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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4831) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Bready caramel malt and fruity hops aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Follows the nose -- bready caramel malt and slightly spicy fruity hops flavor. Medium creamy body, moderate carbonation. Really quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from a 6-pack purchased at Wal-Mart and drank in our hotel room in Cincy. Amber appearance, bit of white head. Grass, sugar, caramel aroma. Nicely balanced. Nothing fantastic, but nothing to complain about.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice, clear deep amber with a small off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Wonderful malty aroma of caramel, cereal, toasted peanuts and hazelnuts, and biscuits. Taste is also malt heavy with caramel, biscuits and wheat up front with peanuts and a bit of spices coming in behind that. Balanced out with a pretty strong earthy hop presence. Long toasty malt finish with a bit of hop bitterness. A bit too heavy on the malt in my opinion. Makes it a little hard to drink. Pretty much overwhelms your taste buds. Not a bad taste, mind you. Just an overabundance of it. Pretty full bodied with slick texture and moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty satisfying beer. Nice balance between hops and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3575) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
A mild malty aroma, great bread and malt flavor..m a good beer!!!!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 12 oz bottle from a mix 12-pack. This is a fine and fine-looking beer. Deep reddish amber body iscovered by a durable and creamy tan head. Excellent lacing. The aroma and flavor are both less hop forward than the classification as an APA would lead you to expect. In this casee, I think it is due to the larger load of sweet and medium roast malts rather than a shortage of hops. In any case, the beer is sweet up front and only mildly bitter in the aftertaste, with at least as much roast and caramel malt flavor as there is hops (Cascade and Fruggle in this case). Nice mouthfeel, with creamy smoothness and soft carbonation that gives the impression of a full bodied beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Pours a dark copper with a white head. Smells of berries and jolly ranchers. Tastes fruity and sweet. Is this right? I wonder if they got the wrong tap handle on this...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mseeley (1) - Springboro, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Nice. Best beer on tap at taste of Cincinnati. Wifey liked the lager but tasteless to me after OTR.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3740) - - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 bottle. amber with a small white head. very balanced aroma with thickly layered malts and fresh hops. a medium bodied, moderate to highly carbonated palate. some dry astringency in the finish. very malty with bready sweet caramel notes with bittering hops and light lemony finish. almost a meal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - 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)


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