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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   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 Germanyís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007
This ale pours a nice copper with a pretty decently primed head. The notes are light and malty. The flavors show a crsip and hoppy flavor which offers a nice balance between the crispness and the bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 This is the beer that turned me on to good craft beer. I know itís a bit ironic considering that this is not much of a craft beer. Until I had a pint of this a few years back I used to think that Guinness was the best thing around. I havenít been able to duplicate my experience with this or any other Fordham product, but it opened the door for me and for that I give it a lot of credit. Itís not as bad as the ratings may indicate here. I suggest you try it only if you happen to find yourself in the Rams Head Tavern though...not worth going out of your way for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (4785) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Draft. Clear copper with small head. Pretty malty, but some nice grapefruit hoppiness tingle keeps it interesting on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a medium yellow color with a fizzy, off-white head that again, quickly dissipates. As with the last offereing, there is little to no lacing. Body settles clear with a much darker, light to medium amber hue with a slight haze. Aroma is moderately malty with hints of molasses. Initial taste is moderately bitter, finishing a light bitter finish with a short duration. Light on the mouth, it has a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Reviewed on January 4th, 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours pale amber with a diminshing white head.Sweet bready and biscuit aroma. Medium thin texture. Initial flavor of german palt malts, toffee, and white bread. Transitions to a soft medium hop bitterness. Sweet malty finished nicely balanced by an herbal hoppiness. I donít see the stink with this, this is pretty decent. I would drink this again. More british in character though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
12 oz bottle - not sure if I got a bad batch or what because my cap wasnít clamped on as tightly as it should have been. I was rather displeased with this beer (possibly worrying if it was bad or not). Tasted stale and/or old - Iím going to chalk it up to a bad bottling, though and give a higher score than I should.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2006
12 oz Bottle-poured a clear copper color w/a slight off white head. Slight roasted malt aroma. Little bit of hops on the front w/ some malt bitters that follow. Standard Altbier/Amber. Itís a solid, easy drinking sesson beer. Nothing wrong with it-nothing spectacular. Nice fresh taste but itís kind of thin & short-Iíd like to try it on tap & see if there is a big difference-might be a lot better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Slightly less than your Yuengling Lager. Perhaps it is since Iíve not experienced it enough. Oh well, no loss since it isnít as good. A nice tribute to Maryland, even though it is produced in Delaware. Worth a once over, especially if it is on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2006
It was tasty. Refreshing. Not quite as flavorful as their Pale Ale, which I consider to be leaps and bounds above Sierra Nevada. Itís just straight up easy drinking. Nice work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear auburn pour with a small off-white head and no lacing. Weak aroma of hops, biscuits and malt. Not much more in the flavor - standard and bland with a mild hoppy kick, a touch of lemon, malt and some caramel. Thin mouthfeel and not much of a finish. Not a good representative of the class and really only a representative of mediocre beers.

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