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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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846 Ratings

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 80 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013)
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Photo of secondtooth


2.6/5  rDev -5.8%

Pours a clean, clear golden amber, as promised on the bottle. Solid head of fine off-white carbonation, which subsides quickly, leaving no lace.

Nose is yeasty and grainy. Not bad, just pretty well generic.

Taste is sweet and mild, with almost no hop bite whatsoever. There are some toasty caramel and toffee tones, and even a hint of fruit. I get a really sweet finish, too, which kind of kills my enjoyment. Body is watery and light.

I've had much worse beers before, but this isn't one I'd return to, given the choices.

02-13-2013 22:39:26 | More by secondtooth
Photo of Acforster2


3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-13-2013 20:30:14 | More by Acforster2
Photo of beernads


2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

02-13-2013 10:36:30 | More by beernads
Photo of YogiBeer


3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-13-2013 05:34:55 | More by YogiBeer
Photo of M_C_Hampton


2.01/5  rDev -27.2%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, I'll put the bottle opener up since it's a twistie, pours a copper color with a short white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing, clear

S: sweet slightly boozy corn mash, sugary, maybe caramel

T: sweet, sweet, sweet, slight malt, mostly sugar, no hops, no depth of flavor, I don't like this

M: overly carbonated, watery, soda like, I can't tell the alcohol is there, the finish is as always clean

O: if you want to buy something from Budweiser get a plain ol Bud diesel, there is a reason it will be around long after Black Crown is gone, this beer is too much like a sweet beer flavored soda, it's trying to be a bock but falls short on all areas

02-13-2013 00:54:07 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of fluidmotion


2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-12-2013 17:25:25 | More by fluidmotion
Photo of tito42


2.96/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint, bottled 1/15/2013.

A: Crystal clear, gold in color, highly carbonated, decent stark white head that dissipates to wisps.

S: Grassy grains, clean malts, and a sweet smell of circus peanuts.

T: Better than a Bud. Grassy notes up front with a strong caramel malt backbone. Not highly roasted by any means, but a pleasant albeit sweet malt flavor. Notes of corn and buttered popcorn.

M: Very similar to a Bud. More of a chunkiness with the malt presence, but otherwise a slightly metallic and grassy finish similar to Budweiser.

O: Has some interesting hints and notes here and there but ultimately is a hollow beer that doesn't fulfill its potential. Probably my favorite of the Budweiser bunch, however.

02-12-2013 04:36:53 | More by tito42
Photo of bdn72


2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-11-2013 17:07:58 | More by bdn72
Photo of Dope


2.9/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Pours a perfectly clear golden amber. Good sized fluffy and fizzy off-white head. Surprisingly good head retention as it sticks around for quite a while.

S: Extremely mild aroma, almost nothing to it at all. It's kind of a sweet grainy aroma. Corn maybe? Smells pretty much exactly the same as bud or bud platinum.

T: More sweet grains, again I think it's corn. Very mild medicinal/herbal hop flavor. Guess this is an amber after all.

M: Light bodied, a little slick.

O: Pretty much the lightest version of an amber lager that you could imagine. It's sweet with just a touch of hops. Pretty drinkable though, it's quite smooth and it goes down easily for a 6% BMC product. Honestly it's remarkably similar to bud light platinum. Just has that little bit of color and herbal flavor to make it an "amber" I guess.

02-11-2013 02:40:23 | More by Dope
Photo of colbster92


2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-11-2013 00:27:03 | More by colbster92
Photo of beergorrilla


1.5/5  rDev -45.7%

02-10-2013 22:15:54 | More by beergorrilla
Photo of rderedin


2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

02-10-2013 20:39:13 | More by rderedin
Photo of cbcrunch


2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

02-10-2013 15:32:15 | More by cbcrunch
Photo of Brad007


2.53/5  rDev -8.3%

I see that Budweiser is trying their hand once again at another variation. I'll keep an open mind.

Pours what appears to be more of a gold than amber with a thin head and what appears to be ample carbonation.

Sweet with that industrial "accent" that greets you from most Budweiser variants. Beechwood-finished? Hmm, that sounds too familiar.

Sweeter and blander than Budweiser itself. What was the point of this? I don't taste much beyond the standard dreck.

A-B/InBev could learn a thing or two from Coors, especially Batch 19, Blue Moon, etc. This variant isn't interesting enough to warrant further attention.

02-10-2013 01:56:40 | More by Brad007
Photo of StArnoldFan


3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-10-2013 01:00:35 | More by StArnoldFan
Photo of KYGunner


3/5  rDev +8.7%

Special thanks to my in-laws who gave me a 12 pack because I like those "fancy" beers.

Poured into a snifter the color was a golden amber, as advertised. Tons of carbonation bubbling from the bottom it couldn't seem to feed a quickly fleeting, fizzy head. Good color, bad body.

Faint hints of a sweet caramel and a malty scent. There's some roasted qualities in the scent but its not strong enough to pull it above average.

The taste is toasty, more so at the finish. More malt than caramel malt I don't detect much of a sweetness or caramel flavor. Perhaps the budget is an issue because if more toasted malt was present this may not be a bad lager. It feels a bit thin, though, and the extra carbonation makes it less smooth than I think they hoped.

I came at this open minded but find it an average delivery, but not nearly as poor as some.

02-09-2013 22:19:58 | More by KYGunner
Photo of TheFunGuy


2.69/5  rDev -2.5%

I picked this up because it was new and cheap and whatever. Poured from a bottle.

The color was clear and golden and pretty. A light head that faded within one minute to lace.

The smell is light malt. Very light. I did not smell any hops.

For the rest of the review no reason to get too detailed. You know how you go to that wedding reception or graduation party at the Moose Lodge or American Legion Post and they have two dollar pitchers of Budweiser draft that has been in the keg for four months? Yep.

A slightly stronger, overaged Budweiser draft. Not Bud Lite, Bud.

Instead of $6 for 6, it should be $2 for a whole 32oz pitcher. With some pull off or scratch off lottery tickets. And cake on a Styrofoam plate.

02-09-2013 19:24:28 | More by TheFunGuy
Photo of zaraspook


3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

02-09-2013 02:38:22 | More by zaraspook
Photo of Goosehunter75


2.45/5  rDev -11.2%

A - Very good looking beer. Poured a deep golden color and had a nice white fluffy head that disapted rather quickly

S - Really doesnt have much smell. Definately no hops aroma. There is a slight hint of maltyness.

T - Too "winey" tasting for me. Taste like a rice beer in my opinion. Nit unpleasant, but if I'm goning to drink this type of beer just give me a Bud Light.

M - Very light bodied beer. Goes down easy and could put several down. No burn

O - I wanted to try it because it was something new. Wasn't bad, but nothing I'll seek out for sure. If I'm not drinking good beer, I'll just stick with Bud Light.

02-09-2013 02:37:54 | More by Goosehunter75
Photo of IdrinkGas


3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-08-2013 23:39:58 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of ryanpj


3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

02-08-2013 23:20:57 | More by ryanpj
Photo of JVan


3/5  rDev +8.7%

02-08-2013 18:49:54 | More by JVan
Photo of norinco


3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

02-08-2013 18:39:20 | More by norinco
Photo of ToddL


2.64/5  rDev -4.3%

Saw the commercials for this and had to try it. The beer had a nice color and a small short lived head when poured. Not a lot of smell, nothing unpleasant. This beer was malty without any hoppy bitterness . It felt nice in the mouth when drinking with just a slight aftertaste. I really didn't find anything I liked or disliked about it. It was not real flavorful overall . Probably wouldn't purchase again

02-08-2013 17:38:08 | More by ToddL
Photo of JakeMorgan13


3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

02-08-2013 14:36:00 | More by JakeMorgan13
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.