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Birra Moretti Grand Cru - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Moretti (Heineken) visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 05-29-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Kmlund, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -2%

It's fruity. Saison like. Very effervescent.

Davepoolesque, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Antiantianti
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Antiantianti, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Diego_Volpi
1/5  rDev -72%

Diego_Volpi, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.75/5  rDev +5%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of hoppecatania
3.5/5  rDev -2%

hoppecatania, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Savaseri
4/5  rDev +12%

Savaseri, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

75cl caged and corked brown bottle purchased from the local supermarket in Sorrento.

Pours a faintly hazed, natural looking pale honey colour, with a frothy head of white that lacks persistence. Lacing forms in streaky lots down the side of the glass though. Body has some heft. Overall, it looks pretty good.

Nose has some pleasant Belgian yeast characters to it, slight fruity esters and sharper phenolic characters. It lacks a bit of spice and a bit of complexity, but it's generally rounded and fragrant and quite consistent.

Taste also lacks a bit of complexity, but it takes on a bit of clove-like spice, and the extra kick of booze adds some depth to the palate. Rounded and smooth for the most part, with some fruit characters on the back, perhaps a little wild strawberry and green apple. It dries out nicely on the finish with a slight metallic aftertaste. Again, it's not mind-blowing stuff, but it's genuinely pretty solid.

Feel is pretty good. Rounded and full in the front, but with a lightness on the back.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's a very solidly made Belgian-style: rounder and richer, full but pretty easy to drink. Solid stuff.

lacqueredmouse, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Sspeer1
4/5  rDev +12%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

harpus, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of John_Henry
4/5  rDev +12%

John_Henry, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of stoutman
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy pale yellow, with a big fluffy, frothy white head. The body is a deep golden with some sediment. Aroma is yeasty, with a watercress, herbal hops, and spice smell. Taste is yeasty, sour, spicy, banana, lemon and a delicate bitter hop finish. A very Belgian taste for an Italian beer. Very enjoyable.

stoutman, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An interesting take on a Belgian style beer, made by the Italians here. This beer is Gold, or amber in color and is very good. I am often intimidated by Grand Cru, or any beer kept in a 750ml with a cork, I have run into a few corked beers before, disgusting, trust me. However, this beer was very good.

StevenBilodeau, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of Suds
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a corked 750 ml bottle. It pours as a deep golden-amber color with a tall and quite stable white head. The aroma is dominated by bubblegum esters, followed by a little pale malt. There are some distant herbal hops in the smell, but they take a little searching to notice. The taste is a little fruity and peppery, but also somewhat restrained. A stronger flavor would have been better for the style. Malt, figs, yeast, and a little very lightly toasted malt flavor. The body is moderately full with a lively carbonation. The drinkability on this beer is quite good. Much better than Moretti's usual fare.

Suds, May 29, 2009
Birra Moretti Grand Cru from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.