Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

BA SCORE
67
poor
1,108 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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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:
1,108
Reviews:
208
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
24.73%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
298
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,108 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of Muny
1.77/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Jcrampton94
3.53/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
1.82/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: First off, this beer looks really light, thin, watery, and clear. has a nice amount of carbonation streaming, bright white head, little head retention after a minute or so, little bit of lacing.

A: Malts, grains, more musty than anything, not good.

T: Slight malts, grainy, earthy flavors, finishes very musty, strong aftertaste.

M: Lots of carbonation, thin, watery, refreshing on the palate.

O: Black Crown actually started out well on the flavor, crisp, refreshing but it finishes horrible. It has a strong musty aftertaste that reminds of old stale beer. It's thin, watery, but it is refreshing and I could see why someone might drink a whole bunch of these on a hot day. It just doesn't pack enough flavor to make it enjoyable.

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Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of TaterTots77
3.96/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
1.85/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

a better ABV than bud light but that's it.

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Photo of Rifugium
1.68/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Surprisingly not undrinkable. Still has that typical Budweiser disgustingness to it overall, but this is a little more fleshed out, with a bready kick to it that appears perhaps only for a second or two, but is there nonetheless. This is the first "new" Bud product I've sampled in many years, possibly well over a decade. I won't ever do it again, but it was an interesting experiment.

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Photo of Branlott42
2.79/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
2.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
2.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

An improvement on the classic... but still.

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Photo of jimmyd8386
2.93/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of KarlHungus
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have low expectations for Anheuser-Busch products. While this is a simple tasting beer that would by no means interest the average craft beer drinker it does greatly exceed my expectations going to sampling it.

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Photo of Lahoi
2.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Almost, but not quite. Much better than most AB attempts, especially those in Bud family, but I think this beer is supposed to be compared to some of the craft stuff, and is priced that way too. That being said, it's not great. I would much rather spend my $$$ on many other beers.

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Photo of cheesepuffs
3.65/5  rDev +29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I actually really enjoyed this to my surprise. Has a sweet but not overbearing quality and is very smooth. I could drink these all day. Basically no hop bite but an interesting beer if you want something you don't need to disect.

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Photo of Ronval912
5/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you like the taste and drink-ability of A-B beers, you'll love this one. Best of the Budweiser/Michelob lineage. A great tasting beer that's available at any gas station, C-store or supermarket.

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Photo of clager
1.96/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I like craft beers, I like bud light and I thought this would be worth a try. It was like a watered down amber ale with apple flavoring. Attractive packaging, but I can't imaging they'll be brewing this one for the long term.

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Photo of erikkk
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pending pending pending pending pending

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

Very decent refreshing session beer. Expect no more and be satisfied!

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Photo of Golden32
2.35/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of djchrismac
1.41/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This offering was just bad.

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Photo of RMentair
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PhantomWolf
2.76/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I try to avoid generic reviewing practices, but this beer is just that. It is kind of down the middle in an okay way. A clean beer with plenty or carbonation. I almost picked up an apple juice type of aftertaste. I like to abuse Bud, but I wasn't angry with this. I would say it may be my favourite beer in the Budweiser line. When you brew on the level that Anheuser-Busch does (supplying the world) this may be as good as it gets.

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Photo of Jason_cs
2.49/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gregb13
4.43/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden-amber color (guess they knew what they were doing by writing "GOLDEN AMBER LAGER" on the bottle!), nice head for the style, decent lacing, moderately carbonated. Aroma - roasty toasty bready notes, lightly sweet, faint hops, maybe some faint green apple. Taste - follows nose perfectly. Finishes crisp with no aftertaste. No alcohol at all at 6%. Fantastic.

This is an outstanding lager. I really don't know what all of these people who give terrible reviews of this beer are expecting. I've read several, so it's not like I'm just ranting without reason. It truly appears they either don't know what they're talking about, simply hate lagers and/or large brewers, or just are making things up to suit the terrible rating they give.

Whatever the case, it's a bit sad. Wonderful beer, would recommend to all.

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