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RATINGS: 418   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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1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (130) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
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. Cīmon Bud, let your brewmasters off the hook and let them make some world class beer.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (115) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours a clear mostly amber color. Could be a tad darker before I call it amber. Nice frothy head. Some lacing.

Aroma is caramel. Roasted malt. Bread. Maybe some hops. The caramel aroma is the best feature, itís pretty strong. It smells similar to regular Budweiser, but the caramel makes it a little richer.

Taste is hoppier than Budweiser. Itís a tad sweet. I really donít have a lot to say about the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium. While itís well carbonated, itís actually soft to the finish, which is weird. I donít really like it. It finishes bitter.

Overall, this is pretty good. Itís somewhat odd. Itís not complex, but they may have tried a little too hard with this. Sometimes, "less is more." I donít really find this so enjoyable because itís hard to pick out any certain characteristics. Itís worth a try, and itís still a pretty offering from Budweiser.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Well, what can I say? I was thirsty as all-get-out, itís 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 (598) - 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 Moí, 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 (7575) - 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 (251) - 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 (3142) - 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 (4191) - 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 (1411) - 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)


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