DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer actually is not that bad. It’s one of bud’s best accomplishments. Keep it coming!
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark in color clear with a thin head. Nice lager flavors a tad more rich with the dark malts. Nice flavors. A super hot day lawnmower beer.
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is what their flagship should have tasted like all these years. However they need to quit with this "drinkability" nonsense. Who are they targeting with these new "craft" beers? If theyre trying to win over the beer geeks then they will fail to impress. If theyre trying to get the average beer drinker to open their palates up then this is a good beer to start. This beer has a score potential of at least 3...possibly higher with just a few more tweaks in the flavour direction. Drop the drinkability crap and just let the flavours shine. Overall I like it...certainly dont love it but its okay.
Bricktop86 (603) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was better than I was expecting. No hop presence but you can taste the malts. Still has a lot of adjunct flavor though
thrust (2) - - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black crown just has a bad taste. I guess if it’s all you have then it will do. Try something else
LKT1983 (112) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bud’s "Brewmasters" didn’t deliver too much with their attempt at a more quality brew. Tasted like a heavier Bud, which is exactly what it is. Pretty lame, and sad that some people consider this quality.
eRock_2013 (311) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Despite it's inevitable imperfections, I would call this my go-to macro beer, a safe restaurant default when Miller, Coors, and Bud are all that's on the menu. My favorite in the budweiser family on that note. Pours an amber copper color with decent lacing, features a solid taste and relatively full body with mild bitterness. No hoppiness but a toasted caramel malt taste that has a pleasing tangy finish. Decent character for a macro, not a craft beer by any means but is good enough to avoid diving to the adjunct pale lagers when on a budget or the options are limited.
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was really hoping that this would be something delicious but it is just a sub par beer that is made for the masses.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Better than a Bud Light by a landslide, but still an American Lager and one that doesn’t come close to what I would consider "craft" beer. Just a step ahead of the typical Bud corny, grainy, watery qualities with a bit more smoothness and drinkability. Only drink after a really hot/sweaty outing or exercise.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle date 31JAN13. Poured amber with a quick off-white head. Very subdue to nonexistent aroma and flavor. Light body and a hint of a malt aftertaste. Bud will always be bud no matter what they try.