Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Black CrownBudweiser Black Crown

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Damian74 on 01-01-2013

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Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass,
Clear copper in color, with a decent head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Faint toasted malt
Taste-Slight caramel note, faint toasted malt, smooth, clean finish, light-bodied. Not too bad. A step up in flavor and body from regular Bud. A little step in the "craft" direction.

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poured slightly orange and clear with amber notes, head was ok but quickly fizzed out leaving no lace and no head.

aroma and taste were typically budweiser-ish and not really what you'd expect from anything labeled amber ale. it's like they were trying to made a bud but sell it to people who wanted an amber ale. my advice is that if you want an amber ale, this probably isn't the beer for you. if you want a bud, this bud's for you, but it's quite a stretch calling it an amber.

overall I'm not impressed. although I got this bottle free, I wonder if they had a craft beer price tag on this one. but the thing is, pretending it's craft doesn't turn a bud into a craft beer. not that I am taking anything away from bud: it's not easy to make a nearly colorless, flavorless, crystal clear beer. but that's not going to take anything away from the craft beer market either. craft drinkers will see right through and go back to what they really want when they seek out an amber ale: flavor, aroma, head, lacing, etc, which this really doesn't have.

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