RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish brown color and a malt aroma derived from Munich dark malt. The balanced finish invites a toast to the return of a legend.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Overall a good balance of hops and malts. Nice color. Better on tap than in a bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1466) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2009
The last six pack from my August trip to Cincinnati. Deep brown clear brew with a thin, off white head. Active carbonation. Aroma dominated by malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt at the start but with a finish nicely balanced with subdued hops. Rather simple in flavor and character, but whats in there is quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Pours a clear dark brown with a thin tan head that floats on top of it. The nose is nutty with hints of almond and brown sugar. As you sip on it you can really taste the toasted malt and almond. there is some hop flavor but no big initial bite or any lasting tang. Overall the carbonation is alright and has a refreshing flavor but it is a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Dark brown color but a little lighter than I expected. Good head with some lacing. Strong malty, syrupy aroma. Nutty, very sweet malty taste. A little watery. Decent, but forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavor is bready, doughy sweet caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draft, once at Hyde Park Blast and once during Prohibition Resistance Tour in Cincinnati. Pours brown with short foamy off-white head. Nutty, malty, slightly syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Nice, oaty/cereal malt aroma with dark syrup. Smells like fresh pumpernickel - the aroma is the strong suit for the beer. Clear, medium walnut brown. Good label. Sweet and bocky, with strong raisin/prune flavors. The beer is a little swayback - prominent flavors on the initial swig and the finish, but then a little saggy and watery in the middle. Medium light body, with some chalkiness in the mouthfeel. A decent session brew, an excellent jambalaya or stew base, a good marinade candidate, and an excellent value at $3.99/6 on closeout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
pours brown with a small white head. nice carbonationnn. penis vagina. some balls. medium body. dunk this shit with a donut dunkel. notes of nuts, some chocoloate. pretty tasty . nice lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a smallish, wispy, ivory-hued head. Smell: Sweetish, toasted maltiness smelling of dark bread brushed with a thin layer of carob sauce along with some faint dried fruit notes. Taste: A pleasant malty start -- toasted dark breadiness, a teeny tiny hint of roast, and sweet tastes of carob and nuts. Small hint of fruitiness. Just a touch of spicy hops and bitterness. Finishes semi-sweet with some enduring toasted malt qualities. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A bit reminiscent of Ayinger Altbairisch. A clean, malty, dark lager that, for me at least, has plenty of drinkability appeal. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Name: Barbarossa
Date: May 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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