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Moerlein Lager House Batch #1 Special Bitter

Moerlein Lager House Batch #1 Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 136   ABV: 4.55%
Extra Special Batch, or Batch #1 for short, was the first ever brewed beer at the Lager House. To celebrate brew number 113, this light brown ale was re-brewed with some slight modifications. It is still unfiltered and does showcase the Goldings characteristic aroma of dry hopping. Batch #1 is mildly bitter to the taste in order to emphasize a pleasant -but subtle- malty dimension. ESB is considered as a session beer, meaning highly drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012

3/14/2012: Moerlein Batch #1 Special Bitter... Aroma: Fruity and spicy (seems like there is some rye in this beer) with a touch of citrusy hops and toffee maltiness. Appearance: Murky/muddy amber color with a nminimal beige crown. Flavor: Malty caramel with a mild to moderate level of bitterness; slightly citrusy; nice dryness in the finish; extremely drinkable. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, average texture. Overall: I like this beer quite a bit; however, it seems a bit heavy and overly malty with a non-traditional hop profile for an English Special Bitter; regardless, it is quite tasty and a nice new offering from Moerlein.

Draught at Moerlein Lager House in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #1 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Draft at the Lager House. Pours a cloudy amber color with a smaller beige head. The aroma is grassy with subtle spiciness, some citrusy hops and caramel malts. The flavor has a malty caramel base with moderate bitterness, light citrus and some earthy notes. Medium bodied, smooth, For what it is, this is pretty decent. I am always happy to try new local things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft pint at the new Lager House. Pours a murky, dull earth-toned amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, mild spices, caramel malts, and earth. Flavor of citrusy, grassy hops, earth, toffee, spice, and a woody note. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, bitter mouthfeel. More American-style bitter. Not bad, one of the better Moerlein offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Draft. Poured hazy copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Draft: pours a burnt orange color with an off white head. Aromas are fruit and citrus, and a little bready. It has a nice bready flavor that is balanced by the bitterness from a delicious hop profile. Similar to the OTR, but better.

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