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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 19.23%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2014 02:43:41 | More by tommy5
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woogie359

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-07-2014 12:41:50 | More by woogie359
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-04-2014 22:12:57 | More by coopdog1000
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

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

Iowa

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2014 19:41:35 | More by split_element
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

05-29-2014 00:19:13 | More by a0lbudman
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Mortarforker

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-25-2014 23:11:42 | More by Mortarforker
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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Solid effort all around. Taste of dark, toasted malt dominates and provides a biting carbonation sting that I could take or leave. Loving these new line of domestic offerings such as Budweiser Black Crown, Bud Light Platinum, and Miller Fortune that are marketed at a more premium level and bear more alcohol and more complex tones than cheap adjunct lagers. Busch Signature is definitely bound to be an underrated choice amongst an already overblown market.

Prior to trying this, my philosophy on Busch was why drink it when you can eat it?

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 04:52:47 | More by SteveJeremy
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jmich24

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 03:22:00 | More by jmich24
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djchrismac

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was told by a coworker that this beer was not a bad beer for the price. Was skeptical at first being it is a Busch beer. Grabbed a six pack of tall boys. Poured into my pint glass. I am shocked at the flavor of this beer. Definitely worth checking out. I enjoy trying every different beer I can find. Yuengling has been my to go beer for years. This Busch Copper is better I think. I believe I have found my new go to beer.

Serving type: can

05-20-2014 16:58:59 | More by djchrismac
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Pegasus

Texas

3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, deep amber red with a large, almost massive dense off-white head, which retains quite well. The carbonation is profuse, fine, and fast-rising. The lacing is thick and glass-coating.

Aroma: Dark toasted malt dominates the aroma, nothing like, say a well-made craft beer, but substantial for a macro lager. There are some biscuit notes as well, a whiff of alcohol, and faint herbal hops.

Taste: Opens with toasted malts, and a bit of warming alcohol. As the taste progresses, there are some corn and vegetable flavors. Late in the taste, some moderate herbal and grassy hops appear, these carry the taste to a balanced close.

Mouth feel: Fairly smooth with a bit of stinging carbonation, a bit thin.

Drinkability/notes: I suspect this is intended as a competitor to Miller Fortune, which is a far and away better beer, in my opinion. For confirmed macro drinkers, this is probably "a walk on the wild side". Still, its cheap and available, and is far and away better than Busch, and most especially, Budweiser.

Presentation: Packaged in a sixteen ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:16:22 | More by Pegasus
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2014 01:09:26 | More by gritz147
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bushwack

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2014 18:35:19 | More by bushwack
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humdogj

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2014 00:56:03 | More by humdogj
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jgunther71

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

05-13-2014 01:14:54 | More by krome
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kleksbrew7

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Watch out here comes the big guys!

For a lager that comes from a brewery that makes some pretty bad stuff i must say i am pretty ok with this one.

The color is a nice gold with heavy white head. I think i can actually smell some hops! Medium light mouthfeel clean finish.

A nice drinking beer that i would buy again and again.

Serving type: can

05-09-2014 20:47:31 | More by kleksbrew7
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workingclassbrew

Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -8.7%
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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wejohnsn

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

05-08-2014 01:18:06 | More by wejohnsn
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satellite86

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2014 22:26:21 | More by WoodBrew
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Tone

Missouri

2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
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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joe12pk

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a 25 oz. can one more time just to see if I was mistaken the first time. Nope. This beer is a real class act. Don't be fooled by the word "Busch" on the label. This is a totally different and thoroughly enjoyable AB animal altogether.

A - Dark tea, head disappears quickly, minimal lacing

S - Corn, malt, roasted grains

T - Sweet corn, malt, roasted grains, and hops

M - light

O - One of the best adjunct beers I've had in many a moon. Most beers get worse the longer they sit. This one gets a little sweeter. Nice. Great beer for the price. AB finally gets one right.

Serving type: can

04-27-2014 05:41:08 | More by joe12pk
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dark copper body, fairly clear. Light cream colored head that recedes quickly to a light wisp, with little or no lacing.

Aroma: Roasted grains and barley come out with the faintest touch of a toffee presence. Minimal metallic aroma in the end.

Taste: A very faint note of sweetened malts and toffee, otherwise a good deal of barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in weight, carbonated.

Overall: I'm not gonna lie, I liked this probably more than my objective score suggests. It has a nice toasty taste and it goes down nice and smooth. This is a good cheap beer, on other words.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 19:32:03 | More by JuicesFlowing
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dhannes

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -20.5%
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
Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.