Busch Signature Copper Lager | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by boilermakerbrew on 01-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
19.61%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
63
For Trade:
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Walkerjgt
1/5  rDev -67.8%

Photo of WillWillows
1.41/5  rDev -54.7%
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.

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Photo of satellite86
1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of Muny
1.53/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of emerge077
1.76/5  rDev -43.4%
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...

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Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

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Photo of sweemzander
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of beerfisher1
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of hooverhawkeye
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of forshamegetit
2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jschucha
2.2/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Eddyfunt
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Fosh
2.31/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

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Photo of Lahoi
2.36/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A nice amber, copper color. Small head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

Smells and tastes like a lager. Maybe slightly better.

A little more body than the typical AAL.

This is not a bad beer. I could drink it regularly. It wouldn't be my first choice, but it wouldn't be my last either. If the price is right, I much prefer this to most macro lagers. But if for some reason it gets priced close to craft beer then I'm spending the extra dough for a micro.

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Photo of Epetrena
2.39/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of twb0392
2.41/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not the worst beer of all time, but has slight metallic taste.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.42/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This drinks with evident adjuncts like a corn sweetness, and crisp rice but it has an additional caramel malt flavor. The finish is rather bitter and tinny and there's an overwhelming metallic bubblegum taste.

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Photo of EverettHervey
2.46/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zeff80
2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out a clear, copper/amber color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet malt with touch of grassy hops. It had a sweet malty flavor with a grassy hop bitterness. It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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Photo of Ohiolager
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.

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Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Eman17
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of split_element
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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