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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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921 Ratings

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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 111 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

tubeyes, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
2/5  rDev -27%

Hopstout, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
2.96/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Decent golden color, good foam, some lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel, and not much else.

Taste: Sweet and mild, with no hop presence at all. There is nothing here to offend, but not much to taste either.

Mouthfeel: Lighter than expected, not much of an aftertaste.

The Verdict: Average. It’s affordable with a higher ABV than most macrobrews, making it an acceptable session beer I suppose. The alcohol may even sneak up on you given the light taste and mouthfeel.

FWIW, this was Batch 91406 from Bud’s Project 12 last fall. This was my review of 91406: An amber lager finished on beechwood chips. If you close your eyes and pay close attention, you can catch the hint of woodiness. Drinkable, with nothing to insult your palate.

TheMarkE, Mar 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Beerboi1123, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of ggourde
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

ggourde, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Beertender01
1.03/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm sorry guys, but this one is something I will never buy again.
The best thing I can say about it is that I can taste the beachwood aging. But it all goes terribly wrong from there. No other taste worth mentioning. No real smells (which I suppose could be a good thing). Mouthfeel... Ok, it was carbonated. Perhaps not as much as a usual AB beer.

Anyhow, I expect this one to fade from the market quite quickly.

Beertender01, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

MetalandBeer, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.63/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Budweiser Black Crown
12 oz. bottle, "BORN ON DATE 09JAN13 MB49"

Budweiser's new Black Crown pours a clear amber body with golden highlights and an orange cast beneatha frothy head of white foam. The head retention is good, and it leaves some nice spots and splashes of lace as it goes.

The aroma expresses sweetish malt with some juicy, apple-like fruitiness and a sprinkling of light hops. The hops are very lightly spicy, and even more gently grassy.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a very fine, median carbonation that leaves it delicately crisp, and then smooth across the palate.

The flavor offers a light bit of caramel malt with an undertone of toastiness, and a suggestion of oak. More of the fruitiness found in the nose is present, and it's balanced by a delicate background of spicy and grassy hops. It appears a bit sweetish up front, but dries in the finish with a lingering note of delicate spice.

I would imagine if you drank a lot of these that the sweetish malt might build on your palate, but it's balanced enough that everything remains in check throughout one. And I'm not sure that it would work with any less maltiness, as it would then just be a slight variation from their standard product; this should clearly stand out as a different product.

NeroFiddled, Mar 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Zaphog, Mar 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

Jerid, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of avschmitt
1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

avschmitt, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

dhep16, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
1/5  rDev -63.5%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

dvmin98, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

azdback, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

TonyY, Mar 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

plato, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Metalaero
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Metalaero, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of snowsurfer422
3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

snowsurfer422, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

ryrad23, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

jmw4437, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Tone
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, amber color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, sweet malt, pale malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable metallic quality. Tastes of strong adjuncts, slight sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but the aroma and body are negatively affected by the presence of adjunct.

Tone, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

HeyYoMar, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

egrace84, Feb 28, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
63 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.