affected by the presence of adjunct.

Photo of Boone757
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Brad007
2.54/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I see that Budweiser is trying their hand once again at another variation. I'll keep an open mind.

Pours what appears to be more of a gold than amber with a thin head and what appears to be ample carbonation.

Sweet with that industrial "accent" that greets you from most Budweiser variants. Beechwood-finished? Hmm, that sounds too familiar.

Sweeter and blander than Budweiser itself. What was the point of this? I don't taste much beyond the standard dreck.

A-B/InBev could learn a thing or two from Coors, especially Batch 19, Blue Moon, etc. This variant isn't interesting enough to warrant further attention.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.19/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Part of a mixed 6 pack.

A- not very amber...quite gold in colour, big head of foam, not much lacing.

S- grainy, with a mix of some sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Not much of an aroma at all.

T- pretty bland tasting. The grain is the highlight as I find the malt dull/muted, brings nothing to the table. What hoppiness is there is a mere non enjoyable bitter flavour that also doesn't do anything good for the beer.

M- bigger body than Bud but the carbonation is vrazy fizzy.

O- pretty poor example of a Red Lager, not even a good example of a beer.

Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some light malts. Taste is also mild, somewhat weak, a bit of grains and malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while nothing offensive, tends to be a bit yawn inducing.

Photo of Duff27
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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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%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.01/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
6.0% ABV, Born on: 17DEC12

A - Black Crown shimmers with fantastic clarity; this bright golden amber colored beer pours with a nice cap of off-white foam which settles to a thin skim of bubbles white leaving spots of lace on the glass.

S - Budweiser Black Crown has a harsh grainy aroma of pale malt with an undertone of toasted white bread and faint white rice. Notes of herbal hops manage to poke out around the edges for an aroma that's neither pleasing nor bad.

T - Dry straw and husky pale malt are more assertive than the light notes of toast and rice which pepper the background in tandem with shards of dry wood and herbal hops.

M - This thin, light bodied amber is excessively carbonated. The feel is the same old Budweiser; sharp, crisp, biting and somewhat dry. There's no surprise here as this beer conjures up some deep belches.

O - Budweiser plays it safe with Black Crown, barely stepping away from their core brands with this beer - don't wanna rock the boat or open any craft beer doors to people! Just a little addition of toasted malt brings some dryness and flavor to the otherwise adjunct-rich brew and, honestly, I can actually taste some faint "wood aging" in play here. Black Crown is by no means a bad beer though, it's just run-of-the-mill as one might expect.

Photo of spinrsx
2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Blue Cactus Ottawa for $7

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, corn, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and very light hops. There is also some corn and a graininess.

Overall - Hey, it's a step in the right direction for BMC drinkers I guess. Really boring taste wise and not something I'd have any reason to order again.

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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tectactoe
2.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Took a small sample of Jeff's - gotta try everything I guess. Pours a golden-amber hybrid with stunning clarity and a head that fizzles away almost before I'm done pouring my damn sample. Looks similar to a regular Bud, though a darker shade - more amber than straw. Definitely looks better, though. The aroma is... almost nonexistent. Took me three or four really big whiffs to really pull anything from this one, and when I did - it still wasn't that great. Graininess, lightly toasted caramel malts, musky and grassy hops, metal. Had slightly more sustenance than a Budweiser, but what is that really saying?

The taste was different, to say the least. Heavy crispiness from the carbonation, followed by some corn, grains, light caramel, wet/sour wood, and an extremely light hop character, with an almost astringent bitterness in the aftertaste (albeit a very low bitterness). Tastes like someone mixed a Budweiser with a 6-month old Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Honestly. It was like a pale ale that was left sitting on the shelves and much of the hop character has died out, leaving behind mild hop flavor with some light, toasted malts. But this beer still had that distinct "Budweiser twinge" to it. Sounds ridiculous, I know. But try it and tell me I'm not right. Must be the beachwood aging? Crisp mouthfeel, light and airy on the palate.

Final verdict? Better than Bud Light, Budweiser, and the rest of the lot, but still nowhere near good enough to require a second purchase.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.27/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz bottle with an old date of 21 May 2013. Sampling it on April 19, 2014, which is nearly a year later.

The color of it is quite pleasant with its medium amber copper tone and small white head that fades off quickly.

The aroma is more malty than anything else. It has an odd caramel note to it and halfway decent sweetness. It was not what I expected.

The body is about medium and rather smooth.

The taste also has a nice caramel sweetness to it and that Budweiser Beech-wood roastiness. Better than regular Budweiser by far.

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of barnzy78
2.47/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, pours golden-amber with striking clarity, thin, bubbly, white head dissipates very quickly. Aromas are lager yeast, metallic, faint toasted grain. Taste has some nice toasted grain up front, but other than that it's pretty much like most of the other AB offerings: not much for flavor, cereal, faint grassy hops. Mouth-feel is thin and watery with the higher carbonation making it feel a little fuller. Overall, I didn't expect much here, so I guess you could say it delivered?

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.