Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Ratings: 1,053
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-17-2001)
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Photo of BBM
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Found this beer on tap at an Italian restaurant. I had no idea what it was going in, but was hoping it wasn't a Euro macro. Unfortunately, it was. The beer poured a fairly standard golden yellow, with a nice white head, but no lacing. Aroma was faint, with hints of fruit and bread. Nothing special.

The taste wasn't anything to write home about either. Typical Euro Pale fare, with a cereal/grain flavor dominating, a bitter/skunky finish, and little hop or malt character in between. It tasted almost exactly like a Foster's, for my money. The one thing I did enjoy was the mouthfeel. It wasn't overly carbonated, but smooth, and fairly full-bodied. That was unexpected. Would I have another? No thanks.

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

looks fine, smells fine -- both standard macro lager fare. taste was okay, weak malt profile, slight hops, maybe a hint of grapes -- until it warmed a bit. then it tasted very stale. very high level of carbonation made tasting the beer a struggle. wouldn't turn it down if it were the only thing offered, but i would definitely not purposely have this again.

Photo of techdiver
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden yellow with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. Not much to smell. Not much to taste, some hops, all very mild and thin in the mouth. Maybe okay on a hot summer day; you could throw down a few of these to quench your thirst. Only my second Italian beer.

Photo of pmcadamis
1.45/5  rDev -50%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Looks like any light lager. Pale yellow iwth bits of fizz clining to the edge of the glass. Not even a real collar. The bottle is pretty cool though.

S- Smels like....nothing really. The tiniest hint of sharp hops.

T - Tastes like a weak cheapo lager. Acrid and overly bitter.

M - Light and carbonated. Very refreshing and cleansing.

D - Suffers from the bitterness and musky rot-gut taste. I will never drink this again.

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

I had a couple of bottles of Birra Moretti in the fridge for several weeks. We are having spaghetti tonight, so what better time to break out the Italian lager? I poured this beer into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pale yellow/gold color and is clear. A foamy one-finger head forms and dissipates quickly. There is some lacing on the side of the glass. There are many bubbles rising through the beer.

The smell is floral and perfume-like.

The taste is in keeping with the style. Smooth, a grain or cereal flavor, a little hop finish, and just a bit of skunk.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

This beer is drinkable, but average. I prefer an American lager to a Euro anyway, but I think there are probably better Euro lagers as well.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A brown 660ml bottle, imported into the UK and sold in many supermarkets.

Looked good, as I poured some into a bolleke, very pale, even for a European lager, bubbly and bright. The head didn't stay long.

Smells of water, clean water, but still water.

A typical supermarket lager in taste, slightly dry, but refreshing in my eyes.

No real mouthfeel, this has not impressed me at all. On a warm, sunny day in Italy, it may taste different, but on a cold November night in England, it has scored very poorly.

Photo of Dizzy
3.6/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours yellow into pilsner glass, white head with moderate retention, leaves some lacing. Aroma is grainy and floral hops. Malty flavor with hop bitterness in the finish. This is without a doubt better than any US macro lagers, but is kind of average amoung European lagers. If this were the best available I would choose this and enjoy it, but otherwise I probably won't revisit this beer.

Photo of bunbury
4.1/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i was expecting big about this beer when i saw it, since i got excelent enjoyment from La Rosa, apparently this is by far not even equal to la rosa, it tastes like a normal Lager beer that i can found in the corner store, but by no means im saying is bad, Birra Moretti, is tastefull, gold yellow colour, great head with mouthfeel desiring for more.

Birra Moretti is enjoyable to a great limit, but since is export i believe its price is not compare for what you are buying, i even had italian opinion saying that naztro azzuro is the best italian beer, and i agree

Photo of Derek
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden-bronze, touch of white head, no retention or lace.

S: Floral, slightly soapy hops; hints of bread & sweetness.

T: Modest floral/grassy hop flavour, light bready malt flavour (very light).

M: Moderate body (actually fairly impressive for its weight) and carbonation.

D: Easy drinker, but boring.

Photo of Fuller
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a pale yellow body with a nice foamy white head and thousands of tiny bubbles that continuously streamed to the top. Aroma is of sweet malt along with some grassy notes. Tastes of sweet grain with just a hint of malt in the background and a slight bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Real easy to drink, but just a little too boring to want to.

Photo of Drew966
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Birra Moretti pours a pale yellow with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma has a mild skunk note and I think I smell corn. The taste is decent, it is heavy on the malt. Not bad for a lawnmower type beer. I like that there really isn't any skunk in the taste, which is all to common in Euro lagers. Worth a try.

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

A- Clear bright yellow. 1/2 inch head fell to thin coat that provided some lacing.

S-mixed grains predominatly corn wioth some hops.

T-lightly roasted barley, corn, light hoppy bitterness for structure, crisp and refreshing

M-light body, nice carbonation for style

D-not bad on warm day or early evening on the deck.

Overall-a decent selection from a fellow beer club memeber. However, as summer is winding down, this light refresing deck beer comes a tad late for me.

Photo of mmmbeer
3.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with some code on the label - served in a pilsner glass. It pours a clear medium gold with light carbonation and a finger of white head that leaves some wisps of lace. It smells clean, with lemon/apple and a light skunk/spice. The taste is similar with the addition of grapes and grassy/spicy hops that leave a mild bitterness. The body is medium - thicker than expected - with medium carbonation and a short finish. Overall not great, but more flavorful than American macros.

Photo of jcdiflorio
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pub glass, a light golden color.transparent,a small layer of white foam,not a lot of carbination.Foam does cling to the side of the glass.A bready,grainy real hop presence.A thin mouthfeel,tastes like fillers were added,not a real malty taste.a slight bitterness at the finish.It's like an everyday normal drinking beer,not bad nothing special.Not a filling beer ,not a real tasty beer either.

Photo of kimcgolf
2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A very pale yellow pour, with good carbonation, and thin white head that floated atop the glass, but virtually no lacing. Aroma was your typical BMC-type skunky hops, and the flavor wasn’t anything to write home about. This all added up to a lackluster, dry finish. I enjoyued the Moretti La Rossa, but this one didn’t do anything for me.

Photo of Vancer
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The squinting guy on the label should have gave me a clue – looks like he can’t believe this could be so freakin’ grainy and corny.

Almost crystal clear straw yellow with a sad lil’ white head – but it did try to leave lacey rings. Big o’ whiff of a hay stack with oats mixed in the pile. Just a weak American pilsner, nuttin’ to write home about – but I will write to BA here about it.

It was fairly sharp and crisp, but after two bottles I’d be squinting at the brew too.

Photo of vancurly
2.05/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks identical to Peroni Nastro Azzuro. Pale, straw, fluffy white head, little bubble.
Nose is restrained... touch of light malt, hint of bread.
Uninteresting palate...flattish, light, falls away. Not much hop profile... just malty water IMHO.
Not recommended.

Photo of Enola
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was lighter in coler with just a bit of golden hue. There was a foamy white head. The smell was of corn. The taste was like a light beer with a touch of vanilla. There was a sore throat like aftertaste usually assostiated with malt liqour. The mouthfeel was fairly creamy but the aftertaste was too much. I would likely pass this beer next time.

Photo of Hunter
2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Crystal clear, golden in color. Heavy carbonation, fast vanishing head, no lacing.
Smell: Clean, grassy.
Taste: All falls apart here. More like club soda than beer. Makes German pilsners taste positively chewy by comparison.
Mouthfeel: Bracing and sharp.
Drinkability: Certainly useable as a quaffer, but brings little else to the table. As simple as they get.

Photo of andythejerk
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very average all around. It was an easy drinker though. Very smooth and light, and since it's about 105 degrees right now, I found it easy to suck this baby down. The euro malt flavors are always welcomed by me. I could easily enjoy a few of these on a hot day, when just looking for an easy drinker. Better than Peroni.

Photo of Noxious26
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in a pilsener glass.

Clear, pale gold colour. Very little head, only a thin cap on the pour and reduces to a ring around the edge. Lots of carbonation streams.

Aroma is grassy, herbal, skunky, light malt sweetness. Fairly standard for a euro lager.

Light and refreshing taste. Grassy hops with a light malt sweetness at the start. Grassy taste fades through the carbonation rush leading to a clean, lightly sweet middle. Clean, light and balanced finish. Lightly bitter, lingering aftertaste of floral/grassy hops.

Light bodied with above average carbonation. Carbonation rush is drawn out and fades slowly. Crisp and clean.

Pretty average euro lager. Similar to the Heineken I had last night, and surprise, surprise, this beer is affiliated with Heineken. A decent beer that is refreshing on a hot day, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get another one since Heineken is similar, more readily available and cheaper.

Photo of funkengruven
3.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured from the bottle to the glass a standard Euro Lager yellow with a tired soapy head. Smell is almost nonexistant, but gets some positive marks for lack of a skunk odor. This tastes pretty good, not as bitter as your typical Euro Lager, with a subtle sweetness near the end. Fairly smooth and very easy to drink.

Overall, this one isn't bad. I'd take it over many other green bottle euro lagers.

Photo of EStreet20
3.6/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed this with lunch at the Italian place down the street. Was pleasantly surprised as it was pretty good.

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

A - A standard look of a lager a shade darker than straw with a nice sized white head. The head retention was somewhat decent.

S - A bit of a sweet malt smell but very faint. Some graininess in there.

T - Again a fairly clean lager matching the aroma. Not as "crisp" as some Euro pales but clean and quenching nonetheless and the malt taste, though subdued was very pleasant.

M - A light bodied feel, very good for this style.

D - I could have one or two of these brews with a meal, served a little cooler than I usually take my brews. Pretty pleasant and a good quaffing lager.

Never been a Euro pale lager fan but this one's not too bad. No skunkiness and fairly smooth

Photo of afordney
3.8/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nice bubbly pour, three finger head dissapeared quickly very little lacing around the glass.

Smells of straw and wet hay, slightly hoppy.

Good hoppy, floral flavor, nice light, earthy finish.

well Balanced, hoppy bitterness and a hint of malty sweetness

A good light lager for warm weather days and to drink anytime.

Photo of maddamish
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Short review:

Taste: Light orange on the palate. Light wheat aftertaste. Nothing too memorable.

Smell: Light malt smell. Nothing complex here.

Notes: Did nothing to change my mind about how I feel about lagers. Nothing else really to say about this one.

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