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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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1,086 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 9
Gots: 118 | 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 JBogan
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear light golden color with a big white foamy head, just like the picture on the label. Good lacing and head retention.

Not a lot going on in the smell department. Maybe some hops and perhaps some grain, that's about it.

Taste was solid, not spectacular. Mostly hops again, nothing too complex.

Crisp mouthfeel, light bodied with a bit of carbonation presence.

Overall this was a simple yet enjoyable beer. Would make a great session brew, as it's pretty easy to knock more than a few of these down at a sitting.

Photo of MTNboy
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- A pale brass looking yellow. A fingers worth of white head with a little bit of lace.

Smell- Pretty faint not much too really speak of maybe some hops.

Taste- I think this beer has a bad rap. It wasn’t bad. It is pretty light but the flavor was a little sweet for and had a little bit of hops flavor.

Mouthfeel- Watery with some carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty go with Italian food. A little too expensive to be a party beer.

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

Excellent label art. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pale yellow brew with minimal head, poor retention, and little to no lacing. Average at best, and certainly average for a pale lager.

S - Huh? Nothing really...maybe some grassy hop notes, other than that, nothing detectable.

T - Sharp and crisp taste. Inoffensive. Not great but certainly not bad. Slight malt/hop mixture, yet neither is very strong.

M - Actually this is where the brew stands out from the other euros I've had. Still light bodied with sharp carbonation levels and a dry finish, but I noticed a much creamier and smoother body to this one. Might not seem like too big of a difference, but it certainly is to me.

D - This is probably my favorite of the euro pales. It's smoother and not as sharp. Bitterness is still mild, but these just seem to go down very easily. Plus how could you not love the man on the bottle? Is he contemplating the beer or sulking in it? Who knows, but I'm about to join him...

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.

Photo of Brad007
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very pale color with a thick, fluffy head that recedes slowly. Aroma is strong and malty, bready as well. Nothing truly special here. Taste is very thin and suprisingly drinkable. Goes down like water and leaves little if any aftertaste. Might be good on a hot day of mowing a lawn but largely unimpressive.

Photo of timdog44
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in Florence as you could pick up a large (1 liter) bottle in the nearby corner store for less than 1.50 euros. Unfortunately it may be an unfair tasting as this was a day or two after leaving Belgium and tasting some of the best beers around.

won't go into detail on all aspects, but average all around. Decent session beer. wouldn't turn this down but wouldn't go out of my way to have it again. It lacked flavor - some hints of sweetness but also a bitter finish.

Still worth it if you're in Italy, considering the price.

Photo of dnichols
2.28/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Photo of baos
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of KenOnBass
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.

Photo of Amalak
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.

Photo of JamesS
1.99/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Photo of genog
3.17/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of Sigmund
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of Durge
3/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of giblet
2.2/5  rDev -24.1%
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.


Photo of BeerZack
3.27/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of baxterbrew
3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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.

Photo of Manosbeeroffate
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Photo of atigerlife
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Photo of dstc
2.83/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of BeerSox
2.87/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Rootdog316
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
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."

Photo of jettjon
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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