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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Light amber color. Small head but little lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy. A little hops in the taste, with more focus on caramel malts. Good, not great.

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

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2010
12 oz bottle. Not a bad beer, but zero to get excited about. A malty, bitter, low hopped pale. A craft drinkers "lite beer"’ if that.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghouseguy (20) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Draft. First tried this brew at the first tapping event at Findlay Market in OTR. Now have it on draft at home. This beer is amber in color and pours with a nice head and good retention. Aroma is soft and gentle...which is very inviting. At first sip, the beer is quite impressive. Crisp, clean, and very enjoyable. Lots of malts, yet enough hops to balance well. Nice caramel tones in there as well. This beer finishes very clean and leaves no aftertaste. Much better at home then at debut tapping...I believe this is due to the temperature at which it was served. This beer tasts best to me at colder temperatures. Proud to say this one is from my home town.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xuhuckit19 (16) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Afantastic american pale ale. Being in Cincinnati I know the history of OTR, and the hopiness is very reflective of the bitter attitude that is prevalent Over the Rhine

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
smartbrewing (11) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
One word...malt malt malt...with good hops. I went to the first keg tapping at Findley Market and was immediately impressed even though the beer wasn’t served at the optimum temperature. Great caramel flavor intensifies at the end with a clean finish. I bought a couple six-packs and then went the 1/6 barrel route. I am now close to purchasing my thrid sixth barrel since my neighbors appear to like this beer as much as I do. By far, the best Christian Morlein beer to date.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ProfessorEwan (5) - USA - SEP 3, 2007 does not count
H-O-P-S Simply a great beer. "quaffable" A rocky head dissolves quickly. Fruity aroma. Tasty.

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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mseeley (1) - Springboro, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Nice. Best beer on tap at taste of Cincinnati. Wifey liked the lager but tasteless to me after OTR.


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