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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   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 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.

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3.3
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(Draft) Altbier??...Pours coppery amber with a finger or so of lightly yellowish-amber off-white head. Aroma of sweetish caramel and a bit of bread. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, very lightly chewy, lightly prickly. Nice light, weepy rings of lacing. Flavor is sweetish with caramel and maybe lightly toasted toffee. A bit of bitterness overlays and provides a light pinch in the finish. Light flowery/fruity quality toward finish. Really not bad at all although it seems more like an amber ale than an altbier.

2.6
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
12 oz bottle. Copper color with a decent off white head. Sweet caramel nose, bready and floral. Caramel and earth flavors - something seems off. I can’t help but wonder if I got some old beer here. Hops seem to be an afterthought, lending a small floral bite. Some odd sourness. Meh.

2.8
Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
It pours out of the bottle a nice coppery-amber with a fairly thick light tan head. Aroma is rather weak and barely noticeable. Flavor, fortunately, is better - not great, but pleasingly malty and yeasty with a nice tang to it. Texture is smooth, tingly, and just a teensy watery. Though it leaves something to be desired, it is worth a try.

3.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Date: January 23, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits, Woodstock
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, nice bready munich malt character, light floral hops
Overall: sweet malt character, lots of rich bready character, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.6
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2009
more malty than hoppy, not that strong, reddish color, quite bitter compared to most

2.5
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Poured copper with a light orange head that settles to a ring. Aromas of wheat, light malts and a hint of vinegar. Caramel flavor. Light body and a grainy aftertaste.

3
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2009
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours clear, deep copper color, tan head. Musty aroma. Sweet roasted malt, caramel, toffee. Sweet caramel, a very nice malt character. Tastes like an Amber Ale, basic. Some nice hop character, good bitterness. somewhat of a dry finish.

3.1
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a a lasting head. Aroma is mostly toffee with some hints of caramel. Flavor is caramal with a very slight bitternes. Decent beer.

3
ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Ooh, fortuitous selection for the evening, hundredth site rating for this brew, and my 30th Alt. Bottle. Grainy caramel malt with very strong earthy toffee overtones, a little dust and dry straw with brown sugar and stale air. Clear copper pour with a rocky, leggy tan head. Taste is very, very dry with sticky caramel malt, light bitterness, and mostly noble hops. Has that earthy Sam Adams grain-thing and a light splash of lemon. Touch of stale and sour, strongly hinting butterscotch but at least the thing isn’t a diacetyl bomb. Medium body and everything is adding up to a good session; there’s just enough going on here to enjoy.

3.1
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle received via trade with mwelsh13. Pour is a amber/straw color, with some carbonation. Aroma is caramel and malts. Flavor had some malt but nothing else really caught my attention. A decent beer that beats a macro any day.


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