RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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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kp (10880) - 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

jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Comfortably sweet and easy to drink. Dark copper body with an off-white, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of toast and brown sugar with notes of caramel and dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a lightly to moderately bitter finish. It stays sweet throughout. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Lively carbonation. Crisp.

agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Dark amber color...fluffy head, though it fades quickly. Mildly sweet malt aroma. Front has a basic malt flavor, with just a hint of sweetness...slightly crisp mouthfeel. Back consists of a few roasted malt notes, and a mild bitterness. Finish is somewhat tangy. Pretty typical of a dunkel...a brew that is better chugged than sipped.

notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade - holy crap this was bad - smelled like brown sugar and roasted malts - but the flavor was was a mix of caramelized sugar and diacetyl, reminding me of burnt cracker jacks - an "I’m infected" acidity creeps up in the finish, too, adding to the crappiness - I ordered a full pint of this, but could only drink a few sips.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tap at barcade. Ugh. Porus a deep dark coppery amber with a nice clarity and ok head retention. Aroma is a freakin butter bomb- loaded with diacetyl and a bit of sugary caramel sweetness. Flavor is also slicked out with tons of diacetyl and a sticky sharp caramel sweetness not a smooth toasty vienna maltiness I would want. Blah.

sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with an amber brown hue. Tight ring of head. Malty aromas with a definite caramel note. Dry palate. Odd yet tasty. Nutty. Ever so slight buttery. Decent.

drywallman (368) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
This one poured very near black into my pilsner glass with virtually no head. The malt was there and a slightly piney hop finish was noticeable. A very dry finish, even for a lager. Chocolate was noticeable on the malt profile and very enjoyable.

Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
12 oz bottle **Summary** - A nice dunkel this was picked up on a beer run to northern Kentucky. I’ve had reasonable success with Moerlein in the past and decided to give it a shot. Passable this one might be a safety outlet for times when nothing else is on tap somewhere. **Aroma / Appearance** - A half finger head surged to the top of my shaker creating the appearance of day old road slush. A reddish brown body the color of the setting sun accented it well. The nose seemed to remind me of hot chocolate made from baker’s grade chocolate rather than powder. Sugary and malty it had a nice presence. **Flavor / Palate** - A little on the sweet side and too thin it tasted like a blend of chocolate and vanilla powders. Reminiscent of an iced coffee the flavors were somewhat muted. This was decent overall but nothing special.

crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2009
A copper-brown hue with a beige head. good malt notes but otherwise this beer was way too light. Carbonation was mild.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle generously given as a bonus by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad. Light sweet malty aroma. Perhaps a little chocolate or ripe fruit. Not too much going on here. Nice transparent red amber colors with a thin sticky head. Malty sweetness, ripe fruit, toffee, a touch of tartness and maybe some toast. Some dry roast lingers for a while and then is gone with the clean finish. Unobtrusive, well done. Nothing special, but nothing wrong with it.

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