Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Reviews




Erzengel
4.3
Moerlein Eleven/162
Many thanks to my SecretSanta nimbleprop for this bottle! Black currant in the nose, wood. Fantastic deep Bourbon malty beginning. Deep, round and dry. Intense round and malty with lots of smooth wood. Bourbon without sweetness. Fresh wood, deep. Intense without being too alcoholic. Great intense deep malty Bourbon aftertaste. Fascinating!
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tmoney99
3.6
Moerlein Pacer
Can. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus and floral hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

phaleslu
3.3
Moerlein FC Cincinnati Imperial Blood Orange IPA
22 oz. bottle from Kroger. Pours a clear copper orange color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and patchy film, leaving plenty of lace in the glass. Like the regular version, it’s a bit too far to the sweet side, with blood oranges, sweet caramel malts, tea, pine, earth, and a late metallic note. There’s also maybe some overripe stone fruit. Some residual sugars, too. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, thin, metallic mouthfeel. Nothing special but easy to drink.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Patrickctenchi
3.1
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Can: Hazy gold with a thick, off-white head. Orange, grain, caramel aroma. Taste is orange/butterscotch.....pretty tangy at first.....orange-candy-like. It’s different....and really not bad after the initial "twang" to it.
Monday, January 16, 2017

ehaak26
2.6
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
On tap at the Campus Pub. Lots of hops without being too bitter, some malt backbone.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Drjohnrock
3.4
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Draft at Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Pizza in Over The Rhine on October 6, 2016. Cloudy gold/amber hue, interesting and offbeat malty nose, good malty flavor with biscuit notes and some complexity, enough hops to keep things honest. A little light in body but an intriguing brew nonetheless.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Drjohnrock
2.8
Moerlein Se7en (Seven) Hefeweizen
Draft at Wiseguy Lounge/Goodfellas Pizza in Over The Rhine on August 2, 2016. Cloudy yellow/amber hue, assertive aroma of clove (mostly) and wheat, taste is also heavy on the clove. This is heavier on the clove than I personally prefer, even if it makes the beer more authentic. Adjust my rating to your own taste.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Drjohnrock
3.4
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Twelve ounce can from Jeff’s Marathon, tasted on July 31, 2016. Medium amber color, nice firm bittersweet aroma with prominent piney hops and citrus, assertive bittersweet flavor with a lot of resin. Balance could be better but a good brew overall. This beer seems to be the replacement for Moerlein Northern Liberties as the brewery’s flagship IPA. I have to say the Northern Liberties is (was?) better.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Drjohnrock
3.5
Moerlein Schützenfest Kölsch
Twelve ounce bottle from Dent Kroger, tasted on July 31, 2016. Medium gold hue, nondescript aroma, usual clean kolsch taste but with more depth and zest. Fine brew.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

shrubber85
2.9
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Can. Orange, butterscotch malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Moderately sweet tangy orange, butterscotch/caramel malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Decent body. Kind of grew on me.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

arn8897
3.3
Moerlein Barbarossa Double Dark Lager
Pours a deep Ruby red with a khaki head. Aromas of malt and some caramel and molasses. Taste the same with a little sweetness from the malt. Nice beer. Light palate with little lacing in the glass.
Friday, December 30, 2016

alexsdad06
2.8
Moerlein King Pin
Draft to taster in a flight at the Lager House from notes.Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet creamed corn, cereal, hints of fruit, just nothing to get even partially excited about, pass.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Strangebrewer
2.4
Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer Ale
bottle. Poured dark auburn with a thin tan head. Medium body, tight carbonation, tart finish. Flavour of caramel malt, a bit tart, a little treacle, warming alcohol note.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

phaleslu
3.7
Moerlein Thousand Weiss
22 oz. bottle from Brentwood Wine & Spirits. Pours a hazy reddish gold with a small white head that settles into a ring. Big blackberry character in here, with wheat, sweet dough, light banana, clove, plums, and sweet raspberries. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, fruity mouthfeel. Not necessarily tart at all, like the description suggests, but it delivers on the fruit, with nice body and balance. Surprisingly good. Successful experiment.
Monday, November 21, 2016

merc7186
3.6
Moerlein Shiver Chai Porter
Aroma: Chai, Cinnamon, Mildly Nutty... Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing... Taste: Cinnamon, Mild Chai, Mildly Malty... Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Filling
Saturday, November 19, 2016

alexsdad06
3.4
Moerlein Se7en (Seven) Hefeweizen
Draft at Moerlein (and bottle). Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium plus sized white head. The aroma and flavor have banana, cloves, a hint of citrus, pale wheat malts, grass, very light spice, not bad for what it is, but not something I would revisit.
Friday, November 18, 2016

TAR
2.5
Moerlein Barbarossa Double Dark Lager
Draft at Moerlein Lager House. Rusty chestnut. Broken, but creamy, eggshell foam. Faulty aroma of Red Delicious apple peel, DMS, soggy bran flakes, hint of marzipan. Graceless fizzy carbonation films the palate with foamy residue. Vinegary acids combine with poorly defined malt which is further blurred by DMS. Notes of wet bread hurt the structure and bury the crisper earthy textures. Short-lived snappiness offers some relief from the pervasive DMS. Underattenuated finish is marred by soggy leaves, apricot, and a firm punch of Munich-derived toffee-drizzled hay. Here’s another dud from Morlein. As with their helles and pils, this calls for some fine-tuning.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TAR
2
Moerlein Purity Pils
Draft at Moerlein Lager house. Pristine yellow. Quick, fizzling white head. Curiously hopless aroma, with notes of applesauce, rock candy, popcorn and wet grass clippings. Very flimsy on the tongue. Soft maltiness loses itself in the sugar-water limpness. Profound absence of hops is magnified by the prevalent flabbiness of the malt, which strikes me as wet hay. No vividness or structure, whatsoever. Very sloppy attenuation is compounded by rampant DMS. Wet finish is dominated by applesauce and wet hay. An ironically named beer that’s riddled with impurities. Yet another lager-themed brewery that has major issues producing clean, defect-free beer here in the states. Sad.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TAR
2.9
Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest Marzen
Draft at Moerlein Lager House. Dark golden. Snugly packed collar of white foam. Fairly clean, albeit simple, aroma of cookie, marmalade, wet hay and a light note of DMS. Expansive carbonation. A swoosh test produces foamy carbonic residue on the tongue. Pronounced fruitiness on initial sip is muddled by fuzzy DMS and a subtle twang of vinegary acids. Some salvaging crispness beneath the somewhat limp, wet paper malt. Subtle roasted nuttiness trails the firm toastiness as the acidity wanes. Juicy lemony hops sizzle, although their bright oiliness struggles to overcome the husky popcorn and white vinegar characteristics. Obscurely malty, yet well-attenuated finish, shows sugar cookie being eclipsed by wet hay. While vastly superior to most of the other lagers in their range, and certainly more characterful, there just isn’t much here that excites me. Very average.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

alexsdad06
3.1
Moerlein M Crown
Draft to taster from notes. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, grass, mild to moderate citrus, floral notes, dry, another pale ale with not much to offer that’s new and exciting.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

alexsdad06
3.3
Moerlein Thunderbird
Draft to taster from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, crackers, lightly toasted bread, citrus and citrus peel, grass, a sweet note, pretty basic.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Capa
3
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Can. Ultra hazy orange. Toasted malts, light sweetness, some background crispy hops. Relatively boring and yet I found it to be a decent, serviceable fest beer.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

kaser
3.7
Moerlein Pacer
White head on a orange color draft at morleins. Fruity citrus and tropical. Pretty good
Saturday, October 1, 2016

drsordr
3
Moerlein Fifth & Vine Oktoberfest Marzen
Draft to taster at Bru pour light gold with moderate white head. Nose crystal and apple fruit malt. Taste grainy malt, then light caramel covered apple. A little chemical funk as well. Not my favorite style, but to me a few off flavors as well.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

kaser
3.7
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
Rating this the next day after a foggy evening. From what I remember at yard house, it was orange and tasted really good.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

kaser
3.5
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Reddish pour with white head. Draft at great America ballpark. Malty and citrus, earthy and hoppy. Not bad
Friday, September 30, 2016

phaleslu
3.3
Moerlein Connector IPA
Draft at the Lager House, served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small off-white head that forms a lasting film. Pretty intense bitterness for the modest stats, with notes of citrus peel, wildflowers, grass, leaves, lightly toasted and sweet malts, and perfume. Light-bodies, with moderate carbonation and a really bitter mouthfeel that finishes dry. Bitterness lingers. Not bad, but not the most graceful IPA.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

tmongoose
3.5
Moerlein Thousand Weiss
bomber shared that poured a thick cloudy reddish color. no head to speak of. the aroma was quite berry and mild wheat. the abv is hidden completely you get no alcohol burn at all. what you get in the flavor is some mild wheat up front followed by tons of berry flavoring. the blackberry melds well with the wheat. overall tasty but sweet, one was good two you probably would be smacking your lips.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shot
2.9
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Can. Pours dark golden with a thin creamy head. Aromas of Pilsner hops and mild malt. Flavors are caramel malt, slight citrus, toasted bread, and bit of grassiness. Mild flavor. Not a very interesting marzen.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Tmoney99
3.3
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Draft. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable smooth brew.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

SHIG
2.7
Moerlein Bay Of Bengal
Can thanks to jsquire: Poured a hazy coppery orange with huge off white head. Aroma is piney citrus hops and malt. The taste reminds of what sucking on a pine tree air freshener would most likely be and some malts at the end.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Tmoney99
3.3
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothywhite head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

mrohia
3.2
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Chappy's Social House, Dayton, draft. Nondescript aroma. Light copper color. Kinda malty, mediciney. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 2, 2016

Chudwick
2.7
Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA
12oz bottle - nose is off-putting at first, let’s try that again. Nose is even worse the second time: think fruit that has been sitting in a cardboard box for too long. Sip adds orange peel and a grainy mess. I now know not to buy this for $8 at FCC games! If I were FCC, I’d be upset with this beer. oddly sweet and a tad more bitter. after the reading reviews, I have to say that I agree with most of them in that this is not a very good beer. I can’t complain about the 6.0% ABV. Oddly, the more I bash it and take large gulps to get it over with, the more I like it. I will probably never try this again, unless it’s fresh.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

rondphoto
2.8
Moerlein Das Über Lager
bottle @ Florence Freedom game --- Clear medium orange amber, thin ivory head cover, stripes of lace. Taste is somewhat thin malt with a little fizz and caramel on the swallow. Then, only a whisper of hops. Light, balanced, but also forgettable.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

alexsdad06
3.7
Moerlein Repeater IV
Draft at the Lager House from notes. Pours a clear dark golden color with an average off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly toasted, biscuity malt, a splash of caramel, bigger citrus, some lemon zest, grass, mild spicy hop notes, mild to moderate bitterness, decent pale ale.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

unclefrito62
3.3
Moerlein Das Über Lager
Can of Das Uber Not much aroma maybe malty. Light bronze in color And very appealing. You can taste the malt and taste is the best thing going for this beer. Smooth on Palate with no after bite. This is a nice octoberfest beer!
Thursday, August 25, 2016

bnokk
2.7
Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA
APPEARANCE- surprisingly orangy for a ’blood’ orange beer. NOSE- great smelling IPA, greatly citrusy. FLAVOR- just ok. Not really blood orange, not really ipa. NOTES- typical for Moerleine IPAs.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

alexsdad06
3.1
Moerlein Slow Mow
Draft to taster at The Lager House from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pilsner malts, biscuity malt, grass, light fruity character, floral notes, very basic pilsener.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

alexsdad06
3.3
Moerlein Ascension
Draft to taster at The Lager House from notes. Pours a clear copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, bubblegum, grapefruit citrus, soapy floral character, mild bitterness, ok but not something that I would be interested in revisiting.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Prufrockstar
3.4
Moerlein Northern Liberties India Pale Ale
Draft at W&S open in appropriate plasticware. Honestly I got this for my wife, but she preferred my Pilsner Urquell, so my prize is to get a new tick. This is a fine beer to watch live tennis with, and a totally okay beer otherwise. I mean, there’s nothing sexy about it -- it’s all toast and caramel and bitter pine dishwater hops, but it’s pretty much exactly what I expect when I order a generic IPA. Also makes it easy to pace oneself -- this will last me through both quarterfinals matches tonight!
Friday, August 19, 2016

Patrickctenchi
3.4
Moerlein Altered Pale Ale
Can: Hazy yellow with a giant, soap-foam white head. Taste is very citrusy.....lemon, orange, wheat malt, grapefruit. Grows a bit bitter at the end...orange-peel, floral hops. Very nice.
Friday, August 19, 2016

garrison
3.2
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
cincinnati’s weak copy of a west coast IPA... it’s not bad, but has a slight palate and not enough balance.
Friday, August 19, 2016

edgallow
3.6
Moerlein Wild Hunt Black IPA
22oz bomber black with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is resin, grain and caramel.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lowe1983
2.7
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Pours a darker amber color with a white head. Aroma is kind of skunky with almost no hops and a lot of caramel malts. Hops come out just a bit inn the flavor but still not that strong. Sweet up front with just a tad hint of bitterness on the finish.
Monday, August 8, 2016

drfabulous
3.8
Moerlein Thousand Weiss
Draught at Ethereal. Hazy muddy light blue color with some initial wheat and banana taste followed by lots of blackberry. ABV is really hidden here. I could drink a few.
Sunday, August 7, 2016

alexsdad06
3.4
Moerlein Cintucky Common
Draft out with friends from notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, caramel, earthy notes, dark bread, a hint of fruit, decent enough.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

alexsdad06
3.1
Moerlein Schützenfest Kölsch
Draft sample shared by a friend. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, light floral notes, grass, a hint of citrus, I found this to be pretty bland.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

alexsdad06
3.6
Moerlein Sunnyvale IPA
Draft to taster at The Lager House from notes. Pours a clear, deep orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, earthy and herbal hops, light citrus, spicy hop character, pretty decent offering from them.
Saturday, August 6, 2016

Felsenbrau
2.8
Moerlein Purity Pils
Bottle (variety pack). Pours clear light brownish amber with lasting off-white head and durable lacing. Aroma is floral with alcohol, sweet mal, light hops. Finishes with lasting bitterness, some heavier maltiness. Not bad, but probably won’t buy again.
Thursday, July 28, 2016