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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle at CVG. Hazy amber, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is bittersweet caramel. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13891) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle from Party Town. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced hoppy and malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks ryan) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, flowery/perfume, orange/floral, some peach, light grapefruit/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/floral, caramel, earthy/grapefruit. Light-medium body, light stickiness, resin.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle from Party Source. The bottle had some weird crustys around the cap after I removed it so that is not a good sign. The beer pours a slightly luminous orange-amber color with absolutely no head or lacing. Also not a good sign. Light malt and pine in the nose. Medium-bodied and fruity with some toasted malt and piney hops flavor, however the flavors are buried by tartness. The finish is tart fruit with a touch of sweet malt. I have to conclude I got a bad bottle, but will need to try again to be sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromaso floral hops, pine and some caramel. Tastes of the same floral hops, pine, caramel, and some citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Very fruity aroma - apricot and cherry malt aroma. Reddish orange color with small head. Apricot and orange malt flavor with light hops finish. Extremely fruity especially for the style - more like a cream ale than the typical APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Brown pour. Maltbomb aroma. Light hops are hidden by caramel and fruity malts. Flavor is caramel, fruit, ALL malt all the time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Name: OTR Over the Rhine
Date: August 08, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head, streaks of lace, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, abundant earthy and floral hops
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops, touch of citrus, plenty of balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle... Mostly clear, dark amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Nose of toasted caramel malt and earthy and citrusy hops. Sweet, malty, caramel and biscuit flavors up front; shadowed by moderate earthy, mineral hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and intermediate carbonation. Bitter-sweet, caramel finish. Kudos to xnoxhatex for floating this bottle my way!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9697) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 Draft and bottle, one of the easiest-to-find beers in Cincinnati, but still a very good pale ale. Pours a clear dark red amber color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of pale malts, caramel, hops, floral notes, spice, and fruit. Flavor is malty, toasty, and biscuity, with just a dash of hops, spice, and fruit. Medium bodied, with average carbonation and just a little sticky in the mouth. Easy to drink, and easily sessionable. The best of the Moerlein bunch, and fortunately also the flagship of the relaunched label.


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