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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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948 Ratings

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 123 | 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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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled last night on 11/9/14 but tried this about 2 years ago when it first came out. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Budwesier' thumb-print goblet.

Pours a pretty reddish-copper amber in color with a very thin cap. Some spotyy lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is mostly of roasted malts and grain with a very light hint of caramel also. The taste was pretty much the same but did leave a bitter aftertaste that lingered for awhile. Strange that I liked this brew less and less after each sip. Lighter bodied with good carbonation as is the norm for most Bud products. What did I like about this beer? The color and that is was gone finally.

BeerWithMike, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
3.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass

a: A shade darker than the average macrobrew- with a light amber tint. A nice generous head makes this one actually look pretty nice

smell: It has that harsh astringent smell you get from AAL's, with a bit of creamed corn and caramel added to it. Not good, but it could be worse...but not by much
Really the smell kinda makes me sick

Taste: Here we go....and it is...Honnestly pretty good. Wow, that's surprising. This stuff ain't half bad!
It has a decent maltyness to it, with a lot of fruity lagger flavors as well....kinda like a maibock....hummnn..surprising.
for the taste Id have to give this one a surprising...

Mouthfeel: Harsh, stingey carbiantion. It bites like crazy....but given enough time to fizzle out, it not too bad
but still....that overcarbiantion takes points away from me.

Overall: I have to give this one a 3.5/5. Its not a bad brew by far (not surprised, the brewers at AB are top notch), but it still has a lot of room for improvement...but still....a step in the right direction

the 2ed best macrobrew stuff Ive ever had, right behind Narragansett.

jucifer1818, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of instinct2
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

instinct2, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of dpottsy3
1/5  rDev -63.4%

dpottsy3, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Taz_Michael
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Taz_Michael, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of digitalflood
3.4/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Black Crown (2013) - So the story goes-- Bud challenged its 12 brewmasters to come up with a better Bud. 6 beers were made. Taste tests were done. This amber lager was the winner. And so even though I despise Bud in every way possible comes my eventual meeting with Bud's "best"... and it goes like this: Good head upon pour reduces to decent lacing. Highly active carbonation. Straw yellow in color. Decent body for a lager. High alcohol smell revealing its 6% ABV. Under notes of malt and hops. A little citrus. Light mouthfeel. Not bad. A little wet but there is a subtle crispness. Nose is slight hops. Little if any lager skunk. Mid-palate is roasted oats and smoked barely. That alcohol punch right in the back of the mouth as it makes its way to back palate. A little caramel (as promised albeit light in nature) and again some lemon citrus. Malt on the back palate. Slight pine hops. A little more citrus highlighting that. Crisp after taste. That notable Bud drinkablity is there. It's not as watery. Not as wussy fizzy. But arguably it is the Bud of mass produced wanna be micro brewed lagers. Think less hoppy Sam's Lager. More clean Third Shift with a higher ABV. This is a high alcohol beer that is very drinkable. It makes Triple X by Molson look raw and unrefined. But at the same time it is lacking. There is simply something missing. I could be lame and say passion, but I think it's more the taste. It tries to be everything to everyone. And its so inoffensive it almost is offensive. If I had to suggest a beer for the every man this would be it. There is no daring to it. No unknown waters. Nothing bad to be had. But if you are looking for unexpected-- this is not this. This is simply an amazingly drinkable high ABV lager with a nice beechwod Bud finish. Safe. Like a life jacket. Or US bonds. Or driving with Grandma. If that's not your thing-- well you too will be left staring going "I just though there would be more". 3.5 out of 5. Good.

digitalflood, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev +9.9%

beerme626, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Metz
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Metz, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of duff247
1/5  rDev -63.4%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev +19%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

gpblackgt, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Kahlstrom
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of CGMLS3
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

CGMLS3, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of TravisR
3.25/5  rDev +19%

TravisR, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

mpayne5, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of tscotti86
3.73/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasty! A pleasant surprise from AB. Fun to see the big boys try something different. I'm a Yuengling fan and this seems like a comprable alternative (Ive likley betrayed my ignorance, but who cares) Really just learning about beer, so I don't know art, but I know what I like, and I like!

tscotti86, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Kyanimal
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Kyanimal, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of ConsumerOfBeer
3/5  rDev +9.9%

ConsumerOfBeer, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -26.7%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
2.9/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. Born on 01May13.

A: Pours a clear amber with a one finger mostly white head that sticks around for two minutes or so. No real lacing. Very little visible carbonation.

S: Light tone of pale malts and macro lager. Aroma is quite subdued which I guess is a bonus for cheaper beers.

T: Similar to a Budweiser but with a more evened out malt. Not sure if the beechwood really comes through as much more than a devise to smooth out the flavor. Turns a bit sweet as it warms.

M: Light to medium body with fairly low carbonation. Pretty clean finish which helps its drinkability.

Overall I like it more than the original Budweiser and think it has a good position in the macro beer market. Don't mind seeing the big guys being "crafty" when they keep the same brand name.

CloudStrife, Jul 10, 2013
2/5  rDev -26.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2/5  rDev -26.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dlin0sbb
3/5  rDev +9.9%

dlin0sbb, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of zenwatts
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

zenwatts, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of kristougher
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

kristougher, Jul 06, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.