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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4389) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Hazy medium amber with a good headwith good lace. Surprisingly good yeasty caramel malt with just enough bittering to keep it under control. Nothing too elegant going on, but drinkable just the same. Pretty well done - worth a second bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle at CVG. Hazy amber, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is bittersweet caramel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy medium brown with a 2 finger tan head. Great lacing. Smells very floral. Some light biscuit in there. The taste is very floral with some yeastyness. Moderate bitterness throughout lingering through the finish. A little bit of malt is detectable. Just an ok beer that I don’t really care about having again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a fluffy head. The nose is all caramel and bananas. Hops are severely lacking in the nose. Strong notes of caramel in the taste as well, more of the banana and a light metallic note. Sweet and just not good, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft in a weizen glass - pours clear caramel with nice tan head and good lacing. Jose is pine hops. Aroma is just hops. Taste is bitter. Bubbly and slick texture. Medium body. Long and faint finish. Quite simple in flavor but inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of rotting vegetables, some caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes earthy with some peas and herbal spicy hints on the finish.

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