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Copperhead Ale - Fordham Brewing Company

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Copperhead AleCopperhead Ale

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 07-30-2002

The name isn’t a coincidence. This Düsseldorf style Altbier blends caramelized malted barley with pronounced hop character to create a subtle copper hue. Copperhead Ale is famous for its signature balanced flavor & impeccable smoothness.
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Ratings: 216 | Reviews: 98
Photo of Hosscbest
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tybeerius
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of beersacrossamerica
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very decent Altbier - can definitely keep drinking a few of these.

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a dense collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of toasted and biscuit malts are present in the nose; notes of caramel malts also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of biscuit and toasted malts along with hints of caramel and some metallic notes.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This altbier seemed to be rather malty and lacked the fruitiness that you normally associate beers from this style with.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Celtics76
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mthomp081
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vincehayter
4.47/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, clean, balanced and drinkable. Thoroughly enjoyable but a bit on the forgettable side.

Photo of Jasonkyeager
1.88/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't think the caramel worked on this one. Not soft enough.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Schwegler
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chasmandocharles
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nagromxer
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

App: nice copper colored, translucent with fair amount of white head
Smell: classic altbier with smells of toasted malts, biscuit, hint of floral hops
Taste: sweet malts forward, lot of caramel and hint of burnt sugar, a bitter floral finish to offset the sweet and a fairly clean finish
Mouthfeel: Fair amount of carbonation, light bodied
Overall great for the style, and easily quaffable, well balanced and good beer to accompany burgers and hot dogs or by itself – I consider it an alternative bier to the routine lagers and people are always surprised to find they enjoy it.

Photo of dcove979
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerInspector
3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A mediocre offering to me.

Photo of The_Pancake
5/5  rDev +49.7%

Photo of Ngntjp
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Copperhead Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.