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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

909 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 103 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

MaddDogg84, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of nitter
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

nitter, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
2.7/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a light caramel-golden with yellow highlights. A finger of short lived fizzy head faded into a thick and lasting collar.
S: Light notes of spicy hops, roasted grains and a kiss of caramel malts alongside peppery lager yeast.
T: More roasted and amber flavors than the original Bud. Toasted grains and adjuncts dominate with the peppery yeast and mild spicy hop extract. I get a hint of caramel as well. The finish is almost sour and the aftertaste is chemically and fake. Very off putting as it warms.
M: Fuller body, creamy mouthfeel, soft fluffy carbonation is pretty active. Drinks thicker than water but I’m still getting a strange sour bitterness.
O: I can see where they were going with this but I thought it was pretty gross. Given the choice I’d rather drink normal Bud. Not worth the money.

scottfrie, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Doostain
2/5  rDev -27%

Doostain, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +9.5%

t0rin0, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of EigenBeer
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

EigenBeer, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of addison1203
3/5  rDev +9.5%

addison1203, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
2.86/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From 03/31/13 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear, bright yellow color with lots white head, over two fingers, and high carbonation evident. Looks like most Bud products.

s - Smells of wheat, light floral notes, grains, bready malts, light must. Not too bad but not much going on at all; pretty bland.

t - Tastes of wheat, floral notes, grains, bready malts, light fruit, earthy notes. Better than the taste. Some light sweetness or fruit, which is decent. Average.

m - light and watery mouthfeel with high carbonation evident. Over carbonated like some of their other products but easy to drink; no skunkiness and no alcohol presence.

o - Overall a below average ale from Bud, but still better than Bud Light and Bud Heavy. Seems like a closer attempt to something craft than there other products, but still not great. Worth checking out if you're stuck at a bar or house with only BMC products, but if you have a choice of something craft, it will probably still be better than this one.

mdfb79, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Frank_TX
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Frank_TX, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of ahentz
4/5  rDev +46%

ahentz, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

markallmon, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of BJasny
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

BJasny, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Resuin
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Resuin, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Powerstroker90, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

JDizzle, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of YardmanFTB
2.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is the "platinum" version of "Bud Heavy". Some advertisement claimed this beer to have won a competition between Budweiser brewers. This cannot be possible. It exists to pump a little more alcohol into regular Budweiser. I'm sure the drunks will buy it at least.

YardmanFTB, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Mississippi
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Mississippi, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Cigars_and_Beer
1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Cigars_and_Beer, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured 12 oz American Amber Lager from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear amber color, produced a thin white head, poor retention and left no lacing on the glass.
The aroma of this brew consisted of pale malted grain, and a slight hint of floral hops. Light in body, there is a foundation of malted grain, a slight amount of hops and a dry finish. Overall, disappointing, perhaps a bit more flavor then Budweiser, but leaves a lot to be desired.

GossageBrewery, Mar 24, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

rgille2, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Bieniek30, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.16/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a hotel glass.

Pours clear gold with a hint of darkness. Bright copper. White foam then none. Caramel and corn nose. Thin watered taste, light sweetness. Caramel pokes through. Bud lurks beneath the surface. Very little bite. Slight flavor but nothing great. 3 3 325 3 325

A step up from Bud Bud Light Bud Heavy etc, but a lightweight in the real world

KTCamm, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.76/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpu's snifter. Let me repeat that: Budweiser Black Crown was poured into a Hunahpu's snifter. From notes.

A: Pours a light amber color, with a quickly fading white-shaded head.

S: Sweet caramel, cotton candy, and a pleasant lack of adjunct. Not 'good', however it's really not an awful nose.

T: Sadly, there's a more notable adjunct presence on the flavor, followed by a bit of caramel...and a whole lot of nothing. Vintage Budweiser!

M: It feels too thick and heavy on the palate given how flavorless it is. This should be easy to drink - and isn't.

O: Better than BL Platinum, I suppose. I've had it once, I never need to have it again.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
3.09/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Born on Nov. 20, 2012.

Served in tulip, same glass I'm drinking everything out of tonight.

Appear to have an amber colored body that isn't quite as brilliant as the Bud Light Platinum. However, it still is very clear and shows off a steady stream of bubbles rising up from the center of the glass. Seriously, the head on this beer is crazy. Solid off-white head that sticks around and is legit leaving lacing down the glass. Seriously.

The aroma is very faint. What is there is nothing special either. If I agitate the beer enough I can get a grainy, sort of Budweisery aroma, which I swear is that Beechwood-agin shit. They say it doesn't give any aroma or flavor, but I don't believe that.

Flavor is much better than the aroma. It has some bitterness to it, a little up front, and more towards the finish. Across the mid-palette, there is a very light sweetness, a touch of caramel. Very well-balanced beer.

This beer has a light body, with crisp carbonation at first that softens throughout the glass. The finish is a lingering bitterness, but not over the top. It has a sweetness to it that keeps it in balance.

I was mostly impressed with the appearance here. Good looking beer for real. I think the aroma could be seriously improved and the hop character could be more defined, and then we would be talking a seriously amazing beer. Would I buy this again? Maybe.

MusicaleMike, Mar 24, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.