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Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
65
poor

871 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24.36%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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 ale207
3/5  rDev +9.1%

ale207, Feb 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

vicsju1991, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Sturmthis
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Sturmthis, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of BucBasil
3.58/5  rDev +30.2%

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a mug.

A: Looks pretty good. Solid amber color with an off white head that sticks around for a little while.

S: Pretty malty with a somewhat off note in the back that I can't really place. EDIT: Someone said bananas and that seems right. Weird.

T: Wow, wasn't expecting this from Budweiser. Really smooth and very malty with caramel (as advertised) as well as some toasty bread in the back there. Seems like it's going for a Fat Tire kind of profile. Nothing mind blowing but really solid. This is a good step for the big guys.

I hope they continue to step it up from here. I like this one actually.

BucBasil, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
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.

angrybabboon, Feb 01, 2013
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.

scratch69, Feb 01, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.5%

JAHMUR, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of AlCzerik
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

AlCzerik, Feb 01, 2013
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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of kurtj
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kurtj, Jan 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

briiguy, Jan 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Bierwolf, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

tugdriver7, Jan 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

RockinRob925, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

drt72, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

jhhollier, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

CMOrak, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

GFG, Jan 28, 2013
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.

Jason, Jan 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

nheinzie57, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

Chucker17, Jan 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

Hanzo, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of JustinSamuelson
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JustinSamuelson, Jan 28, 2013
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.

barczar, Jan 27, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.