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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, golden beer with a small, white head. The aroma is sweetish and lightly fruity, rather uninspired. The flavor pretty much the same, fruity and lightly sweetish, a faint bitterness chiming in. Short finish. Most definitely not worth a revisit. 130811

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT - who knows where I got this. Pours crystal clear, dark gold, lightly effervescent with a moderate, foamy white head. Sugary bread, caramel and ripening fruits in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with candied fruits, orange, sugary bread, minimal bitterness, a bit of caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation and lightly creamy texture. Sweet finish, somewhat one-dimensional, with further caramel, bready and sugary malts. Perhaps a touch syrupy at points. Honestly, though, this isn’t bad. It quite reminds me of a mild, German dunkel, or just a basic amber lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Amber colored pour with a white head. Sweet bread, banana, yeast, a bit of water, and some grain. Light apple and metallic notes, some slight tartness, too. Flavor has a surprising amount of banana, which is nice. Toasted malt, bread, and yeast. Lightly metallic and tart on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours light, clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly yeasty with a suggestion of hop. Med minus body. Flavor is actually not too grainy, but it drops off to a bit papery. Hop is clearly present, but there’s not enough to make this interesting. Nifty label tho.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours light amber gold with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt and mild/light spicy hop. Med body. Flavor is caramel/bready with noticeable noble hop - seems a bit spicy to me. It’s well balanced, maybe even bending to the dry side. Tastes pretty good, and it drinks quite nicely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Worth trying agian.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
(12 oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard, grain, and caramel. Flavor of grain, cardboard, caramel, and earth. Tastes so black.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jtclockwork (11797) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle thanks to Blipp shared at tasting at my house. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of paint, sweet malt and corn chips. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, bread and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and light carmel with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a thin fizzy slightly off-white head. Poor head retention. Aroma of mild herbal hops, pale toasted malts, some graininess. The taste is grainy malts, banana, herbal hops, faint toast. Medium bodied. A little different for Bud, a little on the weird side.
Earlier Rating: 11/25/2012 Total Score: 2.4
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of...well... not much.. Faint grainy malts, very faint caramel. The taste is caramel, grainy malts, mild hop finish. Medium bodied. Thankfully it tastes better than it smells.

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