RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy medium brown with a 2 finger tan head. Great lacing. Smells very floral. Some light biscuit in there. The taste is very floral with some yeastyness. Moderate bitterness throughout lingering through the finish. A little bit of malt is detectable. Just an ok beer that I dont really care about having again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazed amber with a fluffy head. The nose is all caramel and bananas. Hops are severely lacking in the nose. Strong notes of caramel in the taste as well, more of the banana and a light metallic note. Sweet and just not good, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (3000) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft in a weizen glass - pours clear caramel with nice tan head and good lacing. Jose is pine hops. Aroma is just hops. Taste is bitter. Bubbly and slick texture. Medium body. Long and faint finish. Quite simple in flavor but inoffensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of rotting vegetables, some caramel, some earthy hints. Tastes earthy with some peas and herbal spicy hints on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Good suggestion from Chipalsa. Bottle pour ---> tulip. Nose is oddly tropical with a unique fruitiness that is almost unidentifiable. Papaya? Some caramel malts and sweetness with some slight hop in there. Different for an APA. Tastes pretty similar with a retained fruitiness/sweetness. Not so much hop, but it is there. Good and worth a try because this beer has flavors that are difficult to put into words.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear darker orange color, minimal off-white head leaving spots of lace. Odd malty-fruit aroma, something specific in the nose I cant quite put my finger on (like a metallic fruit taste). Some caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, and drinkable. Kind of bitter-sweet in a dark way. Unique, but not in an entirely awesome way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Draft: the first time I had this, I thought it was just an emrican pale ale, and a mediocre one at that. Very time now, that I get the pleasure, I find new appreciation for it. It pours A dark copper color with a creamy tan head. Aromas are that of toffee, roasted malt, and some nuttiness. It has a floral fruitiness in the flavor profile that I just love. Awesome beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Im not sure if Im rating the right one as this is an APA listing and the beer I had was more of a Belgian Ale, but at any rate Im 99% sure this is the correct one. Enjoyed on tap at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH while at the Braves vs. Reds game. One of the only non-Bud beers available. Appearance a somewhat clear copper amber with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of light Beglian yeast and sugar, rather light in smell. Taste of Belgian yeast and candi, clove, banana. Definitely a belcher with above average carbonation, medium light in body. Impressed that this would be offered in this stadium, one of the best beers @ a baseball game Ive had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Light body, foamy head and sloppy lacing. Smell was sweet of pineapple, bitter of hops and a little spicy on the nose. The balance of hops and malts were great, the subtle bitterness was countered by a maltiness that finished bitter and spicy. VERY refreshing, especially for a game of cornhole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3950) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle from local Trader Joes. Pretty classy for what I assume is a rather small output brewery. Hops leans towards the resin side in aroma but maybe a little overpowered by malt in the flavor. Nice.

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