on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 291   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quirkmeister (7) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
Another beer to sample while in Annapolis. Pours well from bottle or tap. Can be found in several locations.

   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 it’s 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 haven’t 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. It’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3941) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 11, 2012
Dobre ale trochę za jasne jak na amber ale. Piana mocna i gruboziarnista, ale szybko niestety znika, w smaku gorzkawo wytrawne. W sam raz smak ten dopasowuje się do potraw.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear light coppery color with a medium sized white head.  Aroma of bitter hops with a hint of grapefruit.  Taste is bitter with hops present and hints of faint citrus. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Minimial aroma. Medium amber cloudy color. Easy/smooth on the palate. Overall decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Got this in my Beer of the Month Club shipment...and enjoyed it very much. I love the roasted malt color, aroma, and flavors. This is a good candidate for an everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2009
more malty than hoppy, not that strong, reddish color, quite bitter compared to most

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Similar in style to a Sam Adams. Copperish pour. Nose and taste of barley, caramel, malts and hay. Rated 3/27/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Sample @ Ramshead Tavern, Annapolis, MD
Pours hazy amber/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 30

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50