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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5170) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-brown color. Malty beer factory aroma. Mellow, sweet malty taste. APA...err...maybe not. This is about as aggresively hopped as a light Lager. Not bad per se, just certainly not to style. Similar mouthfeel and body as other Moerleins. Syrupy malt overkill, pseudo-micro stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nearly clear, orange-tea with a whipped, parchment coloured head. Scent is caramel/toffee, grain. Taste is sweet malt, grassy hops. Slightly too sugary. A little out of step with the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4882) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured an amberish color with aromas of caramel, fresh hops, and some malt. Flavors follow suit, a hopper version of the amber they produce maybe? Solid beer, no real flaws, just bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4801) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy, almost barley wine like caramel malts and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, medium sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish. Didnít really get much of an APA out of this, more like a light barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4732) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Candied PA aroma, prominent Cascades hops. Why in the hell they called this Over the Rhine, I have no clue - there’s nothing historical about this - it’s a thoroughly modern brew. Fair label, medium bronze-red. Briny and tasty, with toasted tones. Lightly tannic and tangy. Very drinkable. Body is a little on the heavy side. FInishes out salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Let me just say Iím not digging the name for this beer. OTR. Over-the-Rhine. Not being from Cincinnati, the reference is entirely lost on me, so I had little knowing of what kind of beer I even had beyond an ale with, per the tiny-font text I was struggling to read on the back label, Fuggles hops. O-kay! Appearance: Pours out a faintly hazy, dark amber body with a sudsy, white head. Smell: Pale malts with a distinct scent of toasted biscuits, meager hint of fruit, and an aroma of spicy, floral Noble hops. Taste: Pale malts with some toasty, biscuity qualities and a small touch of toffee sweetness. Faint fruit esters. Earthy, spicy, floral hop character with a medium-low amount of bitterness. As is often the case, it starts drying out on the back half for the finish, but thereís still some maltiness to be found. Then itís gone - Over-the-Rhine and In-My-Stomach. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A reasonably decent, quaffable ale, though, I will say itís the best of the Moerleinís lot that Iíve had thus far. I will also say thatís not saying much.

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