Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale AleZeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: beerme626 on 09-22-2013

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by patpbr:
Photo of patpbr
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden orange with a foamy head.
S - A faint hop scent.
T - its more malts then hops. I get a little lemon or citrus. a bit bitter. Not a lot going on. refreshing
M - medium body light and crisp finish
O - not bad, Like most pale ales its worth trying.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tilly
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass as a light, hazy, amber colour with little to no head. White.
Aromas of fresh bread and light citrus fruits.
Fresh bread taste, mild Indian spices and some mild citrus.
Refreshing, dry feel.
Not a bad quaff.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a peach-tinted straw color, a thick finger of rocky pocked head, very sticky lace.

Aroma - grain, light lemon and papaya.

Taste - crackery grain, light citrus and a pleasant hoppy bite. Dry, easy finish, slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - refreshing, light to medium body, touch slick.

Overall - good session beer, would enjoy in spring/summer. A welcome recovery beer after a round of Punishment.

Photo of khargro2
2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass - a little too much foam, but that never hurt anyone. The head is foamy white. It smells like a classic German wheat style, but leans towards a hefeweizen with a nose of bananas and bubble gum. This is a little unexpected.

The tastes follows the nose - it is hefe-like. The malt bill and yeast combine to taste like vanilla wafers, yet I might say it is a little stale.

Photo of stewart124
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a hazy golden orange with nice amount of fluffy white head.

Citrus and white pepper in the nose with a touch of bread.

Nice bready characters and a good dose of noble hops. There is a subtle citrus note here. Nice Bavarian yeast character that leans somewhat toward wheat without overpowering the overall beer. Somewhat a pale ale but spicier and with more zest than it's American cousins.

Nothing wrong with this but nothing special.

Photo of beerme626
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of JBHayden
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

T - Taste follows suit of the aroma. Incredible lingering finish. Excellent balance between the noble hops and munich and pilsner malt.

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.

Photo of barczar
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden with a lingering white head.

Grain, sharp lemony notes, and floral hops form the initial aroma, with earthy hop notes surfacing at the finish.

Flavor follows suit, with grain and crackery malt forming the backbone, contrasted by undertones of lemon. The finish is dry, earthy, and bitter, with a minerally tone surfacing in the aftertaste.

Body is moderate to light, with fairly high carbonation.

A bit too bitter for my liking, and the mineral character was offputting, but could see this being refreshing in warm weather.

Photo of blakelyhallrQY
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Really enjoyed this one, It's not every day you get to experience an all Bavarian malt and hop Pale Ale. Lighter in body and color, very crisp mouthfeel, very drinkable, very crushable.

Zeppelin Bavarian-Style Pale Ale from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.