Busch Signature Copper Lager | Anheuser-Busch

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Busch Signature Copper LagerBusch Signature Copper Lager
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:
No notes at this time.

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
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Redrover
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was about the best choice of the Exxon station I stopped at while heading back to my hotel in Grapevine, TX.

Poured into a glass, the beer is copper with a large but quickly collapsing beige head.

It has an aroma of grains and a bit of apple.

The taste is slightly sweet with grainy and grass notes. There is a bit of caramel and a bit of floral based bitterness. It has no off or odd tastes. It would be pretty easy to match with non-spicy foods.

The mouth is medium with active carbonation.

This was a pleasant surprise and priced well to boot!

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Photo of coastiebob
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyLaw
3.41/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry beer snobs, but this one aint bad.

Right outta the bottle :)

Sure it's from the folks at Bud and it doesn't have the cute 'craft' name (gimmicky?) or the art on the packaging that most beer kiddies seem to fall in love with but a nice beer.

Taste - not bad, goes down easy with mild adjunct aftertaste. No real head, and color is great, but I can't drink color so no big deal..

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.91/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25 fl oz. can, canned on June 29, 2015. Giant can gifted to me as a Christmas gift from a friend.

Poured into a Bridgeport pint glass.

A - Pours a coppery brown body, truly copper in color. Less than a finger of thin wispy bubbly head that goes down within seconds. Looks alright for what it is, I suppose.

S - Aroma is dusty & malty. Toasty & nutty. More malt forward than anything else.

T - Flavor follows the nose: cheap, dusty, grainy, malty. Mild suggestions of toasty / nutty malts. Fairly inoffensive, and not phenolic or boozy like shit like Max Ice or Steel Reserve 211.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp. Fairly easy drinking with okay carb.

Overall, not awful for what it is. Inoffensive, but not something I'd go out of my way for.

Busch Signature Copper Lager -----3/5.

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Photo of jmills3
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Let's be honest. Sometimes the budget gets tight and you want a relatively decent beer that doesn't drain the bank account. Just like it's hard to eat steak every night on a budget. This isn't the best beer out there, but it is good for the price point and good for what it is. This has joined a short list of go-to cheap beers for me since it is about half the cost of the average craft beer. I generally prefer quality over quantity, but... sometimes I want quantity too.

A: Thick head, but dissolved very quickly and left no remnant.
S: Not much that I can detect. More nonexistent than offensive.
T: Slightly grainy taste; smooth and easy to drink.
F: Kind of dry on the finish for me, with very little aftertaste.
O: It's very drinkable, and that's a good thing.

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Photo of Maillard
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jadpsu
2.89/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a crystal clear very light amberish, close in color to a finished piece of maple wood, with a near snow white head that is gone fairly fast.
Taste: clean, nothing offensive but not much here to talk about. I get a hint of vanilla and caramel sweetness and a drying finish.
Typical american low priced macro. Thirst quenching beer with little character.

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Photo of whraglyn
4.47/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 Grupatre
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tmcarter23
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 Sandlin73
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of c014572
2.74/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Let's put this in perspective. This ain't no micro-brew lager. Drank from a 25 ounce can. Nice copper color, as the label says.. Smells of corn, tastes of barley and corn. It's definitely an adjunct beer. That said, it has a nice malt body, is very drinkable, the price point is low, can't ask for more when I've done a hard-days work and I need to catch a buzz for $4. Serves it purpose very well.

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Photo of dcbeers
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LeonardFournette
3.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Decent beer. Different then what I have had. Would buy again for sure.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Harrisonsee1991
2.69/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
2.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like to think that I'm pretty open minded. This could have been OK, in my mind. And it is. OK. Not very good, OK. Judging it as and American Amber is a huge handicap - it would fare better against a lesser category.

It pours with lots of medium sized bubbles and a decent head. It's kind of brown for the style and thus not outstanding in any way. The aroma is a clean, malty, slightly roasty smell. Not at all unappealing but not very pungent.

The taste is sweet and malty. No hops profile and just the faintest bitter aftertaste. It's clean tasting but pretty sweet. Kind of reminds me of Michelob.

These were $2.88 for a 12 pack of 12 oz bottles after rebate. How could I refuse? Life is too short to drink this kind of beer, though. Don't drink this unless you are similarly getting it almost free.

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Photo of Pantalones
2.89/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Second bottle from the 12-pack. "Born on" date is June 11th, 2015. Yep, this beer is less than a month old, despite being the last 12-pack on the shelf at my local Food Lion. Must be selling pretty well around here.

Looks darker than expected, and not as bright as "copper lager" made me expect. I suppose the color can still qualify as "copper," but it's more dirty-brown-penny copper than shiny-red-orange copper. Kind of an oddly dull and murky look to it even though it's mostly clear. A bit of an off-white head of foam at first, but this quickly shrinks into a barely-there coating and then starts to fade away entirely, leaving just a little ring around the edge and "islands" inside. Bottle labeling seems all kinds of cheap (the neck label's off-center, even!), but considering this is a beer that apparently only comes in 12-packs that cost as much as a six-pack, that's not much of a surprise.

Smell is "standard beer smell" right off, shifting to a slight toasty and very faintly leafy sort of thing once the foam on top has started to fade. Not too bad. Do not allow this beer to warm up much, though -- the smell definitely becomes less pleasant as it rises beyond the "fridge temperature" range, with a somewhat gross mustiness coming out strong.

Taste is a little bit of a weird, almost artificial-seeming sweetness right off, then shifting to more of a grain/bread malty flavor which actually is pretty nice. A bit of a white bread/sweet corn sort of flavor on the aftertaste (it almost comes across as very slightly bubblegum-like sometimes, weirdly enough), with an occasional bit of weird mustiness mixed in. However, as I mentioned with the smell, allowing the beer to warm is a very bad idea. The nice malty flavors all but vanish as the weird sweetness gets much stronger and overpowers them. If there was ever a beer where the frosted pint glass is "proper glassware," this is it -- those icy mountains on the bottle aren't just decoration, they're a serving suggestion.

Feel is pretty average. Light but not to the point of being watery, and pretty fizzy, probably a little more so than I'd like. Feel seems a bit harsher at cold temperatures (or maybe it's just my teeth not liking the cold), but the smell and flavor are so much better at cold temperatures that losing the nicer "slightly warmed" mouthfeel is a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

Overall, I was a little too quick to judge this one when I had my first bottle yesterday -- it's actually not *that* bad if you serve it very cold. I've heard that beer being very cold mutes flavors, but in this case it only seemed to mute the one flavor I really didn't like -- allowing the nicer flavors to come through a bit more and overall saving this beer from being ranked as the second-worst I've ever tried. It's still not anything outstanding, I'd take a Yuengling Lager over this every time, but as far as beers that cost $8.99 for a 12-pack it's probably far from the worst. Just remember: drink it COLD, do not under any circumstances allow it to sit around and warm up!

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Busch Signature Copper Lager from Anheuser-Busch
3.11 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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