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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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807 Ratings

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 65 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +63%

10-08-2013 22:43:08 | More by slizard55
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

10-08-2013 05:31:07 | More by JohnTurano
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North Carolina

2.74/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted cereal grain malts with a hint of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain and toasted malts with some very light hints of caramel. Very light notes of earthy hops that impart a hint of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: This does not really taste like a Amber/Red Lager but rather like a light or watered down version. It really needs a little more body, some richer malt flavors, and hops that can be found in both the aroma + taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 17:29:19 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

10-05-2013 23:41:22 | More by ejh06752
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

10-05-2013 17:15:30 | More by Dammer-licht
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2/5  rDev -27.5%

10-05-2013 03:30:44 | More by blastoderm55
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Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Budweiser Crown as it is known here in Canada is a recent offering from the King o’Beers in the Great White North.

The bottle is pretty slick looking definitely looks like a quality beer.

The smell two words Dee licious

The taste is on the sweet side with no bitter finish and no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: the label reads “distinctively smooth” and true to form it most certainly is with low carbonation.

This combination makes this a highly drinkable brew allowing you to get a good buzz going. Pounding back a few pints of these seemed no challenge despite the strong 6% alc./vol rating with no real effects hitting until about beer numero four.

The only main drawback here is the price I can snag a case of the Crown at pretty much the same rate as a two-EIGHT ($38.50CDN). I mean COME ON who’s gonna make the switch from KING to Crown at that price because mathematically you’re only getting an extra Bud Lite in terms of alcohol content for that price but you’re negatory four brewskies.

Felt a little sluggish the next day, chalk it up to a rough sleep but a possible difference from King to Crown. A follow up maybe required.

This is an alternative to the vanilla Bud when you’re looking to crush some beers post work. Definitely a new challenger has emerged.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 14:12:22 | More by kman2686
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

10-03-2013 08:25:22 | More by Spartan13
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

10-02-2013 19:03:28 | More by wjschini
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

10-02-2013 14:46:22 | More by Hoagie1973
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-30-2013 01:53:09 | More by kbrown
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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-29-2013 08:01:03 | More by Exeter
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Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-29-2013 06:23:07 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

09-28-2013 02:14:31 | More by ScaryEd
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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.


Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:17:38 | More by woosterbill
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

09-26-2013 23:45:15 | More by freewill35
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New York

2.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

12 oz. bottle born on 13JAN13.

A- Small white head, but lots of visible carbonation. Head quickly dissipates leaving almost no lacing. Transparent amber in color with gold highlights.

S- Nice caramel malts and some toasty grains. Nothing else there. As it warms slightly I get a strange, bad, chemical, or medicinal aroma.

T- Flavor starts just the same as the aroma including the strange chemical flavor. There is a slight hop bitterness, and then the entire flavor drops off disappointingly.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation to a fault. I'm looking for crispness, and it's not there.

O- This beer is clearly trying and failing. I would rather drink a less ambitious beer that is not trying to be anything but good ol' American macro swill and succeeding at succeeding at it splendidly. This was not an enjoyable Amber Lager. Not an enjoyable beer in general. I got this bottle for free the morning after a barn party, and I don't plan to buy it in the future. In fact, I would be pleased if this beer never crossed my lips again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:52:20 | More by ElijahRivera
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -27.5%

09-23-2013 16:24:53 | More by ToddThompson
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

09-22-2013 17:49:50 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

09-22-2013 05:10:26 | More by jaydoc
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District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-21-2013 21:35:59 | More by apasternak
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Rhode Island

2.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: There starts out bready with flavors of adjuncts and a thin malt character. Then some caramel and fruit sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very mild but provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, it’s just a mediocre beer at best.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2013 23:49:57 | More by TheManiacalOne
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-19-2013 15:56:27 | More by doowhat
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Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

341 mL bottle picked up at TBS; served well-chilled. Labelled as 'Budweiser Crown' for the Canadian market; this is a fairly recent addition to the line-up at everyone's favourite government-mandated monopoly store.

Pours a bright amber-orange colour with a clear complexion, generating nearly two fingers of frothy, soapy white head that gradually seeps away over the following few minutes. A smooth, dense cap about 1/4" thick remains on the surface for a good long while, but there's little in the way of lacing. The aroma is mild and fairly neutral - the caramel spoken of on the packaging is noticeable, but beyond that I'm having a hard time coming up with much else to describe. It's a little grainy, with suggestions of corn syrup and apple fruitiness; not much to write home about.

Not the worst-tasting macro amber I've ever had, but nothing about the flavour profile is really capturing my attention. Grainy pale malts come through initially, followed by some light toasted caramel sweetness. There are definitely some adjunct vibes toward the finish, but in general this is quite a bit more refined/cleaner-tasting than regular Bud. It finishes with a touch of honey and grassy hops, leaving a sweet taste behind on the palate. Fairly light in body, with sturdy carbonation levels typical of a macro lager. Not as drinkable as regular Budweiser - it tastes better, sure, but the abv and the lack of any significant attempt to balance out the sweetness of the caramel malt would limit my intake of this one.

Final Grade: 3.13, a C+. Budweiser Crown isn't an especially bad beer, but at the same time, it has no real distinguishing characteristics that would bring me back for more. While superior to standard Bud in every category outside of sessionability, it still has enough flaws - most prominently the lack of any real bittering hop balance to counter the caramel - that I can't really consider this anything much better than average. A serviceable, if unimaginative macro amber that I'd never turn down, but I'm not in a hurry to pick up another six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 21:33:49 | More by thehyperduck
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

09-15-2013 02:11:02 | More by AlaskanYoung
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.