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 Cincinnatis 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pour produced a clear, amber body topped by a large off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, as is the palate, though not overbearingly so. This ale is significantly malted to give this pale ale a good measure of sweetness, followed by the bitter aftertaste of the hops. I liked the approachability, good lacing, and balance of this pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (991) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12 oz Bottle from Beer of the Month Club. Copper pour with an off white head. Nose of citrus and malt aroma. Taste of apples, citrus hops, malt and faint spices. Really mild, definately one that would pair well with food or for a session brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
I think I got a bottle from a bad batch, or perhaps old? Sour nose, Sour body on otherwise what might be a nice pale ale. Very hoppy, but sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1536) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
nice brew, has a very faint hop aroma, a mild citrus hop taste, body seemed a tad thin, has a bit of a roast malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (2223) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Like...roasty apples on the nose, I guess. This is a bizarre brew. Same in the flavor. Interesting, but aight. Really not sure what to make of it, but it’s not offensive and is better than the majority of mild pale ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Its good, nice amount of malts which gives off a full presence done caramel, and the hops are not potent yet enough to satisfy a hop head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
The aroma is malt and hoppy just as advertised. There are caramel notes as well as citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s about average but there is nothing special about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1630) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
My son brought ma a bottle from Cincy. Dar dirt amber, great head and lacing, , big malt tatste, sweet port flavors with slight bitter finish. Nice beer

   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 thats named after a long-neglected, historic section of Cincinnati.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3133) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2008
A nice amber color with a quick off-white head. Aroma is of soft citrus and herbal hops, with light caramel. Hops are stronger in the flavor witht he pine being the big player. Also comes with a nutty, molasses malt background. Finishes with a nice, refreshing bitterness. I’m very impressed with the quality of this APA.

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