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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

873 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 873
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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2.75/5  rDev 0%

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

kbrown, Sep 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Exeter, Sep 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

MrTinnedPEach, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

ScaryEd, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.1/5  rDev +12.7%
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!

woosterbill, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

freewill35, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of ElijahRivera
2.34/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

ElijahRivera, Sep 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

ToddThompson, Sep 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

jaydoc, Sep 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

apasternak, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of doowhat
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

doowhat, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of thehyperduck
3.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

thehyperduck, Sep 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Jame515, Sep 13, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

mreatsum, Sep 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Noisia, Sep 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

kabritz, Sep 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

irishkyle21, Sep 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.6%

VinsanityDiesel, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

RuebenRox, Sep 08, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.