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Busch Signature Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch

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Busch Signature Copper LagerBusch Signature Copper Lager

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73
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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Photo of Fosh
2.33/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Fosh, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of beerfisher1
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

beerfisher1, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Gagnonsux, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Lukass, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of PvtSnowball
3.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from one of the local quick marts.

A: A very nice amber with good head. Unfortunately, the retention is poor.

S: Malt, grain and some sweetness. Some booze as well.

T: Same as the smell without the grain. A little bit much alcohol for 5.7.

M: Goes down easy with decent carbonation. A little thin though.

O: Not bad for a big brewer. Better than Black Crown but not as good as Yuengling.

PvtSnowball, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Keithrob78
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Keithrob78, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Rod_J, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

JLaw55, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Eddyfunt
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Eddyfunt, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of wiseguywood
3/5  rDev -4.2%

wiseguywood, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of priwen
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

priwen, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of UndulateSleet0
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

UndulateSleet0, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Chef_Paul
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Chef_Paul, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of budgood1
2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

budgood1, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Beer4Mike
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Beer4Mike, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of GeauxSioux
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

GeauxSioux, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

garymuchow, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev -4.2%

tommy5, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of woogie359
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

woogie359, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of coopdog1000
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

coopdog1000, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of split_element
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

split_element, May 29, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

a0lbudman, May 29, 2014
Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Mortarforker, May 26, 2014
Photo of SteveJeremy
3.1/5  rDev -1%
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?

SteveJeremy, May 25, 2014
Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.