Budweiser Black Crown

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

First Impressions

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.

The Tasting

Arrived in: Bottle

Served in: Glass

I was curious to try Budweiser Black Crown for 2 reasons:

  1. It gets advertised as a “higher end” Bud, if there is such a thing.
  2. 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.

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