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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

Busch Signature Copper LagerBusch Signature Copper Lager

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 21.38%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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Reviews by buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is damn near copper in color. I would call it more of a burnt orange, but as the great Dalton said in the classic movie Roadhouse "Opinions vary." It is capped with an inch of off-white head. A constant flow of bubbles rise from nucleation sites etched into the bottom of the glass.

S - It has a cooked corn and caramel malt thing going on.

T - I taste a little toasted caramel. It doesn't have the corn taste that Busch has. It finishes dry.

M - Moderate

O - It is a pleasant surprise. It has some decent flavor, and I'm a homer for Busch. Hey, my mom named me buschbeer, so I have some sentimentality for it.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 22:32:18 | More by buschbeer
More User Reviews:
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-19-2014 20:12:57 | More by Eaglefan344
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 04:05:43 | More by Jame515
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.26/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

25oz can boasting 5.7%abv. Pours out to a one inch head that laces initially then falls to permanent 1/8" layer. Color is a brownish copper. Aroma is sweet and adjuncty and sulfury. Flavor is clean, easy and a little on the sweet side. The toasted malt is faint but noticeable and welcome. Mouthfeel is light and slightly astringent. Overall it is the first product with the Busch label that I consider a "good call." Best beer for its price class, too.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 00:08:12 | More by EagleTalon
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-15-2014 23:41:46 | More by richkrull
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Jenessa

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

04-15-2014 01:44:28 | More by Jenessa
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.44/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Busch Signature Copper Lager has a thick, foamy, egg shell-colored head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, copper appearance, and a decent amount of lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of faint sweetness and a typical American-style lager note. Taste is of sweet, toasted malt, brown bread crust, and only the slightest hop bitterness to round it out. No alcohol pickup with this. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Busch Signature Copper Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. For a value-priced beer, they did a good job with it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 00:03:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
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stephensinner

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

04-08-2014 19:09:57 | More by stephensinner
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

1/5  rDev -68.6%

04-08-2014 03:24:39 | More by Walkerjgt
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Ezra-Poundit

Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-07-2014 17:53:23 | More by Ezra-Poundit
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Slay40

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.7%

04-01-2014 03:25:05 | More by Slay40
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nitter

Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.7%

03-31-2014 23:45:07 | More by nitter
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WillWillows

Ohio

1.39/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I had high hopes for this beer. Finally a decent Amber from one of the giants. The color on the pour was great and the head wasn't half bad. After that it went downhill. The taste was fizzy, like someone took a good beer and put seltzer water in it. No back taste, nothing. I would like for the Internationals to brew a decent beer here in the states instead of trying to keep an "American flavor", which is drink it ice cold so you can't taste it. I bought six and gave five away. Fageddaboudit.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 00:45:51 | More by WillWillows
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Brenden

Ohio

2.56/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The pour actually brings out a pretty nice-looking beer. It's a clean, clear bronze-like red-brown with a creamy and bubbly pale red-tinted head that doesn't quite keep up the finger and a half it starts with but has pretty good retention overall and leaves good deposits of mostly patchy lacing on the glass.
The smell is somewhat lacking, though not as much as might be expected. Generic sweetness as well as a bit of caramel, a touch of grains and some nut as well as a biscuit note to the malts and some corn sum it up.
I don't know that this is brewed with adjuncts or not, but that it has a note of corn in the flavor is a problem when it's being put up against any kind of competition. It's a little bit earthy along with the caramel, and the malts also add a toasty note. It's also, all in all, a touch thin and watery in the flavor.
The feel is more one of Busch's classic AALs rather than an amber ale. The light, thin body is what the average American drinker might expect, but, along with a slight graininess in the feel, I wonder how even they wouldn't reach for any one of the numerous superior beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 19:38:48 | More by Brenden
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jsisko01

Michigan

4/5  rDev +25.8%

03-23-2014 21:03:42 | More by jsisko01
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emerge077

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"Born on" 09FEB14, so this is pretty fresh.

Pours a clear brownish copper color about a 1/2" of foam that recedes quickly after the first sip. Broken scabby skim on the surface.

Smells like stewed grain silage. Rotting vegetation. Mmm.

Weird taste, hard to put a finger on, but it doesn't taste like toasted malt. Grain husks and odd vegetal notes. Overly carbonated and gaseous, thin watery feel with a flabby middle. Astringent and hollow. This is no better than any other cheap swill out there. Are people really rating this compared to Busch Light?

When I rinsed out the can with hot water for recycling, it smelled like burning plastic...

Serving type: can

03-17-2014 00:27:54 | More by emerge077
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kguyty

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-15-2014 23:15:16 | More by kguyty
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

1.84/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

25 ounce cans, that bring this WV boy some nostalgia competing with fellow high school friends to who can finish their 30 pack of Busch first (tag team edition of course)...that will hurt you the next day...my digestive tract has never been right since. It has that amber caramel coloring added with a fizzy off white head, just barely has specks of lacing holding on. Busch Signature Copper Lager...I'm sniffing on it trying to get a feel before I attack. What the hell is this, it's an upper class lager for the Busch crowd, I think that's an oxymoron. It smells like a Michelob Amber Bock, just barely more malt presence than your average BMC product, a bit of caramelized sugar notes noticeable no real hop profile to speak of. Horrible flavor almost a caramelized nutty character that hits with a cooked veggie adjunct sweetness, almost like vomit coming up in the back of the gullet hard to stomach each sip...wonderfully horrible. It's cloying the mouthfeel is pretty overcarbonated completely off putting in every sense of the word beer. I can't go on, not even a beer I would ever think of buying again, it's approachable for someone who wants a copper colored lager with food coloring but the label states "proudly brewed with grains from America's heartland and toasted malt for a smooth , signature taste. Alcohol 5.7% abv higher than the BMC crowd is used packed into 25 ounce cans for next to nothing...they're going to love it.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 04:36:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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Ohiolager

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Busch signature american copper lager 12pk bottles $8.49(OH)

12 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. A-B born on date clearly marked.

pours almost a copper color, maybe more burnt orange, deep amber. a one finger head that quickly fizzles away leaving a thin layer on the surface. an endless stream of bubbles rise to the surface, showing signs of over carbonation. as you drink it, rings of lacing quickly disappear. over carbonated and too thin bodied to leave any real lacing.

it smells like the label suggests. like original Busch but toasted. smells of corn, carmel, toasted malts, and maybe molasses.

it tastes great! for an A-B injuncted brew i find it amazing, for what it is. at first it tastes like original Busch, but much more robust. a smooth coppery feel fills your mouth followed by a smooth yet slightly warm finish. you can taste the abv compared to original Busch, but its not like 5.7 abv is a lot anyway.

mouth feel is rather light, but that's what i was expecting. very smooth and inviting. a very drinkable session beer. good from start to finish no bad or bitter aftertaste.

overall for an A-B brew i am impressed! better than bud/light and for cheaper. better than original Busch and for the same price, and higher abv. Busch was already my favorite cheap beer. now i think i found a new cheap favorite. as long as A-B doesn't discontinue the best brew they have ever made.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 03:55:59 | More by Ohiolager
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ChrisGuck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-13-2014 01:46:22 | More by ChrisGuck
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alcoholinside

Iowa

4/5  rDev +25.8%

03-13-2014 01:20:08 | More by alcoholinside
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Emnmarko

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled uh, canned 1/23/14. Enjoyed 3/12/14

A- This one pours the color of tobacco. (not like a cig, the color.) Clear as a summer day at the beach. A light one finger head dissipates quickly leaving a light halo. Minimal lacing is observed on the sides of my glass.

S- Sweet roasted malts with a very slight bitterness hiding in the shadows.

T- Same as the aroma but with more umph. Sweet malts with a little hop balance. Not bad! I bought a single 25 oz. Can not expecting more than piss water, but I am presently surprised.

M- Extremely smooth and drinkable. A light bodied copper lager. Finishes clean and crisp.

O- Well son of a gun this brew has blind sided me. I wasn't expecting this to be this enjoyable. I've tried about every beer under the Busch name and this one takes the cake. Very smooth a clean. Good hot day brew. And the bang for buck aspect is terrific. Well folks, this ain't your fathers Oldsmobile.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 00:48:10 | More by Emnmarko
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +25.8%

03-10-2014 19:32:47 | More by tyleeis
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-09-2014 00:50:07 | More by schoon
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Miami66

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-08-2014 19:19:49 | More by Miami66
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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
75 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.