Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Damian74Shensky on 01-01-2013

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2.83
pDev:
56.18%
 
 
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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Becker pint.

Body is a copper - amber hue. Clear and slightly carb'd. The off-white, ahem, crown builds to two-finger's. Lace curtains left as the billowy stuff droops.

Wheaty bouquet, some mashed apple, pear, general light sweetness mainly.

The flavors are very close to the nose. The sweeter wheat malt base is the most forward. A little hoppy earthiness in the finish. Muddled flavors of apple and wheat beyond that.

Feel is actually decent. It drinks smooth, light bubble tingling noted. More light than medium body thanks to this.

Color me surprised! This stuff is drinkable. And it even has moments of being enjoyable! Give it a go if you are curious or need that tick fix.

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Photo of scratch69
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of runny lace.

Smell- Faint aroma of toasted malt, grass, and caramel.

Taste- Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor with some biscuit and nutty notes. Very light floral hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, crisp, and slightly creamy. Above average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Easy to drink and better than a regular Budweiser, but still a pretty average beer.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.28/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- A standard looking brew overall....golden amber in color and very clear. There appears to be plenty of carbonation rising to the top as well. There isn't much of a head, but at least its a patchy, super white effort. Lacing is pretty modest as well....small clumps of foam slowly slide back into the brew....nothing special, nothing offensive!

S- Much more authentic smelling than standard Bud.....I actually smell malt! It is slightly toasty and sweet like melted brown sugar. There is a hop presence as well...cant pinpoint the type but im certain it is more from an extract or dried hop leaf....it's not fresh enough but the effort is there!

T- Not bad...not bad at all! While this isn't as flavorful or as good as others I've had in this style, there is a distinct malt sweetness that is slightly caramel like and yeasty at the same time. The finish isn't as bitter as I was hoping for but there is a weak hop note that is noticeable enough.

M/O- A decent enough beer that doesn't change a whole lot from the start through to the finish. It is a beer that I would be able to enjoy during a session, as it's thin to medium bodied, very smooth....the carbonation is quite fine, and it had a very standard, yet flavorful enough taste. I would buy this again and think it's a good effort, and think it is getting a bad reputation overall just because it is a Budweiser product.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz bottle with an old date of 21 May 2013. Sampling it on April 19, 2014, which is nearly a year later.

The color of it is quite pleasant with its medium amber copper tone and small white head that fades off quickly.

The aroma is more malty than anything else. It has an odd caramel note to it and halfway decent sweetness. It was not what I expected.

The body is about medium and rather smooth.

The taste also has a nice caramel sweetness to it and that Budweiser Beech-wood roastiness. Better than regular Budweiser by far.

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
3.26/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad beer ! It has no funny taste wih high acochol .

Appearance: looks like a beer.

Smell: like a beer

Taste: itmtastembetternthen bud . It some hippyish and balace to it.

Mouthfeel: it has a medium mouthfeel

Overall:'I would not buy it again but their are more worse beers then this one.

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Photo of lancecenter
3.26/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - More golden and pale than red, two fingers of thin head. Absolutely no lacing.

S - Definitely more to the nose than a typical adjunct. Sweet grains.

T/M - Sweet grains, banana, and the signature Budweiser yeast.

O - Quite tasty for what it is. However, maybe a bit high in alcohol for a sessionable lager.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A good finger of head on a clear, amber colored body. The aroma is a little grain with some fruit, the beechwood is evident too. Smells nice. The taste is balanced and smooth. It has only the mildest bitterness to go with it’s malty body (for a lager). The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. It’s a smooth and tasty lager.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at slightly-warmer-than-fridge temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a 2-finger bubbly, white head that fades relatively quickly into a thin cap of fizzy bubbles on top of the beer. Some patchy lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles. I’d like to see a slightly darker color, but the head retention was actually better than I was expecting.

S – Caramel, grainy, and slightly bready malt with some corn. Smells similar to Budweiser but it certainly has more of a caramel presence.

T – Sweet caramel, toasted bread, and cereal, grainy malts along with some corn at mid-taste-to-finish. The taste is certainly muted but much better than I was expecting.

F – Light-bodied with lots of carbonation, a crisp and clean mouthfeel, and a mildly sweet and dry finish. The 6% ABV is completely unnoticeable.

O – This beer was much better than I was expecting and is really not bad at all. It’s lighter and more toned-down than good amber lagers, but I was expecting a lot less from AB InBev. It’s extraordinarily drinkable, especially at 6%, and very refreshing. For what it’s supposed to be, it’s actually quite good. I would definitely take this over other BMC offerings.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

22oz. bomber born on december 21st. poured into mason jar for appearance

look is slightly more dark than regular bud. smell is also very similar: sweet corn, metal, pale stinky malts. feel is light-medium, finishes without any cloying sweetness. taste is like a more full bodied, flavorful bud.

batch 19 takes a poo on this

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.19/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Flat Bud Diesel. Decent carbonation and a shade darker than its father. No lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel. I actually enjoy the smell quite a bit. Too one note though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bold malt liquor flavor upfront with a bland, slightly grassy finish. Mouthfeel is flat as far as carbonation, but has enough body overall.

Overall Drinkability: If an adjunct and an amber gave birth to a malt liquor, this would be it.

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Photo of NiceFly
3.19/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

I was surprised by this beer. In a straight BCM bar this was a standout. Wood drink again. Had a good time playing pool. I was beaten by a guy using a broomstick for a pool cue.

Seriously, If you find yourself fuct in a MBC desert, try this one. Threre is some flavor there if you look really hard. i give it fours for taste an mouthfeel because in comparison to my other options tonight it went above and beyond. Wood drink again.

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Photo of nickfl
3.19/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet, nutty malt with a touch of caramel.

T - Lots of malty sweetness up front with a touch of spicy hop character in the middle and a finish of sweet grain.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Surprisingly, this isn't just repacaged bud, it is much heavier and maltier than I expected. Still, that isn't to say it is exactly good. The malt comes across well enough, but they are still afraid of hops, both flavor wise and in terms of bitterness. With some balance it could have been decent, but as it stands it is a bit flabby and cloying.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Brilliantly clear golden-amber color. One finger of creamy white head retains better than expected, though it does settle eventually. Thin slip of lacing slides back down into the beer, leaving only a thin ring.

S: Very clean nose; corn, slightly husky grain backing, very muted grassy hops, and the Budweiser house yeast. Nothing about it pops or sets it apart.

T: Corn opens. Husky grain and a bit of musty yeast begin to build. Token light fruitiness from the Bud yeast too. Perhaps a bit of dry wood. Abrupt, drying finish of corn and grain husk.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth enough. It has more substance to it than Bud and Bud Light, for sure.

O: It's a notch above AB's base product line, but still very safe, bland, and indistinct in the end.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six at Giant in Linglestown, PA, enjoyed chilled in a Nonic.

The color is dark golden bordering on light amber with decent clarity and ample white cream with tiny beading and lace collection on the glass with good retention.
The smell has a sweet bready aroma with mild biscuit and light yeast aroma with subtle fruit. The feel is semi-dry at first with semi-high carbonation and light creamy texture with gentle sweet and semifull finish with smooth feel in general.

This lager tastes decent with generally light malt but only the slightest toasted grain taste and low hop flavor with some gentle yeast and subtle alcohol with generally bready taste and grainy with slight sweet adjunct type sweet flavor, but not as full flavored as you might expect from a 6% lager. Overall a no frills stronger than average lager for this brewery with ease of drinkability but not abundantly flavorful, I would probably pass unless it was given to me.

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Photo of dren74
3.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad for Budweiser, has a real beer taste... got to say .... this might be one of my favorites from the bud family... I thought this was going to be to Budweiser what Bud light platinum is to bud light, but the flavor is distinct ... Good job guys

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.17/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear, dull brass in color. Weak fizzy whitish head. Light toast, caramel, alcohol, and touch of lemon on the nose. Palate is very malt-forward compared to just plain old Budweiser, as expected. What do I mean by that? Toastiness and caramel sweetness, almost chocolate. Interesting. Alcohol shines through as well, which depending on your preferences could be a good thing or a bad thing. But one thing is certain, it's different from other Budweiser offerings, and in my opinion, better. Very lightly hopped, herbal to leafy, not really bitter. Fuller end of medium-bodied, somewhat thin when settled, but sudsy effervescence makes up for that.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a hotel glass.

Pours clear gold with a hint of darkness. Bright copper. White foam then none. Caramel and corn nose. Thin watered taste, light sweetness. Caramel pokes through. Bud lurks beneath the surface. Very little bite. Slight flavor but nothing great. 3 3 325 3 325

A step up from Bud Bud Light Bud Heavy etc, but a lightweight in the real world

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Photo of Zorro
3.13/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold colored beer with a small yet solid off white head.

Smell is on the sweet side and malty. Hop is herbal and earthy with a slight spiciness to it. There is a slight perfume funk to it like an old cosmetics case smells.

Starts out malty and tasting kind of like Michelob. On the sweet side. Malt syrup and toasted grain. Hop is not real strong just a little noble hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is just average. Pretty much this is Budweiser re-imagined, the result is more or less a maltier Michelob.

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Photo of giveitatry
3.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the Bud Light Platinum bottle (a beautiful blue) and it's label.

Black Crown's bottle is not impressive, and the labeling leaves a lot to desire. Bud already has
the CROWN on too many other beers.

The bottle should have been completely black, with Gold labeling and not named CROWN.
Maybe it should have been called "BLACK DIAMOND".

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Photo of ordybill
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a soft aroma of malt and hops, faint but there
Appearance- A dark copper colored brew with a medium sized white head.
Taste- An okay BMC product, does not compare on the flavor chart to a craft. not horrible
Palate- Has a nice crisp feel, light bodied brew with heavy carbonation.
Overall- An ok beer if the place you are at has a limited selection. There are many worse beers out there.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

341 mL bottle picked up at TBS; served well-chilled. Labelled as 'Budweiser Crown' for the Canadian market; this is a fairly recent addition to the line-up at everyone's favourite government-mandated monopoly store.

Pours a bright amber-orange colour with a clear complexion, generating nearly two fingers of frothy, soapy white head that gradually seeps away over the following few minutes. A smooth, dense cap about 1/4" thick remains on the surface for a good long while, but there's little in the way of lacing. The aroma is mild and fairly neutral - the caramel spoken of on the packaging is noticeable, but beyond that I'm having a hard time coming up with much else to describe. It's a little grainy, with suggestions of corn syrup and apple fruitiness; not much to write home about.

Not the worst-tasting macro amber I've ever had, but nothing about the flavour profile is really capturing my attention. Grainy pale malts come through initially, followed by some light toasted caramel sweetness. There are definitely some adjunct vibes toward the finish, but in general this is quite a bit more refined/cleaner-tasting than regular Bud. It finishes with a touch of honey and grassy hops, leaving a sweet taste behind on the palate. Fairly light in body, with sturdy carbonation levels typical of a macro lager. Not as drinkable as regular Budweiser - it tastes better, sure, but the abv and the lack of any significant attempt to balance out the sweetness of the caramel malt would limit my intake of this one.

Final Grade: 3.1, a C+. Budweiser Crown isn't an especially bad beer, but at the same time, it has no real distinguishing characteristics that would bring me back for more. While superior to standard Bud in every category outside of sessionability, it still has enough flaws - most prominently the lack of any real bittering hop balance to counter the caramel - that I can't really consider this anything much better than average. A serviceable, if unimaginative macro amber that I'd never turn down, but I'm not in a hurry to pick up another six-pack.

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Photo of aeviaanah
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A -Pours crystal clear golden with a good amount of carbonation. Nice head that disappears quickly.

S- Smells like corn and sugar. A bit of biscuits and caramel malt. I can detect faint amounts of hops. Some orange and citrus notes. Smells like a Budweiser.

T- Tastes like Bud platinum with a bit more malt back and is pretty sweet. Probably the best Budweiser product out there. Definitely drinkable.

M- Carbonated properly, nice and balanced. Higher alcohol than a budweiser and more body than a bud light.

O- Typical Bud product but enjoyable. I was expecting a bit more as I thought they would want to jump on board with the "craft brew" movement.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of woosterbill
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$1.50 bomber into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to my buddy Drew for talking me into making this ironic purchase.

A: Crystal clear amber body under a finger of frothy white foam that settles quickly into a solid ring and leaves spotty lace. Pretty decent.

S: Simple, straightforward, and fairly non-descript. Caramel, toasted bread, light spice, and some corn. Definitely an adjunct lager, but honestly not a bad-smelling one.

T: Follows the nose. Sweet malts up front, mild corn in the middle, and a clean, dry, mineral-heavy finish from the lager yeast. Faint hops bitterness even. Not bad at all, but certainly not above average for the style.

M: Light-bodied and moderately carbonated. Not too frothy, but lively enough. Quite good.

O: I fully wanted to hate this, but it was really disturbingly ok.

Cheers!

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Photo of jadpsu
3.09/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, very light copper or amber in color with a decent white head of average retention.
Aroma: I pick up some alcohol along with some graininess and sweet caramel.
Taste: Sweet up front, kind of caramel taffy. Light bodied and a dry finish.
It was all right, didn't care for the alcohol in the aroma.

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Photo of Jason
3.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Deep clear golden hue, decent amount of lace

SMELL: Clean graininess, faint dried grass, hint of banana taffy, soft

TASTE: Supple crispness, light bodied, slight creamy slickness, wet, hint of biscuity malt, vague nuttiness, kiss of alcohol, very modest hopping, subdued wood, quick drying finish, no after taste

Another beer to come from a big brewer that has loads of potential and just does not follow through and is not bold enough to be epic. With that said it lands average, if the flavors did not pull their punches I'd be singing some praise for this brew.

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
67 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.
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