Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Damian74 on 01-01-2013

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2.85/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of angrybabboon
2.52/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Consumed 2/1/13

Born on 06JAN13

Appearance: Crystal clear, light amber with gold highlights - low carbonation, which is odd considering this is a Budweiser permutation - small, white head that fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves a few dots of lacing

Smell: Grains and sweetness, much like the standard Budweiser, aka the "King of Beers," aka "Bud Heavy" - a faint hint of toasted grain that barely smells intentional - corn and rice-like adjunct aromas - sugar, and an unexpected ester scent that really smells like bananas - other than that, very clean, mostly devoid of aroma

Taste: Bland, grainy, but easy to drink - sweet and vaguely toasted grain, adjunct flavors including something that kind of tastes like sugary malt syrup - some grassy bitterness - corn husk - sugary sweetness - seltzer water with artificial sweetener added - not particularly offensive, though

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, with a sticky, weird finish

Overall: Where's your crown, King Nothing?

Sometimes I feel that the vast majority of BA has an unjustified hatred for AB Inbev. But then I drink a beer like this. This basically tastes like Budweiser with a slightly different malt profile. It's not a complete mess (I've definitely had far worse beers), but it's sub-par on every level. It's like giving a crappy car a fancy paint job. At its core, this tastes more or less like Budweiser. But thanks to marketing, poor unfortunate souls (and me) pay more money for this. At least Bud Light Platinum (BL NUMZ!) has the novelty of being a mainstream, light malt liquor. This is just a more expensive Budweiser.

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear copper in color, with a decent head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt
Taste-Slight caramel note, faint toasted malt, smooth, clean finish, light-bodied. Not too bad. A step up in flavor and body from regular Bud. A little step in the "craft" direction.

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -54.2%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured slightly orange and clear with amber notes, head was ok but quickly fizzed out leaving no lace and no head.

aroma and taste were typically budweiser-ish and not really what you'd expect from anything labeled amber ale. it's like they were trying to made a bud but sell it to people who wanted an amber ale. my advice is that if you want an amber ale, this probably isn't the beer for you. if you want a bud, this bud's for you, but it's quite a stretch calling it an amber.

overall I'm not impressed. although I got this bottle free, I wonder if they had a craft beer price tag on this one. but the thing is, pretending it's craft doesn't turn a bud into a craft beer. not that I am taking anything away from bud: it's not easy to make a nearly colorless, flavorless, crystal clear beer. but that's not going to take anything away from the craft beer market either. craft drinkers will see right through and go back to what they really want when they seek out an amber ale: flavor, aroma, head, lacing, etc, which this really doesn't have.

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,114 ratings