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With a blend of two-row caramel malt and four types of domestic hops, Budweiser Black Crown is finished on a bed of Beechwood chips for a smooth, balanced taste. Incorporating the proprietary yeast directly descended from the original Budweiser yeast strain used by Adolphus Busch in 1876, Budweiser Black Crown retains the key characteristics of Budweiser with its clean taste and high drinkability. Featuring more body, color and hop character than the flagship lager, it also has a slightly higher alcohol content at 6% ABV.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
This beer actually is not that bad. It’s one of bud’s best accomplishments. Keep it coming!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricktop86 (603) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2013
This was better than I was expecting. No hop presence but you can taste the malts. Still has a lot of adjunct flavor though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
thrust (2) - - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
Black crown just has a bad taste. I guess if it’s all you have then it will do. Try something else

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
LKT1983 (112) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (311) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
I was really hoping that this would be something delicious but it is just a sub par beer that is made for the masses.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
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.

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