marylutton29 (18) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a very light amber color with a large white head. Aromas, sweet corn with a slight earthiness. The flavor is not as boring as bud more of a corn flavor. Enjoyed over all!
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle thanks to my beer buddy cheap. The bottle I got was the special batch 91406. I did not know this is the Black Crown. Typical Bud brew, maybe a little heavier in the taste. I found this brew not that bad, clean crisp taste. I wouldn’t comparwe it to any micros on the market. It’s AB’s way of trying to get their foot in the micro market.
darthmoore (16) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Pours a nice amber color with a tinge of rust. Single finger of off-white foam that fades fast and leaves little lacing.
Smells of bread and a bit of caramel and some floral hop notes as well as a tad bit of citrus, the hop character is faint however. I keep getting bready/doughy scents, perhaps from the yeast. Picking up a bit of spice as well. Perhaps clove. Nose is surprisingly pleasant.
Taste is medium sweetness in the front, lightly bitter, with a long finish that is both dry and sour in a good way. After all that it leaves a sweet sensation on the roof of my mouth. A surprisingly complex beer for a bud.
This beer had a medium body, sticky, with lively carbonation and again a long finish.
This is actually the project 12 version of the beer. It has been gathering dust in my basement for several months. Five or six maybe. I remember thinking it was terrible when I first tried it and being almost embarrassed for AB. Perhaps the cellaring actually did this beer some good because it is quite tasty now. Not a great beer but a good beer.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at chicken coop with da crew.. golden pour..malty aroma.. taste is decent i guess sweet sugary..meh
blutt59 (6474) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle as 41602 or something , amber color with soft foam, caramels and malt flavor and aromas, good finish
tedovertu (291) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quickly dissipating head. Sickly orange color. Kind of flat taste with hints of corn. Was not expecting anything with this beer. Flat and uninteresting. Actually horrible.
jimhilt (2549) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: pours a very light amber color with a large white head. Aromas are what I expect, sweet corn with a slight earthiness. The flavor is not as boring as bud... But it’s not what I wold call exciting either... Sweet corn and slight malt flavor. Tastes... "Fake"
radio_nowhere (1378) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Curiosity got the better of me, bottle from a 6-pack on sale. Poured into lager glass a yellow-ish amber color with white head disappearing into a lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, corn, hay and a faint fruitiness. Taste seems subdued compared to aroma (such as it is); minimal sweet malt with some caramel notes. Light body, high carbonation, easy drinking with no finish. I didn’t taste any wood notes. For me this compares to a Yuengling Light with a slightly higher price point. Still better then Bud’s standard product. It gets an alright but far from something to seek.
jcwattsrugger (12122) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle-during CBC-white-yellow/gold. A-sweet grain/corn. T-sweet grain/corn, some spice hops. 4/3/5/3/10=2.5 Based on its creative work 3/3/4/3/8=2.1