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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2875) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Soapy white head. Golden yellow color. Too carbonated. Smooth to drink, but weak in taste. Slight aftertaste of malts. Honestly, this beer bored me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Smells skunky, like rubbish. Taste is unsophisticated, bitter, plain alcohol, malty. Looks are OK. Mediocre stuff. Tastes the same as several macrobrews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 This was not good beer. My bottle may have been bad. The beer poured to a modest head. The aroma was skunky. My second glass at Buddy’s in Annapolis was much better. It had a nice clear copper color with a medium body. The hoppiness was just right. I rescored the ale . At a nationals game in Jul 2010 i had a draft. It was a much better experience. The color was a light amber with a modest head. The hop flavor and balanced bitterness was evident. I changed some of may scores.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
12 oz. bottle poured copper? with a decent white head. Aroam of mlts , taste of malts, good brew.Nothing great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Re-rate. Still has nice malty aroma and good lookin copper color. Citrus hops and malt in flavor. Sour grape notes as well, which really brings this down. Earth and yeast in aftertaste. Drinkable, but could be (and was) better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Red copper color, generous head, some lace. Aroma is sweet malt. Nutty toffee sweet taste with a moderately hoppy finish. Nothing but an easy to drink beer - great with pizza. (found at Circle Liqours, NJ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
A decent ale. Very light colored. Tried at the Wine Source in Baltimore. A good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (270) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pours an reddish brown color....a little bit of carbonation, small white head with some lacing. Aroma is merely straw/grassy. Not a lot of taste though...just a little malty....not much else. Fordham is not a macro....expect a little better from a micro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Malt throughout the beer from aroma to finish. Light and refreshing. I would buy a six pack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Tap. Nice copper color with a very thin white head. A very light and clean taste. Malty with very little hop presence.

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