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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Name: Barbarossa
Date: May 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
Draft at Arnold’s tapping party. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium nutty, toasted malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7294) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Nice body. An excellent dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear medium brown with a dense, well-retained beige head. The aroma was sweet, but about right for the style.. darker fruit, some berries, and molasses joined by some peppery accents.. warm and very fruity overall. The flavor found the same dark fruits at the core, paired with molasses and a touch of semi-sweet chocolate.. finished with good balance between sweetness, spicage, and warmth. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. very good mouthfeel.. solid brew!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of dark fruit, earthy, tea, caramel, molasses. Tastes of tea and some caramel. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draft, once at Hyde Park Blast and once during Prohibition Resistance Tour in Cincinnati. Pours brown with short foamy off-white head. Nutty, malty, slightly syrupy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
12/25/11. Merry Christmas! 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Big caramel aroma with touches of tartness and roast. Sweet caramel aroma that then shows chocolate and a surprising roasted malt presence. Not bad!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy red/maroon color, minimal off-white head. A couple nice thick horizontal ropes of lace. Moderate to light carbonation. Unusual fruity taste, like prunes or other dark fruits, maybe cranberry juice. Pretty much no alcohol taste [I was expecting a higher ABV due to this being called "double-dark" ] but there’s a thick fermentiness. Taste is sweet, some sour, lighter bitter. Not for me.


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