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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
64
poor

980 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 24.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

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Photo of mikepcarney
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Morockm
3/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.18/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Brilliantly clear golden-amber color. One finger of creamy white head retains better than expected, though it does settle eventually. Thin slip of lacing slides back down into the beer, leaving only a thin ring.

S: Very clean nose; corn, slightly husky grain backing, very muted grassy hops, and the Budweiser house yeast. Nothing about it pops or sets it apart.

T: Corn opens. Husky grain and a bit of musty yeast begin to build. Token light fruitiness from the Bud yeast too. Perhaps a bit of dry wood. Abrupt, drying finish of corn and grain husk.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth enough. It has more substance to it than Bud and Bud Light, for sure.

O: It's a notch above AB's base product line, but still very safe, bland, and indistinct in the end.

Photo of WhiteDustin
4/5  rDev +46.5%

Photo of bigpoppa67
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Falcone
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of smogfood
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of beergoot
2.84/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear light amber body with a thin, bubbly head. The aroma came across lightly sweet; bright and sharp in a subdued fruity way; chewing gum. Light cereal and grain flavor with a relatively aggressive hop bitterness. Light , clean, crisp, dry finish with a noticeable hop bite at the finish.

The Budweiser web site says this is a "smooth drinking" amber lager, but I wouldn't go quite that far. There is an almost sharp and metallic "twang" to this beer overall, both in taste and feel. It's certainly not the worst of things, yet hardly appealing (to me) in a generic lager style. There's not much balance or real taste treats to be found in this offering. In fact, I'd much rather have a Budweiser than a Black Crown. No, AB did not come up with a winner with this one...

Photo of Will96
1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mooseo
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Clear pale amber with a small bubbly white head. Noticeably darker than regular Bud.

S - Sweet corn, light bready malt, and faint grassy hops.

T - Light and sweet. Caramel malt, corn, and some yeast breadiness. Almost no hop flavor or bitterness. Much less 'rice' flavor than the other Bud varieties, which is somewhat of an improvement. Finishes sweet with toasted grain and a slight cardboard-esque flavor.

M - Light body, smooth but a little too watery. Crisp, high carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - The good news is that it's better than regular Budweiser, but it falls short of being a flavorful, balanced lager. There's just too much sweetness and no hop presence. It's not terrible, but definitely not something I would purchase again.

Photo of NeoZaZ
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of redblacks75
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Jman_01
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of TheCondor
2.81/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Saw the ad during the Super Bowl. Figured I would try it when it presented itself for free at some point, and it did. Nephews' birthday party yesterday, brother in law had some, so I gave it a shot. Side poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours pretty similar to most other macro lagers, such as Budweiser, its namesake. It is just a little darker than most macros. Head is about a half finger of soapy suds, retention is minimal. No lacing.

Smell - A sweet caramel, a bit of breads and toastiness. Certainly a departure from the average macro metallic scent of grains and massive advertising campaigns. Pretty standard fare

Taste - Actually not that bad, a lot better than I expected. I have seen on some of the other reviews that it is compared to a poor mans Boston Lager, which is pretty accurate. A little bit of breads, some malts, and a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Just like Budweiser. It just finishes, really doesn't leave any kind of aftertaste. It finishes like water.

Overall - If you go in with an open mind, it really isn't that bad. Could be used as a bridge beer for macro drinkers into craft. I wouldn't buy it, but if it's free I'd certainly drink it again.

Photo of wejohnsn
2.19/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I saw the commercial for this during the Superbowl and thought i would give it a try. this is the full bodies version of Bud Lite Platinum. tastes a little better than regular bud, slightly stronger alcohol. i would pic it over regular bud or miller but i wont go out of my way to get it again.

i was a bit disappointed. Knowing that Budweiser was bought by a European brewer I expected a better brew after watching the commercial. i was hoping for something along the lines of a European lager.

Photo of BigBry
2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.19/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Flat Bud Diesel. Decent carbonation and a shade darker than its father. No lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel. I actually enjoy the smell quite a bit. Too one note though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bold malt liquor flavor upfront with a bland, slightly grassy finish. Mouthfeel is flat as far as carbonation, but has enough body overall.

Overall Drinkability: If an adjunct and an amber gave birth to a malt liquor, this would be it.

Photo of streetcommander
3.42/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from lager glass at 37F

I wanted to hate this beer, I really really did. It gave me nothing of substance to truly hate it for though. It doesn't allege to be a craft brew, neither does it allege to be full bodied, or a hoppy relative.

Appearance is clean and polished. Head is offwhite and surprisingly sticky.

Smell is near rancid, macro swill like, with no hop presence at all. Scary.

Taste is SA Boston Lager like, minus 90% of the actual flavor...just soft undertones and aftertastes of malt and toasted nuts. No hops again. This beer is very dangerous. It has just enough good quality ingredient flavors to draw a person back. This may be the best gateway beer ever.

The more I drink, the more my palate is able to pull hints of craftbrew.

I'm sorry, this is the best light bodied beer I've ever had. Its my new lawnmower beer. Its not craft brew, its just damned good macro swill.

Photo of msondel
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of beerdhabelly
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Auraan
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
64 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.