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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks ryan) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, flowery/perfume, orange/floral, some peach, light grapefruit/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/floral, caramel, earthy/grapefruit. Light-medium body, light stickiness, resin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
I thought this was slightly above average. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a brown body with a thin white head. Dry, bitter hoppy flavor. No great standout flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (204) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
ペールエール 香ばしい麦の& 苦味と甘みは&

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (358) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pretty solid beer. Not really special but still a very drinkable beer. A little bit of a lingering after taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
12oz bottle, thanks to xnoxhatex giving this to me. pours amber with beige head. nose has some sweet malt notes. flavor has mostly toasted malts with some caramel. where’s the hops? i guess fresher bottles are claiming some more hop notes but this seems like it was never that hoppy. kinda boring and too sweet. some big hop notes would do this beer wonders.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (917) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy medium brown with a 2 finger tan head. Great lacing. Smells very floral. Some light biscuit in there. The taste is very floral with some yeastyness. Moderate bitterness throughout lingering through the finish. A little bit of malt is detectable. Just an ok beer that I don’t really care about having again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
A clear amber color with little head, this one has relatively little smell. It’s got a decent hoppy taste to it and comes off very light with little aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours amber to copper with white head and minimal lace. Nose is sour with slight biscuity malt. Medium on the tongue with prominent sour hoppy flavor slightly balanced with biscuity malt, metallic tang, and resinous hops.

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.


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