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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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905 Ratings

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Birra Moretti (Heineken) visit their website

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 dnichols


2.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had a four ounce sample at a distributor sponsored tasting at the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, Washington.

A: It as straw-yellow and very clear, with a giant sticky white head that lasted long into the drink.

S: It lacked a distinct aroma. There were whiffs of barely noticeable grassy odors.

T: Very thin, light flavor with a bitter back that left a bitter and sour aftertaste.

M: Thin and watery with a bit too much carbonation and too little alcohol.

D: I recall years ago having this brew before Heineken took it over. At that time I enjoyed the lager and shared it with friends. The current version is too thin, lacks character and has a distasteful sour aftertaste. Wantabe beer...at best.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 07:02:02 | More by dnichols
Photo of baos


3.08/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. into fluted glass at Mama Corolla's.

A: Golden with good clarity. 3 finger head.

S: A bit o' hop an' kind bud notes. Fresh smelling.

T: Initial crispness is quite a bit like Peroni, but I detect a bit more malt and it finishes a lot dryer. There are even a few floral notes.

M: Not bad for this type of beer. Forced carbonation, but its not too bad.

D: Very good. I had three with my birthday meal. It was perfect with my Pasta 'too good' that was full of chicken and shrimp in a butter sauce. This beer complemented my meal really well.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 16:52:15 | More by baos
Photo of KenOnBass

New York

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks a little fuller than a light beer. Appearance wise, I rated it higher purely based on the bottle. I love the picture of the man with the mustachio. He is the man.

Surprisingly there is not much of an aroma and the taste is average overall. In my opinion it is a short step higher than a Budweiser. The beauty of this beer is that it goes well with most any meal. The lack of a distinct flavor sticking out allows this beer to be consumed and easily paired with any meal at your favorite Italian restaurant.

This beer is basically a step up from Bud but more expensive. And like Bud, it would be a great beer to drink after coming home from working out in the sun all day. Oh yeah, and did I mention the mustachio is killer.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 02:02:19 | More by KenOnBass
Photo of Amalak

New York

2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Honestly, I give it bonus points because I like the little Italian man on the front of the bottle. Goldish color, no head.

S: Smells almost doughy.

T: Not bad, not great...average. Light and slightly bitter.

M: Nothing much there. Refreshing but a little bit bitter.

D: It's decent. It sits kind of heavy in the stomach.

It's an Italian Budweiser, except a little better. Refreshing on a hot day, but that is about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 01:11:48 | More by Amalak
Photo of JamesS


2/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer poured fine, not much of a head, but a nice carbonated bubbling. It's smell, though, was rather acidic and sour. It's tasted was equally sour. It's a rare beer that I cannot finish, but this was one. I made it maybe a quarter of the way down my glass before quitting. I thought I had bought a bad single, so I waited a week and tried again, but with the same results. After drinking the occasional Peroni, I was a disappointed in this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 01:22:04 | More by JamesS
Photo of genog


3.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden yellow color that looks almost neon in color. Thin white layer of head almost completely disappears. Smell is of corn, and grains with a light skunky kind of smell. Mouthfeeling is a little oily, and watery. Not the greates of beers but I like to enjoy this at some Italian restaurants.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2007 02:59:53 | More by genog
Photo of Sigmund


3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rerate, 330 ml bottle, now available in Norway (ICA). ABV is 4.6%. Pale golden colour, large head. There’s an initial Heineken-isch whiff when you open the bottle (an American would probably say "skunky"). In the glass the moderate aroma has notes of maize (corn) and cooked vegetables, hints of flowers and honey. Spritzy mouthfeel. The flavour actually has some malts, and also moderate hops in the finish, so this one is far from being the worst pale lager I’ve tasted. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 17:41:49 | More by Sigmund
Photo of Durge


3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow color with a whispy head at best, but good lacing. Smells of grapefruit and bread. Pretty straight forward, typical faire. It tastes of mild wheat with a citrus overtone, a little malt noted. It is nicely carbonated, very fine bubblage. Paired with pasta, as I did while sampling this at a restaurant in Manhattan, this became quite suite, like cantaloupe. Fairly ordinary, no need to run out looking for this one, but refreshing enough, good with food, etc.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2007 03:11:32 | More by Durge
Photo of giblet


2.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

this beer fell far short of my expectations. not as much color, smell, taste, body as i like...hmm what else. it is not a bad beer but way too watered down for me. carbonation was ok but the head disappeared quickly. no lace.

there are certainly better euro beers available.

dont write home about it.

suckem up and movem out.


Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 12:49:08 | More by giblet
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy pale straw color; thin head and spotty lacing; looks unappetizing.

Grainy malt with dry yeasty scents.

Raw malt flavor that is fairly dry throughout, finishing slightly drier; not bad.

Somewhat of a hard steely mouthfeel; stinging bubbles.

One of the better (less macro-skunk flavored) tasting and drinking Euro Pale Lagers in my flight.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 18:23:39 | More by BeerZack
Photo of baxterbrew


3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one when my wife bought a 12 pack of beers around the world. We have pizza tonight, so makes sense I think.

Poured out pale, yellow straw colored with pretty good lacing. Not a great head but ok.
Smell is surprisingly hoppy for this class. Definitely floral, orange peel, very slight skunky.
Taste is surprisingly bitter but well balanced. There is a diacetyl undertone but this thing is way more complex than I expected. I was expecting macro lager suckiness based on the color and price and I was impressed.
Mouthfeel is thin as expected.
Drinkability: I would drink this as an alternative to the normal macro lager. This is a really good beer for price. I wouldn't chase it but I wouldn't run from it either.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 00:29:44 | More by baxterbrew
Photo of DoubleJ


2.7/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From Claro's Italian market, on to the beer:

Not a whole lot to say about this one. It looks good in my stange glass, smells and tastes like a pale lager, but it was rather watery feeling. You could drink it like water if you wanted to, but why would you? I imagine it's better with food than as an after dinner drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 06:34:02 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of eberkman


2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow with a fairly sticky head with pretty good retention. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

The smell is really nothing to write home about -- faint malts and what seems like adjuncts. The taste is the epitome of average -- again some very faint maltiness and fruitiness with a more bitter finish than in your typical American macro. Not particularly balanced, and the bitterness isn't the savory type where you want another gulp as with even a standard AIPA.

In terms of mouthfeel -- thin and fizzy, like a seltzer. Not enjoyable enough to want to drink a lot of these, but it'll do if it's around, I guess, the way a paper towel will have to suffice if you're out of toilet paper.

Certainly preferable to a Bud or a Coors, but really nothing notable or memorable about this one. Standard European macro.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2007 23:50:44 | More by eberkman
Photo of Manosbeeroffate


2.65/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Well this is a beer I was not expecting much and my wishes came rue. Pale straw yellow color. A very slight malty sweetness in smell. Taste, light malt flavor, very light citrusy flavor, light hopiness. Thin mouthfeel. Overall it is not impressive. If I were to compare to any BMC I would say it's a lot better than what we can produce, and if BMC wants to make a good dull beer, this would be it. A nice lawnmower beer and that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2007 21:49:36 | More by Manosbeeroffate
Photo of atigerlife


2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very clear, light yellow. LIttle carbonation seen rising. Large white head that has decent lasting power. Not a bad start for the style.

Aroma is sweet, adjuncts. Can't get much else out of it.

Taste is adjuncts, light hops, light malts, light taste....you get the idea.

Mouthfeel is light. Lifeless.

Overall, a beer that is lacking in any depth or character.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 18:45:55 | More by atigerlife
Photo of dstc


2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very clear, pale yellow appearance with a big white head that lasted a fairly long time leaving a fine lace behind. Seems very carbonated.

Nothing too distinct in the smells. Unfortunately it smells like a macro brew.

Very light taste. I mean, very. Little bitter but mild and smooth.

Very thin, watery mouthfeel with less carbonation than I though it would have.

Average beer. I enjoy the Rossa more and need to find the non-Heineken version of this beer to see if it's better.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 19:22:14 | More by dstc
Photo of BeerSox


2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Crystal clear pale hay color with a thin white head.

Very light barley malt and aroma. Twangy malt flavors with not much else. Watery, thin bodied, and fizzy. The finish is clean with a little bit of lingering grain.

This is a pretty uninspiring beer. Within its style, it's fine, but I just can't get behind this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 01:58:42 | More by BeerSox
Photo of Rootdog316


3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I could be wrong, but Birra Moretti might be the first Italian beer I've ever had. The beer poured a pale yellow with visable bubbles. The aroma was clean but non distinct. It had a transparent, deep golden hue with a thin white head and moderate lacing. Full, smooth mouthfeel, well malted flavor. Compares well with many classic German lagers."

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 00:52:39 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of jettjon


2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at a local Italian joint; they also had the superior La Rossa dopplebock, but I hadn’t had this one yet. This is definitely the Heineken version; it says it right on the bottle.

Into a small glass, it’s bright golden clear with a few bubbles coming up beneath a one-finger head of whitish foam. Quick fade down to a ring and scattered cap with spotty lace—decent looking lager. Nose is of citrus malt and a bit of not-unpleasant mustiness I can’t place. Taste of malty citrus and middle-of-the-road hops. Light bitter finish. Medium body leaning toward the thin side, crisp and smooth with moderate amounts of gentle carbonation. Decent drinkability; this is an unassuming beer that doesn’t offend, but by the same token, there’s nothing to bring me back for more.

Overall: A fairly decent if unremarkable Euro lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 17:13:18 | More by jettjon
Photo of GClarkage


2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

03/10/07- Received as a gift from visiting friends.

Presentation- 12oz bottled brew with no freshness info. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Light golden in color. 3/4 inch head which fades most of the way rather quickly. No lace left on the glass.

Smell- Somewhat grainy and corny combined. Smells like a common BMC product.

Taste- Not really noticing the corn as much as the grain. Strong grain taste with a sugary background. Not really any hops detected. Not really offensive, but not really good either.

Mouthfeel- Seems rather light in the mouth with a medium to higher level of carbonation.

Drinkability- Ehh, just another macro-esque brew. Not horrible, but no reason to revisit again. I feel sorry if this is Italys go to brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 02:31:42 | More by GClarkage
Photo of Kulrak


2.45/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light crystal clear straw color. I can actually see my fingerprint on the other side of the glass through the beer. There's a little white fluffy head that fades away pretty quickly. The smell is slightly yeasty and not much else. Tastes fairly clean with some slight hop character, but very little. I can't taste any malt at all, it must be made with a lot of adjuncts. Finishes cleanly. Mouthfeel is bubbly and a little creamy, not bad. Overall, it's fairly drinkable cause there's not much there to object to. Other than that, it's a standard macro with little flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 10:25:51 | More by Kulrak
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

2.17/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The cool old dude with the killer moustash and the frosty mug on the label has always intrigued me so...

Average looking lager, some retention and lacing which may turn out better if I'd let the beer warm a bit more. Smells of grainy malt and slightly of cooked veggies. First swig did not make a good impression. Maybe the old guy is spitting into his mug? Bland except for a harsh mineral water aftertaste. Mouthfeel noted a touch a creaminess, but can't get over how blah this lager is. At $12.99/sixer I'll be taking a pass on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2007 23:01:10 | More by Shadman
Photo of ski271


2.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Medium-light yellow with a very small, white, frothy, quickly-diminishing head. Smells of that typical euro graininess with that typical euro stink. Grain and straw. Tastes like all the characteristics of Heineken I don’t like, magnified. It has a thin body, watery texture and low carbonation. Overall, there’s no reason to ever pay this much for a cheaply made import.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 18:08:53 | More by ski271
Photo of ndekke39


3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My loving wife brought me back a 750 ml bottle of this from her trip to Italy. The bottle sports an October 2007 freshness date. Pours a crisp, clear yellow with a thin white head. Very little intention. Pretty basic beer - clean taste, malty center, little bit of a hoppy aftertaste. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Although not exceptional, this beer is definitely a step up from a vast majority of American macro lagers. Very easily drinkable, not too complex, but goes down well.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 06:24:32 | More by ndekke39
Photo of riversider76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow, with a thin white head. Not much retention, but good lacing. Nice bottle. Smell is weak,and bready,with maybe some faint hops.Body is thin,and carbionated. Taste is typical macro. Grainy, with a slightly bitter finish. I would take it over a Bud.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 03:33:08 | More by riversider76
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