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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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3.1
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.

3.8
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.

2.7
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.

3.8
steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tasted this at the 2012 Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. Pours clear copper with a thick white head. Has a caramel and bread aroma. Medium sweetness with a hint of bitterness. Medium body with a nice creamy, frothy texture. Very interesting beer and very enjoyable.

3.8
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle: This one poured amber in color with a medium white head. Smell is a bit piney, with some caramel and even some vanilla notes in there. It’s kinda hard for me to describe, it’s an interesting aroma. The taste is as hard to describe as the smell, but I do get even more of a caramel and pine feel. I also notice a soft earthiness to it and even some dark fruit. At first, this one battled with the palate over who will reign supreme, but the palate and the beer are now meshing and this is a nice enjoyable beer. The only thing in Over The Rhine that is this good is another brewery... Locals hopefully know the one.

3.1
popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pour produced a clear, amber body topped by a large off-white head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, as is the palate, though not overbearingly so. This ale is significantly malted to give this pale ale a good measure of sweetness, followed by the bitter aftertaste of the hops. I liked the approachability, good lacing, and balance of this pale ale.

4.1
mrohia (256) - 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

3.7
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Definitely OTR Ale is a local gem for Cincinnati. OTR is the best of the Moerlein family. The hops provide a good finishing flavor. Basically, the beer attempts to replicate an “old” style of Cincinnati brewing by incorporating German malty flavors. Great beer at summer and fall festivals in Cincinnati. It seemed that for a while Warsteiner was trying to monopolize the festival beer carts, but now Moerlein has entered the competition and has done well.

4.5
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Delicious pale ale reminiscent of a style of beer brewed in Cincinnati in an era of limited refrigeration and before the arrival of lager yeast. Presentation is outstanding with a beautiful brown / red color, a frothy tan head that lasts and lasts and leaves a fine lace pattern on the glass. Nice hops aroma is very inviting. Big malty flavor and body provide myriad of flavor notes. But the best part is a zesty hops flavor from healthy doses of Fuggles and Cascades. Overall, a well balanced and satisfying pale ale that loves to please.

3.7
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
A malty smoothness with nice hops character. Not quite as bitter as one might expect from a pale ale but has really nice medium-body.


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