Like all the Bud “microbrews,” brewers were told to use the standard Bud yeast strain, so for better or worse, that’s a flavor quality they all share. The aroma in the glass is boozy with a banana essence really coming through. The head is just like a Bud, tightly bubbled and quickly gone. Color is a deeper yellow that Budweiser, moving toward copper.
Carbonation is light, so it goes down easily -- sweet, malty, corny with no notable hops. Black Crown is basically a more expensive Bud with a roastier malt and, at 6%, a higher alcohol content. (Regular Bud is 5%.) If you want a Bud that’s sweeter, a little buzzier, and higher in price -- there’s this. Otherwise, I’m not sure who wants it.