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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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71
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014)
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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
Photo of jmich24
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

jmich24, May 23, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
3.13/5  rDev 0%
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.

Pegasus, May 20, 2014
Photo of gritz147
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

gritz147, May 18, 2014
Photo of bushwack
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

bushwack, May 17, 2014
Photo of humdogj
3/5  rDev -4.2%

humdogj, May 17, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

krome, May 13, 2014
Photo of kleksbrew7
3.38/5  rDev +8%
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.

kleksbrew7, May 09, 2014
Photo of workingclassbrew
2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

workingclassbrew, May 08, 2014
Photo of wejohnsn
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 satellite86
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

satellite86, May 05, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -4.2%

WoodBrew, May 04, 2014
Photo of Tone
2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Tone, May 02, 2014
Photo of joe12pk
3.86/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

joe12pk, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 26, 2014
Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.