I learned, when I reviewed Budweiser, that I was prejudiced against this brewery. I’m humble enough to admit that I was wrong. There’s nothing wrong with Budweiser’s classic brew, and for the value, I’d actually say it’s a good beer (not fantastic, but good). So I wanted to be fair and try some of the other beers this brewery offers.
I picked up a 12-pack of Budweiser Black Crown. Again, this was a purchase for my father-in-law and myself to enjoy without the pressure of writing reviews. I only have to review one. The other eleven can be enjoyed at our leisure. And, this beer has cool caps. And, chic bottles. …what is this beer?
With a name like Black Crown, I expected this to be a dark beer. And it was… compared to Budweiser Classic. It’s kind of like saying your 25 watt light bulb is bright when compared to a glow-in-the-dark sticker. It’s a pretty color, but how about the taste? It’s bitter, but not badly so. Once you get past that, there’s not much else there. It’s unfortunate. It’s not bad, but there’s not much to comment on. It wouldn’t be a bad beer to have in the second cooler after your guests have had a few and are just looking to tie a few more on.
Would I buy this beer again? No, but I wouldn’t turn one down if offered. Should you try this beer? I wouldn’t go out of the way to, but it won’t make you sick or anything. Give it a try when your friends break out their second cooler.
I give this beer 3/5 caps.