RATINGS: 161   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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kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is pretty husky and grainy with some sweetness and a light earthy and leafy hoppiness. The flavor is pretty weak, some thin and sweet grainy malt with a minimally bitter floral hoppiness. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering huskiness. Meh, can’t say this one has much in the way of positive qualities.

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean amber hue with a fading frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee bready malts, noble aromatic hops, hint of pear and apple esters and a touch of butterscotch. The taste is a combination of twangy acidity, sweet malt, and mineral water. The mouth feel is lively and aggressive with a metallic finish. Overall it is quaffable but the diacetyl drops it a couple spots.

Patrickctenchi (6550) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Nearly clear, orange-tea with a whipped, parchment coloured head. Scent is caramel/toffee, grain. Taste is sweet malt, grassy hops. Slightly too sugary. A little out of step with the hops.

Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2011
So, looking at the commercial description, I see that I am rating this on this beer’s 4th birthday. Well, no, I’m not saying that this specific beer is four years old, I mean tha this brand was started on April 25, four years ago. So it’s got that goin’ for it. Anyway, this a pretty straight forward APA. I liked it.

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.

JStax (6349) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Pours a dark copper with a white head. Smells of berries and jolly ranchers. Tastes fruity and sweet. Is this right? I wonder if they got the wrong tap handle on this...

JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bright copper color with a taller taupe head and nice lace. Heavy caramel aromas along with melon, sweet oranges, dare I saw circus peanuts, and lemon zest. Very full and distinctive aroma, just not sure if I like it that much yet. Quite full and smooth in feel. They have the looks and palate down for me, but I’m still working on the aroma and flavor. Just too sweet in the aroma for me to embrace. It amazes me that 75% of the reviews so far mention the Fuggles and Cascade hops. Yeah there are hops, but not the big grapefruit of Cascade or major Fuggle nuances. Oh well. Sweet lightly toasted malt, with an emphasis on sweet, lead the way. Somewhat spice hops, with a touch of cinnamon and orange zest that bites in the finish. Linger is somewhat drab with nondescript malt and a herbal hops residue. Interesting, but certainly no gem in my book.

kaser (6214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Rating this the next day after a foggy evening. From what I remember at yard house, it was orange and tasted really good.

nuplastikk (6211) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-brown color. Malty beer factory aroma. Mellow, sweet malty taste. APA...err...maybe not. This is about as aggresively hopped as a light Lager. Not bad per se, just certainly not to style. Similar mouthfeel and body as other Moerleins. Syrupy malt overkill, pseudo-micro stuff.

Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This pours a bright copper body with a creamy eggshell head that does some intricate lacing. The aroma has caramel at its base and is covered with grapefruit, pine, and orange blossoms. The flavor begins with a even balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness, but then takes a tip towards the latter, bringing it close to IPA country. It finishes on a sweet and bitter note, the hops flavors lasting longer. A dandy APA.

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