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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

972 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 136 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bartered for this one, didn't have to buy it, thanks Bill!

Into a Willibecher glass it pours a bright golden amber, a solid inch or two of suds which fizzle away over the course of a minute or so. No lacing, only a patchy broken skim left after the first couple sips.

Funky lagers aroma of yeast and wet grains, vague apple ester is lost in the mix.

Taste is slightly sweet, but finishes fairly dry. Apple, bread crusts, soaking grain husks. Light bitter tang in the aftertaste, which has little to no hop flavor. Gassy carbonation, foams up immediately on contact, producing excessive burps. Taste is decidedly middling to average, many better and some worse in this category. Better than BL Platinum...

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2.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a 12 pack of this because of the awesome commercial during the superbowl... not really, it was just cheaper than buying soda.

A. Just on this side of amber from straw yellow. A little bit of head and an average amount of carbonation.

S. Typical budweiser lager aroma, sweet and perhaps a little bit of pears or roasted apples.

T. This beer doesn't have much flavor but it does taste a little more mature than regular bud however I think I would still prefer regular bud. It appears that they didn't want to wander to far from the path on this one and just threw a bag of caramel malt into the mash.

M. Light and smooth with a very light body and not much aftertaste.

Overall I don't know what this beer is trying to do. I would rather buy amber bock which at least has some balls. Don't bother with this one.

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3.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, deep reddish-amber with a prominent, slightly coarse white head, which retains well. The lacing is scattered and broken; the carbonation is modest and fast-rising.

Aroma: Slightly spicy, tangy aroma, with dark caramel, toasted malt, and grassy notes. The spicy notes presumably arise form the hops.

Taste: Opens with a modest wave of hops, toasted malt, and dark caramel. As the taste progresses, the hops intensify a bit. There is also a modest note of wood, later in the taste, perhaps the famed "Beechwood". The taste draws to a close with a modest spicy, hoppy note.

Mouth feel: A touch thin, with stinging carbonation, dry at the finish.

Drinkability/notes: Better than expected. I would not choose this over a decent craft beer, bu that being said, its not bad, and is far and away more appealing than Anheuser-Busch's flagship product, Budweiser.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Source: Purchased at Wal-Mart in Texas as a selection of a Brewmaster's Choice build-your-own six-pack for $8.99.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

got this at fuzzy's over lunch one day:
poured from the 12 oz bottle into the frozen glass:

A slightly darker than the standard bud straw color / super fluffy head.

S smells better than bud! just a touch of hops and also that ABV smell

T slighty hoppy and a decent malt touch with none of the metallic macro taste!

M again, marginally better than the macro version

D NOT bad! bud not as good as a real craft beer. havent really priced it yet, its good if it's significantly cheaper than a craft.

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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.

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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.

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.