RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Can. AMber, thin foamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is toasted malt, cherry, stone fruits, floral hops. Medium bodied, decent balance. Solid.

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle. The look is clear, beige colored head, pumpkin colored. The smell and taste is caramel, bready, malty, sweet, carrot cake, some bitter background notes. Cardboard.

BeerdedDave (1875) - Beckley, USA - MAY 2, 2017
amber color; bready malt aroma with some floral hop notes; bready, toasted malt with some bitterness; pretty bland and boring

floydslip (421) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Amber beer with a foamy light tan head that drops considerable lace. Nose of sour dough, caramel, and nuts. Flavor has a little fruity tang initially, which is surprising, followed by bread, nuts, and light caramel, all of which finishes with a slightly acidic bitterness that lingers. Many layers of flavor--pretty good beer.

JDBaker11058 (2348) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2017
appearance: pretty--reddish orange amber, creamy light tan head. aroma: caramel malts, some stone fruit, grassy to floral hops, and some herbal stuff going on too. taste: slightly bitter, pretty astringent, with some aspirin, light honey and caramel, floral and herbal hops. finish: lingering stone fruit and medicine, some toasted nuts. notes: Not…my favorite. Couple more bottles of this to try, maybe it was just an off night. Bottle from the Craft Beer of the Month Club.

ehaak26 (707) - - JAN 7, 2017
On tap at the Campus Pub. Lots of hops without being too bitter, some malt backbone.

kaser (6381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Rating this the next day after a foggy evening. From what I remember at yard house, it was orange and tasted really good.

Felsenbrau (54) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle (variety pack). Pours hazy amber. Thick light amber head, long lasting, with much lacing. Aroma faintly of bread, citrus, and strangely a very slight hint of fresh dog poop? (I’ve not encounter that one before!) Taste slightly bitter, becoming more bitter over time, some orange and grapefruit, finishes more bitter. Not too bad, but probably wouldn’t buy again.

kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is pretty husky and grainy with some sweetness and a light earthy and leafy hoppiness. The flavor is pretty weak, some thin and sweet grainy malt with a minimally bitter floral hoppiness. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering huskiness. Meh, can’t say this one has much in the way of positive qualities.

jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Draft. Cloudy, deep gold body. Tight-bubbled, off-white head, lasting. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness, a bitterness that is more in the IPA category than the English Pale Ale category. Not a lot of nuance.

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