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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Dark aprioct color with decent light beige head and good lacing. I agree with last reviewer quite fruity and more of a cream than a true IPA...which is probably why I like it. I don’t see the ’plenty’ of hops but I notice the malt. well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Dark amber color with minimal head and lacing. Fantastic malt aroma and flavor with nice hints of caramel and toffee. A great beer that’s named after a long-neglected, historic section of Cincinnati.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Nice little amber/copper colored beer with a head that was a tad off-white. Yellow and burnt orange highlights around the bottom and sides. A few bubbles working toward the top. A touch cloudy. Head and retention and lacing were mostly average. Nice bit of fresh, floral hops in the nose. Grapefruit citrus is in the mix also. A touch of toasty bread finishes the aroma. Seems very well balanced and clean. As the brew warmed I started detecting hints of caramel malt. Decent hop bitterness is apparent from the beginning. As expected, a prominent grapefruit citrus flavor. Orange flavoring also works its ways through. A dry biscuit taste in there to boot. Medium, dry mouthfeel. Some alcohol bite on the palate and in the aftertaste. Hangs around in the throat for a good while. This was a nice little beer!!! I was pleasantly surprised. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but I came out satisfied. To me this was closer to an IPA than a regular Pale Ale. It was enjoyable and worth a try. I would be happy to pick this up again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Good. Beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grassy and garlicky hops. Flavor of rich caramel malt up front with a spicy, bitter, and grassy hop finish. Also plenty of toffee and earthy malt. There is both a strong malt and hop presence, with lots of hops in the finish. Solid palate, well balanced, excellent. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a reddish bronze hue. Moderate ring of off-white head. Faint aromas. One word, Surprised! Good flavors. Big sweet and powerful hop character. Tingl;ing effervescence. The sweet and bitter play tug-o-war over the duration of the palate. Fun and fresh. This is a diamond in the rough. Good and super bright, hoppy pale ale. Solid. And either I got a super fresh bottle, or this beer is highly underrated...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Deep copper color...very fluffy head. Floral hop aroma, with noticeable hints of malt. Slightly sweet malt flavor up front...pretty smooth mouthfeel, with just a touch of crispness. Tangy hop bitterness balances out the back...finish has a long citrus bite. An extremely tasty, well balanced pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4501) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelhead3686 (244) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted this at the 2012 Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. Pours clear copper with a thick white head. Has a caramel and bread aroma. Medium sweetness with a hint of bitterness. Medium body with a nice creamy, frothy texture. Very interesting beer and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the description promised. Great representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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