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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1612) - 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.

3.3
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GMCC2181 (1586) - 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.

3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2156) - 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.

2.9
   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...

4.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Draft pint at Green Leafe Cafe. Bronzed amber with virtually no head and only barley carbonated. Light stealthy aroma (not much of one at all). Crisp and tangy with an apple-like bite, underlying caramel and a finish that’s mysteriously empty of flavor. The tangy bite lingers. This even-keeled beer was good with my patty melt. (#3146, 10/19/2007) <<Re-rated from a bottle ... much better body, decent head, and a good mouthfeel. Confirms that Green Leafe can serve old beer.>>

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a deep amber, with a slight white head. Aroma and flavor are primarily of light caramel malt, and a slight bitter hoppiness. The mouthfeel seemed a bit flat. Not bad, but not great either.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep clear copper color beer with a nice foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is bit weak. Taste is dominated by some light caramel malt and some unrefined grain or adjunct that is not too pleasant. Body is a bit light with some good carbonation. I was under the impression that this was an amber ale until I check on the website and noticed that this was an attempt at an Altbier – definitely off-style but fortunately I don’t rate to style .


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