Barbarossa Double Dark Lager | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Barbarossa Double Dark LagerBarbarossa Double Dark Lager
218 Ratings
Barbarossa Double Dark LagerBarbarossa Double Dark Lager

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

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

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Photo of metter98
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of zac16125
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.  

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of srandycarter
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear dark amber, ring only. Some lace.

S - Roasted malt, light, with caramel sweet in background.

T - Dry, toasty malt, thin on sweet malt. Snappy.

M - Nice blend of charred malt and bitter. Small sweet malt is glue between the two.

D - I like this one. Could session.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Barbarossa Double Dark Lager from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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