Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown

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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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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.38/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Black Crown (2013) - So the story goes-- Bud challenged its 12 brewmasters to come up with a better Bud. 6 beers were made. Taste tests were done. This amber lager was the winner. And so even though I despise Bud in every way possible comes my eventual meeting with Bud's "best"... and it goes like this: Good head upon pour reduces to decent lacing. Highly active carbonation. Straw yellow in color. Decent body for a lager. High alcohol smell revealing its 6% ABV. Under notes of malt and hops. A little citrus. Light mouthfeel. Not bad. A little wet but there is a subtle crispness. Nose is slight hops. Little if any lager skunk. Mid-palate is roasted oats and smoked barely. That alcohol punch right in the back of the mouth as it makes its way to back palate. A little caramel (as promised albeit light in nature) and again some lemon citrus. Malt on the back palate. Slight pine hops. A little more citrus highlighting that. Crisp after taste. That notable Bud drinkablity is there. It's not as watery. Not as wussy fizzy. But arguably it is the Bud of mass produced wanna be micro brewed lagers. Think less hoppy Sam's Lager. More clean Third Shift with a higher ABV. This is a high alcohol beer that is very drinkable. It makes Triple X by Molson look raw and unrefined. But at the same time it is lacking. There is simply something missing. I could be lame and say passion, but I think it's more the taste. It tries to be everything to everyone. And its so inoffensive it almost is offensive. If I had to suggest a beer for the every man this would be it. There is no daring to it. No unknown waters. Nothing bad to be had. But if you are looking for unexpected-- this is not this. This is simply an amazingly drinkable high ABV lager with a nice beechwod Bud finish. Safe. Like a life jacket. Or US bonds. Or driving with Grandma. If that's not your thing-- well you too will be left staring going "I just though there would be more". 3.5 out of 5. Good.

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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1/5  rDev -63.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tscotti86
3.68/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasty! A pleasant surprise from AB. Fun to see the big boys try something different. I'm a Yuengling fan and this seems like a comprable alternative (Ive likley betrayed my ignorance, but who cares) Really just learning about beer, so I don't know art, but I know what I like, and I like!

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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of CloudStrife
2.88/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. Born on 01May13.

A: Pours a clear amber with a one finger mostly white head that sticks around for two minutes or so. No real lacing. Very little visible carbonation.

S: Light tone of pale malts and macro lager. Aroma is quite subdued which I guess is a bonus for cheaper beers.

T: Similar to a Budweiser but with a more evened out malt. Not sure if the beechwood really comes through as much more than a devise to smooth out the flavor. Turns a bit sweet as it warms.

M: Light to medium body with fairly low carbonation. Pretty clean finish which helps its drinkability.

Overall I like it more than the original Budweiser and think it has a good position in the macro beer market. Don't mind seeing the big guys being "crafty" when they keep the same brand name.

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2/5  rDev -26.7%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Everyone is saying this is a red it is a golden. Which is even stated on the AB website. I like the fizzy taste after a hard days work it wakes up the palate. Washing down the dust from hard work. I would like to see a little of smoke added to the flavor profile. Maybe after roasting the hops run a little smoke of them.

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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

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