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Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-17-2001

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Reviews: 467 | Ratings: 1,269
Photo of CanadianBacon
3.24/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Nothing special here just your every day euro pale lager, It pours a crystal clear wheat color and has a 2 finger foamy white head. The carbonation seems active.

Aroma - pale crackery malts, CORN. light floral hops and a crisp lager yeast smell.

Taste - The taste of corn is the predominant taste here, followed by light floraly spicey hops and some cracker malts. Honestly its not bad for a macro lager.

Feel - Light and watery with prickly carbonation, pretty much the norm.

Overall - This is just your normal EPL with a slight spice from the hops. Not bad for what it is but not something I would go chasing after either. Cheers!

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Photo of matuto
3.14/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330 ml bottle (exp. 12/2016), in a pilsner glass. Yellow to straw liquid, clear and with lots of carbonation going up and keeping alive a thin layer of white foam, which leaves no laces. Nice aroma of grassy hops. Along with some bread and crackers notes from malts, taste has the presence of corn, one of this beer ingredients. Sometimes this corn note shows on nose, but much more on taste. Not much sweetness. Light body and refreshing mouth feel. It has lots of carbonation but still it isn't overwhelming for the style.

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Photo of Squire123
3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Italian flair doesn't show up in this beer. Bog standard Euro Pale Lager with barely medium malt/hop presence. Serve with pizza I suppose. If the locals like this they might like Miller High Life as well.

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Photo of Bunman3
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Making spaghetti, pour a Moretti. Overall, there is not much to distinguish this from the majority of Euro lagers available on this side of the ocean. This sample from from a can, which contributed to some "off" odours. Overall, this reminded me why I rarely indulge in this style of beer.

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Photo of KMillard
3.11/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear, inoffensive euro lager. More malty flavor than Peroni and Stella. Doesn't have the strong sulfite flavor of Oeroni (which is fairly clean and controlled in Peroni). In the middle between euro lager and an full flavor american adjunct.

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Photo of BigGold
3.11/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had most recently at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, poured from 330 ml. bottle, into clear plastic water cup. Served cold in an airport in France, this suffices for beer. Au revoir, la mauvaise bière.

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Photo of staubot
2.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A white one finger head that dissipates quickly, not a bad colour, maybe a bit too many bubbles happening. Muted malts and corn smell. Taste lets down even the meager scent as it was very watery with faint malts and hops present if you concentrate. Feels crisp and cool going down but as it looks, too much carb. Overall nothing special.

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Photo of bigchiquilin
2.74/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer in a peroni pint at a local bar in a Roman neighborhood whose name escape me. This beer was skunky, with a mouthfeel similar to what i imagine formaldehyde feels like. I remember trying so hard not to make a bitter beer face. Despite all that, i tried Birra Moretti in my beer drinking infancy, so will refrain from judging it too harshly.

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Photo of importedfromdet
2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Got a can in Canada. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a small yet strong head that took a little bit of time to dissipate. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Very clear yellow tint.

Upon pouring the smell of malts is overwhelming, some notes of apple.

Taste was very quickly disappointing, never reaching the plateau of what a fresh beer should taste like. Very skunky tasting. Metallic, malts, and corn throughout. Kind of like a skunky Budweiser.

Mouth feel isn't too bad overall, but a little metallic, but crisp. Refreshing.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.51/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden. Thin head with very little retention. Mild lacing. Aroma of pale malts and corn. Slightly tropical. Pale malt lager taste. Slightly tropical floral taste. Light bodied with heavy carbonation.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.69/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bright pale straw color with moderate activity. Slightly foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, making average legs. Flavors of skunk, sweet grains, faint corn, noble spices. Lots of sweetness but not too heavy, a little bitter with lots of sharpness. Slick medium body, quite smooth, with excessive prickly carbonation. Light finish with a faint mouthfeel of grassy bitter hops and sweet roasted malts. Overall this one is almost average quality being a little better than most euro pale lager, and the adjunct feel is very subtle. Very light, although fresh, and the body is not too bad. Drinkable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of gautch726
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw colored hue with a large, foamy head. Looks light and easy to drink. For the most part it is with a forgettable taste that doesn't linger too long. The taste itself is bitter and bready that seems to be a characteristic of inexpensive, light beers. Not really my type of beer.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear golden color with less than one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until just a ring of small bubbles remained around the glass, medium carbonation, no lacing present.

SMELL: sweet honey, bread, grass, faint to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet honey and bread then a mild hop profile, finishes clean.

PALATE: lighter body, medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is an inoffensive lawnmower beer, for the price I would not seek it out again as there are better and cheaper domestic beers available.

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Photo of jsoneff
3.39/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Initial taste of malt followed by heavy grain and some hops in the finish. Good with food, pleasantly refreshing, not great but better than traditional american crap.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.29/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

DATE TASTED: August 29, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: cooling off with some Jets/Giants preseason... APPEARANCE: golden, clear body with slight effervescence... foamy crisp, white head holds reasonable retention and forms soapy yet surprisingly articulate lacing... AROMA: Buttery, bready malts with a suggestively bitter aroma... the noble Saaz provides a light, flowery presence... PALATE: spritzy, fizzy, light-bodied... thin and bitter, with an equally bitter aftertaste... TASTE: as recalled from countless prior experiences, the flavor profile offers only a prerequisite malt and hop ping, with the overlying theme being one of the average mass-produced Euro pilsner masquerading as novelty or nuance... OVERALL: this is a beer that seemingly has been had many times by many different labels... the softened hops give a slight variation from the normal obtrusive maltiness.. easy-drinking, no doubt, but not much in the way of character... this beer pops up at sacramental celebrations, important dinners and such, but I have never bee sure why... definitely more flavorful agreeable beers available--although maybe its origin in Italy has a role in this...

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Photo of Alexc11
3.85/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden color with a non-descript cream topping. I think this is an overall good beer. Nice with a sandwich, steak, burger or in a casual Italian restaurant specializing in pizzas/subs. It's one of those beers I particularly enjoy after a nice long run.

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Photo of Taybeh
2.84/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

from a single into a spieglau ipa glass, looks really good, clear pale gold with 3 finger puffy white head that subsides after a minute leaving weak spotty lacing. nose is grainy macro lager with the faintest hint of grassy hops. taste is ok, following the nose and staying pretty basic...as the glass progresses, more flaws and inadequacies emerge. A little metallic taste at the end. Mouthful is probably the best part, though again, the initial impression is the best, fairly creamy and smooth, with a very faint little snappy bite at the end. The more I drink, though, the less creamy and smooth... the more bland it becomes. All in all, not terrible but not too good either...in a pinch, I might drink it again.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i just didn't really enjoy anything about this beer. i figured it would be a skunky beer before i bought it, so my expectations weren't high at least.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't find this to be as bad as others make it out to be. It pours a straw yellow with some head and decent lace. Malt aroma. Mostly grainy taste with some hop. Smooth, clean and refreshing. Not the best but I would take it every now and then.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pours a clear pale golden white a large white head. Aroma of lager yeast, grain, and dry grassy hops. Dry grains and malt, grassy hops, lager yeast. Nothing too special, but a well craft lager and very drinkable with some aspects hitting the right note.

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Photo of kevofficiel
2.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

My first Italian beer

So the look of it: very simple, no head what's so ever. No carbonation going out of the glasses. Gold. Color

The smell of it: Remind me of the Heineken same taste. Some corn and some hops

The taste of it: Feel Like the same as the Heineken but more on then watery side. Very light. Very simple. Not too much taste as a lager just the minimum
I think this is the Heineken from Italy

So overall would I recommend it: if u are in Italy and it is the only lager u can have take it. But if u have the choice of other lager or even the Heineken, take those 2. Personally I won t recommend it if I am
In other country

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.56/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely crisp pale lager, it has a crisp clean and refreshing taste, one of my favourites, can have it with anything. Not as good as Peroni but up there

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Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.81/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here is a lager that kind of surprised me. The golden color is nice, the taste is a little on the bitter side for me, which is why I gave it a lower score. Worth the try in my opinion.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.44/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Format: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a stylish macro label.

Appearance: a mid golden-amber colour with decent carbonation across the profile. A finger of thick head slowly drops to a good half-finger. Looks pretty good for a Euro Pale Lager.

Aroma: fairly light on the nose as usual per the style, just some grains and a touch of grass hops.

Taste: unusually for a macro lager, the grass hops come through well here with some decent quality lager grains. Comes across more like a pilsener rather than a lager.

Aftertaste: bitterness from the hops with a slight sweetness from the grains.

Mouth feel: light in body with a decent carbonation to bring those flavours through nicely.

Overall: for me, this was a bit of a diamond in the rough. I had 'Euro Pale' lager night, which I was not looking forward to since it is really not my favourite style. After a bunch of average beers and a bunch of awful beers, this one actually comes across quite refreshing with a subtle and quality flavour profile. Impressive for AU$42 a case. I'll have it again.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Bottle of Birra Moretti European Pale Lager, 4.60%ABV

A respectable European pale lager that comes in a lovely looking bottle. The “Moretti” logo, of a traditional Italian countryman about to enjoy a big frothing glass of beer, stands out indicating that this beer is stylish and eager to be enjoyed.

Appearance is a pale, straw yellow colour that when poured produces a nice thick white head with good retention and with decent lacing. A fine-looking clear lager

The aroma has a rustic smell of lightly toasted barley, and some grassy hops, which gave a very pleasant and balanced smell.

The taste was crisp and clean. having a light honey and mild malt flavour with a fair hop bitter aftertaste at the end.

This beer is easy to drink, a balanced and smooth taste that goes down well. Moretti is a good lager that goes especially well with Italian food (naturally!).

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