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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 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.

<A HREF=http://www.christianmoerlein.com target=’_new’/>Christian Moerlein

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3.9
Hcgiii (31) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Good. Beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
LilBeerDoctor (4194) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grassy and garlicky hops. Flavor of rich caramel malt up front with a spicy, bitter, and grassy hop finish. Also plenty of toffee and earthy malt. There is both a strong malt and hop presence, with lots of hops in the finish. Solid palate, well balanced, excellent. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

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.

3.8
Cornfield (5569) - 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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3.8
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Tasted 1/6/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a reddish bronze hue. Moderate ring of off-white head. Faint aromas. One word, Surprised! Good flavors. Big sweet and powerful hop character. Tingl;ing effervescence. The sweet and bitter play tug-o-war over the duration of the palate. Fun and fresh. This is a diamond in the rough. Good and super bright, hoppy pale ale. Solid. And either I got a super fresh bottle, or this beer is highly underrated...

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.

3.8
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Thanks to phaleslu for this beer. Pours brown-orange caramel with a tan head. Nose is caramel, biscuit, Fuggles hops, and a slight bitterness. Flavor is malt, sweetness, some caramel, earthy toffee, and sweetness. Bitterness, but balanced and lingering with sweetness and bitterness. Nice, sessionable, and pretty well-balanced.

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
mikemccarthy (94) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, frothy head that stays. Strongly floral aroma. Full but effervescent mouthfeel. Brutally hoppy flavor, as the description promised. Great representative of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle thanks to cewldre: Pours a transparent bright amber copper with a thin wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh earthy noble and citrusy American hops along with a touch of toasted malt. Starts with a nice mild caramel sweetness and earthy grapefruity bittering hop balance toward a crisp, clean bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and a good APA.


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