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Crown Lager | Crown Beverages

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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

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Photo of Alfredogz99
1.78/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Tasted like nothing. A really industrial, common lager.

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Photo of Ant777uk
1.02/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Reviewing this from memory, around 6 years ago.

This is possibly as bad as VB, I am not sure. In fact it just tastes the same, except the price is more and there is a big gay gold crown on the label. It just tastes like it has been pasteurized at 1000 degrees for a day...all of the ingredients are just so tasteless and heavy. All you want to do is either down it or chuck it. But it is too heavy to down...and too expensive to chuck!

The weird thing is that in Australia, it is a premium lager. Premium to what haha..? Seriously though I actually think VB is superior to this (at least in price). So what is it superior to?

Anyway, they obviously have a good marketing department, respect to them, somehow by putting a crown and gold tint to the label they convince a country that their product is premium, and they are still selling it!

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

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 AaronNQ
1.86/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of 54V4G3
2.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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 Andrewharemza
2.41/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden with small white head. Sweetish aroma of malt and yeast. Sweetish malty and estery aroma with faint hoppy notes. Sweetish afteraste. drinkable.

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Photo of life_of_agony
2.1/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JKCooper
1.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 SmashPants
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Format: that nice old crownie 375mL brown bottle with a classy macro label. Always thought it looks pretty decent.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass - mid-yellow in colour with limited visible carbonation. A very thin white head breaks up to a thin film and ring almost immediately.

Aroma: a sweet aroma of yeasts, grain and some sugar. A bit awkward at best.

Taste: and even more awkward here. Very skunky with a vegetal fug and some cheap adjuncts. I remember Crownies being better.

Aftertaste: some metallic flavours with a touch of grain. Still not brilliant, but at least the vegetal fug backs off.

Mouth feel: quite light in feel - almost watery - with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: an okay Australian macro lager, but really not up to scratch compared to others - even the standard macros. It is only AU$41 a case, but there are better around.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.13/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Can't see why so many people drink it

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Photo of nitrofenix
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of spycow
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of cdtoffers
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mpatto
1/5  rDev -54.8%

This has to be the worst beer in Australia by far! Was given a case of this for Christmas, couldn't give it away so down the drain it went. Rubbish

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Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%

Photo of Mick82
4/5  rDev +81%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of NorCalAussie
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BucBasil
2.01/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured from the 375mL bottle into a pint glass.

The beer is a nice pure golden color with lots of carbonation coming through. Head dissipated almost immediately and was foamy and offwhite. Typical.

S: The smell coming off of this one is noticeable right upon opening and that's not entirely a good thing. Typical grainy smell but also some sort of sour and vegetal note. Not skunky, but not very natural or pleasant either.

T: Watery and very light on flavor but what is there isn't even your normal beery flavor. There's a sour note in the middle with a light bitterness covered up by an unnatural sweetness. Not undrinkable, just not that good.

This reminds me of a second rate Euro Pale Lager and seems like that's what they are going for as those are hugely popular. Even so, I've had better even for the style. Not even very refreshing due to the weird flavors in the beer.

Just go for a Bud or Fosters.

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Photo of shjdy
3.75/5  rDev +69.7%

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