FROTHINGSLOSH (5102) - 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.
JaBier (5011) - 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 I’m 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.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ChainGangGuy (4423) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Let me just say I’m 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 there’s still some maltiness to be found. Then it’s gone - Over-the-Rhine and In-My-Stomach.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A reasonably decent, quaffable ale, though, I will say it’s the best of the Moerlein’s lot that I’ve had thus far. I will also say that’s not saying much.
Aurelius (4381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4267) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pale orange color, light tan head. Aroma of earthy citrus. Cascade and Fuggles. Tastes of sweet malt, musty malts, honey bun (w/o icing). Bread. Hops. Really good. The session masters. Finishes with the slightest tobacco.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is malt and hoppy just as advertised. There are caramel notes as well as citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s about average but there is nothing special about it.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.