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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cincinnati-based Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will introduce its latest brand extension - Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Ale - on April 25, 2007. Moerlein OTR Ale was initially going to be called Moerlein Pale Ale, but Hardman said he decided to name it OTR Ale instead, in part as a tribute to the many people who are working to revitalize the long-neglected community just north of Cincinnati’s central business district. The beer is of the type that early brewers in Over-the-Rhine would have made in the era before modern refrigeration, he said. The recipe includes plenty of hops, which acted as a preservative, and lots of malt to balance the bitterness of the hops.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nearly clear, orange-tea with a whipped, parchment coloured head. Scent is caramel/toffee, grain. Taste is sweet malt, grassy hops. Slightly too sugary. A little out of step with the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy, almost barley wine like caramel malts and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, medium sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish. Didn’t really get much of an APA out of this, more like a light barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle and tap. Nice caramel/copper color. Very upfront hoppy scent. Malt flavor is noticeable, but it’s the hops that really shine in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with grassy hops and some pine. Malty flavor with toffee character before a grassy hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the description promised. Great representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Good. Beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks alright; dark for a pale ale though. Smells a little malty and unrefined. Tastes pretty good; definitely the beer’s best attribute. Sweet, caramel, and malt with some hops in there too. Average on the palate. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelhead3686 (230) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted this at the 2012 Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. Pours clear copper with a thick white head. Has a caramel and bread aroma. Medium sweetness with a hint of bitterness. Medium body with a nice creamy, frothy texture. Very interesting beer and very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (284) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle at Ohio Brew Week...orangish amber in color with little to no head. Aroma is mostly of carmel malts. Taste is of roasted malts, carmel, toffee, with a hoppy bit of bitterness in the finish. Reminds me of a barleywine. Descent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2012
pours a clear amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma- clean and bready yeast, no hops stick out. Flavor is malt heavy with a little hop bitterness that really balances out the flavor. This is a very well done pale ale with a nice clean fruity ester, not a very bitter ale,


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