Budweiser Black Crown
Brewed by: Budweiser
Beer Classification and Specs
- Style: Lager
- Variation: Golden Amber
- Seasonal: No
- ABV: 6.0%
- IBU: N/A
Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients
Rooted in Budweiser’s rich heritage and authenticity, Black Crown delivers a smooth and distinct flavor you’ve come to expect from the King of Beers. Brewed with toasted caramel malt and a variety of American Hops, this drinkable golden amber lager is finished over beechwood chips for a smooth and distinctive flavor.
Hops: American (variety)
Malts: Toasted caramel malt
Artwork: A large (black) crown point makes up the front of the label w/ gold banner.
Color: Dark golden, to amber color.
Aroma: Smelled like any other mass produced domestic beer.
Arrived in: Bottle
Served in: Glass
I was curious to try Budweiser Black Crown for 2 reasons:
- It gets advertised as a “higher end” Bud, if there is such a thing.
- It was for individual sale as Managers Special at Vons. (no way I would buy 6-12 of these to sample)
I tried not to be close minded and find some redeeming quality to this beer, but I could not.
On the label Bud brags about Black Crown having a beechwood finish, but I did not notice any extra refined flavor. If anything, Black Crown had a stronger after taste than many domestics, almost like something you’d find on tap at a college party.
PS – we won’t be making a habit out of reviewing domestics like these.
Final Score: 1.5/5
Black Crown is nothing special. A good analogy for this beer is a “polished turd”, since it might be one of the better tasting members of the Budweiser family, but still not very good.