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Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerme626 on 09-22-2013)
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Reviews by beerme626:
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

On tap at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

This is my first self-titled Bavarian-style pale ale. The website explains that the use of German noble hops makes it Bavarian-style, along with pilsner and munich malts.
As a pale ale, it's not my favorite, but it's still good. Some light hoppiness as far as PAs go, but flavorful. Worth a try if you want something different.

beerme626, Sep 22, 2013
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A - Pours a deep golden with a one finger white head. Leaves sticky lacing throughout the glass.

S - Then aroma is of citrus fruit and subtle pine with some notes of fresh baked bread.

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M - Near perfect mouthfeel with its medium body and balanced carbonation.

O - My first go at a Bavarian Pale Ale. I thoroughly enjoyed Christian Moerlein's version and will have again. Another excellent brew out of Cincy.

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Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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