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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

790 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 52 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 01:10:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-22-2013 04:43:38 | More by Rhettroactive
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.18/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 12:36:18 | More by Bitterbill
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -63.8%

08-14-2013 15:06:52 | More by ShanePB
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -27.5%

07-08-2013 23:18:55 | More by WOLFGANG
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 22:06:02 | More by tone77
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RoyalT

Ohio

1.85/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – This is crystal clear with a monster head that fell quickly, not exactly what I was expecting.

Smell – This smells just like their Adjunct Lager. I really don’t get any characteristics of the style. It’s old, stale, cheap American grain.

Taste – Again this has no malt and I can’t for the life of me find one thing about this beer that would justify calling it an Amber Ale.

Mouthfeel – It’s kind of smooth which isn’t bad but it is way too light for the style and the cheap carbonation is wanting.

Sinkability – I couldn’t even finish this sad effort.

Serving type: can

07-04-2014 21:45:34 | More by RoyalT
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 18:10:16 | More by spinrsx
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

08-04-2013 08:55:27 | More by Cynic-ale
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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?

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:10:27 | More by barnzy78
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Duff27

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

11-25-2013 21:14:25 | More by Duff27
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bsuedekum

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

05-11-2013 17:43:55 | More by bsuedekum
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-01-2013 19:45:37 | More by mrfrancis
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.26/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 23:42:07 | More by puboflyons
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$1.50 bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to my buddy Drew for talking me into making this ironic purchase.

A: Crystal clear amber body under a finger of frothy white foam that settles quickly into a solid ring and leaves spotty lace. Pretty decent.

S: Simple, straightforward, and fairly non-descript. Caramel, toasted bread, light spice, and some corn. Definitely an adjunct lager, but honestly not a bad-smelling one.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts up front, mild corn in the middle, and a clean, dry, mineral-heavy finish from the lager yeast. Faint hops bitterness even. Not bad at all, but certainly not above average for the style.

M: Light-bodied and moderately carbonated. Not too frothy, but lively enough. Quite good.

O: I fully wanted to hate this, but it was really disturbingly ok.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:17:38 | More by woosterbill
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Brenden

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A clear gold, it might lean darker but it's not amber, much less red. It does, however, have a reasonably-sized yellowish cap of head with decent retention that lays down some spotting.
It's a bit grassy with a little bit of a creamy, maybe toffee, sort of sweetness to balance under a grainy backbone. There's a hint of spiciness in the nose not found in the flavor. Some biscuit shows up underneath with a slight dryness despite the sweeter aspects.
There's an almost cloying aspect to this beer which is fortunately kept at bay by a dryness that's while subdued, does counter it. The body is light, a bit too light, but crispness doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 19:53:48 | More by Brenden
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-24-2013 21:23:54 | More by aasher
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wrightst

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

06-02-2014 02:47:07 | More by wrightst
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-11-2013 23:47:48 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

03-11-2013 22:11:50 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Boone757

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

11-11-2013 02:50:54 | More by Boone757
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear "golden amber" lager, small white head that thins leaving specks of lacing.

S - beechwood, nah it's just grainy.

T - sweet and grainy with a very light bitterness on the finish (beechwood finish?).

F - light/medium bodied, very easy to drink.

O - it is what it is.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:03:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

02-09-2014 20:11:43 | More by KevinGordon
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 04:47:58 | More by tectactoe
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atrocity

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

04-25-2014 15:12:39 | More by atrocity
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.