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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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CMUbrew

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Reddish copper color, as would be suggested by the name and style. A decent looking white head is able to form by pouring a sample, and it actually holds up longer than I would have expected. The can also looks seriously fantastic, it's about as classy as it gets for tallboy packaging.

S: Cereal grain nose lets you know it's on the cheaper end, but it's not bad like a more adjunct-heavy brew.

T: Mostly plain grainy flavors initially, but the aftertaste actually has a touch of hop.

M: Has decent substance for a cheap lager.

O: Not bad. It's decently drinkable for a negligible (and worth it) price increase over Busch/Busch Light. I could see this being a go-to pickup when the occasion calls for cheap tallboys.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 00:42:07 | More by CMUbrew
More User Reviews:
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Jarod_Florence

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First of all, this is "cheap beer" rating. It will never hold its own against most beers reviewed here. Because of this, a 3.5 rating in any category equates to a perfect 5 rating for beers worthy of a proper review. Call it party beer, lawnmower beer, or whatever your term is.

That said, lets carry on. I've only seen these sold in 6-packs of 16oz cans for about a buck a can. The price is hard to beat. Poured from the can into a standard pint glass, chilled in a refrigerator. Being that its a pint of beer into a pint glass i stopped pouring when the foam reached the top.

A- Pretty darn good for a can beer. Amber in color with a tall head of foam that disappears faster than my money at the roulette wheel.

S- Nothing special here. Smells like cheap beer, with an ever-so-slight hint of roasted malt.

T- Again, pretty darn good for can beer. I personally like it better than any of the "big 3" canned beers. Slightly sweet, more or less balanced. You can tell its not all barley in there. Corn, rice, etc. come through like any other big co. canned beer.

M- Not overly carbonated, smooth and easy to drink, but hey, its gotta be easy to drink if it taste like this.

O- For the price, I may have found my new "cheap beer." Since i usually grab a case of High Life Light as my cheap beer choice I'll try em side by side before the final verdict. Nothing to complain about but also nothing to brag about. Much better than Miller Fortune or Bud Black.

Serving type: can

07-27-2014 20:01:24 | More by Jarod_Florence
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GrnLntrn

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

07-26-2014 15:18:34 | More by GrnLntrn
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ZAP

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I find this to be a nice lawnmower type beer with a little more character than some.

It has some toasty malt characteristics and the aroma and taste and finishes with a nice toasty sweetness.

Drinks easy and smooth. Kind of a hybrid AAL/Killians Red type of beer.

I've used this to boil brats in and it works great for that. Would be a decent tailgate beer for someone who wants something uncomplicated but with a little more flavor than a keystone light.

Certainly not a great beer but it has its place. Price seemed on the cheaper side. I'll be curious to see if this is still being made a year from now. My hunch is it won't.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 04:30:03 | More by ZAP
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jemarent

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

07-26-2014 03:57:09 | More by jemarent
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mrdan77771


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-24-2014 01:54:56 | More by mrdan77771
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Eman17

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

07-21-2014 22:07:14 | More by Eman17
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Fosh

Louisiana

2.33/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This is, at least in my neck of the woods, a cheap beer. It has a high alcohol content and great for a cheap buzz, or drunk if you drink the whole 6-pack. Poured in a Weizen Glass it produces a large head but provides little to no retention of the carbonation in the brew. Meaning this sucker goes flat faster than you can drink it. Lines of froth on on the glass do not stick as with other lagers. In my honest opinion, this beer is meant to be consumed from the can and, while tastes good for the first sip when poured, does not live long outside of it.

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 05:20:52 | More by Fosh
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beerfisher1

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-21-2014 03:55:55 | More by beerfisher1
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-19-2014 02:01:42 | More by Gagnonsux
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Lukass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-18-2014 23:42:56 | More by Lukass
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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.16/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: A very nice amber with good head. Unfortunately, the retention is poor.

S: Malt, grain and some sweetness. Too much cereal grain.

T: Same as the smell without the adjuncts.

M: Goes down easy with decent carbonation. A little thin though.

O: Not bad for a big brewer. Better than Black Crown but not as good as Yuengling.

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 01:18:19 | More by PvtSnowball
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Keithrob78


2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-15-2014 22:19:47 | More by Keithrob78
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

07-13-2014 00:46:04 | More by Rod_J
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JLaw55

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-10-2014 04:26:41 | More by JLaw55
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Eddyfunt

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

07-08-2014 20:57:23 | More by Eddyfunt
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wiseguywood

Indiana

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-06-2014 18:05:19 | More by wiseguywood
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priwen

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-05-2014 08:09:24 | More by priwen
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UndulateSleet0


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-03-2014 05:23:25 | More by UndulateSleet0
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Chef_Paul


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

06-25-2014 05:57:10 | More by Chef_Paul
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

pours out of the 16 oz. can a deep amber colour with a rather robust foamy head. reduces to sparse lace. malt and adjunct aroma with sugary undertones. taste wise, it brings some toasty malt notes, and supporting adjunct. heavy carbonation makes it seem dense and meaty for a lager. a bit of straight up, no nonsense bitterness rounds things out. souped up body and dense mouthfeel. while intriguing and with character, not really too drinkable.

overall this seems like an amber bock on steroids. a beefy, cool weather lager. it's pretty flawless but also sort of dull. never was a fan of A-B's malt liqour lineup, but this is ok.

Serving type: can

06-21-2014 19:14:27 | More by budgood1
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-18-2014 20:29:26 | More by Beer4Mike
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GeauxSioux

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-14-2014 16:04:13 | More by GeauxSioux
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

25oz can poured into "Old Style" glass able to hold it all. From the Bud website, "Smooth, full-bodied copper lager that offers bold flavor
without sacrificing affordability. Features a sweet aroma,
signature smooth taste, clean finish and distinctive copper
color". I'm afraid this one may have a bit of age on it with a date on bottom of can of "23JAN14"
So, here we go. Definitely a red lager with a red/gold hue and a tannish head which seems to fizzle it's way out of existence pretty darn quickly. Hard to pick up much of the advertised sweetness in the aroma, but I guess it's there in time. Initially pretty much a lager character with slight sulfur and zesty carbonation hitting the nose.
Certainly a little more flavor, but not a lot. A bit of malt character and a touch of sweetness that may grow old as I work through this. The can notes some toasted flavor and I get some of that too. Dries out quiet a bit and leaves the dryness hanging for a long while. Takes on some caramel sweetness as it warms.
Full, full and more full from carbonation. It fills the whole mouth and makes it hard to take a big hard pull on it. It stimulates the tongue though. I'm getting full quickly.
This is okay. I think I might like it better if it was warmer out and I was more thirsty as it falls closest to a lawnmower beer.

Serving type: can

06-13-2014 00:46:07 | More by garymuchow
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.5%

06-10-2014 02:43:41 | More by tommy5
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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.