Budweiser Black Crown - Anheuser-Busch
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2.51/5 rDev -9.1%
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
2.53/5 rDev -8.3%
I see that Budweiser is trying their hand once again at another variation. I'll keep an open mind.
Pours what appears to be more of a gold than amber with a thin head and what appears to be ample carbonation.
Sweet with that industrial "accent" that greets you from most Budweiser variants. Beechwood-finished? Hmm, that sounds too familiar.
Sweeter and blander than Budweiser itself. What was the point of this? I don't taste much beyond the standard dreck.
A-B/InBev could learn a thing or two from Coors, especially Batch 19, Blue Moon, etc. This variant isn't interesting enough to warrant further attention.
02-10-2013 01:56:40 | More by Brad007
2.54/5 rDev -8%
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
01-21-2013 01:41:31 | More by laramis
2.55/5 rDev -7.6%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
A- pours a clear golden copper, a few bubbles trickle to the surface, about a one finger fluffy white head, no lacing
S- very sweet, grainy, bready biscuit malt, smells like any other AB product
T- pretty much like the nose, very bready and grainy, sweet, there is a little bit of a nutty flavor here but nothing pronounced, tastes like a slightly nuttier version of Platinum
M- light body, fairly high carbonation, no noticable alcohol burn, no aftertaste
O- this is another lackluster product from AB, there's nothing that really sets this apart from other mass produced products, not offensive but nothing worth noting, wouldn't buy again
02-03-2013 23:15:02 | More by nova009
2.55/5 rDev -7.6%
From sixteen ounce can , indecipherable " born on" date.
Aroma of grassy grains. Pours clear amber orange with large white head. Head retention is poor, flattening out to an oily film in about 45 seconds. No lacing.
Taste, nasty! DRAIN POUR!! I.E. sour sweet and astringent at the same time. I could only force myself to one more mouthful in order to review!
Like the slogan said, " When you say Budweiser, you've said it all!"
Now I know why it was on sale for $1 a can!
05-22-2014 00:29:35 | More by CaptJackHarkness
2.6/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours a clean, clear golden amber, as promised on the bottle. Solid head of fine off-white carbonation, which subsides quickly, leaving no lace.
Nose is yeasty and grainy. Not bad, just pretty well generic.
Taste is sweet and mild, with almost no hop bite whatsoever. There are some toasty caramel and toffee tones, and even a hint of fruit. I get a really sweet finish, too, which kind of kills my enjoyment. Body is watery and light.
I've had much worse beers before, but this isn't one I'd return to, given the choices.
02-13-2013 22:39:26 | More by secondtooth
2.6/5 rDev -5.8%
A: Slight golden amber color
S: Sweet grains maybe little hints of apricot. But mostly sweet grains.
T: The taste a little mild caramel malt notes, little pineapple hints as well at that apricot and finishes with a very light simi dry hop/nutty finish.
M: very carbonated :T i feel like i have to really mush around the favor to find it
O: Overall its a decent beer. now as for its tittle as a "Golden amber" eh almost there i feel like it needed to be a lot of hops added and more of the caramel malts to be very more dominated. But i have to admit the hidden alcohol (over load of the sugars) is very well played. It a step up of their regular Budweiser but came a bit short. if you want to be impressed with a domestic beer try coors "Batch 19" those guys killed it
01-26-2013 04:34:43 | More by GhostKidd956
2.61/5 rDev -5.4%
A - Pours clear yellow with a large frothy white head and loads of carbonation bubbles. Leaves no lacing.
S - Wood, Bready malts, slightly ricey.
T - Predominantly bready up front, followed by a small amount of wood. That's about it.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O - Overall, It was an improvement over it's Project 12 counter-part, but that isn't saying a whole lot.
01-26-2013 06:01:23 | More by SometimesIfart
2.63/5 rDev -4.7%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a two finger yellow tinted head. The head fades over about a 3 min time frame to leave only a trace of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma was light with it consisting of mainly some corn aromas. With this smell is a light aroma of caramel as well some biscuit.
Taste – The taste starts out with a rather strong corn taste with some notes of a bready nature mixed within. Flavors of a light caramel sweetness as well as a light herbal and woody taste. At the end some rather flavors of a paper and some boozy tastes come to the tongue leaving a slightly bitter, alcohol and bready flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the medium to slightly above medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The brew may have actually been better with a lighter body as the thickness seemed to accentuate the more off flavors that come to the tongue at the end.
Overall – It was rather like a malt, but not a great malt and more expensive and less effective than the average. If you want a Bud, stick with the regular or the American and pass on this.
02-07-2013 02:02:51 | More by Darkmagus82
2.63/5 rDev -4.7%
This beer is the "platinum" version of "Bud Heavy". Some advertisement claimed this beer to have won a competition between Budweiser brewers. This cannot be possible. It exists to pump a little more alcohol into regular Budweiser. I'm sure the drunks will buy it at least.
03-26-2013 03:12:34 | More by YardmanFTB
2.64/5 rDev -4.3%
Saw the commercials for this and had to try it. The beer had a nice color and a small short lived head when poured. Not a lot of smell, nothing unpleasant. This beer was malty without any hoppy bitterness . It felt nice in the mouth when drinking with just a slight aftertaste. I really didn't find anything I liked or disliked about it. It was not real flavorful overall . Probably wouldn't purchase again
02-08-2013 17:38:08 | More by ToddL
2.65/5 rDev -4%
Dull soft malt. Watery. A little more bold than standard Am. lagers.
One inch white cap covers a dark gold to amber clear body with some action.
A grainy malt character with a notable drying finish. Some hop flavors that blend adequately initially, but eventually become not very enjoyable. Spritzy and abundant carbonation which is big enough to prevent any apparent smoothness and provides a filling quality.
I like Fortune better than this. This may have a touch of age on it with an Apr 14 date on bottom of can (best by or canning date?). Either way I don't find the flavors all that pleasing putting it towards the bottom of lawn mower beers for me.
07-24-2014 01:49:50 | More by garymuchow
2.66/5 rDev -3.6%
12 oz brown bottle "Born on: 1/4/13
Appearance: Pours a very clear golden amber. Thin quickly dissipating white head. Not much lacing.
Aroma: Some sweet biscuity malt, Grains.
Taste: Somewhat sweet lager. Biscuity malt and toasted grains come through. Not much else.
Mouthfeel: A bit shy of medium bodied. Good, not overly carbonated. Smooth.
1.49/bottle at Total Wine. Had to try it. Not the worst AB product I've ever had.
02-03-2013 22:35:09 | More by nimrod979
2.66/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance - golden with a better than average white head that lasts for a respectable amount of time for a beer like this
Smell - very grainy and earth odors
Taste - extremely grainy with a sweet note to it. Overall profile of flavors is weak and not too pleasant
Mouthfeel - finishes clean with moderate carbination
Excellent idea following the platinum, but could use some more noticeable flavors to improve the beer
04-24-2013 15:02:54 | More by MichaelNickerson
Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.