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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 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.


4.1
   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.

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   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3306) - 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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2371) - 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.†

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Minimial aroma. Medium amber cloudy color. Easy/smooth on the palate. Overall decent

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2009
more malty than hoppy, not that strong, reddish color, quite bitter compared to most

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8271) - 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.


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