Barbarossa Double Dark Lager | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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218 Ratings
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Barbarossa Double Dark LagerBarbarossa Double Dark Lager
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:
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Added by pwoods on 04-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Dark and delicious, but surprisingly light. This beer is an experience that you won't forget.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I rated this beer several years ago but was not doing reviews at the time. Since my wife traveled to Cincinnati recently, I decided that it was time to revisit this beer and give it a full review. Luckily, she was able to bring back this beer, but also a few others for me to review.

This lager pours a black and opaque hue that has a bit of mahogany around the edges and shows a light amount of visible carbonation. The head is off-white, almost a light tan, and is a thick froth in appearance that dissipates very slowly to a rocky layer that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is quite sweet but also earthy with notes of dark cherries, dates, toasted wheat bread, vanilla, and red wine grapes. The hops are herbal in nature and not very strong. 4/5 Dark caramel, dark cherries, and dates come out right off the bat before transitioning to dark toasted wheat bread and a bit of red wine grapes. There is a bit of molasses that shines through throughout the entire profile, providing a sweet but earthy feel to the flavor. There is a moderately light bitterness on the back end from herbal hops with this bitterness lingering lightly on the palate. 3.75/5 A light carbonation tickle greets the tip of the tongue but then quickly disappears, allowing the creamy mouthfeel to come through along with the medium body. There is next to no drying on the palate and no lingering dryness. 4/5 This is a very enjoyable, sessionable, moderately light lager that is a bit fruity but also dark and toasty. As the beer warms, more of the malt and graininess comes through, moderating the initial fruity flavor. This beer is well balanced and well executed. 4/5

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5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Bavarian Dunkel-style lager has a beautiful nutty and toasty malt body. Despite its darkness, it drinks lightly. This beer is perfectly carbonated to scrub the palate without being burdonsome, has good head retention, and a smooth finish. Delicious!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stange.

4.25 A: Clear light brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good and a finger of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Roasty and sweet with great balance. Chocolate with caramel and a pleasant toastiness.

3.5 T: Again this has great balance. Rich neutral malty sweetness. Caramel, toastiness, chocolate, roast with a touch of raisiny fruits.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Rich, velvety creaminess. Good moderate carbonation. Quite nice here.

3.75 D: Good beer overall. Good flavors with a wonderful mouthfeel.

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Barbarossa Double Dark Lager from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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