RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4862) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10573) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thetmaxx (905) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
felsenpils (162) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8189) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Huh? Darker orange pour with fake white foam head. Harsh bitter taste is not of hops but possible cough syrup. This isnt smooth, sweet, nor refreshing. It isnt a good sipper nor a slammer. They seem to be trying to pass this off as some craft brew. But its like heavy Bud with piss added. Ive had worse but Ive had much better. I didnt expect much from Bud but I expected better than this. WTF, Bud???????

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pre-warning: I normally do not drink Budweiser, so this review may be skewed. Poured form bottle, into a pint glass. Pours a nice clear gold color, with a initial thick white head. Still bubbling from the bottom awhile after initial pour. Some light lacing on the glass. Slight bready aroma, not much else. Light bready flavor, not much else too it. They could have done a lot more with it. Very sessionable. Average carbonation that leaves the palate cleanly with no lingering taste or feeling. Overall, about what I expected from Budweiser: light amber with very little taste and no aroma. Id easily drink it over Budweiser or Bud Lite, so I guess its a step forward for them.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours clear, watery orange with a solid short white head. Minimal retention and lace. Light sweet grainy aroma with a faint peppery bitterness. Same goes for the flavor. Has a slight metallic note. Beechwood aging? Light-plus body, light-sticky texture, good carbonation, and a short finish. For what its worth, this is the best Bud ive had to date.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
demitriustown (1186) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bomber: Aroma is lightly sweet, maybe a little bit of hops, and lightly earthy. Appearance is a clear golden color with a white head that doesnt stick around for long. Taste is not that bad, Its like they mixed Budweiser with a very weak amber. Palate is clean and clear with a note of the light hop texture. Overall, Meh...Its just kind of... there, Cheer!

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