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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Sampler off taps at Dominion Brewpub 05/10/2008. Clear nice coppery red. Aroma of some munich style malts and a bit of spicey hops. Sweet light malt flavor with a touch of fruityness. Spicey hop flavor and bitterness to lend support. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2008
bad. Fizzy and watery with a harsh flavorless bitterness at the finish. I feel like it’s stripping enamel from my teeth with badness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
On tap at the Dominion Brewpub. Clear copper amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Grain and slight munich aroma. Munich flavor with some light grain. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Clear copper in color with a mild, sweet aroma of caramel malt, candy sugar, and bitter hops. Drinkable, and not too light on the palate. Still, it’s a kinda thin beer with little finish and no depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Draft - Pours a nice copper reddish color, with only a slight head. Had a sweet malt aroma. Light sweet malt flavor with slight hop notes. Not a bad lighter style beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, dark amber color. Smells like malt. Taste of malts and small amount of hops. Just to watery... not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours bright, clear copper, small off white head that quickly disappeared. Aroma slightly spicy hops and caramel. Flavor is light caramel with a spicy hop balance. Light in body and carbonation. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a medium copper color with a small slightly dense head. A light sweet caramel malt flavor with a slight tang citrus finish that lingers just a little. Soft carbonation and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2008
12oz - Clear dark orange, thin off white disappearing head. Toasted grainy caramel nose with a slight biscusity popcorn undertone. Light roasted caramel malt flavors are balanced on just a touch of earthy citric hops. Light bodied with a soft bittersweet finish. Not awful as the score might indicate, but nothing to write home about either. Probably better with food...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quirkmeister (7) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
Another beer to sample while in Annapolis. Pours well from bottle or tap. Can be found in several locations.

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