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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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871 Ratings

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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 Boggdogg
3.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly transparent amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Small amount of lacing. Smell a faint smoky aroma. Has a light body feel in the mouth with the taste of grain and some sweetness. Almost no bitterness of hops. After taste of smokey gran is very good. Goes down smooth. Over all a good beer and wish I had another.

Boggdogg, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +9.1%

warpedrevolution, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

MJ63, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of elkinbrown
2.75/5  rDev 0%

elkinbrown, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

InspectorBob, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of DillanWeems
3/5  rDev +9.1%

DillanWeems, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of DaBrews
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DaBrews, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of bonbright7
1.51/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

While I had seen the slick advertising for this beer, I dismissed it until I could taste one and form my own opinion. Taking it home from the store, I poured one into a tall glass and noted the definite amber look to it, much like an Oktoberfest style of beer. That was the high point.

With no discerning aroma, the first taste of the beer yielded a soapy and bland mouthfeel with a hint of caramel. Two more tastes of the beer were the same until I disposed of the remaining portion in the kitchen sink.

No hops, a medium-light body, and only a vague caramel taste to support it, I wondered if A-B was trying to recapture the lost 1970's glory of Michelob Lager with this beer.

bonbright7, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of RDW
2/5  rDev -27.3%

RDW, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of HawkeyeJosh
3/5  rDev +9.1%

HawkeyeJosh, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of valianes
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Tom-Peters
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Tom-Peters, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Michael00
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Michael00, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.05/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Brenden, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of slizard55
4.5/5  rDev +63.6%

slizard55, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of JohnTurano
2.75/5  rDev 0%

JohnTurano, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
2.74/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

dbrauneis, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of ejh06752
3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

ejh06752, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Dammer-licht
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Dammer-licht, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of blastoderm55
2/5  rDev -27.3%

blastoderm55, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of kman2686
4.04/5  rDev +46.9%
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.

kman2686, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Spartan13
3/5  rDev +9.1%

Spartan13, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of wjschini
2.75/5  rDev 0%

wjschini, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Hoagie1973
2.75/5  rDev 0%

Hoagie1973, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of kbrown
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kbrown, Sep 30, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.