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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Ohio

1/5  rDev -67.8%

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

Ohio

1.39/5  rDev -55.3%
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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satellite86

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

05-05-2014 07:08:09 | More by satellite86
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

06-03-2014 04:51:34 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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emerge077

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -42.1%
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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.84/5  rDev -40.8%
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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zeff80

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

02-17-2014 04:19:34 | More by zeff80
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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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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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dhannes

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 01:06:21 | More by dhannes
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Ohiolager

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
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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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-13-2014 01:14:54 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-15-2014 02:00:49 | More by jgunther71
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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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Keithrob78


2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, copper/golden color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of slight hops, slight sweet malt, pale malt, corn, and slight metallic. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of hops, slight corn, and hint of metallic. Overall, better than regular Busch, but still not much to rave about here.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 13:31:20 | More by Tone
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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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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not a Anheuser-Busch man, but this looked inviting. Thought it might be Buschs version of Budweiser Black Crown.

Poured from a 16oz. Nice color, dark copper. Lots of carbonation. Head left quickly.

Smell, like most big name beers, nothing much, a little sour.

Easy drinking, carbonation upfront, then some nice malt. Little to no hops. The beer starts bubbly, then has flat finish. As the beer warms it takes on a more flat, less peppy way. Uninteresting beer, though I wouldnt turn it down. It has a kick after only half the can. Good for huntin, and fishin.

Serving type: can

05-08-2014 21:32:55 | More by workingclassbrew
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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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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-15-2014 23:41:46 | More by richkrull
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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.