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RATINGS: 153   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Very surprised by this. Had a good malt character, rather thick. The hops weren’t as noticeable as the roasted malt character. Medium finish. Also had some cola-like flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pretty dark copper/ruby pour with a nice light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel with a hint of molasses and a little hop bite, certainly an unique aroma for an APA . The flavor doesn’t quite match up with the aroma, the hops are a little less noticeable and the malts have a little wet cardboard aftertaste that detracts from the otherwise solid taste. Medium body, I think this beer was the first Moerlein that I had and it is a solid APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Brown pour. Maltbomb aroma. Light hops are hidden by caramel and fruity malts. Flavor is caramel, fruit, ALL malt all the time.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a brown body with a thin white head. Dry, bitter hoppy flavor. No great standout flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
On draft at the Great American Ballpark. Dark brown with off-white head, at least looks like much more of a brown ale than a pale ale. Aroma of toasted caramel malt. Taste is roasty/toasty and sweet caramel, with very mild hop bitterness. Crisp and smooth mouthfeel...not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours clear copper color with light khaki head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with mild bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Peter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4643) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to phaleslu for this beer. Pours brown-orange caramel with a tan head. Nose is caramel, biscuit, Fuggles hops, and a slight bitterness. Flavor is malt, sweetness, some caramel, earthy toffee, and sweetness. Bitterness, but balanced and lingering with sweetness and bitterness. Nice, sessionable, and pretty well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle bonus thanks to phaleslu! Nice clear copper colored pour, average amount of carbonation and a nice hoppy and nutty nose. Flavor is slightly fruity to begin with, then pepper, hops, metallic toastiness and finished a little buttery. A nice solid pale ale, would love to try this on tap!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
slightly sweet, robust roasty maltiness, but still light. A little weird at first, but once you get into it, you like it’s warming effect. Bottle at ABC liquors, Miami.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2009
A very nice hoppy flavor with balance. I couldn’t drink a ton of this, but it is like a tannic wine that benefits from a good piece of meat. Such a nice looking beer...a beautiful copper with the brooding look of a hefe. Nice head. This is a good one..


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