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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Our Copperhead Ale is a copper colored German-style Altbier, with a light, malty sweetness and a pronounced hop flavor. Alt is the German word for old, referring to the older style of ale brewing. Altbier is Germany’s pale ale. Copperhead Ale is top-fermented, making it an ale and it has a medium body. It has hints of maltiness and hoppiness in its aroma, with a definite hop flavor and a medium hop bitterness. Altbier is predominately brewed in the northern part of Germany, especially Dusseldorf and gets its "sweet roast" flavor and copper color from caramunich malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3127) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
not bad, the beer has a decent malts mild hops but slightly astringent at the end. loosely caramel. medium palate and some good scrub carbonation

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 10, 2009
clear copper with a little bit of lacing under a small white head. aroma of honey and a hint of citrus. flavors butter, honey, caramel, and a touch of citrus. light body. bitter moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4691) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a thin, off-white head. Splotchy lacing on the way down. Smell: Altogether meager aroma smelling faintly of grains, stale citrus, and one lone drop of caramel. Taste: Pale, grainy maltiness with no more than the vaguest hints of caramel and toast. Just a tad bit tangy. Very mild spicy, citrusy hops with a fairly restrained bitterness. Short, crisp finish that’s disturbingly devoid of flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium, somewhat fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: You could cheer it on for being refreshing, but this is due to it being bland and watery, so there’s no need to break out the kazoos and colorful confetti just yet. Just as Shiner Bock does not exemplify the bock style it’s the same with Copperhead Ale -- it’s just not a very good altbier. More of an alt-alternative.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
The aroma is loaded with caramel malt, toffee, spices, fruit, yeast, and there is also some grassy and citrus hops. The flavor is like the aroma with a very nice finish. The palate is smooth from carbonation. This is a pleasant surprise way more complex than expected. Overall nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Clear red-orange pour with absolutely no head. Fruity malt aroma with yeast. Fruit flavor, slightly sour with citrus and yeast. Good easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2008
This was an odd little beer. Amber/coppery in color with a small white head. Sweet malt nose. Flavor is very cider-y: sweet and sour, musty fruit. Not what I expected at all. Not bad, but not something I’d buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowe1983 (1461) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is pretty sweet with mostly caramel malts. Slight citrus hop and bready aroma as well. Flavor isn’t very strong. What’s there is caramel malts, earthiness, and a hint of hops but not much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of beachbum25. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of perfumy roses and earthy. Tastes of sweet caramel and slightly tarte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear light coppery color with a medium sized white head.  Aroma of bitter hops with a hint of grapefruit.  Taste is bitter with hops present and hints of faint citrus. 

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Not much aroma, appearance is light, but flavor is ok, pleasent on the palate. I had this one at Where Pigs Fly in Dover De. I choose it over Coors, the only other choice on the menu was Bud which I avoid like the plague. This brew went fine with the slab of ribs at this nice Dover eatery. Next time I eat there I’ll order it again, inless the put a new beer on the menu.

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