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Copperhead Ale - Fordham Brewing Company

Copperhead Ale
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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.93%


Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-30-2002)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2009 21:46:06 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Copperhead Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.