Crown Lager | Crown Beverages

Crown LagerCrown Lager
BA SCORE
3.6%
Liked This Beer
2.21 w/ 84 Ratings
Crown LagerCrown Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crown Beverages
Australia
crownbeverages.com.au

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,608
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
84
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.21/5
pDev:
32.13%
Alströms:
1.06
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 42
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4/5  rDev +81%

Photo of Mick82
4/5  rDev +81%

Photo of shjdy
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

Photo of Julian4077
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

Photo of TeeRex
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

Photo of nate1357
3.5/5  rDev +58.4%

Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of SkylerShores
3.22/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cs1987
3.2/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light gold. 1 finger of head, which reduced.

Smell - A little stronger than average for a macro lager. The scent is pretty much what you normally expect from an Aussie macro lager.

Taste - Fairly good quality grainy tastes, with less metallic and other off-putting tastes than most Aussie macros.

Mouthfeel - Very good carbonation and texture, poor and metallic aftertaste.

Drinkability - Another typical easy drinking lager.

Overall - Yes, it is overpriced and overrated by many, but I still enjoy a Crowny. There are much worse lagers out there.

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Photo of Buebie
3.13/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

My buddy picked this up in Australia for me. As well as a fe others I plan to review today.

Poured a michelob style brown bottle with twsit off, into a grain belt premium, lager intended tulip.
Off the pour a white semi foamy head takes shape, 1'' on the head. The color is asemi darker then normal, transparent gold. Plenty of champagne resemblent carbonation rise.
The head slowly receeds leaving a thin cap of retention and plenty of thick lace rings all the way down the glass.

Aroma's of corn, grains and a bready yeast aroma that is actually pretty strong.

The taste up front is somwhat sweet with a carbonation presence providing plenty of creamy thicker mouthfeel without all that carbonation sting to the toung. Corn is prevelant as is some cereal grain taste. Becoming a bit more sweet into the swallow. Thats when things take a turn for the worse though. A metallic tin flavor dominates into the finish and leaves an ill aftertaste.
Some mild grassy hops hang out with the tin, but man, thats a gnarley aftertaste that really ruins the beer.

Minus that metallic flavor, this would be an A-class brew.

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Photo of nitrofenix
3/5  rDev +35.7%

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3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of pagriley
2.98/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw with white head
Faint hop and malt on the nose. Some fruitiness
Light and crisp, not much going on, but a slightly off taste on the finish as it warms
Light and refreshing mouth feel. Fairly heavy carbonation

Overall a sub-par Adjunct Lager. You could do a lot worse, but given Crown's "premium" status I expect more. The flavor profile is innocuous enough until it warms above fridge temp, and then there a definite off flavors

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.94/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

compared to its style across the globe, its better than many. sold in australia as an ultra premium lager, and priced as such, i am surprised to see it among the worst of the worst here on BA. i think its better than its ratings. in these styles, adjunct lagers, its not really about whats there, its about what isnt, and a strict adherence to some key criteria. there are no off flavors here, ever. its not boldly flavorful like good craft lagers, but there is an appreciable malt flavor to this without any metallics or sweetness, check that box. it also fits the mouthfeel specs, a little fuller bodied than the light lagers which i like, smooth and satisfying when ice cold, with ample carbonation and not much residual sweetness, check that box too. its also sort of better out of the bottle, which is generally how i drink this kind of beer, so thats cool too. i dont think it warrants the higher price it fetches, but i do think its got a leg up on a lot of the american adjunct lager brands, for whatever thats worth...

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Photo of LittleCreature
2.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.0
Poured a finger of loose white head that quickly reduced to a thin layer over a pale, golden yellow body.

Smell - 2.5
A slightly sweet aroma of grain, husk and grassy hops

Taste - 2.5
Pretty typical Australian lager flavour, a little pale malt, grain and metallic hops. A moderate level of bitterness in the dry finish.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Carbonation is fine and quite lively.

Drinkability - 3.5
Quite easy to drink and sessionable if you like the taste. Off flavours are there, but not enough to the extent that I would turn one down.

OVERALL - 2.8
I believe this beer is better than the majority of its reviews indicate. However, it is certainly not as good as its premium price and packaging would suggest. Average beer, poor value, undeserved reputation.

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Photo of MylesMac
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of DaveFL1976
2.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

If this beer didn't claim to be "Australia's Finest" it might not be rteviewed so harshly. Unfortunately, it claims to be "brewed with the malt and hops, true to the traditional premium brewing heritage." Well, true, it might be brewed with the finest malt and hops, but I think 2 or 3 pounds of malt might be all they use in each big fermenter. Crown Lager pours a bright straw color with a fairly thick head, but it unfortunately settles out in quick fashion leaving a thin, white skim on the beer. The taste isn't worthy of more than one sentance. Immediate metallic bitterness followed by a mild malty sweetness, followed again by the metallic bitterness. Are those some sort of zinc-based hops that Carlton is brewing? Mouthfeel is relatively smooth, with decent carbonation, but that's aboput all I can say for it.

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Photo of Momon
2.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zerk
2.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brought to the US by a friend of mine from Australia...

Color is a light clear gold with almost no head. Aroma has some bready malt and light grass notes. Flavor s quite malty with some bread and tooasted malt notes... very little bitterness, but not overly sweet. Has an odd aftertaste... almost like wet socks. Mouthfeel is fairly watery with fizzy carbonation. All in all, not a very impressive beer, but not terrible either.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.58/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Anonmatel
2.53/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While Rastaman is right by saying this is not a premium beer, i wouldn't go so far as to say that it's absolute shite. It's not too bad, but these days i can't handle more than 2-3 at a time. While it's a common methid for some people including myself, to not drink a good beer then going to drink a bad beer, it's especially not good to drink a good beer then drink a Crown Lager.

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Photo of rec
2.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While this remains an Australian favourite, there are clearly far better options available for flat session beers. The price tag is unjustified and its a mockery of quality Australian brews.

As reviews below stipulate, rumour has it that this and Carlton Draught are brewed in the same vat. They taste strikingly similar, and given the option I would always opt for Carlton Draught because of the slashed price.

Like Cartlton Draught, its watery and has a strange metalic aftertaste, leaving nothing to be desired but despite the less than pleasing taste and overly high carbonation, it is still easy to drink.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of jjkatter
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Crown Lager from Crown Beverages
Beer rating: 3.6% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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