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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Clear copper color with a fluffy head that dissapeared pretty quickly, leaving behind nice lacing all around. Malty aroma with esters and dust. Taste is sweet caramel and roasted malts and some buscuits flavor. The taste is also dusty with some butterscotch. Im no fan of Altbiers and this cannot be a good one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Yet another unfamiliar beer brought to me by my beer club. I like the name though. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this brew poured a bronze color with a small tan head. The aroma was sour malt and mild hops. The flavor had a definite hop bite but was lacking in any complex hop definition. It was bitter but also rather bland overall with only a bit of malt and flowery hops on the finish. This beer had some potential but managed to under perform.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Decent, but quickly receding head. Decent lace. Has a VERY lagerlike taste to it. Minimal malt taste. very different from other Alts I have had and NOT in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle - Pours a dark reddish amber with a small whitish head that quickly disappeared. No lacing. Aroma is of citrus hops and nutty malt ... pleasent. Flavor is of bitter hops with some light malt mixed in. I would classify this more as a pale ale than an altbier ... not malty enough for the altbier nomenclature. A very average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Microbeer Club selection: Poured amber with a disappearing head. Nice nutty aroma. Thin bodied, and it was hurt by a nasty coppery aftertaste that dominated anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Copper gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty, sweet and a touch of cereal. A medium bodied Alt. Malts are nutty and fairly sweet. Hops are a touch spicy and only a little bitter. A mild flavored alt. A little thin perhaps. Crisp and clean tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Has the potential to be a decent light ale - decent head. Metallic taste screws it all up though. Aftertaste makes me think that someone threw a handful of mothballs in with this beer. Another beer club disaster.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Smells sweet and nutty with some sulfur notes. Is a hazy amber with a minimal head. Tastes sweet and smokey with a metallic finish. Also, watery. Not so hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (1977) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2004
malty and mild not much in the way of character to this beer. Some hops where present they seemed to be in a very watery background. Appearnce was avrage at best amber body and thin white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5512) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This pours a nice clear copper color with only the slightest of heads. The aroma is mildly tasted malt with hints of hops. A creamy, slighty sweetish and fruity mouthfeel with a bit of hoppish tartness to the finish. This is a pretty decent American alt. I’d keep some in the ’fridge if it was on store shelves here.

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