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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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951 Ratings

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 125 | 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%

Miami66, Mar 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

xShoWTeKx, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Mattyb79, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Scotchboy
3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased, but not by me...12oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint nonic...

A: Clear amber gold; surprisingly better head and retention than any BMC I've seen.

S: Instant sweetness, caramel and brown sugar...hints of something that could be beechwood? Clear malty grain and sweetness, but maybe made more potent by my assumption that this would just be any other Bud.

T: Amped up Bud - clear caramel notes malt, tang of graininess and crisp lager yeast. Clean body, with a hint of an earthy hop spice maybe?

MF: Adequate light/medium body...carbonation is right about where it should be.

O: Surprised; wouldn't buy this one but I'd choose it hands-down over a myriad of other BMC options.

Scotchboy, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of apalegreenhorse
4.89/5  rDev +78.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really good stuff. I am close to 60 years old; I can no longer drink any beer with live yeast in it due to an enlarged prostate. Which really blows; I love IPAs and hoppy hoppy beer. Hoppy beer makes me happy. So unless, I want to walk around with a catherer inserted; I need to drink pasteurized beer. Budweiser got this one right. It tastes good. It has a kick. And I can pee afterwards. Bravo Budweiser.

apalegreenhorse, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of marzenfannm
4.26/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No reason to be a beer snob about this one. It is one of the better macro brews I can think of. A good, but not complex aroma and taste. At first sip I worried a bit about the slight sweetness but that faded as I continued. I would definitely try again ... one of the better value beers I've encountered in a while.

marzenfannm, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Bear1964, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Gagnonsux, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Garrett092112, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

weaselchew, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of tomhartnett
3/5  rDev +9.5%

tomhartnett, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

chrisd73, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.21/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at slightly-warmer-than-fridge temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, white head that fades relatively quickly into a thin cap of fizzy bubbles on top of the beer. Some patchy lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles. I’d like to see a slightly darker color, but the head retention was actually better than I was expecting.

S – Caramel, grainy, and slightly bready malt with some corn. Smells similar to Budweiser but it certainly has more of a caramel presence.

T – Sweet caramel, toasted bread, and cereal, grainy malts along with some corn at mid-taste-to-finish. The taste is certainly muted but much better than I was expecting.

F – Light-bodied with lots of carbonation, a crisp and clean mouthfeel, and a mildly sweet and dry finish. The 6% ABV is completely unnoticeable.

O – This beer was much better than I was expecting and is really not bad at all. It’s lighter and more toned-down than good amber lagers, but I was expecting a lot less from AB InBev. It’s extraordinarily drinkable, especially at 6%, and very refreshing. For what it’s supposed to be, it’s actually quite good. I would definitely take this over other BMC offerings.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Chrysostom, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of NiceFly
3.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

I was surprised by this beer. In a straight BCM bar this was a standout. Wood drink again. Had a good time playing pool. I was beaten by a guy using a broomstick for a pool cue.

Seriously, If you find yourself fuct in a MBC desert, try this one. Threre is some flavor there if you look really hard. i give it fours for taste an mouthfeel because in comparison to my other options tonight it went above and beyond. Wood drink again.

NiceFly, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

jbertsch, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.16/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six at Giant in Linglestown, PA, enjoyed chilled in a Nonic.

The color is dark golden bordering on light amber with decent clarity and ample white cream with tiny beading and lace collection on the glass with good retention.
The smell has a sweet bready aroma with mild biscuit and light yeast aroma with subtle fruit. The feel is semi-dry at first with semi-high carbonation and light creamy texture with gentle sweet and semifull finish with smooth feel in general.

This lager tastes decent with generally light malt but only the slightest toasted grain taste and low hop flavor with some gentle yeast and subtle alcohol with generally bready taste and grainy with slight sweet adjunct type sweet flavor, but not as full flavored as you might expect from a 6% lager. Overall a no frills stronger than average lager for this brewery with ease of drinkability but not abundantly flavorful, I would probably pass unless it was given to me.

Slatetank, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

quadhog, Mar 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Pookie, Mar 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Spider889, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Cvescalante, Mar 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

nsnd, Mar 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some light malts. Taste is also mild, somewhat weak, a bit of grains and malts. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while nothing offensive, tends to be a bit yawn inducing.

tone77, Mar 11, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 951 ratings.