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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
caramel, amber, medium sweetness, rerating aroma to 7,medium body, starting to like this one more and more, mass market this with the same variables will do well for bud

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evolutionary (282) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Weird earthy fruit nose and medium amber color. Smooth lighter mouthfeel. Malt taste is just a bit off and aftertaste is reminiscent of a cheap light beer. Not all that great and im surprised it won their brewmasters contest. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel! Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel notes, light fruit and bread. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted grains and light fruit. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains and dark bread.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 So this is supposed to be the Batch 12 winner rebadged etc., but the Batch 12 I had was nice, earning a 3.6 rating: Poured a dark almost copper color, fully rocky head. Nose and flavor were rich with caramel-toffee malts, though it didnít quite get to the level of vienna lager because it was all caramel malt. Balanced finished. Could have been really nice but I could really taste the green apple acetaldehyde. Black Crown rating: It was basically Bud Ice, sickly sweet grains, acetaldehyde, gross. I have trouble believing its the same beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (3827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Mild barley nose. Amber, medium head with little retention. Flavor of plastic and buttered popcorn toward the end. No worse than Bud Light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This was my favorite out of the three. Much like a bud but with more caramel flavor and a little bit less carbonation which really lent to the malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Not going to do a normal review for this one because it isnít worthy. Smells like artificial fruit mixed with moldy yeast. Tastes like over-carbonated budweiser mixed with fermented bananas and apples. It tastes different than BL Platinum, but itís basically the same failed attempt. I wish I had two more hands so i could give this beer four thumbs down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Budweiser Black Crown (poured into a whiskey glass) has a thin, off-white head, little or no lacing, and a clear, golden, bubbly appearance. The aroma is very strange because itís so fruity. Taste is the same with the odd fruitiness (although, I know itís not a flavored beer), barley malt, rice, sweetness, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Black Crown finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is another winner from InBev, and I really like it! RJT
Earlier Rating: 1/11/2013 Total Score: 4
Budweiser Batch No. 94106 (re-released in 2013 as Budweiser Black Crown) has a thick, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, reddish-golden appearance, with nice lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of mild hops and fruit (think pears). Taste is of fruit, white bread crust, grain, and a little hop bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Budweiser Batch No. 94106 finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is excellent. RJT

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lemke10 (784) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Our Budweiser distribution manager at work told me this is was test version of what will become ďBud Black Crown.Ē This pours a clear, light amber color with a fast diminishing head. There is a light scent of yeast. The taste is crisp with a cheap grain alcohol taste with a slight citrus finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. I know the site has this as an American Dark Lager. It is lighter colored than any other I have had in that style. It is a deep orange amber hued brew with a thin but long lasting bright white head. A sweet raw yeasty dough nose. There is also musty wood. This tastes like bland club soda mixed with a little bit of sugar. Nothing much else to taste. No major flaws other than a distinct lack of flavor or any character other than carbonation. After I drank a little more I got a hint of a corny finish. This is just a completely boring waste of time. Itís not even bad enough to be fun to mock.
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2012 Total Score: 1.9
A darker than amber colored beer. There is a thin white head on top of the beer. A sweet nose of caramel and bananas. Almonds also back up the sweet smells. This tastes of light toffee and raw potatoes. There is also some hay along with a hint of orange juice. I am not enjoying the weird citrus and toffee combo in this beer.

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