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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chinchill (5318) - 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.

JStax (7179) - 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...

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.

SSSteve (4006) - - 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.

LilBeerDoctor (4194) - 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)

Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nearly clear, orange-tea with a whipped, parchment coloured head. Scent is caramel/toffee, grain. Taste is sweet malt, grassy hops. Slightly too sugary. A little out of step with the hops.

wlajwl (7069) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Aroma is heavy, almost barley wine like caramel malts and mild sweetness. The flavor is caramel malts, light citrus, medium sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish. Didn’t really get much of an APA out of this, more like a light barley wine.

fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle and tap. Nice caramel/copper color. Very upfront hoppy scent. Malt flavor is noticeable, but it’s the hops that really shine in this one.

JaBier (8253) - 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.

mikemccarthy (94) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the description promised. Great representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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