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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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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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 kleksbrew7


3.38/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

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


2.85/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

05-08-2014 21:32:55 | More by workingclassbrew
Photo of wejohnsn


3.55/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

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


1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

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


3/5  rDev -3.5%

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


2.78/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

05-02-2014 13:31:20 | More by Tone
Photo of joe12pk


3.86/5  rDev +24.1%

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.

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


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

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


2.48/5  rDev -20.3%

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.

04-26-2014 01:06:21 | More by dhannes
Photo of Eaglefan344


3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-19-2014 20:12:57 | More by Eaglefan344
Photo of Jame515


3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

04-18-2014 04:05:43 | More by Jame515
Photo of EagleTalon


3.26/5  rDev +4.8%

25oz can boasting 5.7%abv. Pours out to a one inch head that laces initially then falls to permanent 1/8" layer. Color is a brownish copper. Aroma is sweet and adjuncty and sulfury. Flavor is clean, easy and a little on the sweet side. The toasted malt is faint but noticeable and welcome. Mouthfeel is light and slightly astringent. Overall it is the first product with the Busch label that I consider a "good call." Best beer for its price class, too.

04-16-2014 00:08:12 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of richkrull


3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-15-2014 23:41:46 | More by richkrull
Photo of Jenessa


2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-15-2014 01:44:28 | More by Jenessa
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.44/5  rDev +10.6%

Busch Signature Copper Lager has a thick, foamy, egg shell-colored head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, copper appearance, and a decent amount of lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of faint sweetness and a typical American-style lager note. Taste is of sweet, toasted malt, brown bread crust, and only the slightest hop bitterness to round it out. No alcohol pickup with this. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Busch Signature Copper Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. For a value-priced beer, they did a good job with it.


04-15-2014 00:03:05 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of stephensinner


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-08-2014 19:09:57 | More by stephensinner
Photo of Walkerjgt


1/5  rDev -67.8%

04-08-2014 03:24:39 | More by Walkerjgt
Photo of Ezra-Poundit


3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-07-2014 17:53:23 | More by Ezra-Poundit
Photo of Slay40


3/5  rDev -3.5%

04-01-2014 03:25:05 | More by Slay40
Photo of nitter


3/5  rDev -3.5%

03-31-2014 23:45:07 | More by nitter
Photo of WillWillows


1.39/5  rDev -55.3%

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.

03-30-2014 00:45:51 | More by WillWillows
Photo of Brenden


3.01/5  rDev -3.2%

The pour actually brings out a pretty nice-looking beer. It's a clean, clear bronze-like red-brown with a creamy and bubbly pale red-tinted head that doesn't quite keep up the finger and a half it starts with but has pretty good retention overall and leaves good deposits of mostly patchy lacing on the glass.
The smell isn't lacking as much as might be expected. Generic sweetness as well as a bit of caramel, a touch of grains and some nut as well as a biscuit note to the malts and some additional estery fruit sweetness sum it up.
I don't know that this is brewed with adjuncts or not, but that it has a bare hint of a note of corn in the flavor is a problem when it's being put up against any kind of competition. It's a little bit earthy along with the caramel, and the malts also add a toasty note. Surprisingly, though, it's not so thin and watery in the flavor as one might think. Fruity esters ride through the entire way.
The feel is not so much one of Busch's classic AALs rather than an amber ale as one might expect. True, the body leans light but isn't terribly thin, though it comes along with a slight graininess in the feel. True, one could have any one of the numerous superior beers in the style, but this fits right in the middle of the pack.

03-24-2014 19:38:48 | More by Brenden
Photo of jsisko01


4/5  rDev +28.6%

03-23-2014 21:03:42 | More by jsisko01
Photo of emerge077


1.8/5  rDev -42.1%

"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...

03-17-2014 00:27:54 | More by emerge077
Photo of kguyty


2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-15-2014 23:15:16 | More by kguyty
Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
73 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.