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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 2, 2013
NOthing to say about it. NOt disgusting but not special either. Somwehat drinkable but not very refreshing.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
I bought as batch 91406 but was told its the same thing as Black Crown? Oh well. Amber in colour. White top. Smells like fruit cake. Has some fruitcake tastes to it also, but only i may be able to taste these because my grandmas fruitcake was kinda shittay. Much love to Grams, little love to this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (2883) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Darker than normal bud. Somewhat sweeter and a little toasted. Its really nothing special, but its much better that their usual filth. At least this might qualify as some sort of legitimate effort.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Art (3212) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Effervescent. I commend Bud for trying to improve their beer. Worth a couple tries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Born On Date - 04JAN13

Appearance: Pours out a golden-amber body with crystalline clarity and a white fizzly head that evaporates in seconds.

Smell: Toasted malts (though, if, like, lets say toastiness went from a level of 1 to 10, itd be at 1), some clear corn syrup, a hint of white pepper, and a curious hint of faux banana.

Taste: Minutely toasty, meager pale malts with a little drip of corn sugar sweetness. A sustained tone of the initial sweetness, with a little peppery hint that blips onto the radar and is instantly gone. Sweetish finish with that same touch of thin, thin maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Id hoped for and would have appreciated something at least tolerable. It was a little less than that.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
I tried the final three or four or whatever it was... Im sure this wasnt the best of them. Tastes a little like when u freeze bud n drink the first stuff that melts off.. Woo!

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up in a mixer sixer at some dumpy liquor store in Fort Collins. Pours a perfectly clear, golden orange appearance with a dissipating off white head. Big corn/rice, grainy straw, a bit woody, herbal, sweet, somewhat strong aroma. Sickly sweet, rice, banana, a bit bready, a bit metallic flavor. If given the option, I would take Budweiser over this.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thetmaxx (913) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Drank from the bottle, thanks to a coworker for sharing. Aroma is of Budweiser but more alcohol and corn malt. Flavor is much more malty than normal Budweiser, but still American lager. I laugh about it having more hops, must be10 ibu not 8, LOL. Palate is fizzy and has a long corn malt finish, no detection of beechwood. Bleh, almost like iced bud.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (170) - 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. Cmon Bud, let your brewmasters off the hook and let them make some world class beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Clear beautiful golden with a thin foamy white head. Aroma was just like the bottles tagline: golden amber lager (or, rather, pale vienna); has that lagery biscuit aroma but with a little caramel sweetness to smooth things out with a subtle hoppy fragrance. Crisp taste with a medium body and admittedly nice flavor. Honestly, if I had blindly tasted this and been told it was a craft beer, I would have given it a good score. So I have to give this Budweiser a good score. Oh well. The flavor was smooth with yeasty biscuit and pale cereal grains, with a little caramel sweetness and a subtle grassy leafy hop tone with low bitterness and a lasting toffee and biscuity flavor. Pretty enjoyable, even with that classic macro-brew waterbiscuit finish.


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