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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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911 Ratings

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 104 | 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 scarfacecrowe
2.2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This was a very disappointing beer from Anheuser-Busch, not much taste or smell and the color reminded me of weak tea, know need to go into an in depth analysis. Would much rather drink bud, busch or even select over this beer. I think I will stick with the micro brews made in the area.

scarfacecrowe, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of 67cuda
3/5  rDev +9.5%

67cuda, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of jdavidk93
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

jdavidk93, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of YeastMode
2.91/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Pint.

A-Deep copped color. Very clear and refined.Leaves a shred of white lacing down the glass.
S-Not a very prominant scent. Grainy at most.
T- Considering it comes from 1 of the big 3 Im impressed at what the attempt is. Full bodied grainy taste with a very subtle hop bite at the exhale. This beer is NOT a craft drinkers beer, but good enough for those pushing the limits of their Natty light college careers.
M-Carbonated, malty, slight citrus, beachwood smokey and bitter for a Bud.

O- overall not a bad beer for people who are beginng to explore the world of beer. A foot in the door. I could drink a couple on a sunday.

YeastMode, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of p-wagz
3/5  rDev +9.5%

p-wagz, Dec 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Dec 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

RedWeizen83, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Krakpoff, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of user785335
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

user785335, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Benvarine
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Benvarine, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of caverog
1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of LJWalker
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

LJWalker, Nov 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Duff27, Nov 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Kroller86, Nov 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

Plissken, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of mmulebarn
1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -27%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

TimoP, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

masonacoats, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Booner818
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of -MK-
1/5  rDev -63.5%

-MK-, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of CharlyNovember
1.63/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I tried this a couple months back when my bar's AB rep gave us a sample 12 pack. This beer is being aggressively marketed right now here in Ontario... on television, in magazines, bars and LCs. I haven't noticed it picking up much steam, though, and there's a pretty good reason. It's a pretty bad beer.

Yeah, we get it AB! You're trying to ride the coat-tails of craft brew's success. That's all well and good, but you'll have to come up with something a bit (read "a LOT") better than this. Now, I'm going to review this from memory, as I have NO interest in trying one again, so bear with me.

Poured into a glass, fizzy, dissipating head with huge soda-pop bubbles. No memory of lace, most likely minimal to none. And the smell? Sweet corn.. like a regular bud, but far sweeter.

And MY OH MY THE TASTE!!! I remember all I could think was 'Jesus H.C.... Am I drinking Busch Ice?!'. Now, having just gotten back fro a music festival and camping weekend, there was a lot of cheap, strong brew being slugged. Namely Busch Ice. Bud Crown tasted uncannily like it. It was remarkable, really. With maybe a hint more sweetness from whatever brewer's malt the concoct the stuff with. It's really not that far of a stretch of the imagination to think they're the same base brew.. both AB products, both 6%. Both, uh, pretty gross. But at least Busch Ice is cheap as hell.

Anyways that's my two or three cents, take it or leave, hate it or like, run it or walk it, fry it or bake it, out of the can or out of a glass. Whatever. Just whatever your flavour is, be it craft of macro, stay clean away from Bud Crown. Gross.

Life alas is very dear, up with the glass, down with the beer!

CharlyNovember, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Boone757
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Boone757, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Kerne
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Kerne, Nov 10, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.