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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Germanys 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5772) - 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 isnt a diacetyl bomb. Medium body and everything is adding up to a good session; theres just enough going on here to enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DalzAle (2030) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2009
not bad, the beer has a decent malts mild hops but slightly astringent at the end. loosely caramel. medium palate and some good scrub carbonation

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 10, 2009
clear copper with a little bit of lacing under a small white head. aroma of honey and a hint of citrus. flavors butter, honey, caramel, and a touch of citrus. light body. bitter moderately dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a thin, off-white head. Splotchy lacing on the way down. Smell: Altogether meager aroma smelling faintly of grains, stale citrus, and one lone drop of caramel. Taste: Pale, grainy maltiness with no more than the vaguest hints of caramel and toast. Just a tad bit tangy. Very mild spicy, citrusy hops with a fairly restrained bitterness. Short, crisp finish that’s disturbingly devoid of flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium, somewhat fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: You could cheer it on for being refreshing, but this is due to it being bland and watery, so there’s no need to break out the kazoos and colorful confetti just yet. Just as Shiner Bock does not exemplify the bock style it’s the same with Copperhead Ale -- it’s just not a very good altbier. More of an alt-alternative.


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