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Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish brown color and a malt aroma derived from Munich dark malt. The balanced finish invites a toast to the return of a legend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Pours a clear, deep copper with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly to a ring with no lacing. The aroma has a lot of roasted malts with sweet dark fruits and caramel on top. A hint of hops in the nose as well. More of the same (in a good way) in the taste with a huge sweet caramel malt backbone and only a hint of the roasted quality in the finish. Hops make an appearance in the aftertaste with the faintest bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, and sweet. This is an extremely drinkable dunkel and a very good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle thanks to alexsdad06: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty grainy slightly musty Munich malts and a touch of authentic noble hops. Body starts fairly full with a nice doughy dark caramel sweetness and mild bittering hop balance with some light fruity notes. FInishes smooth and quite drinkable. A pretty good dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is a roasted malt and very sweet, like candy and a little bit nutty. Flavor is also very malty with a lot more grain coming in than was apparent on the nose. Still, there is a very sweet underlying character that drives any true hop bitterness out of the beer, which is a bit disappointing. Still a nice beer for the malt heads out there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 8, 2008
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and caramel. Flavor has tastes of chocolate and roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pepsican (1471) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2008
got this guy from alexsdad06. Thanks man! Pours a dark ruby with a small off white head. Up front malt and grain aroma. Flavor is lots of malts, very sweet. Some grain and caramel round it out. Finishes sweet, interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwelch925 (31) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Picked up a 6’er for the Euro Cup, congrats Spain. Barbarossa is copper in color. When I poured this beer in to a Lager glass it formed a nice two-finger head. The head had a tan color to and it laced well ,however it did diminish to a thin sized head before I made it halfway through the beer. The aromas featured roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The flavors included chocolate, a bit of smokiness, some grain and nuttiness ,but the roasted malts are the major players. Overall it was a good representative of Christian Moerlein. I only wish that I slowed down a bit and saved at least one of the six for after the game.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with alexsdad06 (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color witha smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light smoke, grains, and light nuts. Tastes of roast, chocoalte, and some graininess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours brown in color with some reddish undertones. Slight head when poured, but disappears shortly after. Smell is all malt and that distinctive lager smell. Taste is much the same, but I get a little sweetness and some tobacco/smoke flavors as well. Medium to full on the mouthfeel and creamy. This is a nice addition to the CM lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pours a deep amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of lager yeast munich malts, and dark bread dough. Medium light bodied, with some very slight wateriness in the texture. Flavor of caramel, nuts, grain husks and toasted malts. Just a touch of bittering hops on the finish to keep this in balance. Not bad, but has a nagging cheapness somewhere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Very good for a Lager. Full of flavor, yet full or smoky tones. Tastes smoky, yet balanced. Nutty flavors and malty ones abound.

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