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Barbarossa Double Dark Lager - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 19:02:42 | More by bonkers
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2013 20:26:55 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Ford

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-26-2013 03:23:01 | More by Ford
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ChuckSchick


3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-25-2013 13:51:20 | More by ChuckSchick
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alexipa

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-23-2013 04:32:27 | More by alexipa
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helgrind

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-14-2013 17:02:52 | More by helgrind
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Tomhet

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 06:20:45 | More by Tomhet
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Eriehle

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-28-2012 00:16:13 | More by Eriehle
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-22-2012 17:56:32 | More by Lukass
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:05:19 | More by McNealc31
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bigred9080


2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

12-09-2012 20:40:25 | More by bigred9080
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-03-2012 23:51:39 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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bucketofheads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-02-2012 17:18:36 | More by bucketofheads
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-11-2012 00:43:00 | More by jaidenjb
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-22-2012 16:37:12 | More by CoryJHarber
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greenmark59


4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

09-30-2012 22:05:12 | More by greenmark59
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-10-2012 22:10:23 | More by heizerbjj
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-06-2012 19:27:22 | More by KevBearcat529
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati, OH

A: The beer is clear but very dark reddish-brown amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that consistently left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet toasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet toasted malts along with some hints of caramel. Little, if any bitterness from the hops is noticeable.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and relatively smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and makes a good accompaniment to food but seems like it could use a little more complexities in the flavors to make it a beer to drink on its own.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 22:19:37 | More by metter98
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beerishappy

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

07-24-2012 18:34:02 | More by beerishappy
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-03-2012 22:18:03 | More by macrosmatic
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
No born on date or other distinguishing numbers

A: Pours a translucent dark amber brown with a big 3 fingers of tan colored head, which takes a good amount of time to dissipate down to only a slight outer ring.  Leaves absolutely zero lacing.  

S: Smells crips with some caramel malts and notes of sweet bread.  Smells good but very mild aromas.

T: More flavorful than the nose implies. Very malt forward, again with a caramel malt sweetness, some earthy notes, a very subtle hint of hop bitterness.  

M/D: Crisp from the moderately heavy carbonation,  medium bodied but gets somewhat syrupy as it warms.  Drinkability is below average, but they may just be personal preference as I feel that way about most dark style lagers.  

O: Overall, decent.  I'm not a huge fan of the style (or lager styles in general), but this one wasn't bad.  I won't drink again, but it was worth a try.  

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:16:35 | More by zac16125
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-18-2012 20:15:45 | More by carteravebrew
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bmoney

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-12-2012 00:50:13 | More by bmoney
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-09-2012 00:10:15 | More by Dapperticus
Barbarossa Double Dark Lager from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.