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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

914 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 105 | 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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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
Photo of dvmin98
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
Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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

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

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

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

ryrad23, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of jmw4437
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
Photo of davey101
3.28/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Born on Jan 08, 2013.

A - Pours a golden amber body. One finger of white foam dissipates quickly leaving behind zero head.

S - Sweet corn, touch of malt. Not sure what else, just predominantly sweet.

T - Again with the sweet corn. Finishes nearly dry with a lingering stale bready malt flavor. Not bad actually.

M - Thin but spritzy.

O - Not as bad as I was expecting. An improvement over standard Bud and the Platinum, but I won't be buying this again.

davey101, Feb 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

harrymel, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Evansbeer, Feb 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

crobinso, Feb 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

RWACKO, Feb 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

grahamboudreaux, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
2.3/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Took a small sample of Jeff's - gotta try everything I guess. Pours a golden-amber hybrid with stunning clarity and a head that fizzles away almost before I'm done pouring my damn sample. Looks similar to a regular Bud, though a darker shade - more amber than straw. Definitely looks better, though. The aroma is... almost nonexistent. Took me three or four really big whiffs to really pull anything from this one, and when I did - it still wasn't that great. Graininess, lightly toasted caramel malts, musky and grassy hops, metal. Had slightly more sustenance than a Budweiser, but what is that really saying?

The taste was different, to say the least. Heavy crispiness from the carbonation, followed by some corn, grains, light caramel, wet/sour wood, and an extremely light hop character, with an almost astringent bitterness in the aftertaste (albeit a very low bitterness). Tastes like someone mixed a Budweiser with a 6-month old Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Honestly. It was like a pale ale that was left sitting on the shelves and much of the hop character has died out, leaving behind mild hop flavor with some light, toasted malts. But this beer still had that distinct "Budweiser twinge" to it. Sounds ridiculous, I know. But try it and tell me I'm not right. Must be the beachwood aging? Crisp mouthfeel, light and airy on the palate.

Final verdict? Better than Bud Light, Budweiser, and the rest of the lot, but still nowhere near good enough to require a second purchase.

tectactoe, Feb 25, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.