Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
67
poor
1,108 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay
Read the review
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:
1,108
Reviews:
208
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
24.73%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
298
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of rab53
2.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of jwc215
2.68/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Born on March 11:

Pours amber with little head and virtually no lacing.

The smell is of caramel with a grainy hint.

The taste is sweet - caramelish. There is a hint of vague fruitiness, but it mixes with a touch of soap that throws it off. There is a touch of alcohol that is a bit raw. A hint of bland hops try to balance the sweetness.

It has medium carbonation. Fairly crisp.

I don't care much for the hint of soap. A bit too sweet for me. Not a disaster, but not desirable. Glad I only bought the 6-pack.

 513 characters

Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of dvmin98
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Duff27
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BeerOps
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BEER88
2.27/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Tone
2.86/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, amber color. 3/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong adjunct, sweet malt, pale malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable metallic quality. Tastes of strong adjuncts, slight sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance and feel, but the aroma and body are negatively affected by the presence of adjunct.

 515 characters

Photo of VeganUndead
1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this before from a bottle, but enjoyed it more from a can. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is malts, caramel, light hops, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

 280 characters

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ShanePB
1/5  rDev -64.7%

Photo of stevoj
2.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Darker gold and slightly maltier than Bud, aroma is slightly funky, sour musty barnyard. Taste isn’t much better not horrible but not great either. mostly malt. More funk on the palate at the finish.

 201 characters

Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Cracked a bottle open and poured it into my mug. It was a clear golden amber with a quickly fading head. It kind of tastes like a less-amber Yuengling. There's noticeable touch of caramel and toffee over a bit of bread crust. The beer isn't slightly sweet, like a lot of clean macro lagers—especially the ambers. The aroma is too bland and empty, just a vague graininess. If I were you, I'd just go for a Yuengling. It's certainly better than Bud heavy, and is relatively clean in inoffensive. There are just better toasted and amber lagers out on the shelves.

 562 characters

Photo of DoubleJ
2.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Once again, Anheuser Busch is putting the bucket down the well. This times it send down Budweiser Black Crown, but what will show up once the bucket is pulled back up? The label looks clean, but to answer the question of what's inside, let's open the...errr....black crown and move on to the beer:

A little paler than orange is the color with hues of amber mixed in, depending on the lighting of the room. Bunches of carbonation bubbles race to the top, where a small fuzzy soapy head sits on top and slowly eats away at itself. Tiny dots of lace stick around as the liquid contracts. The smell actually borrows some notes from its stablemate Budweiser; clean with a fruity rice note. Or is that the yeast? Either way, it's not very exciting.

Take Budweiser, add a little more body, a little more overall flavor, and of course, a little more alcohol. The malt has a sweet potato accent to it. Vague fruitiness. Is there rice in there, because there is this note which I've tasted in Budweiser which I'm tasting here. The flavors aren't working together, nor particularly well. The alcohol makes its presence known, not so much in the mouth, but in the chest. The body is light with a wateriness to it, with big bubbles exploding on the palate.

Uninspiring. For an amber lager, I was hoping to get a little more out of it. And if I'm looking for an Anheuser Busch product to drink, does Michelob still make their porter and dunkelweizen?

 1,441 characters

Photo of tommy5
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

 546 characters

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Eziel
2.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
2.83 out of 5 based on 1,108 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More