Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
67
poor
1,106 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay
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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:
1,106
Reviews:
208
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
24.38%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
296
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
2.52/5  rDev -11%
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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2.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -47%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: The body is a perfectly clear copper color with a quickly receding white head. No lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma: Toasted grains and faint caramel cover up a slightly sour body.

Taste: Not a whole lot to this other than some caramel and malts. There is a metallic flavor roaming about as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: I liked this less and less as I continued to drink it. It had hints of being an amber lager.

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -47%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.33/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampled last night on 11/9/14 but tried this about 2 years ago when it first came out. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Budwesier' thumb-print goblet.

Pours a pretty reddish-copper amber in color with a very thin cap. Some spotyy lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is mostly of roasted malts and grain with a very light hint of caramel also. The taste was pretty much the same but did leave a bitter aftertaste that lingered for awhile. Strange that I liked this brew less and less after each sip. Lighter bodied with good carbonation as is the norm for most Bud products. What did I like about this beer? The color and that is was gone finally.

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.05/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bud that's been to the gym.

Thus said in levity, about things made from barley bere. Ok, yeah, this is a bigger version of Bud. Apparently designed before they figured out it's more profitable to buy an actual craft brewery than try imitate one under the Bud umbrella. A bigger version of Bud, more flavor, body, hops, actually headed in the right direction, just not quite getting there. My Bud drinking friends like it (I gave them some to try out) and would buy it if it cost less.

If I'm gonna step up in price I'm also gonna step up from Bud.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
2.83 out of 5 based on 1,106 ratings.
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