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

Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine AleChristian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
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46.6%
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3.64 w/ 326 ratings
Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine AleChristian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
christianmoerlein.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,727
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
326
Liked:
152
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
58
Trade:
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of ThaHealer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TheObsession
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours into a glass with a light-reddish copper color, almost like maple syrup, and notably very clear. As I poured it, I immediately sensed the aroma of yeast, similar to when you clean our a carboy after fermenting a batch of homebrew, which I didn't perceive as a bad thing, it smelled good to me. With a more focused sniff, I picked a stronger malty character, which may have been the "yeast" smell that I picked up while pouring it, and also a faint hop aroma, slightly citrus too.

The taste impressed me; I found the beer to be surprisingly well-balanced for a pale ale. The sweetness and slight bitterness seemed to battle back and forth for which dominated my tastebuds as each second passed. I also picked up a little bit of a fruity/lemon flavor and a slight caramel sweetness too.

On the tongue, there was a pleasant mild carbonation, not too overpowering. Overall the beer felt quite light bodied. I found it to be easily drinkable; I could drink this stuff all night without feeling too full.

My only concern is that for a pale ale, I think it should have a stronger hop presence, both in flavor and aroma.

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Photo of khargro2
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of remy28
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CincyPhan
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jsantana09
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of patpbr
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Off red with a small bit of head
S- fruit, and spicy
T- Fruit and malt, BItter and sweetness.
M- Full body that has a spice feel that lingers on the tongue, but finishes smooth
O- A good brew. For a pale ale it has some interesting taste characters. It will sneak up on you.

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Photo of screamking
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of OsuJohn
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a six pack poured into a tulip style glass.
A- amber/red, slightly cloudy
S- spicy with maybe a cinnomin hint. Some kind of spice us present
T- malty, like an ocktoberfest or Irish red
M- somewhat thick, but overall smooth
O- worth buying again. I love malty/ ocktoberfest beer, this will now join my usual rotation

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Photo of merlin48
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pours a hazy dark amber, almost copper, body with a healthy beige head that is creamy and lasting. Lots of patchy lace on the glass.

Aroma is very malty, with waves of caramel and toffee. Ripe pears add a fruity note and the Cascades hops contribute some pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel serves up a creamy full medium body and ample carbonation.

Taste is malt driven, with a lot of caramel and earthy toffee sweetness. Ripe pears show up, along with grapefruit and pine hop bitterness, but it's really a struggle for the hops to balance the major league maltiness.

An interesting hop bill, with Fuggles and Cascades, but the malt presence here is a bit overbearing.

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Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was on tap at the Hyde Park Tavern in Cincy.

The color is a deep, clear dark amber-red. There's some active carbonation in the glass. It was filled to the top, so a small foamy head wasn't really able to do much.
There's a nice hops backing on the nose with a nice malt counterpart. The aromas aren't weak, but they're soft. There's an underlying grains aroma with a gentle spice and a gentle sweetness lingering as well.
The taste is as expected, with a little more coming out from that sweetness; it's similar to citrus without the tangy zest that comes with it. There's a nice hops flavor in a lingering finish and a toasted bready grains flavor comes out more strongly.
The mouthfeel isn't especially crisp or smmoth, though it is both to a point. There's a tingly carbonation on the tongue the entire way. The body is on the lighter side of medium.
This is my first from this brewery from my first time in Cincinnati and it was a pretty nice offering.

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright copper ale with a finger or so of head that leaves wisps of lacing on the glass as it dissolves. Candied grapefruit dominates the aroma, also notice spices and caramel. Tastes of sweet grapefruit, caramel and bread. The reasons that this ale is a favorite among Cincinnatians are apparent.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to brewdlyhooked13 for this trade. Poured cold into my Boddington's glass.

A - A light amber w/ gentle hazing and 3 fingers of pillowy ecru head that settles to 2 fingers and retains the head well. The bead is of standard size

S - A nice fruity aroma reminiscent of an English ale w/ a noble hop aroma that is slightly piney w/ a caramel sweet odor and tropical/peachy scents

M- Caramel, buttery sweetness w/ a moderately full carbonation and clean dry finish

T - The ale is tasty w/ crisp lager-like tastes w/ a British hop flavor and creamy malt. Slightly bready, but smooth w/ toasted tinges and a slightly woody hop taste that lingers slightly

D - A tasty beer, very quaffable, but a bit ordinary. I like the flavor it has, just wish it had more of it - Thanks brewdlyhooked13 for this fine ale

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Photo of Overlord
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber .. this is a "pale ale?" Little to no head.

Smells malty with a bit of citrus hops. Taste is mostly caramel toffee and grapefruit. Very simple, quite drinkable, not much going on here. Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

Decently quaffable.

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Photo of MuchoCerveza
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I would have to agree with other reviewers in saying that this was not your typical Pale Ale. Overall, the taste of the beer was very smooth and a little fruity. When you smell the beer you can get a smell of the hops and a hint of the imminent fruitiness.

This ale went down very smoothly with little to no aftertaste. I prefer to be overwhelmed with aroma when you exhale while drinking but was disappointed with this beer. But, as far as Christian Moerlein beers go this is above average.

I would recommend this beer to someone that doesn't really like a strong aftertaste or maybe someone that is trying to develop their taste for ales.

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Photo of Cpastor1119
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christian Moerlein- OTR Ale

Thanks to Pimpp for this 1.

A- A ruddy brown with a HUGE frothy/ creamy head. The head lasted almost the entire beer. Messy lacing down half the glass.
S- Strong pine hops with a sweet candy butterrum/ butter scotch/ toffee malt.
T- Green hops, pine needles, toffee/ caramel malt and licorice.
M- Tart with an oily pine finish. Slighty sweet and cloying in the end.

Overall- Like candy, I could drink and drink this til I got sick.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monorailred
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmilner
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerman207
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - 2 fingers of head, some nice lacing

S - Nothing special here. I was hoping for some fruit to come through or something remarkable but I couldn't pick anything up.

T - mild bitterness coming through

M - Very smooth

D - I could definately try this beer again but was a little let down in the end.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biggred1
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey amber with a creamy tan head that leaves some decent lace on the glass. This beer smells of toffee and butterscotch with an underlying faint fruity, piney note. Toffee maltiness with a bready quality and some nice floral hop flavors to balance. Decent heft and mild carbonation make for an easy drinking ale but not what I look for in an APA, it's more like an English PA.

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Christian Moerlein Over-The-Rhine Ale from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.6% out of 100 with 326 ratings
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