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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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842 Ratings

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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 76 | 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 angrybabboon

New Hampshire

2.51/5  rDev -8.7%

Consumed 2/1/13

Born on 06JAN13

Appearance: Crystal clear, light amber with gold highlights - low carbonation, which is odd considering this is a Budweiser permutation - small, white head that fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a few dots of lacing

Smell: Grains and sweetness, much like the standard Budweiser, aka the "King of Beers," aka "Bud Heavy" - a faint hint of toasted grain that barely smells intentional - corn and rice-like adjunct aromas - sugar, and an unexpected ester scent that really smells like bananas - other than that, very clean, mostly devoid of aroma

Taste: Bland, grainy, but easy to drink - sweet and vaguely toasted grain, adjunct flavors including something that kind of tastes like sugary malt syrup - some grassy bitterness - corn husk - sugary sweetness - seltzer water with artificial sweetener added - not particularly offensive, though

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, with a sticky, weird finish

Overall: Where's your crown, King Nothing?

Sometimes I feel that the vast majority of BA has an unjustified hatred for AB Inbev. But then I drink a beer like this. This basically tastes like Budweiser with a slightly different malt profile. It's not a complete mess (I've definitely had far worse beers), but it's sub-par on every level. It's like giving a crappy car a fancy paint job. At its core, this tastes more or less like Budweiser. But thanks to marketing, poor unfortunate souls (and me) pay more money for this. At least Bud Light Platinum (BL NUMZ!) has the novelty of being a mainstream, light malt liquor. This is just a more expensive Budweiser.

02-01-2013 22:50:30 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of scratch69


3.29/5  rDev +19.6%

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of runny lace.

Smell- Faint aroma of toasted malt, grass, and caramel.

Taste- Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor with some biscuit and nutty notes. Very light floral hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, crisp, and slightly creamy. Above average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Easy to drink and better than a regular Budweiser, but still a pretty average beer.

02-01-2013 22:33:39 | More by scratch69
Photo of JAHMUR


1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

02-01-2013 21:27:01 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of AlCzerik


2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-01-2013 21:18:37 | More by AlCzerik
Photo of ChainGangGuy


2.4/5  rDev -12.7%

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Born On Date - 04JAN13

Appearance: Pours out a golden-amber body with crystalline clarity and a white fizzly head that evaporates in seconds.

Smell: Toasted malts (though, if, like, let's say toastiness went from a level of 1 to 10, it'd be at 1), some clear corn syrup, a hint of white pepper, and a curious hint of faux banana.

Taste: Minutely toasty, meager pale malts with a little drip of corn sugar sweetness. A sustained tone of the initial sweetness, with a little peppery hint that blips onto the radar and is instantly gone. Sweetish finish with that same touch of thin, thin maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I'd hoped for and would have appreciated something at least tolerable. It was a little less than that.

02-01-2013 01:06:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of kurtj


2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-31-2013 22:00:40 | More by kurtj
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-31-2013 01:30:35 | More by briiguy
Photo of Bierwolf


2.75/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2013 20:02:54 | More by Bierwolf
Photo of tugdriver7


3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

01-30-2013 16:02:03 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of RockinRob925


2/5  rDev -27.3%

01-30-2013 13:40:46 | More by RockinRob925
Photo of drt72


3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

01-30-2013 01:59:50 | More by drt72
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-29-2013 23:06:46 | More by jhhollier
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3/5  rDev +9.1%

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear "golden amber" lager, small white head that thins leaving specks of lacing.

S - beechwood, nah it's just grainy.

T - sweet and grainy with a very light bitterness on the finish (beechwood finish?).

F - light/medium bodied, very easy to drink.

O - it is what it is.

01-29-2013 23:03:31 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-29-2013 02:15:22 | More by CMOrak
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North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2013 09:09:52 | More by GFG
Photo of Jason


3.08/5  rDev +12%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Deep clear golden hue, decent amount of lace

SMELL: Clean graininess, faint dried grass, hint of banana taffy, soft

TASTE: Supple crispness, light bodied, slight creamy slickness, wet, hint of biscuity malt, vague nuttiness, kiss of alcohol, very modest hopping, subdued wood, quick drying finish, no after taste

Another beer to come from a big brewer that has loads of potential and just does not follow through and is not bold enough to be epic. With that said it lands average, if the flavors did not pull their punches I'd be singing some praise for this brew.

01-28-2013 03:22:41 | More by Jason
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

01-28-2013 02:49:59 | More by nheinzie57
Photo of Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-28-2013 01:48:04 | More by Chucker17
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

01-28-2013 00:52:45 | More by Hanzo
Photo of JustinSamuelson

New York

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-28-2013 00:30:02 | More by JustinSamuelson
Photo of barczar


2.94/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours a deep golden color with a half inch foamy ivory head that dissipates quickly into almost nothing.

Grain, a touch of sourness, which is almost skunky, and alcohol form the aroma.

Flavor reveals lightly floral hops and toasted malt, which becomes nutty at the finish. There's an underlying tang typical of most bud products. Light medicinal phenolic notes emerge late.

Body is a tad watery, with moderate carbonation.

The malty finish saves this beer. Very toffee-like, which detracts from the initial tanginess in a good way.

01-27-2013 21:10:15 | More by barczar
Photo of clemtig76

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-27-2013 17:03:55 | More by clemtig76
Photo of KarenG69

1.15/5  rDev -58.2%

Budwiser's new "Black Crown" has a unique and interesting flavor profile. - No one ever
This tastes like Bud in a black bottle. This is regular bud in a black bottle. This is not beer. Also, the head is weak and goes away almost immediately. Giving this beer a 1 for smell is a lie. It is actually a 0.

01-27-2013 02:33:15 | More by KarenG69
Photo of JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +23.6%

For a Budweiser product, this stuff is pretty good.

When I twisted off the cap, an impressive amount of smoke appeared. It has a very faint aroma. Actually, I have a hard time picking up any smell.

When poured into my trusty pint glass, a fizzy white head appeared. The head faded fast and left no lacing.

The beer itself is a pleasing golden amber color. Lightly carbonated with a medium body.

The taste is pleasant. Carmel malts, slightly sweet with very little bitterness. There is some slickness to the mouthfeel.

This beer is extremely smooth and easy to drink.

I know, it is still a Budweiser, but it is a better Budweiser.

When you consider the price, it is hard to find fault with this beer.

Other AB attempts to compete with craft beer have been flops, so it will be interesting to see if this beer makes it.

01-27-2013 02:13:03 | More by JohnFatAss
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

01-27-2013 01:53:01 | More by lilnicky068
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.