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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.55%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014

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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 53
Photo of JordanHageman
2.8/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of eddiefontaine13
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good beer, goes down easy, smooth and very light, would drink 2-3 with good quality hot dogs, use 1 to boil the dogs in. for a large corporate beer, can't knock it, it is good.

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "born on" date 9-1-14.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear copper color with one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly until a ring of small bubbles remained around the glass, very little lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: faint bread, caramel and roasted malt, very light on the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, not very sweet up front, bread and then more of a lightly roasted malt flavor followed by a mild hop bite.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: sometimes I think AB wants to delve into "craft" brewing, this would be like dipping your big toe into the deep end of the pool. It's a step in the right direction but does not go far enough for me. This is a decent beer, not unlike Sam Adams Boston Lager, just not as good. Since there are better options available I would not seek this out again.

Photo of KYGunner
2.42/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This drinks with evident adjuncts like a corn sweetness, and crisp rice but it has an additional caramel malt flavor. The finish is rather bitter and tinny and there's an overwhelming metallic bubblegum taste.

Photo of Foyle
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: 1"+ off white head drops rapidly with no lacing. Color is clear amber with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: very mild, just some toasted barley, caramel, and clean water.

Mouthfeel: light, crisp and frothy with a dry finish.

Flavor: caramel, toasted barley, a bit of licorice(?) and a very mild hop presence.

Overall: pleasant and easy to drink.

Photo of jaquins
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of duncanranger
4.16/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in talls!! Good alcohol content. A working mans brew for sure!

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhauff
3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

New beer in my area. From a 16 oz can.
Clear dark amber or light brown with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutes. Some lacing as the head and liquid recedes. Smell is faint grains no bad odors.
Taste is lightly sweet malts some bread crust and just enough bitterness and the end of the swallow to provide some balance.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with the usual carbonation level. Crisp and clean with just a hint of syrup in the finish. Overall an excellent alternative to most macro lagers. Good price point as well (so far). Not craft level but more in the crafty style. Reminds me of AB Black Crown.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MrSchaeferPants
5/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me say, that my ratings are based on what it is. This is not a 'craft beer'. This is a grocery getter walmart finder American lager in the cheap economy section as far as beers. Or at least- I hope it leads to that. It is harder to find, though its fairly 'new'.

I enjoy good beer. I enjoy craft beers, micro brews, my brews, my friends brews. But at the end of the day, who can afford to drink specialty beers 100% of the time? Very few. My go-to, cheap in abundance beer has been Busch, for no particular reason other than nostalgia.

I could replace my regular Busch with this hands down. IF this becomes a regular, I will so indeed. There's nothing wrong with cheap American Lagers that are bred for cost savings and bulk. And when you can't enjoy a hearty specialty beer, this is the option for you.

Is it magical? No. Is it the best tasting beer in the world? No. Does the color, smell and pouring-laced glass head give you something to respect? No. But it is what it is! A generic run-of-the-mill American Lager that gives you SOME form of 'specialty beer' ideology while costing the same as that 30 pack of Bud you picked up on sale for $19.99 at a gas station before you're next bonfire.

It HAS smell, it HAS taste, it HAS color!

That's my rating. I'm no beer snob. I'm not a taster. I'm an average guy, who's more into beers than the next average guy.

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CIBoy10
3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can into a pint mug. What a find! But seriously. For the price, this might be the best beer out there. I don't have a lot of money, so I can't drink high-end craft 365 days/year. This is a definite step above all of the other crap and a slight bit better than PBR which was my previous cheap go-to crap. It has possibly been replaced. If I could rate this for value I'd rate it 4.75/5. It is like a cheaper, watered down SA Boston Lager. Very inoffensive and accessible.

Photo of Acforster2
3.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lucasj82
2.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PretzelCity
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Retroman40
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper/amber color with a foamy head that very quickly subsides to barely a thin lace. The smell/taste have some maltiness with no noticeable adjuncts present. I sensed just the slightest amount of alcohol heat but not enough to detract from the overall flavor. Mouth feel is a little thin and the finish is very neutral. The carbonation level is quite low. Overall an OK beer but nothing worth going out of your way to get.

Photo of SexyJoker1266
5/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a awesome tasting beer. Now all of us are hook on it for parties

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matthew607
2.72/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3.31/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopnado
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of twb0392
2.41/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not the worst beer of all time, but has slight metallic taste.

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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.