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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
64
poor

982 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

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Photo of nickfl
3.19/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet, nutty malt with a touch of caramel.

T - Lots of malty sweetness up front with a touch of spicy hop character in the middle and a finish of sweet grain.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Surprisingly, this isn't just repacaged bud, it is much heavier and maltier than I expected. Still, that isn't to say it is exactly good. The malt comes across well enough, but they are still afraid of hops, both flavor wise and in terms of bitterness. With some balance it could have been decent, but as it stands it is a bit flabby and cloying.

Photo of jettjon
2.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle "born on" date of 3/5/13, consumed 5/11/13.

Into a pint glass, a clear pale amber color with one finger of off white head. Quick fade to a thin cap. Nose is overly sweet and grassy. Taste faintly of malt alcohol, no real hopiness. Taste is not as sweet as nose, thankfully. Faint alcohol note on finish. Mouth is a bit thin and bubbly, OK. Overall: Rather mediocre, not terrible, kind of what I'd imagine as a sub-par example of pub ale, except it's 6% ABV so it's not exactly a "session" beer. I wouldn't buy another but wouldn't turn one down either.

Photo of Aretis
4.75/5  rDev +74%

Photo of Kingcurio
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Zizick
3.38/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: It has a nice light-ish amber color, white foamy head, less carbonated than regular Budweiser.

S: Pleasant smells of roasted malts, more defined beechwood aroma, maybe a little hop profile, at it's minimalist.

T: Very pleasant, no offensive adjunct tastes like corn or rice, starts out with a roasted malty profile with a bitter middle and smooth finish. Way better than the original Budweiser.

M: Light-Medium feel, has a more pleasant experience than regular Bud and is consistent.

O: I like this beer better than the regular Bud by far, but it's not my go to beer unless Heineken was sold out in my local gas station/mart/store. It's all around pretty decent.

Photo of touchmeimsac
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sh00ky
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Srive009
3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of ajtorres311
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of lucasj82
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of M1k3y
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of mcaulifww
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of aLenwell
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber body with an eggshell white head forms fine evenly dispersed lacing, somewhat fizzy carbonation a stream of bubbles rise from the bottom of my glass. Aroma has some actual cereal grains going on with a touch of Beechwood or at least reminiscent of the regular Budweiser. This one kicks up the alcohol at 6% abv, and also invites a touch of fruitiness and mild caramel accents, earthy jumbled generic hop accents. Flavor wise it's a bit rough, each sip has an edge that I'm just not in favor of, light cereal grain sweetness with a dry finish with rough cooked vegetable notes and some woody bark like notes that don't add to the complexity but only fortify the reason why I drink craft beer pre-dominantly. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with aggressive carbonation, harsh finish I spoke about continues to effect the palate in a negative way. This is Budweiser's answer to Yuengling let's add some caramel coloring to a similar Budweiser recipe and compete directly with a brand they we now do a lot of distribution for. Overall impression is that I won't be picking up more of this, the plus side is that it's only 2 bucks for a 22 ounce bottle of it, and I believe pretty affordable in sixers, and twelve packs.

Photo of xip
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of greggy1972
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of bunbury
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of arniepnminne
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Kelp
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jwc215
2.68/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Born on March 11:

Pours amber with little head and virtually no lacing.

The smell is of caramel with a grainy hint.

The taste is sweet - caramelish. There is a hint of vague fruitiness, but it mixes with a touch of soap that throws it off. There is a touch of alcohol that is a bit raw. A hint of bland hops try to balance the sweetness.

It has medium carbonation. Fairly crisp.

I don't care much for the hint of soap. A bit too sweet for me. Not a disaster, but not desirable. Glad I only bought the 6-pack.

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.