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Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine AleChristian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-05-2007)
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-13-2013 10:34:51 | More by Waymore
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-13-2013 01:52:51 | More by beercatbrew
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-12-2013 20:59:22 | More by Extrajoker00
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MadWolf

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-06-2013 06:54:22 | More by MadWolf
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WingsInStripes

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-15-2013 01:37:07 | More by WingsInStripes
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2013 18:43:16 | More by mrfrancis
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Oldkentman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-11-2013 13:32:08 | More by Oldkentman
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screamking

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours dark amber, close to copper with a 1 finger off white head. A good amount of carbonation is present in this one. Good mix of malts and hops in the aroma. Hints of citrus are hiding, overall smell leans toward bready side. Right off the bat this tastes boozy. It's not at 6.0 ABV, but somehow it feels more. This is very different beer then most pale ales I've had. It's darker than most pale ales as well, Three Floyd's Alpha King shares the darkness. It's a lot heavier to drink than it should be, but this brew just has a special place in my heart.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 23:16:11 | More by screamking
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jburd19

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-14-2013 20:28:04 | More by jburd19
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Bill235

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-09-2013 21:30:49 | More by Bill235
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.9%

05-07-2013 14:42:41 | More by tommyguz
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.6/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Listed at 6.55%

White head. Slightly hazed copper gold.

Flavor is a rather odd mix of hops. It's weedy but also clean. A bit floral. A fair amount of bready malts.

Mouthfeel is kind of bitter and sticky. Medium bodied.

Overall, I wasn't a fan of this pale ale. Things didn't go together with this beer.
It just wasn't enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2013 16:31:07 | More by mothman
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-03-2013 15:07:31 | More by jenray
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

04-16-2013 23:51:04 | More by drummermattie02
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norinco

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2013 23:40:31 | More by norinco
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-08-2013 20:23:09 | More by Chris77McGrath
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-04-2013 20:08:23 | More by RedneckBeerz
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-27-2013 22:19:08 | More by davemathews68
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ChuckSchick


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

01-25-2013 13:53:57 | More by ChuckSchick
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-22-2013 20:59:53 | More by Brew33
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beergoot

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour produced a beautiful dark amber body with a creamy, sticky head. Loads of caramel with a kind of earthiness greets the nose. Soft caramel with an almost peppermint-like character make up the bulk of the flavor components with a bit of spicy hop bitterness teasing the palate at the finish. Medium body, smooth and silky feel.

A very interesting, slightly different APA to me. Big malt quality with a unique, spicy undertone (something with the hops?). Hey, it's always nice to find something tasty, easily drinkable, and somewhat unique in flavor to tickle the ol' beer taste buds...

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 00:23:03 | More by beergoot
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-11-2013 06:14:35 | More by cliff1066
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

This locally-renowned ale pours a rich copper/amber color with a tightly-knit head of white bubbles. The head sticks around for a while and leaves admirable rings of lacing down the glass. Steady carbonation rises from the bottom. This is a very sturdy-looking beer.

Those expecting a Sierra Nevada-style APA may need to look elsewhere, however. The smell of this boasts many floral and herbal notes, as opposed to the usual citric smells associated with this style. There is some piney astringency hanging in the back, balanced by some firm malt foundation comprised of caramel and lightly toasted grains. Some herbal tea-like notes emerge in the nose as the beer warms. I would say that as far as hop PRESENCE goes, this matches the style, but it simply comes down to the fact that the hop PROFILE is different than what most would expect for an APA.

A steely, but not unpleasant, malty flavor hits the front of the tongue; I'm reminded of fresh-baked bread and toffee. All of the hop flavors mentioned above emerge mid-palate. Some fresh floral burst erupts, followed by a slight resinous and earthy bitterness, which lingers into the finish. The finish is a tad harsh and medicinal, but overall, this beer maintains a fair balance. Some of the signature American citrus notes of grapefruit do emerge on the finish as the beer warms.

This beer has a smooth body with little fizz from the carbonation. It has some lingering earthy bitterness on the finish with a crisp and refreshing finish.

While definitely off the beaten path for an American pale ale, I still think this is good; Moerlein tends to take more of the European route with many of the beers, so the flavor profile of this wasn't a total surprise. (Truth be told, I was expecting more of an English style pale ale anyway.) It's slightly miscategorized as an American pale ale in taste profile, but nonetheless, this is an enjoyable and sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:25:15 | More by Groomsy
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-22-2012 17:56:10 | More by Lukass
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weonfire

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-16-2012 23:40:21 | More by weonfire
Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.