Christian Moerlein Brewing Company Reviews




Drjohnrock
3.3
Moerlein Mexican Style Lime Lager
Twelve ounce can from mixed six pack bought at Delhi Kroger, tasted on August 19, 2017. Gold/amber hue, lime nose, flavor is mostly sweet lime. Every craft brewer had to have an amber. Then a black IPA. Then a gose. Now it seems to be a lime lager. Better than others of its kind because it drinks more like a real fruit beer than a lame pale lager with a bit of lime thrown in.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

jackl
3
Moerlein Northern Liberties India Pale Ale
Bottle thanks to thehoff! Deep amber pour with a small head. Sprucy-ass nose. Plenty of c-hops. Pine general earthiness. Flavor has plenty of caramel. Malt bready backbone. Somewhat oniony. Medium body, soft carb
Sunday, September 3, 2017

mhayes12
2
Moerlein Mexican Style Lime Lager
Too much citrus
Saturday, September 2, 2017

phaleslu
3.1
Moerlein Pacer
12 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear dark gold with a finger of rocky off-white head that settles into a sloppy ring and film while leaving spots of lace in the glass. The aroma is bright and clean and fruity but the flavor is muddled and bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits, grass, floral zest, and soap. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel that finishes dry. Promising but ultimately mediocre at best.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Drake
2.9
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
12 ounce can. Clear amber, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is pine, grapefruit, pale malt. Medium bodied, juicy, tinny, and jammy. Weird. Not terribe.
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Drake
3.6
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
Can. AMber, thin foamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is toasted malt, cherry, stone fruits, floral hops. Medium bodied, decent balance. Solid.
Sunday, August 6, 2017

alexsdad06
3.7
Moerlein Hell Town Rye-Ot Brown Ale
Draft sample at the Listermann Craft Beer Octoberfest from notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, earthy character, spicy rye, chocolate, some pepper, a decent brown ale that does a little bit more than most.
Monday, July 24, 2017

Tmoney99
3
Moerlein Cat's Rye
Good drinkable beer! 3.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Saturday, July 22, 2017

JStax
3
Moerlein Strawberry Pig
Draft sample during OBW. The beer is a clear yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has fruit and grain notes. Strongly sweet and fruity. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

JStax
3.1
Moerlein Cat's Rye
Draft sample during OBW. The beer is a hazed copper color with a white head of foam. Aroma is grainy and spicy. Some leather notes come through with the spice in the taste. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, July 14, 2017

JStax
2.6
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
Draft sample during OBW. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is pine and citrus zest. A little floral in the taste. Bitter throughout. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Friday, July 14, 2017

JStax
3
Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA
Draft sample during OBW. The beer is a hazed gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is citrus rind and juice. Strong bitterness, with a big juice note to accompany. Bitter throughout. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Friday, July 14, 2017

JStax
3.3
Moerlein Mexican Style Lime Lager
Draft sample during OBW. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. Smells like pepsi. Taste is like citrus juice, but with a nice cracker character to accompany it. Sweet overall. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Friday, July 14, 2017

JStax
3.2
Moerlein Pacer
Draft sample during OBW. Clear copper color with a white head of foam. Grassy and citrus forward in aroma. Bitter taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Friday, July 14, 2017

Drjohnrock
3.4
Moerlein Pacer
Twelve ounce can from mix six pack bought at Dent Kroger, tasted on July 8, 2017. Hazy gold/amber color, intense nose of grapefruit and grapefruit peel, somewhat creamy texture, tasty citrus and sweet malt notes--just wish the hops were more assertive. Does 40 IBU really get it done for a beer called an IPA? Good brew but drinks more like a pale ale.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

travita
3.2
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
Bottle. The look is clear, beige colored head, pumpkin colored. The smell and taste is caramel, bready, malty, sweet, carrot cake, some bitter background notes. Cardboard.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dorkenstein
2.9
Moerlein Shiver Chai Porter
Aromas of chai tea, wet leaves, and some dark chocolate. Taste is chai, cocoa, wet leaves, and a slight lemon.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chudwick
3.2
Moerlein Blueberry Wheat Ale
Taster at source - nose is blueberry. Sip adds sweetness and fluffy cake. Would pair well with gelato or a shot of vodka.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Chudwick
2.9
Moerlein Schützenfest Kölsch
Taster at source - nose is cardboard as is the sip. Just not what I expected from the style.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Chudwick
3.1
Moerlein Mexican Style Lime Lager
Taster at source - nose is lime. Sip adds saltine crackers. Aroma is better in the nose than in the mouth. Light.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Chudwick
3.4
Moerlein Purity Pils
Taster at source - nose is lemon zest for sure. Sip is grassy and floral, with a bready finish. Slight hop kick.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Chudwick
3.4
Moerlein Piggy Weiss
Draft at source - nose is strawberry syrup. Sip adds the Hefeweizen. Light and citrusy.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Emeister84
3.5
Moerlein Pacer
On tap at the Brass Tap (Cincinnati, OH). Aromas of pale malt, grainy, light DMS, light caramel, dull citrusy hops. Clear light orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, grainy, lightly citric. Light-medium bodied.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Emeister84
3.7
Moerlein Thirteen/164
On tap at The Brass Tap (Cincinnati, OH). Cherry aromas, roasty, dark chocolate, caramel. Black with a mostly lasting tan head. Dry, roasty, a little boozy, oaky. Full bodied.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

alexsdad06
3.8
Moerlein Thirteen/164
22 oz bottle shared with my wife. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark fruit favoring slightly tart cherries, molasses, a hint of the oak, bourbon, alcohol does show a bit, sticky with some viscosity, good.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dogbrick
3.5
Moerlein Pacer
Sample at the CCBW Six One Pour festival on 05/20/2017. Clear orange-amber color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, floral hop and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a citrusy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

alexsdad06
3.7
Moerlein Crimea River
Draft to taster at the Lager House from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, raisins, everything is pretty good, body is not quite imperial stout worthy though, nice flavors.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

alexsdad06
3.4
Moerlein Brewschool 100: Curveball Black IPA
Draft to taster at the Lager House from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, earthy bitterness, citrus and a somewhat out of place sweet fruity character, light spices, seems very experimental.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

alexsdad06
3.4
Moerlein Winter IPA
Draft to taster at the Lager House from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, pine resin, some citrus, earthy, decent ipa but too much competition to revisit this.
Monday, June 12, 2017

Shot
2.5
Moerlein Strawberry Pig
On tap at Koble in Westerville, Ohio. Pours a clear gold with a thin feather of a head that dissipates completely. Aromas of strawberries and bread. Flavors are sweet malt, strawberry, herbal hops and bready notes. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Not exceptionally good.
Friday, June 9, 2017

jsquire
2.7
Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA
Deep gold beer out of the can. Odd nose of wet grains and citrus. Sweet tart beer with some orange juice and citrus rind taste. The sweet from the blood orange (i assume) doesn’t blend week with the hop bitterness. Kind of a mess to me.
Friday, May 12, 2017

BeerdedDave
2.8
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
amber color; bready malt aroma with some floral hop notes; bready, toasted malt with some bitterness; pretty bland and boring
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

cheap
1.7
Moerlein Third Wave IPA
12 oz green can. Somewhat rude dull IPA nose. Rocky alabaster head. Taste is strong pointed IPA piercings. Whew, terribly on style nasty mah fah. Barely over 6%, this tastes like 8%. Stronger mouth coating medicinal blunt IPA with a perfumy edge. Bursting floral resin. Not sure if I can handle this viscous brew. I really think this stuff is penetrating the double impy IPA territory. Whew. I don’t like IPA and this stuff is a good reason why I don’t. Except for the mild flowery nose and its effects on the palate, this stuff is some of the nastier IPA around, so I guess that you will like it. GO FOR IT & ignore my numbers, heheheh. This lager lover is not impressed with the attitude of these IPA.
Monday, May 1, 2017

alexsdad06
3.3
Moerlein Dunkleweiss
Draft to taster from notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have banana, cloves, caramel, toffee, wheat malts with just a hint of tart character, nothing really pops with this one.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

alexsdad06
3.6
Moerlein Porter
Draft at the Lager House from notes. Pours a dark brown color with deep reddish highlights and an average creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, a light nutty character, some coffee, earthy bitterness to the finish, a sweetness that I see with Maris Otter, lighter due to the nitro, decent porter.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

willisread
2.3
Moerlein Pacer
Can from Val-U. Pours a murky copper with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Stale caramel, old malt and honey. Overripe orange with more caramel. Light and very low carbonation. Where is the citra?
Thursday, April 27, 2017

drfabulous
3.7
Christian Moerlein Dopplebock
Draught at Mirror Twin. Light red brown color in pour with taste of caramel and light sweetness.
Friday, April 21, 2017

drfabulous
4
Moerlein Thirteen/164
Draught at Mirror Twin. Dark pour with slick oil sticky bourbon and very rich. Nice overall.
Friday, April 21, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
Christian Moerlein Select Lager
From old tasting notes. Bright Amber orange color. Creamy white head. Sweet toasted malt aroma. Zesty toasted malt flavor.mcaramel-like underpinnings highlight a crisp, well rounded brew. Could use a bit more body.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

bytemesis
2.4
Moerlein Strawberry Pig
Tap. PS clear yellow gold, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is light grain, strawberry, honey. Flavor is light plus sweet, minimal bitterness. Light body.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
Christian Moerlein Dopplebock
From old tasting notes. Clear reddish brown color. Creamy tan head. Sweet roasted malt nose. Zesty, bittersweet malt flavor. Interesting dry hoppy finish with a hint of sweetness. Bitter hop aftertaste. Good flavor. Lacks any Rich maltiness, but is full bodied.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

gripweed57
3.7
Christian Moerlein Bock Beer
From old tasting notes. Amber red color with a creamy tan head. Fragrant toasted malt aroma. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor is subtle yet tasty. Good balance and flavor make this a quality brew. It still has a way to go to compare with the bocks of Germany.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lowe1983
3.3
Moerlein Pacer
Pours a darker amber color with a white head. Citrus and pine hops dominate with some caramel malts. Flavor is strong up front of the pine hops with a nice blend of the caramel malts on the finish. Better than I thought it was going to be.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

drfabulous
3.7
Moerlein Pacer
12 ounce can. Nice orange pour with some present citra hop notes. Very drinkable and nice.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chudwick
3.5
Moerlein Pacer
Can which says this is 5% alcohol by volume. Citrus nose. Sip is more citrus. Light but bitter.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

floydslip
3.5
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
Amber beer with a foamy light tan head that drops considerable lace. Nose of sour dough, caramel, and nuts. Flavor has a little fruity tang initially, which is surprising, followed by bread, nuts, and light caramel, all of which finishes with a slightly acidic bitterness that lingers. Many layers of flavor--pretty good beer.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

naivepegasus
2.9
Moerlein Friend Of An Irishman Stout
Pours black with a thin slowly dissipating beige head. Very "green" odor, with a sort of earthy maltiness. Has a bit of a bite to it, which is a bit jarring, kind of acidic with a lingeting sweetness at the end. Not bad, but not great either.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

JDBaker11058
2.5
Moerlein Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Ale
appearance: pretty--reddish orange amber, creamy light tan head. aroma: caramel malts, some stone fruit, grassy to floral hops, and some herbal stuff going on too. taste: slightly bitter, pretty astringent, with some aspirin, light honey and caramel, floral and herbal hops. finish: lingering stone fruit and medicine, some toasted nuts. notes: Not…my favorite. Couple more bottles of this to try, maybe it was just an off night. Bottle from the Craft Beer of the Month Club.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ehaak26
2.6
Moerlein Strawberry Pig
Can from Liquor Barn. Aroma is heavily artificial strawberry with some earth tones.
Monday, March 6, 2017

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