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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hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Slightly hazy amber body with almost no head. Complex, inviting aroma consisting of caramel and malty sweetness and grapefruit and pine hops. Smooth, medium palate, a touch oily. The flavor starts with sweet caramel and finishes with a slight sour/bitter bite. Sugared grapefruit. A very tasty and easy to drink beer.

jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice, clear deep amber with a small off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Wonderful malty aroma of caramel, cereal, toasted peanuts and hazelnuts, and biscuits. Taste is also malt heavy with caramel, biscuits and wheat up front with peanuts and a bit of spices coming in behind that. Balanced out with a pretty strong earthy hop presence. Long toasty malt finish with a bit of hop bitterness. A bit too heavy on the malt in my opinion. Makes it a little hard to drink. Pretty much overwhelms your taste buds. Not a bad taste, mind you. Just an overabundance of it. Pretty full bodied with slick texture and moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty satisfying beer. Nice balance between hops and malts.

floydslip (424) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Amber beer with a foamy light tan head that drops considerable lace. Nose of sour dough, caramel, and nuts. Flavor has a little fruity tang initially, which is surprising, followed by bread, nuts, and light caramel, all of which finishes with a slightly acidic bitterness that lingers. Many layers of flavor--pretty good beer.

verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours a brown body with a thin white head. Dry, bitter hoppy flavor. No great standout flavors.

Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Dark aprioct color with decent light beige head and good lacing. I agree with last reviewer quite fruity and more of a cream than a true IPA...which is probably why I like it. I don’t see the ’plenty’ of hops but I notice the malt. well done.

drywallman (367) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2009
This one has a nice caramel brown color and a short lived head. A very slightly overly sweet malt base, but with a good hop balance. As Crazyvin said, a "nice sweet finish."

bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Aroma is biscuity malts. Flavor is much the same with a slight hop profile but the malt is the main player here. A little to thick bodied for my "pale ale" taste. Its not to bad overall, but its definitely not for those hot summer days. Shigadeyo profiled it better than I could, but you get the idea.

agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Deep copper color...very fluffy head. Floral hop aroma, with noticeable hints of malt. Slightly sweet malt flavor up front...pretty smooth mouthfeel, with just a touch of crispness. Tangy hop bitterness balances out the back...finish has a long citrus bite. An extremely tasty, well balanced pale ale.

mrohia (280) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Great American Ball Park. Great taste, great balance. Could drink a case. At a Reds game, rain delayed, it tasted like a home run. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours amber to copper with white head and minimal lace. Nose is sour with slight biscuity malt. Medium on the tongue with prominent sour hoppy flavor slightly balanced with biscuity malt, metallic tang, and resinous hops.

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