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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Amber/copper, dense head. Nice buttery aroma. Very malty, toasty notes. Fairly dry. Not much hop, but that's not objectionable for an alt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2003 Sparkling clear, copper ale with a small, creamy head. The aroma consists of subtle notes of carnival candied-corn and butter. Thin, watery flavor with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced overall. Short, extremely dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Draft at the ESPNZone in Baltimore. Average beer. Nothing stood out. Tasted what it should be.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2003
A good red colour to the beer, and a pretty decent smell. The taste was pretty average, not too strong nor weak, not too hoppy nor malty. Just an average 'red' ale, but worth trying if you can find it. I had this on tap at the Ramada Inn (BWI Location).

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
A waterline brew, at best. Aroma is muted - slightly cidery, a little west coast hops. Thin mouthfeel. Citrus and pale malt, without much body or complexity. I'm not sure what makes this alt, but it doesn't taste like one to me. More of a mediocre PA.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Something's missing from this. No real discernible aroma. Decent scotch-like amber appearance - thinly lacing head. Reminded me somewhat of a cider. Have not had a whole lot of this style - so not sure if this is a good representation of it or not. Hard to pin an exact flavor on it - but what is there is very faint - kind of a malty-sweet concoction.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Dark amber, light white head. Good bitterness with a light sweet malt backbone. Respectable. Sort of.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2003
This beer is a little lacking in flavor. Not much aroma present either. A bit disappointing. It's not a bad beer, but with more ingredients? added could be a much better beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
Not one of my favorites from my hometown brewery. Clean taste without a tremendous amount of flavor. Definitely in the Alt tradition, rather than American Amber Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Pretty average beer. Not much hops flavor, and pretty light on the finish.


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