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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

951 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 126 | 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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Photo of RVigz
3/5  rDev +9.5%

RVigz, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Anthonyjames
3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'll be upfront on this, for a Budweiser product, I feel this is quite good. It is not an exceptional brew by any means, but it does taste a lot better than anything else they produce that I have had.

The appearance gets a 3, as it is really nothing great, nor poor.
The smell is pretty similar to any likewise lagers, but I'd say a bit better than your regular Budweiser.
Taste is what I enjoy most for this product (Asides from it's 6% ABV and Price tag), I feel it is not at all bad for a Macro American Amber Lager.
Mouthfeel is basic, nothing special, but nice enough.

I feel this product deserves a solid 3.50. It is of course not an award winning or wonderful beer, but for the price, and being a Budweiser product, It isn't half bad.

If you want a cheap, decent ABV Amber Lager, and aren't looking for anything fancy, you might just enjoy it.

Anthonyjames, Jan 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Petey_the_Quiet, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

brokentee, Jan 21, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

NervousBlakedown, Jan 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Sonofalime, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

blacktron1, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

netshark, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

NerveStorm, Jan 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -27%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +46%

BrianMurphy, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

WesMantooth, Jan 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Skillz, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Providence55, Jan 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

DamageCase76, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of BastardKing24
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm writing this from memory because I will never buy it again, yet it was something that seemed to stand out in the BMC crowd. The local gas station had yet to start selling new belgium and other micro's so I gave it a go.

Poured a bland amber, just slightly darker than the yellow bud is. No head really.

Smell was just like budweiser. Nothing really other than just bland corn and rice, with a hint of malt.

Taste was ok with a mild darker malt flavor that kinda made it seem ok.

Feel was nice.

Overall better than most BMC.

BastardKing24, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.36/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It seems as though The CANQuest (TM) has imbued me with a modicum of prescience! It took about ten months, but I stumbled across a couple of CANs while browsing at Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli in DC before going into KramerBooks & AfterWords. I knew that someone at ABInBev would hear my impassioned plea to put this beer in a CAN.

From the CAN: "Distinctively Smooth, Beechwood Finished"; "Golden Amber Lager".

The black tab of the CAN had a crown die-cut out of it, making the Crack! all that much more memorable! It was a 16 fl. oz./pint CAN, so I employed a shaker glass as the vessel into which it was Glugged as this tends to avoid overflow when the CAN is inverted. Once more, I must marvel at the engineering that goes into an ABInBev beer. I began with a finger of puffy, French Vanilla-colored head that fell rather quickly. It was the color and clarity that really captured my attention, however. Bright? Hell, it achieved filament brightness, enabling me to see the filament in the bulb to which I was holding up the beer! The color was a deep gold (SRM = > 7, < 9) and I have never seen the Unholy Trio of Midas, Mammon and Croesus appear so quickly. I took pity on them for once and allowed each one a sip since they were obviously enamored of it. Nose was sweeter than many of ABInBev's other beers: rich, with a caramel/coconut aspect. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was more towards caramel, but I was still getting some coconut. Hmm. It was not bad, per se, but just a bit too sweet for my sensibilities. Decent lacing began to form as I drank through it. It was not hard to drink, in fact, it was quite quaffable to the point that I was powering through it, causing MCM to look downcast, so I let them have some more. I kid you not, this was an absolutely gorgeous beer, which may be the best thing that I CAN say about it. The finish was pretty sweet, enough to leave me ready to drink another beer, preferably something hop-forward.

My initial bottle review, dtd 03-06-2013 follows:

Another from my "neighbor's" cooler. As usual, I am game to try anything once.

From the bottle: "Distinctively smooth, beechwood aged"; "Golden Amber Lager"; "We challenged our 12 Budweiser Brewmasters to create a new masterpiece. Six unique beers were crafted and sampled across America. One was chosen. This amber lager's toasted caramel malt notes and smooth finish earned it the black crown."

I will say this about ABInBev beers - they never lack for carbonation and effervescence. I started out with a finger-and-a-half of foamy french vanilla-colored head and it slowly fizzled down to less than a pinky's worth. Color and clarity were both fabulous with a deep-amber like you might see prehistoric bugs encased in and the opportunity to see all that there was to see, which in this case was the other side of the glass, the other side of the room, et al. I saw where previous reviewers mentioned its smell and it was nice, to be sure. It had a lightly toasted smell, sweet, but not necessarily caramel. More toward coconut. Mouthfeel was soft, especially after all of the initial carbonation. The taste was toasty, bready, not really even all that sweet. Finish was semi-dry and refreshing. It really was not a bad effort, although not a "masterpiece". If they put it in a CAN, I would be willing to try it again, but otherwise, it is one among many of its style.

woodychandler, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Feagins23
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Feagins23, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of yemenmocha
2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance was surprisingly disappointing because normally you would expect and receive a good head on any beer from a large brewery like this. Not much here, and it fades fast. Nose is also a bit muted with some light grain aromas. Palate has a very light malty taste, whiff of alcohol heat, and not much else going on. Not as extremely light bodied as I was expecting and yet it is fairly drinkable. Just doesn't come across at all as any sort of flavor-focused beer.

yemenmocha, Jan 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

DbbC, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +46%

Dgrabill, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of WhiteTrash9
4.78/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a longtime Bud fan and recently tried this variation. First bottle, I thought "it's OK", but by the second bottle I decided that I really like it. Not too far off in taste from original Bud. I don't think it will replace my favorite (regular Budweiser), but I much prefer Black Crown over most micro brews. Good stuff!

WhiteTrash9, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev +9.5%

dsauter, Dec 29, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.