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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Light body, foamy head and sloppy lacing. Smell was sweet of pineapple, bitter of hops and a little spicy on the nose. The balance of hops and malts were great, the subtle bitterness was countered by a maltiness that finished bitter and spicy. VERY refreshing, especially for a game of cornhole.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle from local Trader Joes. Pretty classy for what I assume is a rather small output brewery. Hops leans towards the resin side in aroma but maybe a little overpowered by malt in the flavor. Nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Aroma is slightly citrusy and grassy. Pours a burnt orange color that leaves webbed lacing down the glass. Taste is hops right off the bat, caramel and biscuit malt in the middle with a subtle bitter finish. In general more malty than a lot of APA’s that I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Clear amber, foamy beige head. Aroma of oranges, nut, chocolate, malt, some toasted. Taste is good, light floral and orange peel. Medium bitter finish. Good balance all around

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
This starts with a mild pine hop aroma, and pours a clear copper, with a full white head. There’s a nice little punch of pine and citrus hops, and a clean caramel flavor. A slick mouthfeel, with a very short finish. This isn’t an outstanding beer, but it is very drinkable, and accessible to those who generally drink BMC.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2011
So, looking at the commercial description, I see that I am rating this on this beer’s 4th birthday. Well, no, I’m not saying that this specific beer is four years old, I mean tha this brand was started on April 25, four years ago. So it’s got that goin’ for it. Anyway, this a pretty straight forward APA. I liked it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
1/13/10. 12oz bottle. Musty oxidized caramel old ale aroma with a sweet caramel flavor that reminds me more of an old ale or barleywine. If this is a pale ale, it must be very old.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Hazy dark orange/amber color. Two fingers of half frothy/half creamy head with good retention, but minimal lacing. 2.5 S: Big hit of buttery pungent breadiness. Caramel malts with some graininess. Slight citrusy twang from the hops. 2.5 T: Buttery breadiness and some off flavors that I can’t put my finger on. The taste is reminiscent of a poorly executed homebrew. Pine and orange hop flavor. 4.0 M: Medium fuller body. Good carbonation, creamy. 2.5 D: Not a big fan of breadiness in an APA. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-22-2009 00:31:18

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Does not age well! Murky copper color with little head. Aroma is mostly malt. Very lacking in hops. Taste is similar. It has not gone bad but has lost its zip.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OTRihtnsgbt (28) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper color. Lots of roast malt flavors, not enough hops to provide any balance. Not at all what I’m looking for in an APA. This beer is somewhat palatable when fresh, downright awful when not.


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