1/2 was ok rest of carton was dark tasted bad. Tipped out but have photos on another I pad which I am happy to forward..
Disappointed with my gift of crown larger beer some was ok but remaking bottles tasted funny and were flat not safe to drink have no receipts as it was a Christmas gift but have photos. Feel cheated ..mike Powell...
Purchased in December 2020.
I believe the brew has changed.
I have been a keen Crown Lager drinker for a few years. A couple of months ago I started getting a gas, bowel, stomach problem. Over the following months I stopped all medications, changed parts of diet, saw my doctor etc. Then I decided to stop beer for the first time in 50 years. Bingo, all problems solved, no more gas problem. Back to normal food, medications and no worries.. ALSO I do not like the new loose fitting cap, I prefer to use a bottle opener and know my brew has been sealed.
I have not tried any other beers yet, I am still on red wine..
Terrible Packing for a 6 pack
I like drinking this beer alot but the 6 pack is not good for packaging they easily fall out of the packet i broke 2 bottles recently and I carried it properly it should be in a carry packet with a handle like ive seen for another beer i drink. I rang the consumer number to complain about it.
No longer Australia’s premium beer
I’d been drinking crown lager since the 80’s and back then it was the king of beer...the premium beer in Australia that was put out on a table only
on very special occasions, but a year ago l got fed up with paying top dollar for a very very ordinary beer...over the years the different owners have changed the formula to save money in my humble opinion, because these days it tastes nothing like it did 20-25 years ago...it gives me one hell of headache after only 4-5 bottles and leaves the foulest of tastes in my mouth.......l assume this is all caused by the chemicals replacing quality ingredients to save money.....move on people it’s time...these’s much better quality beer at a cheaper price available these days.
Disappointed to say its no longer tastes like it use to you a Premium beer now it’s not
For over 30 years for me first choice always a special time to open a Crownie enjoyed the quality and flavour and lingering after taste... Not any more now seems it just a beer with no noticeable flavour it once as l drink a Crownie as l write this ... its lost its flavour and any evidence of a Premium beer... not any more will look a craft beer
Good beer poor packaging
Fantastic beer and I compliment the brewer. The packaging of the 6 pack is dreadful and whoever designed it is an idiot. You just need to tilt the package slightly and you finish up with smashed bottles. I have to use a Carona tray to repackage the bottles to stop losing them. I am changing beers after another two bottles smashed last night.
Purchased in October 2019.
It is meant to be a lager and is very bitter.crown lager use to be fantastic but now it is clearly one of the worst.Unfortunately i still have 18 to drink but its going to be a battle.you seriously have to question if another brew is bottled under the crown name.
Purchased in April 2019 at Dan Murphy Ballarat for A$44.00.
Puzzled by the marketing of this beer
Ive had crowns over the years at different occasions, "crownies", for my taste in beer being a fan of pilsner and dark ales and against the IPA flower-fest, it sits around the middle in what I would choose to drink.
It has a creamier mouthfeel than other lagers, for example, Heineken is quite thin in comparison, I think its not far from Guinness for texture, which is fine with me.
The thing is, its very close to a more refined Victoria Bitter than anything else, nice bitterness, sweeter, leaves a decent malt taste and isnt super fizzy. I just...dont get the idea its a premium beer as it appears to be aimed squarely at appealing to the masses with no stand out qualities. For contrast, Victoria's Furphy Ale for sale in the blue and white can is a much better beer for my taste yet has none of the elite attitude pitched at it. Crown is ok if theres nothing else to drink at a gathering, but Ive never bought more than one bottle at a time and certainly dont see it as marketing wants me to. A nice tall frosty glass of Asahi at the bar on a Sunday afternoon, or a pint of Furphy with the pub steak, chips and salad beats this in every respect.
Nice Beer. BUT.
I have been drinking Crown larger for over 40 years in the early days drank it on special occasions because it was too expensive to buy. Over the last 5 years ( when the new Crown was introduced) started to drink it every day because it was offered at a good price but to my horror ( complained 3 years ago ) the beer was always flat with a few bubbles but no head. The best brew ( Crown Larger) I have tasted over the last 5 years was the 2018/19 Christmas period a red holy picture on the carton so CUB you can do it. What is the problem? Also in...Crown Larger favours some people cannot drink other beers for medical reason but can tolerate Crown Larger. Another complaint is the packaging I complained to the company when it was 1st released got the brushoff and there is a joke going around when you buy a carton of Crown Larger CUB should supply you with a extra bottle in case you break one out of the carton..
What the hell is happening to Crown Lager cartons and 6 pack holders? The last 4 months every carton of Crown I've bought, the carton is nearly coming apart. Trying to save money on glue or is it recycled carboard? One local bottleshop has taken to taping the cartons so beers don't fall out when ya pick it up. Also you used to have to wrestle to get the bottles out of the 6 pack holder, twice last month I've grabbed a 6 pack form the fridge, carboard gave way and lost 2 bottles on the kitchen floor. Great when you've got grandkids roaming through the kitchen, I should send them a bill for my time wasted cleaning all the glass off the kitchen floor!!!
Didn't do the job
Met up with my online "kayaking" buddies for the first time and bought a carton.
Couldn't have been more disappointed.
I personally won't touch the stuff anymore and now exclusively drink Chang.
There's nothing better than a cold Chang after a long hard kayaking session with the lads.
go back to non-twistoffs
I am a regular crown drinker. I have noticed that since the conversion to twist-off, some batches are flat and makes for unpleasant taste. The last case purchased was the worst.I don't know what to do about it -should I return it to the store I purchased it from or do I just cop it sweet?
Maybe I should change my brand.
Popular in our family!
Ok, the blokes in my family LOVE "Crownies!" It is definitely the beer of choice in our family gatherings and I honestly don't think I've ever seen some of them drink any other beer! You can get good specials on cases of Crown Lager in the supermarket/bottle shop, the taste is good, and it's an all round good beer! These buys don't drink beer, they drink "crownies!"
the new packaging ? Cheap or what ?
I think crown lager is an excellent beer but i am disappointed in their new packaging.
Gone is the nice little carry box with the handle that holds 6 stubby's. This has been
replaced with a horrible cardboard wrapper that is open at each end. This is an accident
waiting to happen, because if you are not careful a stubby can easily fall out and break
on the floor. This is supposed to be Australia's "premier lager".?
If they wanted to save money, why not just wrap them up in glad wrap or use those
plastic rings like the old days?
I'M a Disapointed Crown Regular - Bad batch Best before 26 November AVOID!
I have been drinking crownies for over twenty years. I was unfortunate enough to by the above batch which was undrinkable and like Brian's experience was flat and tasted like bad homebrew. One and a half bottles later i took them back and swapped, Same thing disgusting back again and found a box with Dec BBdate ...Yum. Get that batch off the market Carton! It will kill your business. It was back in my bottle-store today And the manager was trying to return it whens so I opted for Steinlager. Usually I would give 4 or 5 stars but that batch is worth minus 5. I'm being sentimental and generous here I'll give 1 and hope something is done .Thanks Brinkzy
Questions & Answers
I have read the comments on Crown lager and have to agree. I used to only drink Crown in the mid 90s to 2000. But I found that every now and then I would get a bottle that tasted like a cigarette butt had been put in it. To be honest I have to admit that I have gone off all Australian beer's / lager, due to feeling like crap the next day or the general taste. (VB, EMU, CARTON etc etc) Good old Heineken or most European larger or beer seems to have less of a hang over effect and tastes a lot better in my personal opinion. Or even American beer.
To reply to some comments including my own : I was / is a lover of Crown Lager, then a few months ago I got really gastro crook and blamed the beer. I was sure the taste had changed as well..To explain: Bacck in April I had my first cancer op, then a month or so later got heavily into chemo and radiation for about 4 months. I got told about 6 weeks ago that I have gone into remission and a couple of weeks ago I got my hair back The chemo never made be crook but after it was all over and back into the Crownies I started to get crook. Have since learnt that a savage attack of chemo can change various systems in your body including taste. I have just started a month of Dairy Free foods and if that doesn't solve the problem I will then start on a month of Gluten Free foods, which will include all the good beers I love..
I still believe Aussie beers are among the best in the world and Crown Lager being one of the best in Aussie, and I have been enjoying them for over 50 years. A lot of overseas beers have lower alcohol contents and can be drunk by the carton.
Crown Lager is BEST COLD, Drink it slow, enjoy the full bodied flavour. Don't guzzle it on a hot day, it is a full strength beer.
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