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RATINGS: 161   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.

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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 (91) - 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 (7133) - 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.

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.

3.7
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2007
12 oz bottle

As a fan of the band Over the Rhine I had to try this as soon as I discovered that it existed. I finally tracked it down at the Party Source across the river from Cincinnati. Once my last bottle is empty I may have to pick up some more (or have someone else pick it up when they visit from that area). The price is right for a well made beer ($7.99 a six pack).

Aroma / Apppearance - A one finger eggshell colored head decorated the glass for a while. Underneath was a reddish orange body. Toffee, caramel and gingerbread cookies make this the ideal winter alternative to an imperial stout. Woody hops play against citrus flavors to form an aggressive attention getter with sweet overtones.

Flavor / Palate - The fast fading flavor is hard to pick up at first but eventually settles into Hershey’s kisses, Cherry 7UP and malts. The hops are present without being overwhelming. The tart sprucy finish completes a satisfying transformation. This is a solid sessionable beer that would be great for watching during the football game or while out ice fishing. I can’t wait to pick up more.

3.7
kyzr (1527) - Montana, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Poured nice amber brown with decent head. Malty and some citrus on the nose. Taste is fruity, with just a touch of hops. Very nice mouthfeel, and clean finish. Thanks to shigadeyo for this bottle!

3.7
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Courtesy of Alexsdad06, thanks Brad! 12 oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a medium offwhite head. Nose is fruity, more vibrant red berries to be exact. Underlying layer citrus hops and some malts. Initial taste begins with a light to medium body that is softly carbonated. Grapefruit hops splash the palate gently but with enough flavor. Red berries come in on the mid palate as strawberry. Finishing with toasty malts and bitter hops. Decently well balanced. Palate duration is excellent. Good head retention and some splash lacing of the glass. A great american pale ale!

3.7
kassner (1655) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
My son brought ma a bottle from Cincy. Dar dirt amber, great head and lacing, , big malt tatste, sweet port flavors with slight bitter finish. Nice beer

3.7
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy sweet malt. Taste is a nice balance of citrusy hop and sweet bready malt. Not bad.

3.7
GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Draft: the first time I had this, I thought it was just an emrican pale ale, and a mediocre one at that. Very time now, that I get the pleasure, I find new appreciation for it. It pours A dark copper color with a creamy tan head. Aromas are that of toffee, roasted malt, and some nuttiness. It has a floral fruitiness in the flavor profile that I just love. Awesome beer from a great brewery.


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