ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpuís snifter. Let me repeat that: Budweiser Black Crown was poured into a Hunahpuís snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a light amber color, with a quickly fading white-shaded head.
S: Sweet caramel, cotton candy, and a pleasant lack of adjunct. Not ígoodí, however itís really not an awful nose.
T: Sadly, thereís a more notable adjunct presence on the flavor, followed by a bit of caramel...and a whole lot of nothing. Vintage Budweiser!
M: It feels too thick and heavy on the palate given how flavorless it is. This should be easy to drink - and isnít.
O: Better than BL Platinum, I suppose. Iíve had it once, I never need to have it again.
mabel (6498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[6196-20140228] Bottle. Muted stinky feet cheese aroma has a bit of a straw base. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head head. Yeasty candied straw flavour. Light-medium body. Poor. (4/2/4/2/8) 2.0
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Certainly not the worst A-B offering available... but thatís not indicative of "craft style" change by the macrobrewery. It pours a clear amber into the glass, with a weak soda head that diminishes to no lacing. The nose is of circus peanuts and some marshmallow. Flavors are very subdued, malty caramel and some light woody notes, finishing with aerated sugars and nondescript hops that donít make a real difference in the grand scheme. The mouthfeel is light and the palate has soft carbonation. Overall, for a brewer with so many resources, you canít tell me that A-B canít produce a "real" substantive, complex craft offering, especially when the craft scene is so huge. Not one? Really? Oh well, again, this certainly isnít the worst offering A-B has produced. But itís just a shame that phrase has to sum up A-Bís approach to the craft brewing world.
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
In bottle. Tastes like yellow colored water. Almost zero palate. Quite aqueous. Not a bad flavor, but not good either. Just kind of blah.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ffaoe (249) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
slight malt aroma. golden and clear with little head. taste is slightly malty upfront with a watery finish
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Backlog rating on 11-20-2012 (Bottle) This beerís appearance is a small ivory head that mostly diminishes, transparent gold body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and a suggestion of hops. The flavor is semi-sweet, caramel malt and a suggestion of corn. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer lacks much aroma and flavor and did not set the world on fire for me.
Lancer01080 (2) - Palmer, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was looking for a beer for the days end and sports. It had all the pleasant taste and fullness without the bitter after taste. This is my first choice now.
CelticBrew (851) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Why do I do this? Poured from 12 oz bottle a deep golden amber color with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma of Bud-Skunk, dirty bar carpet, sweet corn malt and dirty, wet grass. Flavour was of thin malt, caramel, and a dominate corn character. It finishes with what I can imagine what a dirty and wet kitchen towel would taste like. Classic, Mega-Macro, American swill. Pass....
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Never been to big on amber lagers. But this one was ok. Not as popular as I think it deserves, yet still something good Budweiser made
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"A little more to it than I expected. Though not good, or something Iíd seek out again, it is within the realm of if Iím at someoneís house and thatís the best they have, Iíd take it over nothing. Still has the macro corny feel and flavor, but a little bready malt as well. Light, almost undiscernable hops."
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As the label advertizes, this is indeed a golden amber lager. It has a typical A-B short-lived fizzy white head. Itís a step above most of the brews that have "Budweiser" on the label in that it actually has a discernible aroma, caramel with a touch of toffee. Not as carbonated as most Buds are, I wonít be burping all night. The flavor is light, caramel and little else. No trace of hops. The finish is abrupt; when the swallow is over, no aftertaste follows. Nothing great, but more drinkable than most A-B beers.