Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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67
poor
1,110 Ratings
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Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Damian74 on 01-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,110
Reviews:
208
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
24.73%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
300
For Trade:
0
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black Crown pours a nice jewel amber color, 30% opaque, with a 3 finger head that fizzles out and pops to a small creamy ring that stays permanent. 3.75

Aromas of stale caramel malts and signature Budweiser funk are there, with a touch of honey Ricola. 3.0

Delicious baked grain flavor, although I must say this easily tastes better from the bottle. Some musky, dirty grain finishes out the profile, with a faint bitterness. 3.0

Feel is chalky and pasty, super carbonated, and ends wet. 3.0

Overall, a no-brainer, no-thinker beer best drank from the bottle. Once it's poured out and analyzed, it's much less fun. Twist off and guzzle for best results. 3.25

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Photo of Lavonnq
3.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of buschbeer
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It's on the lighter end of the amber spectrum. It has some golden highlights. There are lots of bubbles rising from the laser etchings to feed a modest white head.

S - It has a sweet, almost fruity aroma. It smells a little like grain.

T - At first I thought I got some of that fruitiness I noticed in the smell. I'm not so sure now. There is a slight soapy taste from the hops. It has a dry, clean finish.

M - Moderate with a good amount of carbonation.

O - It's better than Bud. I do not plan on having this again unless it's free.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent reddish amber with a small head that dissipates very quickly. Smells of water, some darker malt, not much of anything. Tastes of slightly caramel malt, a little of hops, but watery. Beer is carbonated heavily and very drinkable. Overall, this beer is not good, but not bad, just average.

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Photo of PvtSnowball
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: Clear orange amber with decent head and retention.

S: Malt forward with some sweetness. A bit of hops. Reasonably balanced.

T: Same as the smell but more prominent sweetness. A little bit of grain. Tastes kind of cheap. Not awful though.

M: Smooth with more richness than expected. Decent carbonation.

O: While not a bad beer it's not a really good one either. Definitely a step up from regular Bud though.

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Photo of porters4life
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Scotchboy
3.03/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased, but not by me...12oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint nonic...

A: Clear amber gold; surprisingly better head and retention than any BMC I've seen.

S: Instant sweetness, caramel and brown sugar...hints of something that could be beechwood? Clear malty grain and sweetness, but maybe made more potent by my assumption that this would just be any other Bud.

T: Amped up Bud - clear caramel notes malt, tang of graininess and crisp lager yeast. Clean body, with a hint of an earthy hop spice maybe?

MF: Adequate light/medium body...carbonation is right about where it should be.

O: Surprised; wouldn't buy this one but I'd choose it hands-down over a myriad of other BMC options.

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.02/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
6.0% ABV, Born on: 17DEC12

A - Black Crown shimmers with fantastic clarity; this bright golden amber colored beer pours with a nice cap of off-white foam which settles to a thin skim of bubbles white leaving spots of lace on the glass.

S - Budweiser Black Crown has a harsh grainy aroma of pale malt with an undertone of toasted white bread and faint white rice. Notes of herbal hops manage to poke out around the edges for an aroma that's neither pleasing nor bad.

T - Dry straw and husky pale malt are more assertive than the light notes of toast and rice which pepper the background in tandem with shards of dry wood and herbal hops.

M - This thin, light bodied amber is excessively carbonated. The feel is the same old Budweiser; sharp, crisp, biting and somewhat dry. There's no surprise here as this beer conjures up some deep belches.

O - Budweiser plays it safe with Black Crown, barely stepping away from their core brands with this beer - don't wanna rock the boat or open any craft beer doors to people! Just a little addition of toasted malt brings some dryness and flavor to the otherwise adjunct-rich brew and, honestly, I can actually taste some faint "wood aging" in play here. Black Crown is by no means a bad beer though, it's just run-of-the-mill as one might expect.

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Photo of michiganminer
3.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First off I am a Budweiser Drinker. I usually Drink Regular bud Canned. This beer is the "winner" of brewmaster's project twelve. I wish they would have gone with the vanilla cask ale myself.... On to the beer: Dark golden color (for bud) Noticeably not much of a head and no lacing. it's not offensive but I was expecting so much more for the "Black Crown" It does hide the 6.0% ABV well. at $6/6 pack it's a decent brew

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Photo of RichardWalter
3.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just a better bud, more golden / amber / darker in pour. As we await the super bowl commercial. Malty, crisp, fresh, smooth, caramel, floral hops, alcohol (6.0). Very little aroma. Hopefully on sale in grocery store. Minimal after taste, pours into glass well with a noticeable head. Worth a try .

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What king would wear such a thing? King of the Goths, perhaps? BA-ZING! ... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of relatively short-lived glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises dried caramel, flowers, and a hint of artificial vanilla. The taste focuses on the inherent sweetness of things, adding in a touch of wheatiness for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a slightly slick feel, and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an okay beer, sorta reminiscent of Bud American Ale, but sweeter and less nuanced. Not bad, but nothing to make me wanna buy another one on purpose.

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
2.83 out of 5 based on 1,110 ratings.
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