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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

835 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.56%


Brewed by:
Birra Moretti (Heineken) visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2001)
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

We are in the register of aqueous strong lagers but we must highlight the ease to drink this potion. The nose is certainly absent, mouth very insipid and bitterness just limited to a simple aromatic hops unoriginal, but it's very simple to use and fairly refreshing. No big twist, just a simple beer but without big bad taste.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-12-2011 21:10:39 | More by ThaCreep
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle poured into a pint glass at pizzeria in Calgary. A light golden amber brew with maybe a half-inch of large white bubbles, a shade darker than many other Euro pales and featuring less doughy sweetness as well. Smells like grain husks and faint grassy hops, less doughy and more malty than its sweeter yet crisper and fruitier countryman Peroni. This one is dry as well but features a more rounded tannic maltiness somewhat like weakly steeped tea, vague lemon rind, some DMS but less than expected, dry stale popcorn, and a metallic tingle in the dry grassy finish. Thin and super fizzy but maybe just a hair thicker than something like Heineken. I did note that the spicy sauce on my pizza brought out some added dry grape and pale malt character. Good example of a food pairing that raises up the beer half of the partnership.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:25:28 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Jordyn

Washington

3.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am surprised at the head retention. The color is alright. Very light and can almost see exactly what's behind it. So almost translusant. The he's only poured to about a quarter of an inch. But stayed that way all throughout the drinking. You can't see through the head and it's almost silky. This is probably the only thing that makes this beer "different" from other. The taste is okay nothing to really discribe. Hoppy at the end. More refreshing than anything. Overall, an okay beer

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 06:15:01 | More by Jordyn
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beergoot

Colorado

3.26/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a pale, straw yellow color with lots of lively carbonation and sporting a thick, creamy, rich white head. Light, crisp malt grain aroma. Light honey and mild biscuit malt flavor with a fair hop bitterness at the finish. Crisp, clean and dry finish.

A respectable lager, light and delicate overall. The appearance is its high point. The flavor is fairly nondescript and doesn't stand out in any way. Easy drinking and does wet one's whistle...

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 21:20:22 | More by beergoot
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.21/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Yellow-gold with fizzy carbonation. Fizzled out to soapy film.

Musty pale grains, corn, tangy sweet malts, and a sprig of herbal notes. Staled and a little skunked.

Corn sweetness, pale and pilsner malts, bitter crispness, and mucky yeast flavors. Slight estery flavors remind me of green apple or white grape.

Soft and greasy with a perky carbonated outburst in the finish. Not easy.

Poor, or close to it. Stale flavors. Not to be revisited.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 15:30:33 | More by thecheapies
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MisterdeSade

New York

1.71/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a terribly bad beer, but just not a very good one.
The label is more European than the over taste and body of this beer, as it tastes like flat ginger ale.
The smell is somewhat bitter and piss-like.
This beer is apparently bottled by Heineken, which makes sense, although it tastes like a watered down version of their flagship brew.

might as well drink a Coors Light...

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:02:21 | More by MisterdeSade
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Straw yellow, white short lasting head.
Aroma: Not much aroma.
Taste: Not much flavor, highly carbonated. Light body, slightly bitter finish.
Overall: A very poor Euro Pale Lager. Has none of the malty sweetish note expected of this style. Taste like a poorly brewed domestic beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:00:25 | More by Mike_Moe
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Portertime

Florida

2.24/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: I am serving this well chilled in my Samuel Smith tumbler. It pours a bright straw yellow color with an eggshell white, two finger head. The body remains lively with many tiny bubbles continuously rising to the top.

Smell: There are mild malty aromas and some graininess.

Taste: It is light and creamy like a cream ale style with a cereal grain flavor and a honey after taste. There is very little hoppiness with a hint of grassy and citrus notes. This can be a decent session lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 00:42:33 | More by Portertime
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

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
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hoppyserpent

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The perceived quality of a beer needs to be considered in the context of what it is intended to deliver. Moretti is not trying to be an English Ale or an American West Coast IPA. Moretti is light in color, mouth feel, and flavor with a bit of a German lager and hoppy goodness on swallow. Fairly low IPA, too. But don't compare it to the best of other styles. Moretti is a good lager that goes especially well with Italian food. Don't believe me? Try it with a plate of lasagna and salad or a thin crust pizza - no other beer is a better food pairing.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:14:08 | More by hoppyserpent
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ahommell

Mississippi

2.01/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear straw or corn colored golden, Foam is minimal and goes away super quick.

S: straw. Unimaginative. Water. Hints of beer. LOL

T: Light. Airy. Watery. Flavor is only noticeable when crisply cold. Seems almost like a stale pilsner. Think Pilsner Urquell with about two gallons of water watering it down.

M: Crisp. Again... not much to comment on as it tastes so close to water. I barely know that this is beer. Little carbonation.

O: Unimaginative. Bland. Run of the mill. Dead. You be the judge. I would even go for a Miller Light before this. Very surprised that an import of this cost could be so depressing on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:27:15 | More by ahommell
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +17.9%
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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hackmann

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: super crystal pale yellow with a ½ finger white head that did not stay around long.

Aroma: very light overall; light grains, white bread, faint grass, an almost typical light aroma of a lager

Flavors: once again – a typical lager; fresh white bread, crisp grains, mild hops, little grassy like, seem to come together for a nice tasting lager; like a typical lager or pilsner the flavors diminish as it warms.

Mouthfeel: crisp, fresh, pleasing, smooth, decent carbonation to keep it lively,

To the Point: a good lager, as far as, lagers go; 12 bucks for a six pack – I know I can find a better beer for this kind of money and not be stuck with some typical lager beer. Factoring in the price I'll have to give it an okay -

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 19:41:13 | More by hackmann
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soju6

Missouri

2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a clear light golden color with a fairly large head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of mild citrus and malt sweetness.

T: Taste of malt sweetness with a bit of fruit in the background. Mild bitterness witha clean finish.

F: Light body and smooth.

O: Typical Euro Lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 00:25:06 | More by soju6
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FLima

Brazil

2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with lots of head with good retention and leaving laces, pretty good for an adjunct lager.
Aroma of non-malted cereals and floral and grass hops.
Although it has a corn like taste, it has a decent amount of floral hops giving a refreshing taste. Hints of butter, actually a bit distracting. Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste.
Decent for an adjunct lager, good choice of hops with a fair quantity for the style. But it has a low cost benefit in Brazil, should cost less than a Heineken which has a superior taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 00:50:13 | More by FLima
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elNopalero

Texas

2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

2.2014 best by date. Impressive shelf-life as I purchased this in April of 2013.

I hope Italy has better beer than this.

Appears a very gassy pale yellow, no foam.

Not unpleasant aroma for a fizzy lager, but not inviting either.

Taste of light cereal malt, thin bodied with a light flavor and a corn flake-cereal finish. Utterly forgettable and just as bland from the source (Italy) as imported.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 07:31:34 | More by elNopalero
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metter98

New York

2.84/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a large, thin patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and skunk are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it also has notes of bready malts and a light amount of bitterness. The skunky flavors somewhat dissipate as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. Although it's not very interesting, the taste is rather good when compared to other beers in the style. It would have been a lot nicer if it didn't have the skunky aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 03:13:56 | More by metter98
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta love watching Peter O'Toole as Pope Paul III whilst drinking this seemingly Italian beer... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises funky corn, funky wheat, light flowers, and a light layer of dust. The taste brings in more of the same, along with an unfortunate extra bit of dust and dirt. Hm. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet, fluid feel. Overall, this is a pretty weak bit of beer, something I'd hope the burgeoning Italian scene is quick to rebuke.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 06:01:29 | More by TMoney2591
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DavidS88

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Same trip to Florence with Fratyard Vines as my review for Ceres Strong, this review also comes from my notes.

Now that I've tried all the mid-level to bad Spanish Euro pales, it's high time I try an Italian brew. A quick check of Wikipedia tells me that not only does Heineken own Birra Moretti, but Italy as drinks the least amount of beer in all of Europe, a continent that is nearly perpetually drunk. If your nation is famous for not drinking beer, I have to imagine your beer isn't going to be that great either.

Except that it wasn't bad at all, and damn well may be the best beer I've had in Europe so far. I drank one of these straight from the pint bottle and took it on a stroll to a bar, completely taking advantage of Italy's hilariously weak public drinking laws. Birra Moretti is more of the same pale gold color I've come to know and love from Euro pales (I mean it is brewed by Heineken after all) but my God did this one foam up while drinking it out of the bottle. About halfway through the bottle, it was more like drinking keg beer out of a solo cup there was so much foam building up. Don't let that drag you away from at least trying this beer though, because the smell and taste make up for it. Any sort of aroma was largely absent from this brew, but the taste was like a great Bud Light... if that makes any sense. Pretty basic, but a delightful hop taste at the end that made me feel like I was drinking the most watered down IPA of my life. Basically if you're ever in Italy and you want to get drunk of cheap, locally brewed beer, check out Birra Moretti. Otherwise stick to wine, the Italians actually know how to make that. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 15:00:36 | More by DavidS88
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hdf561

Virginia

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
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

2.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I poured my Moretti into a tulip glass. This is a very golden beer with about a finger of foam.

The smell is like fresh cut grass and a decent amount of sage. There is also some decent funkiness from the clear bottling.

The flavor is a little less than appreciable. I don't think the flavor is refreshing or complimentary.

I haven't been missing out on this beer before now.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:52:36 | More by ummswimmin
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.36/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

one of the more available Italian beers, this one is pretty much the pale euro standard, nothing special. it pours a really faded straw looking color with a rapidly rising white head, aided by the pilsner glass im using here. the color is really pale, too light, even for the style, it lets me know not to expect too much taste here. the nose also gives that indication, with just a crystal light malt grassy sort of nose, a little skunky, without any more than basic bittering hops in the finish. the flavor is identical to the nose. I mean, this is plenty drinkable, in fact its really easy down, but there just isn't much taste. not a lot of off flavors, as the skunk has subsided, but its a pretty watered down beer. still, there is something unique about moretti, I don't know if its the yeast or the grains or what, but I can always pick this beer out blind with other similar ones because it has a sort of burnt bread element that stands out. not much else going on. the feel isn't bad, just really light and lacking on alcohol. as such it would be a good all day drinker. the carbonation is also really bright, which makes it good with some heavier foods like pasta and chicken marsala. overall its better than peroni, but a far cry from europe's best.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 17:55:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours pale straw with short-lived, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Nose is of hay and grain. Body is light and crisp. Taste is some grassy hops and sweet malt. Finish is short and light. I could finish this standard macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 20:46:28 | More by mikeg67
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Huffs

New York

2.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Going by a review I did of this back in 84, gave it 3 mugs on a six mug scale. Color was a nice golden straw with a clear hue. Head was full and lasting and the flavor was yeasty and grainy. Aroma was also grainy or bready. Aftertaste was mild and clean.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 23:41:10 | More by Huffs
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - Yellow-gold with a frothy white head.

S - Faint smell of adjunct malts.

T - Surprisingly pleasant for the style - crisp and clean malt taste with a strong grainy aftertaste.

M - Medium-to-high carbonation - very refreshing.

Better than most examples of the style - fairly bland, but drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 21:53:13 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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