As many of us know, it's all too easy to bash BMC on this site. After all, it's good clean fun! But recent threads and posts about the new Bud Black Crown (which I haven't had) and other BMC attempts to change up their brand got me wondering. Could most BAs objectively taste and review a BMC or similar product without pre-judging it negatively just because it was brewed by one of the big monolithic breweries? Hypothetically speaking, say ABInBev or SABMiller canned and mass-produced a beer that smells and tastes identical to Heady Topper. (This is not, after all, an impossible proposition.) How many of you would give it a lower rating only because it came from a BMC brewery? To be honest, I probably would. I think I'd second-guess myself if I knew the beer was made by a huge multinational brewery, and accordingly ding even the best beer by a few points. I might even do this subconsciously. I almost never do blind tastings, so there's no way to know. Vote and discuss. Cheers!