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Barbarossa Double Dark Lager - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pwoods on 04-03-2008)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

norinco, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sywalters, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Chris77McGrath
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Chris77McGrath, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of screamking
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance-pours dark red-brown with minimal head, no lacing to be found. 3

Aroma-sweet smelling with a slight hint of roasted malts. Some small plum smells but mostly just a typical lager aroma. 3.5

Taste-sweet malts right up front, some mild dark fruits, a little vanillia, brown sugar, not bad at all for a dark lager. 4

Feel-light bodied, drinkable as hell, a little watery, coats well but doesn't linger. 3.75

Overall-this is a great session beer and it doesn't taste half bad to boot. This would be a good beer to give to someone who doesn't drink much craft. The flavors could be stronger but for a lager they are better than most. 3.75

screamking, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ajanesz, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

davemathews68, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a clear stein. Beautiful clear, dark coppery color with a massive majestic bloom of a head. On the nose I get nice bready malty goodness. No fruity notes or spice. Just bread, toffee, and perhaps a hint of cocoa.

The flavor is all about malt. Nice sweet malty flavors abound. The feel is a bit thin, but the flavor is pretty nice. There is a slight lemony kiss of hops at the finish, but the predominant flavors are bread, nuts, and toffee. Very nice.

Overall, a nice dark lager. I prefer a bit more chewiness in the feel and a spicy instead of a citrus-like note on the finish, but this is a nice, traditional lager. If you must have lots of hops, look elsewhere.

deadonhisfeet, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got as part of a botmc. Pours a ruby brown, big head, Los of lacing. the aroma is light, biscuity. the favors are subtle, grassy,biscuity, clean finish. The beer is light in body, good carbonation. It is a good representation of the style, great session beer.

bonkers, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Ford, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

ChuckSchick, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

alexipa, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

helgrind, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Tomhet
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a frosted mug because I can. The color is a dark brown that reveals a nice amber tinge when held up to light. A fairly large two-finger tannish head dissipates rather quickly but leaves some very nice creamy looking lacing. Given that I'm very unfamiliar with this style, the smell doesn't seem too nuanced to me; there's the typical lager smell with a heavy bready malt backbone supported by some sweet sugary notes that I hesitate to call "cinnamon" given the slightly saccharine bent to it. Still smells fairly good.

Taste offers a surprisingly nice kick right from the outset with that sweet breadiness omnipresent in the aroma that works every part of the tongue from start to finish. The only sort of hop bitterness comes through in the middle with a very earthy, slightly grassy taste, though it's frankly too mild to be of any considerable note. Body is medium and the finish is very smooth. Given my inexperience with the style, I can't say much other than that it's very tasty, though everything seems simply par for the course. Definitely worth trying.

Tomhet, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Eriehle, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Lukass, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of McNealc31
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a deep brown with ruby edges. Sweet caramel and roasted malt dominate the aroma. Smooth and creamy, with caramel, roasted malt, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Perhaps a touch of smoke, too, but definitely not enough to make this a Schwarzbier.

Tasty and balanced, and with just 5% ABV, you can enjoy Barabarossa all day

McNealc31, Dec 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

bigred9080, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

bucketofheads, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

jaidenjb, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

CoryJHarber, Oct 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

greenmark59, Sep 30, 2012
Barbarossa Double Dark Lager from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.