RATINGS: 162   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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Travlr (24755) - 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.

Tmoney99 (14479) - 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.

argo0 (14127) - 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.

Dogbrick (13010) - 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.

hopdog (12510) - 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.

shrubber85 (11402) - 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.

hopscotch (11101) - 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!

daknole (11049) - 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.

kp (10882) - 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

alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle and on draft. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized beige head. Lively carbonation. The aroma is caramel malts and a variety of fruits. The flavor is malty with some sweeter caramel and also roasted character showing up. The finish is more hoppy with some fruity and floral flavors coming through. Medium bodied and pleasant drinking. This was the first of Moerleins new offerings and remains solid today.

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