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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.56%

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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2001)
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Photo of putnam


4.6/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The liquid that emerged from this bottle looked different. It had a soft, thickness that made the cascade of gold and bubbles seem to occur in slow motion. A tall, melting frame of mousse settled down efficiently allowing me to bring it to my nose.
The aromas were subtle and deep with resonant, bass earth notes dominant while allowing for a suggestion of nectar to spiral upward. But this isn't necessarily a beer for smelling.
It's for serving cool and letting the liquid warm up in the mouth while it releases a gorgeous alpine incense of sun-baked grasses, plump storage grains and pressed flowers. Subtle, but enchanting...and emminently drinkable.
Here's the test: As the drink gets warmer the balance seems even more sure. And the finish! every sip begs to be followed by another. A natural puzzle of lilting, serene deliciousness wants me to solve it! Another sip. Now a generous drag from the glass. That's great lager man!
I credit the greatness of this beer to the fact that Friuli was once ruled by the Hapsburgs. It should be compared to other great beers from that empire such as Pilsner, Budweijc, and Vienna Lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2003 22:03:25 | More by putnam
Photo of AdrianR


4.53/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my first beer review, so I am not quite sure yet what the format you guys prefer (or method/terminology ). However, I've been a beer fan for over two decades and truly enjoy many different varieties.

Birra Moretti is a fine example of a Eurpean Lager. Its fresh and well cabonated with a strong hops flavor, not bitter, almost creamy in your glass, and with good lacing sticking attractively to the sides of your glass. (I only drink beer out of glass imperial pints). This is a FAR BETTER specimen of an Italian beer lager then Peroni which is weak and without character in my opinion.

Its greatest caveat though is its drinkability. With its delightful moderate alcohol amount, this 'dangerous' beer can be easily downed to intoxicating levels rapidly and yet remain tasteful the whole time!

I find it an example of an almost perfect balance between authentic robust beer flavor and character (body), yet light enough to drink many of them in one setting.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 14:18:30 | More by AdrianR
Photo of GoldHorde


4.45/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a perfect champagne breakfast buffet beer. Loads of burp from a very clean, light golden fizz and a nice hopped edge on the aftertaste. What's NOT to like for this style? Certainly won't stand up to serious beer for beer competition BUT this is the type of refreshing hot summer beer that's best served very cold for thirst quenching. My wife was very happy when I introduced her to this beer. Like I say THIS is the BEST choice for a breakfast bar beer - nothing else.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 15:38:45 | More by GoldHorde
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say, this has got to be one of my favourite brews. It pours a light golden colour, and has a delicate, snow white head about it. The head is a little quick to dissipate to a light, white haze over the surface that I would hesitate to still call the head. Delicate lacing of the glass, and a soft, "clean" smell (if that makes any sence at all; that's the only way I know how to describe it.) The taste is quite good indeed. Likewise, the mouthfeel is also pleasant. This beer isn't at all aggresive, and has a nice finish with a pleasant aftertaste I have trouble describing. As I mentioned before, this is indeed one of my favourite brews and I could drink these light weight Italians all night long. They also go well with Italian cuisine. A nice veal parmesan accompanied by a cool pint of Moretti is quite tasty!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2003 03:27:23 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of cottonkoozie

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Very light straw yellow color. 2-finger head with moderate retention and very low lacing.

S - Sweet smell and slightly skunky, lots of cereal grains.

T - Surprised at this one, but pretty good. One of the best I have had of this style if not the best. No overpowering flavors, just a very clean smooth taste.

M - Slightly above average, but nothing special.

D - Exceptional. Could knock these back all night, clean and smooth all the way through the palate.

Very good euro pale ale, not skunky, and no odd taste. Just very smooth and very clean drinking. Don't expect some big flavor or some incredible beer, expect a euro pale lager, as it should be. Good beer that really should be a benchmark for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 01:45:36 | More by cottonkoozie
Photo of Toddv29424

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While not one of my fav's this beer went PERFECT with a piece of pizza (it was given to me while sitting an a pizza parlor outside the Vatican). Drank out of a bottle so I cant say much about the color, but the taste was what an American mass-produced lager (Bud, PBR) is supposed to taste like. Very heavy on the wheat which gives it a good grainy mouthfeel, but once swallowed this dissipates almost instantly. Kind of a dry aftertaste which warrents another. Very enjoyable for social events, when you aren't looking to examine for taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2005 21:06:16 | More by Toddv29424
Photo of bunbury


4.1/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i was expecting big about this beer when i saw it, since i got excelent enjoyment from La Rosa, apparently this is by far not even equal to la rosa, it tastes like a normal Lager beer that i can found in the corner store, but by no means im saying is bad, Birra Moretti, is tastefull, gold yellow colour, great head with mouthfeel desiring for more.

Birra Moretti is enjoyable to a great limit, but since is export i believe its price is not compare for what you are buying, i even had italian opinion saying that naztro azzuro is the best italian beer, and i agree

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2006 02:36:38 | More by bunbury
Photo of clvand0


4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was introduced to this beer at a special tasting on tap at a local pub, but the review comes from the bottled version. This beer pours a golden color with a thin white head that leaves little lace on the glass. The aroma was nice, but nothing special. The taste of this beer is very good for its classification - very satisfying and enjoyable. I've found the only problem with this beer is that it becomes skunky very quickly, so be careful if you're having it out of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2003 20:53:19 | More by clvand0
Photo of proc


4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. A friend brought a six pack over for a barbeque we were having. This beer complimented the grilled chicken quite well. Pours out to a darkish yellow in the glass with a decent head. Aroma is that of grains, but it also has a floral smell as well that is really good. This beer, tastewise, reminds me of beers from the Czech Republich, i.e. Budvar, Pilsner Urquell, Rebel,, etc., but might be even more balanced. A very surprising beer and one I will pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2003 01:19:10 | More by proc
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.98/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Birra Moretti has a thick, white head and a clear, yellow appearance, with moderate carbonation. The aroma is an overall typical, faint beer smell, but with subtle bread and malt characteristics. Taste is a delicate mix of barley malt and bread, with a touch of hops for balance. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Birra Moretti finishes refreshing and fairly dry. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and I say, "Give it a try!"


Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 01:01:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of cbleary

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. It poured a nice light amber with a small head. The taste was surprising and full flavored for the style with a good balance between hops and it's great sweet malt backbone. The mouthfeel was exceptionally creamy. I would definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 18:29:29 | More by cbleary
Photo of far333


3.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw yellow with some golden hues. A foamy bright white head rises up a full inch and leaves some simmering meringue that slowly fades. Aroma is slightly bitter and grassy, a little malty. Flavor is buttered corn upfront, followed by biscuity malt, with a slight tingle in the finish, which may be more from carbonation than hops. Flavor is even, not too complex, but refreshing and enjoyable. Biscuity malt and hints of corn continue evenly throughout the glass. Mouthfeel is smooth and even, moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2005 03:04:35 | More by far333
Photo of hdf561


3.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on draft at Via Napoli in EPCOT during Disney Marathon Weekend. I saw someone drinking it and thought since I like different beers I should try it.

Came in a Moretti Beer Mug.

The smell was actually great, nothing really stood out but it just smelled pleasent and not overpowering

The taste was AWESOME not overpowering but very well balanced. Mouthfeel again was smooth with NO aftertaste

I can not wait to head back to Disney in June and eat the great Pizza at Via Napoli and drink several Moretti beers, Next time I head to the beer store I will be picking up some bottles of these, as I just found out they are in stock!

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 18:49:09 | More by hdf561
Photo of portajon


3.85/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

after a lengthy jam session with the ill mayhem, we decided to stop and allow ourselves a glourious respite. honestly, this beer's mild color, cool crisp and refreshing taste equate perfectly with the warm, refreshing mediterrenean climate in italy, where it is brewed. but on a cold winter eve in the icy plains of new england, our band prefers a more hearty lager to fulfil the needs of our tastebuds. Behold... this dissertaion which is undoubedly true.

honestly, i could drink 12 of these beers

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 05:40:37 | More by portajon
Photo of wages


3.85/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3/5 - pours with very little head that quickly fades away.the color is a very transparent yellow

smell - 4/5 - very strong bread or dough aroma with a distinctive lager aroma.

Taste - 4/5 - dough flavors at first but quickly changes to earthy hops with a subtle spicy after taste.

Mouthfeel - 3/5 - a fairly moderate level of carbonation Allows the flavors to do their thing, but also seems to leave this lighter lager feeling just a little flat.

Overall - 4/5 - not bad, but I've had tastier lagers

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 00:18:10 | More by wages
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.8/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light golden in color with a bright white head that dissipates quickly. Fast rising tiny bubbles add to the appearance.The aroma is richly malty with a very light, spicy hop in the background. The body is medium with a very fine, highly effervescent carbonation. The flavor offers a very nice, rich maltiness that's well backed by grassy, spicy hops leaving a short, dry finish with a gently lingering maltiness and bitterness. Well balanced with an interesting malt character.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2002 16:30:18 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of afordney


3.8/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nice bubbly pour, three finger head dissapeared quickly very little lacing around the glass.

Smells of straw and wet hay, slightly hoppy.

Good hoppy, floral flavor, nice light, earthy finish.

well Balanced, hoppy bitterness and a hint of malty sweetness

A good light lager for warm weather days and to drink anytime.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2006 21:52:06 | More by afordney
Photo of moocey


3.8/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Light golden color. Filtered. Pretty good for the style.

Smell - a little malt, a little hops, fairly pleasant and complete lack of anything off-putting or adjuncty

Taste - light malt up front complimented by equally subtle hoppy finish. Smooth, crisp, and nothing in the way of adjuncts are noticeable. This isn't anything special, but it sure is tasty. Excellent session brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 02:17:50 | More by moocey
Photo of EagleTalon


3.79/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin, white head that falls to thin ring with little retention. Color is pale gold. Aroma is spicy hops and sweet grains, pleasant and balanced--doesn't smell cheap or skunky. Good hop flavor that has a spiciness suggesting regional hops of the Saaz variety. Finishes dry and crisp. Mouthfeel is light and clean, moderate CO2. The only beer I will drink with certain Italian dishes. It has a light, delicate flavor that works in places where a white wine would normally go in food pairings.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:48:33 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of Jdiddy

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have always loved this beer. Great with Italian food and when you are thirsty. Nice crisp lager style. Done very well. Much better than many lagers from the states. Crisp, corn taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2002 19:27:49 | More by Jdiddy
Photo of beertaster13


3.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Okay so italians are known mostly for wine with the meals but this beer does Italians proud. This is what a lager should taste like, light crisp and very refreshing. Pours a gold yellow with minimal head, The smell is of light grains and hops. The taste a light crisp blend of hops and a little honey, creamy for a lager. On a hot summer day by the BBQ this is a great refreshing lager. I strongly suggest serving this beer at your next BBQ for people you usually only drink bud, millers etc.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2004 22:55:01 | More by beertaster13
Photo of Kemmerlin


3.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A light head formed at the top with a golden filtered color.

S: Smelled of very light malts and a slight hint of vanilla bean.

T: Supported a sweet taste of honey, a light floral taste from teh hops and some earthy tasting grains.

M/D: A sharp feel from the hidden carbonation had a medium amount of weight and felt a little grainy. A refreshing brew and a decently drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 00:41:52 | More by Kemmerlin
Photo of Doiv

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is probably better served at around 12 degrees celsius to really appreciate it - the 4-5 degress it is served at in public places is really too cold to get all the flavours out.

Ever so slightly greeny, golden-yellow in appearance, with a brief white head. Leaves beads of lacing.

The nose is very malty, nutty and with a small hoppy end.

The taste is of chestnuts, citrussy malts, a little cornflour and with a malty finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth, but feels almost viscous when rolled round the tongue - very strange indeed!

Drinks really well.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2004 12:53:35 | More by Doiv
Photo of Snyder18


3.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pale gold with a white cottony quickly disappearing head that peaks at about inch and a half. Fairly constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell - light grassy aroma, faintly sweet, inoffensive, not much to write about

Taste - mild sweetness of this a all malt brew slides into your flavor receptors in the beginning, followed by a quick sharp jab of hop bitterness(Hallertau) which just as quickly fades into a nicely balanced finish. The hop bitterness is a bit light for the Pilsner style, which is why I scored it a little lower than my actual opinion of this beer on taste.

Mouthfeel - thin to light bodied. Leaves you with an enjoyable sweet/prickly aftertaste.

Drinkability - good marks on drinkability, well balanced, lightly hopped and at 4.6%abv almost a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 22:55:34 | More by Snyder18
Photo of RBorsato


3.63/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright light gold with a white head and good carbonation throughout. Sweet grainy malt aroma. Slightly sweet malt profile and light graininess. Medium bodied, creamy, and smooth with a light airyness.

A good euro lager that is hard to say anything bad about. It's not great or outstanding in any way; just a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 11:40:04 | More by RBorsato
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