AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Its ok. Clear gold with amber tint and white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is sweet malty with ricey finiah. Balanced to sweet for me.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOthing to say about it. NOt disgusting but not special either. Somwehat drinkable but not very refreshing.
atlrizzob (93) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I bought as batch 91406 but was told its the same thing as Black Crown? Oh well. Amber in colour. White top. Smells like fruit cake. Has some fruitcake tastes to it also, but only i may be able to taste these because my grandmas fruitcake was kinda shittay. Much love to Grams, little love to this beer.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker than normal bud. Somewhat sweeter and a little toasted. It’s really nothing special, but it’s much better that their usual filth. At least this might qualify as some sort of legitimate effort.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Effervescent. I commend Bud for trying to improve their beer. Worth a couple tries.
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ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Born On Date - 04JAN13
Appearance: Pours out a golden-amber body with crystalline clarity and a white fizzly head that evaporates in seconds.
Smell: Toasted malts (though, if, like, let’s say toastiness went from a level of 1 to 10, it’d be at 1), some clear corn syrup, a hint of white pepper, and a curious hint of faux banana.
Taste: Minutely toasty, meager pale malts with a little drip of corn sugar sweetness. A sustained tone of the initial sweetness, with a little peppery hint that blips onto the radar and is instantly gone. Sweetish finish with that same touch of thin, thin maltiness.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I’d hoped for and would have appreciated something at least tolerable. It was a little less than that.
sickassmick (220) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I tried the final three or four or whatever it was... Im sure this wasn’t the best of them. Tastes a little like when u freeze bud n drink the first stuff that melts off.. Woo!
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home picked up in a mixer sixer at some dumpy liquor store in Fort Collins. Pours a perfectly clear, golden orange appearance with a dissipating off white head. Big corn/rice, grainy straw, a bit woody, herbal, sweet, somewhat strong aroma. Sickly sweet, rice, banana, a bit bready, a bit metallic flavor. If given the option, I would take Budweiser over this.
thetmaxx (710) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drank from the bottle, thanks to a coworker for sharing. Aroma is of Budweiser but more alcohol and corn malt. Flavor is much more malty than normal Budweiser, but still American lager. I laugh about it having more hops, must be10 ibu not 8, LOL. Palate is fizzy and has a long corn malt finish, no detection of beechwood. Bleh, almost like iced bud.
felsenpils (73) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Orange color. Aroma of Budweiser. Very syrupy, even more than normal Bud. I like the packaging and the label. Seems like just another attempt by the big guys to cut into the microbrew market. Not a bad beer, but they could do much better. This tastes like high gravity Bud before it is diluted with water to create regular Bud. It is remarkable indeed to see the macro brewers worried about that tiny market share that they have lost to the micros. Too bad they will not spend the money to create something really decent. All the resources that they have, all the equipment, all the knowledge, all the ingredients and they still try to pass this off on us. The bean counters are still calling the shots. C´mon Bud, let your brewmasters off the hook and let them make some world class beer.