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Copperhead Ale - Fordham Brewing Company

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Copperhead Ale
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77
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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chodinheaven

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slight chill haze to this nearly clear, dare I say copper colored beer. Sea foamy off white head starts at about 1 finger and dissapates somewhat slowly to a patchy sheet. A few nice lines of lacing around the glass. Rounded aromas of caramel and biscuit, slightly toasted. Mild fruitiness. Not a whole lot going on aromatically, but whats there is pleasant.

Taste is a bit fuller than its aroma with more fruits coming out, letting the toastiness of the malt recede a bit. Still respectably toasty with a good bit of grainy caramel and bready malt. The fruitiness comes through over top it, combining with a floral and citrusy hop character that suits the ale just fine. Nothing crazy about the hops, but they do a good job in creating a balanced little beer. They also combine with a medium carbonation to create a bit of excitement on the palate. The hops actually even finish up a bit on the earthy side, just there in the finish and aftertaste a bit. A little thin in the mouthfeel but the carbonation makes up for it a touch. It ends up taking away from the beer a bit unfortunately, especially because the flavors are nice and rounded with a great balance.

Close to a good beer, but it settles for solid with a few things holding back, such as the lack of aromatics and the thinner body. That said, its light and refreshing and I'm enjoying the drinkability. Not a bad beer at all. Now just get rid of the twist off caps...

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 07:01:52 | More by chodinheaven
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Copperhead Ale from Fordham Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.