Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)
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3.43/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
500 mL can from the LCBO; best before Aug. 2014. I've been putting this one off for a while because I don't like spending money on six-packs of imported lager, but this single tallboy (which only recently became available here) is a more realistic pickup. Served well-chilled.
Pours that familiar clear, pale golden colour, topped at first with one finger of soapy, bone-white head that soon seeps away, leaving behind a modest cap and a few strands of sticky lacing. A fine-looking lager. The nose consists of typical Euro lager aromas - light, grainy pale malts, wet hay and some grassy hop notes. Unlike many EPLs, however, this one has the advantage of not stinking like a skunk - no doubt due to the packaging.
This is a solid-tasting lager - colour me somewhat impressed. It starts off with a clean, pale malted barley sweetness, accompanied by some grain husk. The hops come forward toward the finish, offering a mixture of wet hay and grassy, floral dryness that lingers very briefly in the aftertaste. Light-bodied; somewhat thin but still creamier than most EPLs, and good, crisp carbonation that gives the brew a firm bite. Extremely drinkable; like most pale lagers it tastes best when well-chilled, but this one actually held up ok as it approached room temperature.
I liked this stuff right from the first sip - nothing fancy, just a straightforward, no-nonsense pale lager that tastes pretty good and quenches your thirst with its crisp, refreshing nature. As a general rule of thumb, I would take a well-made German/Czech pilsener over a regular EPL any day of the week, but this particular lager hit me right in the sweet spot.
Final Grade: 3.43, a respectable B-. I had low expectations coming into this review, but Birra Moretti is actually a fine lager - a damn fine one, in my humble opinion, and a surprisingly solid choice for my 450th review. Normally these Euro lagers are a one-and-done for me, but this is one I could actually see myself purchasing again, and I'd certainly pick it over Peroni or 90% of the other imported lagers that crowd the shelves around here. A justifiable option at its LCBO price point - if you're a lager fan looking for something simple to quaff on a hot day, give this one a shot.
Serving type: can
07-14-2013 15:43:14 | More by thehyperduck
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3.43/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a straw yellow color that is clean and transparent. Half a finger of head on the pour settled in to a thin layer across the top that was present while drinking. Active carbonation is very bright, slightly above average for the style.
Smell: Straw and some medium bodied hops on the front. Some more grassy hop notes on the body with significant biscuit and creamy buttery malts. Touches of corn and nuts are picked up underneath.
Taste: The initial hit is of corn and grains which linger throughout. Biscuit, creamy dough and butter, and light hops open up on the body. Some pleasant hop tones linger on the palate after drinking.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean carbonation is very approachable. Some lingering corn and funk is detected but it is nothing over the top.
Overall: Nothing mind blowing but certainly would not turn one of these down at an Italian restaurant or similar setting with limit options. You can certainly do much worse.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 00:48:32 | More by KFBR392
3.13/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
The bottle backlog continues to fall in the wake of my decision to eradicate bottles from at least my kitchen and perhaps from my inventory. I am awash in the daggum things and they are standing between me and The CANQuest (TM) and I will not abide it any longer. I open this one in honor of Sheriff Walt Longmire's deputy, the Philadelphia transplant, Vic Moretti.
From the bottle: "The Beer in Italy"; "Qualita e Tradizione".
Wow, a whole 330-ml.! I'll be done before I really get started. I got started with my usual heavy-handed pour, resulting in a pseudo-cascade, and producing just under three fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. For the second time today, I feel like I have passed urine that was darker than the beer in my glass. Nose had a grassy, Saaz hops-like aroma. No adjuncts, anyway. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. Taste was mildly grassy with a biscuit malt backbone. Not bad, especially for the price point. Finish was semi-dry, rather unobtrusive and fairly pleasant in total.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 03:57:58 | More by woodychandler
Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
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