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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

1,002 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,002
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 65 | 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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Photo of joecast
2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

good looking bottle/label combination (but that wont affect my scoring). brewed by heineken in italy and imported by heineken australia. best before 10/07.

fairly unimpressive appearance. little head, golden/yellow in color, and several indiscriminately placed and variously sized bubbles.

mainly malty sweet aroma. thought i got some buttery diacetyl, but if its there, its very faint. not much else unfortunately.

taste sticks to the sweet side. well, only through lack of bitterness. basically, its pretty bland. a bit of staleness to it, like they used old malt that was sitting in storage for a while in a non-airtight container (not that i would be able to tell that by the finished beer, but thats what its like).

yeah, not something i would look for again. very disappointing.
as a side note, i just had a steinlager that would kick this beers ass. this seems way off target style-wise in comparison.

joecast, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of Hibernator
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Birra Moretti
12 oz brown bottle
Freshness date on the side of the label that reads 514738OHS
I had this mainly out of the bottle, but also used a 8 oz glass for appearance

Pours a light yellow fizz color. Bone white thin lacings.

An unimpressive nose by all acounts. A few whiffs of grains, but rather uninteresting.

Slightly watered down mouthfeel, but flavors of corn and dry grains are evident. Bitter foreign hop quality with a bland backdrop. A straight Euro lager, but nothing special.

Hibernator, Aug 14, 2005
Photo of DogFood11
2.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice picture on the label of an older guy with a big frothy lager...couldnt be this beer because there was very little froth and no lacing to speak of ....of course things change over time so maybe back when he was drinking the moretti it had some soul.

Smelled like a typical lager except that I'll add this beer does have a backbone in the smell...a bit of a malty burnt type smell that had me interested. My first gobble was nice and refreshing. As the beer warmed up a bit it was tougher to consume as the carbonation wore off quickly which left to much of the beer undisguised. It has a surprisingly nice mouthfeel though that has a bit of a creamy feel. overall a beer I could session without hesitation.

DogFood11, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of waughbrew
2.3/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Very pale urine, fine bubbles of carbonation streaming upwards keeping the airy head up for a surprisingly long time. Lightly sweet aroma is a little soapy with hints of sulfur. Rather pleasant in a bland way. Flavor is so strong I can almost taste it. It is wet - I will give it that, but perhaps that should go under mouthfeel. I think I get a little honey. And, well, errr, yeah. It does feel very nice, certainly the high point of the beer is the feel of it. Smooth, creamy, thin, airy. Easy to drink in the way that air is easy to breathe - you won't even realize you are doing it.

Really needs some flavor behind it.

waughbrew, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of ryantupy
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with a nice white lace that tends to stick a little to the glass.

Smell: Smelled kinda dull maybe a hint of hops and some graininess and oils.

Taste: A very light beer with a nice creamy smooth taste. It tasted a little grainy slightly hoppy and kinda acidic like wine in a way. Also kinda sweet.

Mouthfeel: Bland not very crisp and tasty. I does wash down pizza rather nice though.

Drinkability: It drinks easy and smooth and you could easily knock a few of these back. But when it comes to Italian food I think ill stick to red wine. Dont get me wrong it was an enjoyable beer just not anything special.

ryantupy, Aug 01, 2005
Photo of palliko
3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a nice light gold with an ivory head that leaves some nicely retentive lace. Aroma contains barley and hops, alont with something akin to tin. Initial taste is creamy and light, with honeyed malt and grains that settle down to a dry tinny flavor after the hops add some lemon zest. Finish is reminiscent of sweet Lipton. Drink it with food, and it might work.

palliko, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
1.3/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow with a snowwhite head. Dissipates very quickly but is very fizzy. Smell is lightly grassy with a light bittering hops in the background.

Taste is grassy, rice crispness. Sparkling mineral water flavors. Long unpleasant mineral bitterness. Clean and crisp mouth. Very fizzy. Overall, unpleasant little lager lots of that mineral water bitterness (for lack of a better descripter) and not enjoyable on any level.

ViveLaChouffe, Jun 19, 2005
Photo of mynie
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

That's a sad pour. Light golden with no head.

Smell is a big step up. Fruity, grainy, with a hint of skunk. Very nice for a Euro lager.

Tastes good, too. A lot like Bitburger, only with a bit of skunk. Very sweet with just a bit of hops at the end. Nothing great, but pretty good.

I could have done without ever having drank this beer. It's moderatly drinkable, despite its fizzy body. Mostly because it's so plain.

mynie, May 23, 2005
Photo of wl0307
2.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer at a Pizzeria in North-East London which was highly recommended by some of my Italian friends. The food was slightly above average (in terms of portion~~) while this beer I had to go with my pizza was ju...st ideal--because it's very very bland by all means!!

It pours a light golden colour in its own Moretti glass which was chilled in the fridge. An initially foamy head under my careful pour quickly retreated to my disappointment, leaving very, but not fiercely, fizzy body. On nose it had very light lager malts and a little hint of grassy note of hops. On palate, again, very light malty flavour was underlined by a dash of doughy sourness, finished with some dryish feel in the mouth and nothing else... Overall the mouthfeel is quite smooth for a fizzy and standard macro lager like this, but the body is way too flat and even watery throughout. After several sips I was thus more than happy to quaff it along with my meal, a thing I would never do to any beer I deemed enjoyable in its own right.

wl0307, May 22, 2005
Photo of pentathlete
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well, CAH had some Moretti glasses last night. They tell me that it's the LaRossa on-tap. HA! It was this damned Heineken clone. My first thought was Heineken from the moment the skunkiness hit my nose. Then I log on to do my review...and there it is..."associated with Heineken" right there at the top of window. It shows. My notes say, "Heineken with sugar" for the taste. Ultrathin mouthfeel and a fizzy lazy finish. Not meant for repeat tasting. Cool logo and glass though.

pentathlete, May 12, 2005
Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

brentk56, May 01, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
2.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – This one poured a nice, hazy yellow with a light orangish tint. It gave off a huge head that made this lager look like a real winner.

Smell – The lagered grain was unfortunately mixed with some type of pukish orange aroma. I picked up some of that dreaded “rotten Pixie Stix” smell as well.

Taste – More rotten candy with some lagered grain and a few licks of orange rind.

Mouthfeel – This one is light-bodied with some cheap fizziness and a horrible aftertaste.

Sinkability – When in Italy, take the Brunella over the Birra.

RoyalT, Apr 28, 2005
Photo of elricorico
2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow/gold with a thin white head. Smell is of cut grass, and seems to be fairly one dimensional.

Taste isn't bad and it isn't great. It is fairly dry, with a mild hop finish. Flavour is grainy.

Mouthfeel is a bit coarse. I expect a beer of this style to be a very downable, but this one isn't a quaffer.

Fairly average beer, nothing to make it stand out.

elricorico, Apr 23, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
2.13/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear and yellow, with a good white head, big carbonation. Spot on.
Nose is typical skunky euro-lager smell, corny, floral, not terribly pleasant, but neither offensive.
Taste: not much here. whisper thin, barely enters the mouth, and quits before it comes. No flavor, but not awful, just very minor. Lightest body, no discernible finish, disappointing.
Must be great at washing away the heat of spicy Italian food, but on it's own, negligible.
their doppelbock rocks, though.

feloniousmonk, Apr 14, 2005
Photo of whartontallboy
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw-colored pour with a tiny white head that almost disappeared before I could tell what color it was. Smell is husky grain and somewhat skunky hops. Taste is similar, somewhat sweet but with a backing of a bit of unpleasant hop bite. Not a lot going on in the flavor, but it's not bad, and the taste is a bit fuller than I expected. Not bad in the mouthfeel department, fairly light.
A visiting buddy left this one in my fridge, and I wasn't that excited to try it. Beat my expectations by a little bit, but nothing I really want to try again.

whartontallboy, Apr 02, 2005
Photo of Barraclou
2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: bottle

Appearance: Pale golden color. Interesting bubbly carbonation. No head.

Smell: Ok, but very shy.

Taste: Grainy and watery taste. Unexciting.

Mouthfeel: Sparkling and bubbly. Dryness

Drinkability: Average brew. Not exceptionnal, not awful.

Barraclou, Mar 14, 2005
Photo of Toddv29424
4.13/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While not one of my fav's this beer went PERFECT with a piece of pizza (it was given to me while sitting an a pizza parlor outside the Vatican). Drank out of a bottle so I cant say much about the color, but the taste was what an American mass-produced lager (Bud, PBR) is supposed to taste like. Very heavy on the wheat which gives it a good grainy mouthfeel, but once swallowed this dissipates almost instantly. Kind of a dry aftertaste which warrents another. Very enjoyable for social events, when you aren't looking to examine for taste.

Toddv29424, Mar 13, 2005
Photo of Billolick
2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried a bottle of this omnipresent brew, while having a slice at my local pizza parlor. Pours pissy yellow, white, medium bubble head. Not any aroma to comment on. This is, as expected, a thin grainy brew. watery, with a hint of malt in the background. Also noticed some hoppy dryness in the minimal finish. Typical, unexciting macro lager. Did serve the purpose of washing the 'za down, but thats about it. l

Billolick, Feb 23, 2005
Photo of alexgash
2.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden straw in color; clean, with a decent, rather thicck, soft-white head. Light biscuity malt aroma gets lost in the stronger, minty euro-hop smell. Light skunkiness, but not too bad. Taste...where's the malt? Now sweetness. Faint cardboard wafer flavor. Hops are better and lightly bitter, vegetal, and minty. Flashes of grain in the finish. Light-bodied and overcarbonated. Needs more malt, but not too bad.

alexgash, Feb 19, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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?

BuckeyeNation, Jan 13, 2005
Photo of cypressbob
3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml, as part of a sampler pack

Pours with a golden yellow body, shimming with some chill haze. Fluffy white head, good retention and some lacing

Smell, grassy hints, some sweet maltiness, purple violets

Taste, fairly crisp, hop bitterness on the palette, some biscuity malt in the background

A pretty fair lager for what it is, nothing special though

cypressbob, Jan 02, 2005
Photo of shapudding
1.6/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This was supposed to be the LaRossa, but nobody in Firewaters can find any of the few things that I actually wanted.... they decided this was the LaRosa... Well, now I know what I actually had from looking at the labels on here...
No dating, just some odd numbers on it= 3290380HC.
This one poured out golden with no head, bits of white that swirled up here and there, and lots of carbination rising up. Crappy Firewaters for an insanely detergent laced glass.... can barely smell the beer.... (soon I'm going to realize they are doing me a favor!) Barely get a whiff of floral maltiness... Giving it the benefit of a doubt, this bottle is well past it's prime. Freaking skunky tasting as allhell. Very low carbination in the taste, especially for all the bubbles that you see, you cannot feel it. You get a bit of caramell sweetness, bit of bitter hoppiness are still present, but I just keep thinking of roadkill skunks swirled up into my glass. Ok, I managed to drink about an inch into it, and even got Mark and Karen to try it... god am I cruel! Finally just asked the bartender to pour this out, not worth making myself sick over... To give them credit, I did get a makeup beer from them.

shapudding, Jan 01, 2005
Photo of aquatonex
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale yellow like hay. Head? not really. There are very large bubbles that stick around for a few seconds but barely a head. Smells of wheat and alcohol, rather beery. Not as much skunk as others. Taste is a bit weak. It reminds me of a European style lager made lite. Was decently clean in mouthfeel. Overall, it was OK, nothing special.

aquatonex, Dec 18, 2004
Photo of Goldorak
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at an Italian restaurant, where the only other choices available were Heineken, Corona and Molson Dry.

Appearance: Straw-yellow, with fizzy, mineral water-like head that dissapeared quickly.

Smell: Somewhat grassy, but a bit skunky and little to no hops.

Taste: Really not much to say. Faint grainy, grassy taste, little to no body. Easy to drink? Absolutely. Would I order another? If I wanted mineral water, I would have ordered a San Pellegrino.

Another pointless lager taking up shelf space at my local SAQ...

Goldorak, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of filabrazilia
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nice lace surronds the glass as I drink.

A strong bitter hoppy aroma dominates the nose. There is a slight fruity presence as well.

The taste is grainy with a sharp bitter finish. This isn't bad to drink.

Light, mellow and a little too mild in the mouth. Carbonation punctuates the finish with a slght tickle.

This is a modestly flaovred beer that is inoffensive and easy to drink. It's uncomplex but not bad.

filabrazilia, Dec 03, 2004
Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
68 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.