phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
alexsdad06 (7743) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle and on draft. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized beige head. Lively carbonation. The aroma is caramel malts and a variety of fruits. The flavor is malty with some sweeter caramel and also roasted character showing up. The finish is more hoppy with some fruity and floral flavors coming through. Medium bodied and pleasant drinking. This was the first of Moerleins new offerings and remains solid today.
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks alright; dark for a pale ale though. Smells a little malty and unrefined. Tastes pretty good; definitely the beer’s best attribute. Sweet, caramel, and malt with some hops in there too. Average on the palate. Not bad.
drowland (7374) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cewldre: Pours a transparent bright amber copper with a thin wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh earthy noble and citrusy American hops along with a touch of toasted malt. Starts with a nice mild caramel sweetness and earthy grapefruity bittering hop balance toward a crisp, clean bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and a good APA.
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with grassy hops and some pine. Malty flavor with toffee character before a grassy hop finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.