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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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Reviews by jsisko01:
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

jsisko01, Mar 23, 2014
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Photo of GloryToTheHops
4.15/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The thing about this beer is, it's a one trick pony. It's not a brilliant craft lager, but it's the first time I feel Budweiser has produced a lager that's actually worth my time and money. It's tasty, affordable, and there's truly nothing offensive about it. Plus, that 5.7% is a lot more suitable to a craft beer veteran than a Yuengling Amber clocking in at 4.4%. Honestly, in my book it's like a better Yuengling. If you enjoy some cheaper lagers from time to time, or are already a fan of Yuengling Amber, you owe yourself to try this. I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it. I plan to smash about twelve of these with a buddy tonight.

GloryToTheHops, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of deebo
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

deebo, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +27.8%

tyleeis, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.84/5  rDev -41.2%
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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

schoon, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -4.2%

richkrull, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

LXIXME, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 isn't lacking 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 additional estery fruit sweetness sum it up.
I don't know that this is brewed with adjuncts or not, but that it has a bare hint of 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. Surprisingly, though, it's not so thin and watery in the flavor as one might think. Fruity esters ride through the entire way.
The feel is not so much one of Busch's classic AALs rather than an amber ale as one might expect. True, the body leans light but isn't terribly thin, though it comes along with a slight graininess in the feel. True, one could have any one of the numerous superior beers in the style, but this fits right in the middle of the pack.

Brenden, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

wiseguywood, Jul 06, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -10.5%

Slack3r, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -4.2%

WoodBrew, May 04, 2014
Photo of ordybill
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Poured from a 25 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- very non-descript. maybe a hint of barley
Appearance- a nice golden copper color with a minimal head
Taste- has a nice mild flavor, not overpowering or overtly strong. a good basic beer
Palate- A mild bodied brew with mild carbonation
Overall- not a terrible beer, A-B has attempted to make an upgrade to their Busch beer and it is not bad. Won't be confused with many craft beers but it is not a bad beer to drink.

ordybill, Sep 18, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big surprise here. I had been looking for something between a mild IPA and a cheep lager. This is it.
darker in colet than expected and the taste was light enough to refresh but strong enough to tire my taste buds. Poured into a 16 oz mixing glass from a can. 4.99 for a six pack and more alcohol than most cheap american lagers. tastes better than budweiser, miller and the value menu brews. looks like a beer instead of light straw stained water. good job with this one.

room temp tastes bland but cold its really good.

wejohnsn, May 08, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
4.13/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Busch Signature Copper is not your average Busch Beer. This is a a lot darker in color. not amber as other Busch Beers. Being 5.7 abv witch is high than Busch being 4.6 and Busch Ice at 5.9. This is one Busch Beer that I would write home about. Great Brew for the Money.

nicholas2121, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of dhannes
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bought a 12-pack for $5.99, hoping for the best. After having two of them, I decided they weren't going to get any better.

A=Well, a nice caramel color with eggshell head...it LOOKS like a good beer.

S=Hint of caramel and apples and biscuits...it sort of SMELLS like it might be a good beer.

T=Right out of the fridge, it tastes like flat cola...only watered down. Maybe with a splash of apple juice. Thankfully, the bad taste was so mild and unnoticeable. I had hoped that this would be close to Miller's Third Shift...not even close. Third Shift is a much, much tastier beer than this.

M=Extremely watery. Extremely. A-B needs to cut about half the water out of the brewing process.

O=This might have been considered a breakthrough beer by a big brewery 30 years ago (hell, I think even Killian's is better), but not today. There is no need for this beer in the marketplace. I like Busch as AAL's go, but this doesn't even live up to the Busch name. It does not taste awful...well, what little taste there is is akin to flat cola. Will not buy nor drink this again.

dhannes, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.26/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

EagleTalon, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

OMG!!! They did it...they FINALLY did it! Anheuser-Busch has finally brewed a beer that doesn't taste like donkey piss! A tear of joy runs down my face as I type this right now!

I'll be damned, but this is a solid..hell, an enjoyable amber lager, or copper lager as they call it, which holds it's own against several well known (and pricier) amber lagers.

Copper is accurate, as it is practically the same color as a moderately aged penny, has about a two finger head, and sits pretty in a chilled pub glass.

Not much going on in terms of smell, but I do have a slight cold, so I may update this when I drink one post-cold.

The taste is pretty decent. Slightly sweet, with hints of molasses and honey, and pretty malty.

A very easy drinking brew, with a robust beginning, and a crisp ending.

I just can't believe it. I am honestly in shock right now, lol. I've noticed that most of the reviewers are from Ohio as well. So, maybe we're in a test market. I picked up a 25oz can of this at the gas station for a $.99 trial offer. A 12 pack is only $6.99, but I expected this beer to be horrible, so I just got the can, but I'm going back for a 12
pack tomorrow.

Wow...all I can say is wow. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a top quality brew, but I just can't believe that something with "Busch" on the label actually turned out to be a decent brew. Definitely, and without a doubt worth a try.

HarlequinBuckeye, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Eaglefan344, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Ohiolager
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Ohiolager, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of emerge077
1.8/5  rDev -42.5%
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...

emerge077, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

jsh420, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

JLaw55, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Wiscodrinker, Feb 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Rod_J, Jul 13, 2014
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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.