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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (288) - 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,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2252) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a fruity pale ale. The malts are sweet and chewy. Amber hue, not very clear. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrohia (137) - - MAY 13, 2012
Great American Ball Park. Great taste, great balance. Could drink a case. At a Reds game, rain delayed, it tasted like a home run. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/9/10. Grabbed a bottle of this at Wolf’s Premium Nuts and Wines in Findlay, OH. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very dark amber. Much darker than expected. A big frothy off-white head caps this off. Decent retention; leave some pretty sip rings and sticky lace. Scents of toasted caramel, sweet tea, and fresh toffee. Different. The body on this crisp, but it’s a tad heavy. The flavor profile of this beer is much maltier than expected. Lots of caramel sweetness, some tea, and a little charring on the finish. Hop presence is surprisingly absent. Bitterness is moderate. This is odd. I guess I’m probably pushing the limits on the the freshness of this bottle (as spring-releases are probably released in the winter), so I could expect the hops to fade. But upon further inspection of other reviews, this seems to be the norm for this beer. I most likely wouldn’t chase this one down, but it still was an ok beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours amber to copper with white head and minimal lace. Nose is sour with slight biscuity malt. Medium on the tongue with prominent sour hoppy flavor slightly balanced with biscuity malt, metallic tang, and resinous hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2012
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting creamy quarter inch of foam. Nose is toffee, dark fruit and spicy banana. Taste is similar, but has a healthy dose of earthy citrus and woody hops to balance. Medium body is extremely smooth, smoothly carbonated, well balanced and surprisingly, seems to show some alcohol warmth. This one is really different from most APAs out there, almost seems like a ESB, and is by far the best beer I have sampled from this brewery.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3548) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
A clear amber color with little head, this one has relatively little smell. It’s got a decent hoppy taste to it and comes off very light with little aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2000) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is of yeast and sweet fruit. Taste is floral hops, malt and a subtle sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
arsehole77 (3) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2012 does not count
From a bottle poured into a pint glass. Light cloudy tan, with a weak aroma. Weak tasting beer with a strong aftertaste. It?s not likely to make the rotation.


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