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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

806 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 64 | 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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Grady

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

05-05-2013 23:45:43 | More by Grady
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

05-05-2013 13:28:03 | More by ZEB89
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bushwack

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

05-05-2013 02:55:47 | More by bushwack
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

05-03-2013 02:53:06 | More by karlt
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cbsoftware

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

05-02-2013 15:15:16 | More by cbsoftware
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.01/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It's on the lighter end of the amber spectrum. It has some golden highlights. There are lots of bubbles rising from the laser etchings to feed a modest white head.

S - It has a sweet, almost fruity aroma. It smells a little like grain.

T - At first I thought I got some of that fruitiness I noticed in the smell. I'm not so sure now. There is a slight soapy taste from the hops. It has a dry, clean finish.

M - Moderate with a good amount of carbonation.

O - It's better than Bud. I do not plan on having this again unless it's free.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 16:33:24 | More by buschbeer
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Hines219

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

04-29-2013 18:20:55 | More by Hines219
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

04-29-2013 16:20:21 | More by ejimhof
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 23:17:26 | More by KeyWestGator
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BTFU

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

04-28-2013 05:27:25 | More by BTFU
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Black_ox

Missouri

3/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 04:42:49 | More by Black_ox
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Black Crown - another beer I have partaken of that is lifted as some of the best that the company has to offer...well, it isn't great, but it's not too bad, even considering the other offerings they make.

From the bottle it pours out a rich, dark hue of amber - thick, tan head with just a little lacing and staying power. The odor from the beer reminds me of smoked wood, hickory actually, which I enjoyed and took in for a while. The mouthfeel was simply average - not too watery, not too thick, no aftertaste, but nothing to set it aside from others. The taste was also above average - I didn't take in any of the smoky scents in the beer, but it did have that good dark lager taste (surprising me in the process.) Overall, I rated it well above average - for all the flak Bud takes, you gotta give the devil his due on this one. (Oh, and at 6% ABV, its a quick way to get shinola-faced...)

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:54:46 | More by jjamadorphd
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev +44.9%

04-27-2013 11:22:30 | More by nzerbe
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, pours golden-amber with striking clarity, thin, bubbly, white head dissipates very quickly. Aromas are lager yeast, metallic, faint toasted grain. Taste has some nice toasted grain up front, but other than that it's pretty much like most of the other AB offerings: not much for flavor, cereal, faint grassy hops. Mouth-feel is thin and watery with the higher carbonation making it feel a little fuller. Overall, I didn't expect much here, so I guess you could say it delivered?

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:10:27 | More by barnzy78
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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
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
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