Barbarossa Double Dark Lager | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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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

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Added by pwoods on 04-03-2008

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +19.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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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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