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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

792 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 52 | 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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Bookseeb

Washington

2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance has a light golden brown color supporting a dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell of the adjuncts within a Bud but also having a sweetness of the malt. Taste has a Budwieser, adjuncty, malt infused sweetness. Mouthfeel is light with fair carbonation. I mainly got this beer do to curiosity, one bottle is all thats needed, no need for a half rack.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:59:57 | More by Bookseeb
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Thaddeus

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, amber brown

Taste & Aroma: Had a medium sweetness and bitterness to it. Grain notes on top of a slight citrus, possibly orange.

Overall Budweiser's Black Crown is a step above the traditional Budweiser, offering a fuller taste and mouth feel. The taste duration is good, neither short nor long.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 13:05:04 | More by Thaddeus
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droomyster

Virginia

3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper body with a head that fizzes and fizzles like soda water, without leaving a collar or a trace of lacing. Aromas are faint bud not bad. I mainly get a lightly toasted graininess with maybe a hint of caramel sweetness and a bit of plantain peel. Taste tends toward the sweeter end of the spectrum from start to finish, with toasty malts blending with sugariness on the front and mid-palates before a minerality emerges on the back to make the finish more crisp and memorable. Medium-light body is appropriate for how little flavor it carries, and overall it's an okay beer but seems boring when compared to some of the more established competitors in its style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 08:13:46 | More by droomyster
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MichaelNickerson

Michigan

2.66/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - golden with a better than average white head that lasts for a respectable amount of time for a beer like this

Smell - very grainy and earth odors

Taste - extremely grainy with a sweet note to it. Overall profile of flavors is weak and not too pleasant

Mouthfeel - finishes clean with moderate carbination

Excellent idea following the platinum, but could use some more noticeable flavors to improve the beer

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 15:02:54 | More by MichaelNickerson
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UstickM

Michigan

3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has clear light amber color with a white head that disappears quickly. It has light carbonation with a smell of cereal grains and sweetness. This is slightly different with its smooth, clean finish and some caramel notes. I would choose this over a Bud.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 21:58:43 | More by UstickM
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-22-2013 22:56:45 | More by OtisCampbell007
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

04-22-2013 02:49:33 | More by BlueMoon10
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Orion901

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-21-2013 02:20:50 | More by Orion901
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hdf561

Virginia

3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had to try it, and have had several since I bought a 6 pack.

This is simply Budweiser with more alcohol content much like Bud Light Platinum is more alchohol than Bud Light

I actually enjoy the flvor and taste of a Budweiser or "Bud Heavy" as I call it, over several other beers especially Miller Light. It is what it is a beer that is going to get you drunk and that you can drink alot of. I do feel like this version is a little heavier than the regular Bud but other than that there is no difference other than the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:33:42 | More by hdf561
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uncggop06

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-19-2013 00:26:18 | More by uncggop06
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces lace. Crystal clear amber/yellow color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Nose is sweet pear, flavor is light sweet pear. Clean finish. Better than a Bud. $1.59 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 22:38:14 | More by jdhilt
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Jonada

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. Born on date Jan 4th 2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Golden, not quite amber color with 2 fingers of a soapy white head. Head actually took a couple minutes to dissipate. The body is extremely clear.

Smell: Lots of cereal grain, slight sweetness, very faint hints of grassiness. There's also an artificial banana aroma as well. Almost like a banana candy.

Taste: Slight sweetness upfront that carries through to the finish. Overall flavor profile is weak, but what is there is dominated by the same cereal grain that was prominent in the nose. Underneath that there are weak notes of caramel, clean alcohol, hint of breadiness, and a slightly metallic taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fuller end of light bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly clean.

Overall: I didn't try any of the other Project 12 beers, but if this is the winner, then apparently I didn't miss much. This beer isn't awful, and it is a step up from regular Bud and Bud Light, but that's the best thing I can say about it. I tried it once to satisfy my curiosity, I'd never get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 05:04:28 | More by Jonada
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mtc23

Ohio

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-16-2013 01:02:46 | More by mtc23
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BucannonXC5

California

2.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Clem’s Bottle House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 13, 2013
Consumed: April 13, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of Jan. 12, 2013

Poured a honey amber clear color with two fingers of off-white head. Surprisingly some nice looking sporadic and foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-good retention on the top.

Smelled that familiar Budweiser notes right away. No mistaking that. Malty more than anything else, including sugary cereal, sourdough bread, honey, grass and hay. A faint whiff of lemon late.

The taste was familiar to Budweiser as well and similar to the nose. Got honey, cereal, sourdough bread and faint lemon grass, albeit watery versions of each. Pretty bland overall.

Light body. Thin-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

Much better than I thought it would be, but I still wouldn’t order it at a bar.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 06:12:49 | More by BucannonXC5
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coz

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-15-2013 00:24:00 | More by coz
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MrSarge

Michigan

4/5  rDev +44.9%

04-14-2013 22:42:31 | More by MrSarge
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Born on 16 Jan 13

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of pearl colored head. Decent lacing & traces of head retention

S: Pears & a touch of perfumey hops

T: Follows the nose, a bit of white grape & a touch of soapyness & ever so slight metallic notes, not really detractor though. Delicate lemon hop notes as this warms, then a touch of green & honey crisp apple as this warms. Finishes crisp, fruitty & with faint herbal bitterness

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation; fairly good balance

Decent drinkability, not super complex, but I could do a few of these on a hot day (like today). One of the better beers from the evil empire I've had in a while. A heavier hand with the hops would've been my preference though from a taste & style perspective

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:53:49 | More by russpowell
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - dark copper bordering on amber with a thin, frothy, white head that fades quickly

S - caramel malt, cereal grains, a hint of molasses, woody

T - grainy, caramel, fruity, apple, earthy

M - crisp, medium bodied, a little heavily carbonated, warming alcohol

This isn't a bad beer, but it's a bit rough around the edges. The malt offers a decent flavor profile that isn't typical for an AB product. It could be smoothed out a bit, but as is, it's clean, smooth, and goes down easily. As one would expect, it's very crisp and a bit over carbonated. In the end, this isn't a beer that I'll be going back to. I'm glad I tried it once, and it does meet the requirements of the style nicely. Ultimately, I just need a more flavorful, hoppier lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 01:38:37 | More by tdm168
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-14-2013 01:03:21 | More by bubseymour
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Ruger

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-13-2013 04:22:47 | More by Ruger
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cjnuxoll

California

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2013 01:26:05 | More by cjnuxoll
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

04-11-2013 23:47:48 | More by enelson
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TomG2751

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2013 17:04:20 | More by TomG2751
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2013 02:01:39 | More by Arsenal0328
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Bromine

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

04-10-2013 12:02:42 | More by Bromine
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.