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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

1,004 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An OK beer in a session. Light, malt, acidic, yellow, much carbonation. Hoppy. White bubbly head. Like your average beer on tap at a meal. A abalance with food.. Very standard eastern European style beer, but slightly better brewed than a North American national brand.

Sammy, Dec 22, 2003
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear lightish yellow with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace form along the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and grass notes just like the average Euro pale lager. Taste is of grains, grass, and citrusy flavors. A mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. A good carbonation level makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with nothing bad but nothing great.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale, clear yellow with a minor amount of white head. The aroma isn't too stark in any direction--there's a little bit of malt and some European hops. Taste is similar; just a tad bit sweet. Mouthfeel is thin with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, but a little too much carbonation and not enough flavor for me.

Thorpe429, Oct 04, 2009
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

acurtis, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of metter98
2.84/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

metter98, May 14, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear pale yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising to create a foamy white head; some lacing

Smell: Fairly low profile; light lager nose with a bit of grain and hops

Taste: Again, fairly innocuous; light malty start with a bit of graininess in the middle; finishes dry with a slight tartness

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation

Drinkability; I knew what I was in for when I cracked this open and there were no surprises; a decent Euro lager but nothing to ponder over

brentk56, May 01, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale gold topped by a cotton white cap of foam that has a cottony texture as well. It was fairly large after a high altitude pour, but isn't all that dense. The head looks a little like spun sugar as it deflates and, unfortunately, leaves the glass untouched.

The nose is sweet and corny and isn't all that bad as EPLs go. There are no real off-aromas (I don't mind catching a whiff of it as I drink), but then there's really nothing that warrants praise either. Maybe a wee bit in the way of floral hops if I... uh... do whatever is the nasal equivalent of squinting.

The flavor is harmless, innocuous and words to that effect. Birra Moretti is lighter--both in terms of flavor and body--than anticipated. Although why I wouldn't anticipate that, I'm not exactly sure. It tastes like lightly sweet grain with a minor metallic intrusion at the midway point of each mouthful that leaves as quickly as it appears.

The body/mouthfeel is lighter than light. So light, in fact, that the beer seems to disappear before it actually leaves the mouth. It's hard to speak of a finish when there's barely a middle.

I have no idea what Birra Moretti's calorie count is, but it strikes me as a classic light beer. Light in appearance, light in aroma, light in flavor and light in body. If that's what Castello Di Udine was shooting for, they nailed it. Good for rehydration?

BuckeyeNation, Jan 13, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden colored brew with almost no head. Aroma is quite thin and almost non-existent. Taste is a light mix of sweetness with some floral malt. No aftertaste to speak of and carbonation is not good. Body is quite thin. Overall, this is a refreshing lager that doesn’t have much in term of taste.

Phyl21ca, May 28, 2004
Photo of mikesgroove
2.65/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

and so it begins another adventure down the road of the bottom of the barrel. stopped in the store on the way home and grabbed a few more tonight. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/16/2010.

again another that was not actually terrible, just very, very light. pours out the classic golden yellow i am getting used to now. light touches of white foam dot the surface throughout the session. light grains, a touch of what is maybe hop, an hay all come through clearly, albeit not greatly. clean and crisp body, had a little more to it then i thought it would. easy to session and went down like water.

overall again not terrible, these are the ones i can throw down in a half a second.

mikesgroove, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a very pale yellow color with a short lived white head.

S: Enormous amounts of skunk to the nose, and a lot of marijuana notes to it as well. Lots of sulfur, a bit of grass, and a little bit of grain. But, the skunk really overpowers everything.

T: Fairly heavy skunk on the palate as well. Moderate sweetness with a bit of corn and some palt malt flavor to it. Minimal hop flavor and almost no bitterness to this beer.

M: Light in body with a medium to high level of carbonation.

O: Could be okay if it wasn't so horrendously skunky.

womencantsail, May 25, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

kylehay2004, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
2.2/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours out of the bottle much like all the other Lagers out there, It's got that golden color body with the fizzy white head that evaporates quickly. The Smell is skunky, it kind of overpowers many if not all the other aromas in the brew. The taste is a little funky too, it's got some aspects of a lager hidden in the aftertaste. It's kinda dry and has a medium body to it. I wouldn't need to have this one again.

Knapp85, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a bright yellow body with a meringue-like, white head, though it dissipates fairly fast.

Smell: Sweetish cereal nose with very, very faint floral hints.

Taste: Light pale malts, some cereal grains, and just the lightest touch of honey sweetness. Very faint floral hops with just a bit of hop bitterness. Finishes semi-dry and somewhat crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Another light, easy-drinking lager, but, thankfully, there's nothing inherently off or wrong about it.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of oberon
3.33/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this with a pizza here in Greensboro at Elizabeth's pizza,light gold/yellow color with small head.Smell of hops with malt backbone.Taste was pretty decent good balance,a little fruity.Nothing spectacular but very drinkable,better than Miller low-life and AB products.

oberon, Apr 02, 2003
Photo of JAHMUR
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

JAHMUR, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.49/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

TMoney2591, May 04, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +3.4%

SocalKicks, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Birra Moretti, along with Stella, were the only two beers that I remember seeing in Italy, about 10 years ago, as wine was the beverage focus (rightly) of that particular sojourn. However, when it got just too hot for the local vino rosso da tavola, a cold one of these after walking around all day seemed to hit the spot - I'm sure that's what Heineken is counting on.

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, bulbous, and moderately creamy bone-white head, which leaves some broadly broken walls of ice-shelf lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of gritty, musty pale malt, cornmeal, and mildly skunky, sort of stale-piss, um 'hops'. The taste is more sweet rice/corn graininess, a put-upon pale malt, hints of warm butter, and faint herbal, floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly moderate, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too tacky to be considered all that smooth. Yet it finishes clean, a wee bit crisp, with a little lingering bitter skunkiness.

In a land with decidedly fewer wine options, and way better beer ones, this is overwhelmingly average. However, it's the only remotely appropriate beer available at my favorite Neapolitan pizza joint, and the recently arrived summer heat again calls for a cold one.

biboergosum, Jun 16, 2009
Photo of zeff80
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a pale golden yellow hue with a small, white head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn, grains and some light malt.

T - It tasted sweet and had a good deal of grainy flavors.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a fair average Euro Pale Lager. Nothing outstanding and nothing I'd buy, but if its free I'll drink it.

zeff80, Nov 25, 2007
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +31%
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.

NeroFiddled, Sep 28, 2002
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.36/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 25, 2013
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