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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

954 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

12-22-2003 04:45:20 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.1/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

08-16-2011 01:34:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

08-30-2013 11:40:57 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

10-04-2009 18:19:42 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +3.8%

11-15-2011 17:56:15 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

2.84/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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

Iowa

3.05/5  rDev +5.5%

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?

01-13-2005 00:21:43 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev +4.8%

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

05-01-2005 22:12:25 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-22-2014 07:06:03 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-14-2013 01:10:18 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

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.

05-28-2004 13:15:15 | More by Phyl21ca
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

08-17-2010 01:18:34 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

2.55/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

05-25-2011 00:58:21 | More by womencantsail
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-21-2013 00:54:34 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev +10%

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.

03-28-2009 00:10:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-26-2013 20:44:34 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -23.9%

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.

04-09-2011 03:11:48 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +15.2%

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.

04-02-2003 17:50:45 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

05-04-2013 06:01:29 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

2.55/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

11-25-2007 03:58:49 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

02-12-2013 16:00:09 | More by JAHMUR
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

06-16-2009 17:47:41 | More by biboergosum
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +31.5%

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.

09-28-2002 16:30:18 | More by NeroFiddled
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev +3.8%

03-10-2012 06:07:09 | More by SocalKicks
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.48/5  rDev -14.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of adjuncts, grain, lager yeast and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and lager yeast. Then some adjunct and malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is very faint and there isn't a lot of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, about what you would expect out of the style, I've had worse but overall this is not a very good beer.

12-28-2010 03:57:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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