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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   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 Cincinnatiís 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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cletus (6331) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (5961) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 Draft and bottle, one of the easiest-to-find beers in Cincinnati, but still a very good pale ale. Pours a clear dark red amber color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, hops, floral notes, spice, and fruit. Flavor is malty, toasty, and biscuity, with just a dash of hops, spice, and fruit. Medium bodied, with average carbonation and just a little sticky in the mouth. Easy to drink, and easily sessionable. The best of the Moerlein bunch, and fortunately also the flagship of the relaunched label.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean amber hue with a fading frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee bready malts, noble aromatic hops, hint of pear and apple esters and a touch of butterscotch. The taste is a combination of twangy acidity, sweet malt, and mineral water. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive with a metallic finish. Overall it is quaffable but the diacetyl drops it a couple spots.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This pours a bright copper body with a creamy eggshell head that does some intricate lacing. The aroma has caramel at its base and is covered with grapefruit, pine, and orange blossoms. The flavor begins with a even balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness, but then takes a tip towards the latter, bringing it close to IPA country. It finishes on a sweet and bitter note, the hops flavors lasting longer. A dandy APA.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Deep dark copper pour, gentle off white soft head that sticks around. Sweet aroma with hints of toffee and pine. Flavor is very bold with some nuttiness, citrus, a hint of chocolate, some toffee and a back end of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is crisp and tangy. Rather impressed by this one and enjoyed very much.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear darker orange color, minimal off-white head leaving spots of lace. Odd malty-fruit aroma, something specific in the nose I canít quite put my finger on (like a metallic fruit taste). Some caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, and drinkable. Kind of bitter-sweet in a dark way. Unique, but not in an entirely awesome way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bright copper color with a taller taupe head and nice lace. Heavy caramel aromas along with melon, sweet oranges, dare I saw circus peanuts, and lemon zest. Very full and distinctive aroma, just not sure if I like it that much yet. Quite full and smooth in feel. They have the looks and palate down for me, but Iím still working on the aroma and flavor. Just too sweet in the aroma for me to embrace. It amazes me that 75% of the reviews so far mention the Fuggles and Cascade hops. Yeah there are hops, but not the big grapefruit of Cascade or major Fuggle nuances. Oh well. Sweet lightly toasted malt, with an emphasis on sweet, lead the way. Somewhat spice hops, with a touch of cinnamon and orange zest that bites in the finish. Linger is somewhat drab with nondescript malt and a herbal hops residue. Interesting, but certainly no gem in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2011
So, looking at the commercial description, I see that I am rating this on this beerís 4th birthday. Well, no, Iím not saying that this specific beer is four years old, I mean tha this brand was started on April 25, four years ago. So itís got that goiní for it. Anyway, this a pretty straight forward APA. I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark bronze color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and spicy with a toasted caramel note. The flavor was bitter, fruity and dry with fruity hops, caramel and nut showing through. The finish was medium length with bitter fruity hops. Solid.


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