Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves) | Anheuser-Busch

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Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves)Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Reserve Collection[/]Budweiser Copper Lager

This is a flavorful American Copper Lager brewed with Two-row Barley and aged on real Jim Beam Bourbon barrel staves for a toasted Oak aroma, a deliciously nutty taste with Caramel Rye and Vanilla notes, and a smooth finish.

Added by DMACH1 on 08-18-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
254
pDev:
18.62%
 
 
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8
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Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hailey801
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "28MAY19".

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with less than one-finger tan head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbled remained, there is no lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, caramel and vanilla.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then vanilla and bourbon.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a boring style of beer made with bourbon staves, I tried it but would not seek this out again.

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Photo of KG30
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Danielr26
3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBobber
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Definite copper color with a thin skin of caramel brown head that vanishes as one looks at it. I will also throw in on the look these bottles with the artwork on the labels is very cool. The beer looks tasty so lets get on it!

Smell is like roasted malts and some sweet candy maybe like a caramel. Smells are faint and fleeting. One has to really reach for them and hope your nose is not blocked up.

Taste is very amber lager flavored. Getting rich caramel with some roasted malt. A small bit of vanilla. Nice rich sweet flavors.

Mouth is deceptive. With the rich almost heavy candy sweet flavors one would expect a medium mouth. I think the mouth is more on the light side with a bit of a wet finish that leaves some sweet lingering.

Impressive beer from a macro brewery. And also a macro that I usually do not get along with. Budweiser has never been a fan favorite for me and I tend to lean towards the Colorado side for my macro buddy. That being said this beer actually impressed me. For one of the big guys to take the time to brew something that is close to a craft beer is damn impressive. Also this beer should get a shout out for its almost Christmas beer like flavor. Great planning on time of release. If you like ambers or holiday beers this one might fill your glass give it a shot seriously.

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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corkykab
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by this brew, especially since I highly prefer bitter pilsners to richer amber beers. I even like the bottles lol... well worth a try this holiday season!

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Photo of MinerBob
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M1k3y
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scobri
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waitingtoderail
4.49/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schoon
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhiskeyRomeo
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vland
2.36/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of doorndog
1.54/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

tastes like it was brewed in the U.P. copper mines

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Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
2.51/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear medium amber. The head is two fingers with very good retention. Lots of bubbes rushing up. No lacing on this one.

I would have guessed this is just plain ol Budweiser had I not seen the bottle. Disappointing but not surprising.

Budweiser with a touch of caramel malts and medicine.

The mouthfeel is ok. Too bad its not working with anything good.

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Photo of justingermain10
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Burnt reddish-brown with a thin but dense light tan blanket that, for a Bud, recedes quickly to a thin ring and film.

It's kind of like a toasty brown with a bit of a banana Hefe note. I get little to no Jim Beam character, or even generic oak.

The medium-light body has a crisply light froth, finishing semi-dry with a hint of date.

I'd take Freedom Reserve over this easily.

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Photo of kevin3046
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice clear amber color. Very little lacing. Slightly sweet smell. Sweet taste with caramel notes, and Jim Beam flavor. maybe some vanilla. Lightly hopped. Thin mouthfeel and good carbonation. I'm starting to enjoy these special Budweiser bottles that come out every few months. Although they are not world class beers, they are definitely three steps above regular Budweiser. Try this one out!

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad looking beer at all. A very clear copper/amber with a nice pillowy khaki head that sticks around for a moment. Smell is toasted malts, but there's also come clear nuttiness and biscuit smell on the nose as well. There does seem to be a kiss of unpleasantness on the back of the smell, though I wonder if temperature control was a problem for my 12-oz. stubby brown bottle. I am in the freshness window, if only by about three weeks. Flavor is nice, too, though it's better on its initial visit than as it continues to go down. The caramel and vanilla notes they promise are there, though the base bud adjunct bill is definitely there underneath. Mouthfeel is thick and a little syrupy. Overall, an uneven beer, but a decent offer from the A-B folks.

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Budweiser Copper Lager (Aged on Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Staves) from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 254 ratings