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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   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.


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2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tasted on 6/5/14 from a 25oz can purchased at a local gas station. Pours clear, bright orange amber with an average, fizzy off-white head that disappears fairly quickly. The nose is corny malt with a touch more caramel than the average pale lager, but not really much more hop aroma. The flavor is the same, a pale lager with a bit more caramel malt, and just the lightest touch of green hops. The body is medium with fizzy carbonation and a short light caramel and hint of spicy green hops finish.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cybercat (3878) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Well, what can I say? I was thirsty as all-get-out, it’s hot as a two-dollar pistol in Atlanta, and this is what they had. Pours clear amber with a fairly thick but effervescent ivory head. Weak aroma is fruity and malty. Flavor is actually OK, more fruity than malty, pear with some apple. Mouthfeel has average body, but fizz leaves something to be desired. OK for a party or while watching your favorite team kick ass.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a soft aroma of malt and hops, faint but there Appearance- A dark copper colored brew with a medium sized white head. Taste- An okay BMC product, does not compare on the flavor chart to a craft. not horrible Palate- Has a nice crisp feel, light bodied brew with heavy carbonation. Overall- An ok beer if the place you are at has a limited selection. There are many worse beers out there.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12 ounce single bottle from Hickory Tavern in Charlotte, NC, but widely available everywhere. Pours a lightly dark amber color with a thin head. Aroma is grassy and a bit of hops. Taste is super boring. This is just a stronger version of Budweiser with no redeeming quality what so ever.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (7058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Can - Sweet pale malts. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet pale malts and light apple.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beardbeerman (239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Ok, so I tried it out because I thought it would add one more beer to my board. Not a fan of house brews, but they hold the advantage of making us love high quality craft beer! 341ml amber bottle poured in a pilsner glass at 4 degrees: The pour is fluid/aqueous with a clear dark straw color showing some orange shades. Big carbs topped by a vivid rough white foam fading completely leading to no apparent lacing. The nose is grainy, mostly, but also has some sweets (caramel maybe) and a metal element in the background. NOthing more to say. On the tongue, the grainy malts come first and clear the way for that those sweet/metallic features not really adding an enjoyable aspect to the beer. They last quite a while on the palate so the finish is as... shall we say bothersome.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
snoworsummer (3047) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like stale malt, straw, and musky corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky straw, corn, not much aroma.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sonnycheeba (4143) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is musty corn, light caramel, light spice, and some funky wood character. Flavor is dry and funky, not too offensive but definitely some cooked corn notes. Medium body and light carbonation.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHeath99 (1351) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Thanks? Pours a transparent golden with a layer of off white head. Aroma of malts and malts. Taste of malts and with a beech wood finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[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)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (1939) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Certainly not the worst A-B offering available... but that’s 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 don’t 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 can’t tell me that A-B can’t produce a "real" substantive, complex craft offering, especially when the craft scene is so huge. Not one? Really? Oh well, again, this certainly isn’t the worst offering A-B has produced. But it’s just a shame that phrase has to sum up A-B’s approach to the craft brewing world.


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