Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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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%
 
 
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Photo of hdf561
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had to try it, and have had several since I bought a 6 pack.

This is simply Budweiser with more alcohol content much like Bud Light Platinum is more alchohol than Bud Light

I actually enjoy the flvor and taste of a Budweiser or "Bud Heavy" as I call it, over several other beers especially Miller Light. It is what it is a beer that is going to get you drunk and that you can drink alot of. I do feel like this version is a little heavier than the regular Bud but other than that there is no difference other than the alcohol content.

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Photo of uncggop06
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jdhilt
2.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces lace. Crystal clear amber/yellow color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Nose is sweet pear, flavor is light sweet pear. Clean finish. Better than a Bud. $1.59 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of Jonada
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. Born on date Jan 4th 2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Golden, not quite amber color with 2 fingers of a soapy white head. Head actually took a couple minutes to dissipate. The body is extremely clear.

Smell: Lots of cereal grain, slight sweetness, very faint hints of grassiness. There's also an artificial banana aroma as well. Almost like a banana candy.

Taste: Slight sweetness upfront that carries through to the finish. Overall flavor profile is weak, but what is there is dominated by the same cereal grain that was prominent in the nose. Underneath that there are weak notes of caramel, clean alcohol, hint of breadiness, and a slightly metallic taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fuller end of light bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly clean.

Overall: I didn't try any of the other Project 12 beers, but if this is the winner, then apparently I didn't miss much. This beer isn't awful, and it is a step up from regular Bud and Bud Light, but that's the best thing I can say about it. I tried it once to satisfy my curiosity, I'd never get it again.

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Photo of mtc23
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Clem’s Bottle House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 13, 2013
Consumed: April 13, 2013
Misc.: Born on date of Jan. 12, 2013

Poured a honey amber clear color with two fingers of off-white head. Surprisingly some nice looking sporadic and foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-good retention on the top.

Smelled that familiar Budweiser notes right away. No mistaking that. Malty more than anything else, including sugary cereal, sourdough bread, honey, grass and hay. A faint whiff of lemon late.

The taste was familiar to Budweiser as well and similar to the nose. Got honey, cereal, sourdough bread and faint lemon grass, albeit watery versions of each. Pretty bland overall.

Light body. Thin-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

Much better than I thought it would be, but I still wouldn’t order it at a bar.

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Photo of coz
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MrSarge
4/5  rDev +41.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Born on 16 Jan 13

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of pearl colored head. Decent lacing & traces of head retention

S: Pears & a touch of perfumey hops

T: Follows the nose, a bit of white grape & a touch of soapyness & ever so slight metallic notes, not really detractor though. Delicate lemon hop notes as this warms, then a touch of green & honey crisp apple as this warms. Finishes crisp, fruitty & with faint herbal bitterness

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation; fairly good balance

Decent drinkability, not super complex, but I could do a few of these on a hot day (like today). One of the better beers from the evil empire I've had in a while. A heavier hand with the hops would've been my preference though from a taste & style perspective

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Photo of tdm168
3.35/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - dark copper bordering on amber with a thin, frothy, white head that fades quickly

S - caramel malt, cereal grains, a hint of molasses, woody

T - grainy, caramel, fruity, apple, earthy

M - crisp, medium bodied, a little heavily carbonated, warming alcohol

This isn't a bad beer, but it's a bit rough around the edges. The malt offers a decent flavor profile that isn't typical for an AB product. It could be smoothed out a bit, but as is, it's clean, smooth, and goes down easily. As one would expect, it's very crisp and a bit over carbonated. In the end, this isn't a beer that I'll be going back to. I'm glad I tried it once, and it does meet the requirements of the style nicely. Ultimately, I just need a more flavorful, hoppier lager.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Ruger
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of cjnuxoll
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TomG2751
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Arsenal0328
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Bromine
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of emerge077
2.82/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bartered for this one, didn't have to buy it, thanks Bill!

Into a Willibecher glass it pours a bright golden amber, a solid inch or two of suds which fizzle away over the course of a minute or so. No lacing, only a patchy broken skim left after the first couple sips.

Funky lagers aroma of yeast and wet grains, vague apple ester is lost in the mix.

Taste is slightly sweet, but finishes fairly dry. Apple, bread crusts, soaking grain husks. Light bitter tang in the aftertaste, which has little to no hop flavor. Gassy carbonation, foams up immediately on contact, producing excessive burps. Taste is decidedly middling to average, many better and some worse in this category. Better than BL Platinum...

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Photo of zdonahue
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of salinasa
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of bourbonbock
2.06/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a 12 pack of this because of the awesome commercial during the superbowl... not really, it was just cheaper than buying soda.

A. Just on this side of amber from straw yellow. A little bit of head and an average amount of carbonation.

S. Typical budweiser lager aroma, sweet and perhaps a little bit of pears or roasted apples.

T. This beer doesn't have much flavor but it does taste a little more mature than regular bud however I think I would still prefer regular bud. It appears that they didn't want to wander to far from the path on this one and just threw a bag of caramel malt into the mash.

M. Light and smooth with a very light body and not much aftertaste.

Overall I don't know what this beer is trying to do. I would rather buy amber bock which at least has some balls. Don't bother with this one.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, deep reddish-amber with a prominent, slightly coarse white head, which retains well. The lacing is scattered and broken; the carbonation is modest and fast-rising.

Aroma: Slightly spicy, tangy aroma, with dark caramel, toasted malt, and grassy notes. The spicy notes presumably arise form the hops.

Taste: Opens with a modest wave of hops, toasted malt, and dark caramel. As the taste progresses, the hops intensify a bit. There is also a modest note of wood, later in the taste, perhaps the famed "Beechwood". The taste draws to a close with a modest spicy, hoppy note.

Mouth feel: A touch thin, with stinging carbonation, dry at the finish.

Drinkability/notes: Better than expected. I would not choose this over a decent craft beer, bu that being said, its not bad, and is far and away more appealing than Anheuser-Busch's flagship product, Budweiser.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Source: Purchased at Wal-Mart in Texas as a selection of a Brewmaster's Choice build-your-own six-pack for $8.99.

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Photo of LaChupacabra
4/5  rDev +41.3%

Photo of burnerfinger
3.99/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

got this at fuzzy's over lunch one day:
poured from the 12 oz bottle into the frozen glass:

A slightly darker than the standard bud straw color / super fluffy head.

S smells better than bud! just a touch of hops and also that ABV smell

T slighty hoppy and a decent malt touch with none of the metallic macro taste!

M again, marginally better than the macro version

D NOT bad! bud not as good as a real craft beer. havent really priced it yet, its good if it's significantly cheaper than a craft.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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