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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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809 Ratings

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 65 | 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 Norica


4/5  rDev +44.9%

01-26-2013 03:06:20 | More by Norica
Photo of Kunstman


3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-26-2013 02:38:24 | More by Kunstman
Photo of lostinfla


2/5  rDev -27.5%

01-26-2013 00:37:00 | More by lostinfla
Photo of RichardWalter


3.01/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just a better bud, more golden / amber / darker in pour. As we await the super bowl commercial. Malty, crisp, fresh, smooth, caramel, floral hops, alcohol (6.0). Very little aroma. Hopefully on sale in grocery store. Minimal after taste, pours into glass well with a noticeable head. Worth a try .

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 22:25:54 | More by RichardWalter
Photo of tmcarter23


2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

01-25-2013 17:10:07 | More by tmcarter23
Photo of tomthumbsblues


2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured aggressively into a regular pint glass producing a two finger head which slowly dissipates into a foamy top. No lacing. Amber in color and a few bubbles of carbonation. Sweet malty aroma. First sip has a medicinal/herbal taste and a malty finish. Honestly, I can't taste the hops. Are they even in there? The alcohol definitely hits you after one. This beer is good if you want to get hammered, but taste-wise it's like chewing up a cracker and instead of swallowing, letting the pieces dissolve in your mouth. It's doubtful I would ever get this again, but I just wanted to see what "Black Crown" was all about.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 04:43:36 | More by tomthumbsblues
Photo of Zorro


3.11/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold colored beer with a small yet solid off white head.

Smell is on the sweet side and malty. Hop is herbal and earthy with a slight spiciness to it. There is a slight perfume funk to it like an old cosmetics case smells.

Starts out malty and tasting kind of like Michelob. On the sweet side. Malt syrup and toasted grain. Hop is not real strong just a little noble hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is just average. Pretty much this is Budweiser re-imagined, the result is more or less a maltier Michelob.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:01:09 | More by Zorro
Photo of aasher


3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-24-2013 21:23:54 | More by aasher
Photo of Foam


2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've tried to resist considering other reviews of this new Budweiser 'craft' beer and take it in myself. I grabbed 2 bottles last night at a local bottle shop.
It looks/smells/tastes like regular Budweiser with the slightest bit of extra smooth-ness in the finish . It comes off as very restrained / austere compared to the multitude of new-world pilseners, lagers and ales that i've been more recently accustomed to .
They are clearly working to not offend/overwhelm the beer palates of the masses. the macro-swill guzzling type. Apparently Black Crown is being marketed at 20-somethings in an upscale way with aggressive advertising of it to begin during super-bowl half-time ads .

not terrible but not outstanding . again, just Budweiser cleaned up, a bit .

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 15:40:59 | More by Foam
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-23-2013 23:37:46 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

01-23-2013 17:11:39 | More by dertyd
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

01-23-2013 14:50:03 | More by ouits
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-22-2013 21:39:56 | More by dmilewsk
Photo of JJFordick


2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-22-2013 17:35:51 | More by JJFordick
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-22-2013 04:43:38 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of troobie


2.13/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This is what Bud Ice should be (minus the price point.)

A: Amber. Large head that quickly dissipates to a ring that lasts the entire glass. Some lacing.

S: Smells like a cheap A-B product: Natty Ice, Bud Light Platinum. To be fair there is some Budweiser in the smell. Sugary sweetness dominates followed by alcohol. Some toasted bread. Some citrus. Creamed corn. The smell of rice found in Budweiser is barely present here.

T: Highly disappointing. Think 85% Bud Light Platinum, 15% Budweiser American Ale. The extra 1% ABV is noticeable and creates a warming all the way into my stomach (and brain.) I can't get over how sugary sweet this is. Every "regular" Budweiser flavor is in there and turned-up a little bit. Sorry if you've never had Budweiser as I don't know how to review the taste on this without relating it to Budweiser.

M: Champagne-like carbonation. With a very aggressive pour carbonation is above average, and without an aggressive pour it borders on ridiculous. I really like carbonation in my beers, but this is over the top.

O: I really enjoy Budweiser. Budweiser American Ale seemed like a genuine attempt to step outside the box for A-B. Black Crown seems like an attempt to just sell more beer by finding a few (million) people that like this unique taste. Like Bud Light Platinum, I'll have no desire to buy this again. Even crappy Bud Ice is better than this. I sincerely hope that A-B will one day use its massive resources to brew a truly wonderful version of Budweiser.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 09:14:35 | More by troobie
Photo of michiganminer


2.96/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First off I am a Budweiser Drinker. I usually Drink Regular bud Canned. This beer is the "winner" of brewmaster's project twelve. I wish they would have gone with the vanilla cask ale myself.... On to the beer: Dark golden color (for bud) Noticeably not much of a head and no lacing. it's not offensive but I was expecting so much more for the "Black Crown" It does hide the 6.0% ABV well. at $6/6 pack it's a decent brew

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:35:31 | More by michiganminer
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South Carolina

2.54/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a dark gold color had a very small whitish head with no lacing

S: Some bread a bit of hoppiness strong corn and rice scents

T: Drinkable and similar to the smell it still has strong rice and corn notes and a slight bud platinum sweetness

M:One of the better aspects bubbly but not over done with a medium body and pretty smooth

O: this beer is ok if it were to replace regular bud i would be fine with that but as a competitor to high end beers or micro brews it does not fair as well. at the same price, at least in my area, as beers that are of much better quality i dont see much of an incentive to buy this again

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 01:41:31 | More by laramis
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4/5  rDev +44.9%

01-20-2013 03:19:13 | More by mac10thmtn
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

01-19-2013 04:21:15 | More by MichaelProcton
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1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

01-19-2013 03:40:31 | More by avisong
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-19-2013 02:20:37 | More by ChopsMeister
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

01-19-2013 02:17:47 | More by tbryan5
Photo of cpolking


2.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

The beer pours a light amber to dark golden in color. There is a large white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is toasted malt, lightly burnt bread crumbs, slightly sweet with a light grassiness on the end. The taste follows the aromas, quite toasted, lightly sweet, with a grassy and lightly bitter finish. There is an unpleasant overcooked brussell spout note that permeates the entire thing.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 21:46:19 | More by cpolking
Photo of ColSanders123


3/5  rDev +8.7%

01-17-2013 05:31:00 | More by ColSanders123
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
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