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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
12oz. Bottle: Smells a little malty, but also crip like a Molson. Also smells a little funky. Brown color. Clear. Large, frothy, off-white head. Head lasted. Nice lacing. Flavor is malty with nut, smoke, and caramel notes. No hop flavor. Unbalanced. Sour and mineraly. Quite awful. Light bodied. Thin. Lasting sour mineral finish. Soft carbonation. Overall, either their quality has gone way down, or this is a bad bottle. It’s undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a nice clear amber color. Aromas of burnt malts, dark fruit, and some spice. Flavors of caramel, a touch a chocolate and nutmeg?.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 9, 2006
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt, cereal, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2006
It has an okay copper flavor with amber qualities but its nothing to call the cows about. I wouldn’t mind trying this one on tap though. There is nothing offensive in this beer and too many micros tend to use that as their flag for quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3128) - 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 (1503) - 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 (1079) - 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)

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