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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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449 Reviews

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Reviews: 449
Hads: 1,161
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 17.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 159 | FT: 0
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Birra Moretti (Heineken) visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2001

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Photo of bryehn
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden colour with a soapy white head that burns off quickly, leaving a small film and collar behind, as well as some spotty lacing.

Smells of sweet malts, corn and grassy hops. Not much else going on at all.

The taste has a definite malty sweetness, but also a decent dryness to the finish that balances things out a bit.

Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Syrupy on the tongue. Accents of corn and dirty grain in the aftertaste.

Slightly more taste than its ABV would suggest, but this beer is the very definition of mediocrity. It could be worse I guess. (582 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight citrus hops, slight bread, hint of sulfur, and a hint of nut. Fits the style of a Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of citrus hops, and adjunct. Overall, decent aroma, appearance, but weak body. (445 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.76/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a thick and large white head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a nice level of lacing on the side of the glass and a very persistent white film on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of bready like smell. Mixed with these aromas is a light skunky and light citrus hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins of malt and a sweeter corn and caramel flavor. The caramel fades way to more corn sweetness as well as some more bready like malt flavors. In the end a very light herbal hop flavor greets the tongue alongside a light paper like taste.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer lighter with a carbonation level that is rather average.

Overall – Ah… Nothing I would really want to drink again and nothing I would recommend. (874 characters)

Photo of Serge
3.35/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle Light clean grassy aroma backed by hop. Clear brassy color with a vigorous white head. Starts with light malt sweetness, a bit of carbonation bite, and the finish is rather dry and a bit bitter. Something of a light pilsner. Not a bad drink, just not very flavorful. (280 characters)

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge temperature.

L – Pale gold color with a 2-finger frothy white head. Pretty good retention and some lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Grainy and bready malt, sweet corn, and honey along with some grassy and floral hops.

T – Follows the aroma nearly exactly. Starts off sweet with grainy and bready malt, corn, and a touch of honey and acquires a slight floral hop bitterness.

F – Light-bodied with good carbonation, a crisp and creamy mouthfeel, and a mostly sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly dry finish.

O – This beer is pretty good and actually exceeded my expectations. As far as macro lagers go, it looks pretty good as it actually has some lacing and there’s some semblance of more than adjuncts in the smell, flavor, and mouthfeel. Definitely a decent beer for what it is. (851 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with two fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt and some spicy hops.

T - Grainy malt with some herbal hops in the middle and a finish of sweet, bready notes and a lingering honey flavor.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad for what it is, the malt character is a bit better than average for and international industrial lager and there is an herbal hop flavor that gives it a hint of pilsner character in the finish. (592 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at an Italian chain restaurant.
Comes to the table a solid golden color with a decent sized white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of floral hops and bready malt with a hint of honey. The flavor follows the aroma light bready and floral with a mild grain sweetness. Light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet grainy mouthfeel. Decent light lager, nothing special, but better than the other choices on the menu. (453 characters)

Photo of kjyost
3.14/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL brown bottle. BB 01/2013. Purchased by my brother-in-law as it's his favourite beer. Poured into a perfect pint glass fridge cold.

A: Crystal clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head that drops to a cap quickly, but surprisingly stays there a bit and offers up some lacing.
S: Initially a pile of creamed corn and cooked canned vegetable comes forth - not appealing. Dissipates leaving more of a cooked corn. Expected, but meh.
T: Not bad for a macro lager, though really not overly complex. Some earthy hops that don't offer any bitterness play against a sweet malty and corn-like body.
M: Sweetness lingers. Strong carbonation, though seems lighter than domestics.
O: Not bad for what it is, but man oh man give me an IPA or a brown ale any day of the week... (770 characters)

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale yellow color forming a big bubbled white head. Low retention and not much lacings left

S: Smells like a Heineken. Sweet grains and traditional skunky stingy Heineken hops. Lager yeasts and adjunct malts (corn, probably)

T: Follows the nose. Sweet grains upfront. Adjunct malts. Metallic and ashy. Dry taste, in overall. Mild grassy earthy hops in the end

M: Very light body. Fizzy carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste

O: A mild version of a Heineken. Not a beer that I will drink again (537 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle served in a lager glass.

L - clear golden color with a short-lived head.

S - sweet and grainy.

T - sweet and grainy with just a touch of bitterness before finishing sweet.

F - light bodied with crisp carbonation.

O - it's ok, I'd have more with pizza. (270 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I hate how it came out smelling slightly skunky, but then so did the Weihenstephaner Original. Bright yellow body with a white head. The smell is mainly sweet toasted corn, as is the taste. its a very simple Euro Pale Lager, with no frills. Finishes clean. (256 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.38/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pilsner. The beer is a pure golden color. A white head dissipates after some time, leaving a film. Not much lacing. The beer smells sweet, and of common euro lager malts/adjuncts. It tastes like it smells, but no skunk! Mouthfeel is clean and dry.

Overall, what can i say? It's a non-skunked Euro lager. Drinkable, but NOT WORTH THE PRICE. (361 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Just an overall average euro pale lager from the makers of Heineken. Taste and smell is mostly skunked grain and buttered corn. Mild if any hops. Carbonation is bubbly and head is minimal with mild sticky lacing.

They did make a pretty good Dopplebock. I give them that. (271 characters)

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At Ricetta's in Falmouth, ME:

From the 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsener:

A: pale yellow colored body that yielded a small mushroomed capped white head no thicker than a dime appeared and died within five seconds. Tons of bubbles surfaced. No lacing appeared.

S: some skunky hops and a bit of wheat came out.

T: pretty much the same with the flavor (or lack there of depending who you talk to) with a bit of butter and some slight malts that came out.

M: medium, slightly sessionable, high level of carbonation felt

O: this was a decent beer. I might have this again. (570 characters)

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a .4 l lager glass

A - Pale yellow, with a nice pillowy head, tons of activity with a little bit of sticky lacing as well

S - Skunky hops with some buttery biscuits

T - spicy hops are apparent, has a bite almost like a pilsner. Firm malt body rounds the brew out nicely

M - High level of carbonation keeps the palate open and refreshed

O - A very nice lager, hoppier than most EPLs, this one should satisfy many beer advocates (458 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average looking brew, straw yellow, not much of a head of foam.

It has a very grainy smell with light notes of malt and hops. Average again.

It tastes okay. The grain is forceful but not in a bad way. Light malt sweetness and a light hop bitterness round it out and I find it easy to drink. I bought this bottle in a mixed 6er; that's the only way I'd buy it if I wanted more. (381 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. Mild lacing.

Smell: Grassy notes and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Earthy grassy notes and hops.

Overall: Good beer. I have had this one a few times now amd always enjoy it. (272 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
3.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

We pour a dark straw colored brew. It holds a one finger head of massive white bubbles. This dissipates quickly, leaving clumps of fatty bubbles around the glass. Lacing is sparse and spotty. There is clarity to the drink, with carbonation appearing active. No sediment is noted. The nose is supremely skunky. There are adjuncts, white flour, and even metallic yeast. All of these, however, are mild, giving little else but faint alcohol. As we sip, bitter malts hit first. These are metallic and adjuncty. There is a sweaty, salty quality to it, as well. The peak is watery and even, with malts and metallics, as in the front. The booze seeps in a bit here, as well, to give a bit more bite. The finish is cooling and refreshing, with some light sugars to cut the initial bittering. The aftertaste breathes with more flour, bitter malts, and light metallics. The body is medium and the carbonation is huge. It becomes watery at times, but doesn’t thin out too bad. Each sip has big slurp from the bubbles, but little cream or coating. The mouth is left crisp from the bubbles, and wet, with little drying. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the drinkability. There is nothing really offensive about this beer, and for the style, it is an easy drinking, rather refreshing brew. The flavoring throughout, however, is pretty mild, making the drinker wish for something a little more robust. (1,458 characters)

Photo of WankelEngine
2.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass

A: A hearty pour yields a foamy white head of two fingers. This quickly bubbles and fizzes away to nothing. The beer itself is pale, straw colored and very clear.

S: Very mild smell. Some grains and maybe a little bit of lemon and earth.

T: Very light. Same grain flavors as the aroma with a very mild dose of caramel malts. As it warms, I can make out some faint citrus. Finish is dry and a little bit earthy.

M: This one is relatively flat, but that may be because of a fairly vigorous pour. I had a bottle of this the other night and it was incredibly carbonated to the point where it was difficult to drink. Don't know which is better. At any rate, in this current mostly flat state, it tastes watery and thin. Very little substance at all.

O: Not a beer I will be revisiting. Someone left a few in my house and I was just intrigued to try them. Slightly better flavor profile than standard BMC products, but only slightly. Incredibly light, the drinkability depends entirely on how much carbonation ends up in that glass. (1,085 characters)

Photo of donmonkey1
2.94/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light yellow with a white head that dissipates like cola.

Smell: Almost no smell, but a hint of sweet malt.

Taste: Weak, sweet pizza dough.

Mouthfeel: Water. No carbonation.

Although weak, there's an interesting flavor. I wouldn't turn one down but it's by no means a particularly good beer. It's too sweet and bland. (334 characters)

Photo of wages
3.84/5  rDev +29.7%
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 (516 characters)

Photo of IPA35
2.8/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Past its best before date.. BBD: 01-2021

Very, very pale with a foamy white head. Big visible carbonation.

Slight hops, slight grain, slight citrus, hay. Not too bad.

A light flavour. Light malts, light hops but quite metallic (could be the hops though). Not much to tell. Decent.
Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Decent lager. (338 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
2.26/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 mL bottle, with meaningless code stamped on label. how about a date?

appears very pale yellow, with thin white head. clear. like most crappy pale lagers - aroma and taste are muted but flavors of corn and grass are there. watery, bland, grainy, earthy. thin body, fizzy higher carbonation.

overall - no better than the average American adjunct lager. why import this all the way from Italy? (397 characters)

Photo of bogus564
3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz, poured into a tall pilsner glass.

I worked both days this weekend, then had the mentally taxing task of helping my sister with Microsoft Excel. It's definitely time for a beer... or eight.

A: I'm surprised; I expected it to be yellow gold in color, but it's actually golden amber. I've been hoodwinked! Kidding. The head is wheat in color, goes to 2 cm with a strong pour, but does not last for even a minute. Nice bubbles as well; it's got a chance.

S: It certainly smells like a Euro Pale Lager - slight hops, slight grass, slight citrus fruit, kind oF lemony, but I expect it to taste more like grapefruit. I'm guardedly optimistic.

T: Moment of truth, everyone... as the Buckinghams sing, it's kind of a drag. It confirms everything I smelled, proportionally oka, but man, it's really watery. I would actually use this to put out a fire, without bothering to look for actual water.

M: After such a crushing disappointment in taste, I have to be fair on mouthfeel. It has the ABV of a session beer, so expectations need to be adjusted. It's light-bodied, well-carbonated, but I can't let go of the wateriness on the palate. It's quite plain.

O: This beer went down in seconds; usually, I want to enjoy drinking a beer, but I wanted this one down so I can try the next one. Not bad for what it is, but there are lots of better choices. (1,355 characters)

Photo of Everydayoff
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

Clear and dull gold color with decent white frothy head with average retention, it fades into thin bubble layer covering the surface, rather low visible carbonation.

Grassy, earthy, dry hay notes with round malt based as a hint.

Based by all malt background that brought up sweetish portion upfront follow by slight hop bitterness also mingle with slight grain-ish touch. Sweetness left as an aftertaste.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel by proper carbonation, dry finish.

Yes, Euro decent lager on the same road with other macro breweries out there. (635 characters)

Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
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