Barbarossa Double Dark Lager | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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217 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pwoods on 04-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
For Trade:
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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpig372
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luke9
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pranksterbeer
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrborchert74
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyY
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sixpoint
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skaboom420
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cnagle28
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A pleasing toasted malt aroma.

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Photo of DanCelaya
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great taste with this one

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Photo of cincyfan81
4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

awesome beer from a amazing brewer

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Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A cool winter afternoon calls for a dark lager. Barbarossa, you get the call. On to the beer:

The beer is amber colored with orange and autumn red hues visible in the spectrum. Carbonation bubbles of small and large rise from bottom to top while a somewhat creamy head rests. The beer has a caramel-like sweetness in the aroma, also a phenolic note which doesn't belong, and brown sugar crusted raisins.

I still get a phenolic note in the taste as well, which spoils what could be a good dunkel lager. The toasted malt, raisin, and toffee notes want to pop out, but are brushed to the side. It's light bodied, somewhat watery, but it is easy going down.

Remove the phenolic accent and this could be a dunkel worth talking about.

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Photo of Jasonkyeager
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It was a very good average beer

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Photo of sholbert
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of AlonsoFletcher
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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Barbarossa Double Dark Lager from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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