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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

982 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 56 | 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 cypressbob
3.48/5  rDev +20.4%

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 -44.6%

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 +3.8%

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 -11.8%

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 +12.5%

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
Photo of BigRedN
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance: Gold, similar to American macro lagers. A hard pour produced about 1/4 inch head that quickly vanished. No lacing. Bubbly.
Smell: Faint tint of hops, yet slightly sweet. Last bottle consumed from the six pack had a slightly skunked aroma in the bottle.
Taste: Hops at the front, slightly sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, carbonated, crisp.
Drinkability: I imagine it would be easy to put down a whole six pack, (I spread it out over a week, had the last one today). Italy's Budweiser?

Final thought: A decent lager, but there are better ones at a better price. I only purchased this because it was on sale for $6.99 a six, when it is usually $9.39 a six.

BigRedN, Nov 11, 2004
Photo of connecticutpoet
3/5  rDev +3.8%

This was a ho-hum kind of a beer... better than most macros, but nothing that stood out.

It was a clear yellow with almost no head, and I tried to pour it so it would develop one. No luck.

The aroma was somewhat astringent, with pine and a little acidity... not quite like vinegar, but close.

The taste was slightly bitter, with hops to the forefront. But it was somewhat weak and slightly acidic.

The mouthfeel was likewise somewhat weak and thin. An OK beer to pound down a few, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

connecticutpoet, Sep 29, 2004
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev +22.8%

Appearance - a slight golden tint to the beer. A large frothy white head has some resilience before fading to a solid covering.

Aroma - some light grain. Light but consistent.

Taste - clean malt up front, nothing too heavy. Hops are noticeable, more so after the swallow, but beyond that, they are nicely balanced and separated so both sides of the beer can be tasted. Somewhat similar to how Bitburger tastes.

Mouthfeel - crisp and smooth, right on the money.

Drinkability - easy to drink, all around good beer.

brewdlyhooked13, Sep 28, 2004
Photo of smcolw
2.2/5  rDev -23.9%

While in the North End (the little Italy of Boston), I decided to go authentic and have a traditional Italian beer. Sure enough, I received the Budweiser of the boot. Like typical American lagers, this beer is bland, watery and undistinctive. My dining partner referred to the hoppier flavor, but frankly, this was the least-hopped beer I've had in at least five years.

It's quenching but boring--a traditional lawn mower beer. Why pay more? With my magnificent veal dish, this was a discussable distraction. On the positive side, it was light straw in color, clear and had a moderate head. The body was crisp and dry.

When in the North End, have the wine instead.

smcolw, Sep 05, 2004
Photo of merlin48
3.4/5  rDev +17.6%

This Italian lager pours a clear, light gold body with a small, one cm, offwhite head. Film and collar lace remain after the head quickly falls.

Aroma is sweet, caramel malt, with a hint of sulfuric, euroskunk hops.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with even carbonation.

Taste is well balanced between mild, sweet malt and herbal hops that are less euroskunky than the aroma would suggest.

A very average, European pale lager, but better than I expected based on some unpleasant experiences with Italian brews in the past. This one is quite drinkable and refreshing, albeit average for style. I wouldn't seek it out, nor would I turn it down.

merlin48, Aug 10, 2004
Photo of Winter
3.48/5  rDev +20.4%

Pours a pale golden with a frothy white head. Aroma consists of light grain and hops. Light to medium-bodied mouthfeel. Malt flavor follows with a decent hoppiness to add some character to this lager. Finishes pretty clean and uneventful.

Overall not bad for an import lager. Very easy drinking. The crispness and supporting hop flavor does a nice job of cleasing the palate while enjoying Italian fare, specifically with red sauce or something a little greasier like sausages. Although nothing spectacular Moretti is something worth considering.

Winter, Jul 26, 2004
Photo of jokelahoma
3.15/5  rDev +9%

Poured well from the tap, with a good solid head that stayed around a couple minutes. Nothing spectacular, but not bad either. In fact, that sentence may sum up my entire review...

The smell was malt. That's it, just malt. I didn't detect any hop aroma. From what is, ostensibly, a pilsener style, I expected a bit more balance in the nose. The malty scent that was there was fairly good, somewhat earthy and sweet. But there was little of anything to balance it out.

The taste reflected the scent almost exactly. There were hops in there, sure. It has a tad bit o' bitterness, but nothing that would begin to balance the sweetness. I had to double check to make certain it wasn't supposed to be a bock or a helles. It wasn't quite to the point of cloying, but it wasn't nearly balanced either.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium-light. For some reason it seemed to have an oily feel to it. There was adequate carbonation, but it didn't seem crisp. The best example I could give to describe it is "flat soda". Very strange, to say the least.

I'd choose this over American mass produced stuff, but that's about the only time it would really win out with me. Again, not a bad beer, just not something I enjoyed a whole heck of a lot.

jokelahoma, Jul 18, 2004
Photo of Doiv
3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

This beer is probably better served at around 12 degrees celsius to really appreciate it - the 4-5 degress it is served at in public places is really too cold to get all the flavours out.

Ever so slightly greeny, golden-yellow in appearance, with a brief white head. Leaves beads of lacing.

The nose is very malty, nutty and with a small hoppy end.

The taste is of chestnuts, citrussy malts, a little cornflour and with a malty finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth, but feels almost viscous when rolled round the tongue - very strange indeed!

Drinks really well.

Doiv, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of tjd25
3.48/5  rDev +20.4%

Quicky fading head on a transparent yellow color body. The smell show dark fruits and caramel. The taste is malty and reminded me mostly of watery caramel. Nicely nutty, almost chestnutty. Salted, a bit buttery, and with a chewy hoppiness. The mouthfeel is ok, maybe a bit weak, but hops and chestnuts combine enjoyably on the palate. Decent.

tjd25, Jul 10, 2004
Photo of Gavage
3.28/5  rDev +13.5%

Pale yellow in color with a 1" head that quickly disappears. No lacing develops. The aroma is almost non existant, with some malt the only item barely detectable. The flavor is no bad, as this is a little sweeter on the malt with a mellow bitterness. A hint of grass tone is evident too.

The mouthfeel is thin and mildly crisp with a fairly clean finish. Some sweetness of the malt lingers for a brief moment after swallowing. Slightly higher than average in the drinkability category.

Gavage, Jun 05, 2004
Photo of beertaster13
3.78/5  rDev +30.8%

Okay so italians are known mostly for wine with the meals but this beer does Italians proud. This is what a lager should taste like, light crisp and very refreshing. Pours a gold yellow with minimal head, The smell is of light grains and hops. The taste a light crisp blend of hops and a little honey, creamy for a lager. On a hot summer day by the BBQ this is a great refreshing lager. I strongly suggest serving this beer at your next BBQ for people you usually only drink bud, millers etc.

beertaster13, May 30, 2004
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

Bottle: Poured a golden colored brew with almost no head. Aroma is quite thin and almost non-existent. Taste is a light mix of sweetness with some floral malt. No aftertaste to speak of and carbonation is not good. Body is quite thin. Overall, this is a refreshing lager that doesn’t have much in term of taste.

Phyl21ca, May 28, 2004
Photo of Globetrotter
3.33/5  rDev +15.2%

Comes in a fairly tall 33cl brown bottle with a label much like (but not identical to) the one in the picture. The Russian import label lists ingredients in conformance with the purity law. Best before March 2005, I opened it on 5/19/04.

Pours a pretty good looking clear deep gold under a one finger white head that settles surprisingly slowly. No lace. There's a bit of adjunct grain and metallic hop in the nose. The mouth is light and very prickly. The taste is surprising - there is a mild cherry fruit-sweetness here to accompany a bit of malt. This is followed by a very mild hoppy bite, which intensifies to not quite bitter in the finish, but leaves very little aftertaste. A good session beer.

Globetrotter, May 19, 2004
Photo of Ellbert
3.45/5  rDev +19.4%

Appearance: A little better than other pale lagers that I have had. The difference is this has a head that lasts a little longer. The carbonation isn't that harsh on the head.

Smell: Nose is pretty clean with some hops poking in there.

Taste: A light sweet flavor with a nice hop kick that kind of reminds me of Wahephstephan (sp?) and St. Pauli Girl.

Definitely a session brew.

Ellbert, May 18, 2004
Photo of Reidrover
2.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Ok bought in 23.3 oz bottle,
The appearance is of the regular run of the mill Euro-lager..pale golden with a large frothy white head,looks well carbonated.
The aroma is slightly hoppy and seems fresh.
Taste is a good enough balance between semi-sweet doughy malts and floral hops, seems similar to fresh Beck's.
Pretty average on the palate..not dry at the finish.
Quite drinkable, but by no means a stand out.

Reidrover, Apr 19, 2004
Photo of hungryghost
3.48/5  rDev +20.4%

Pours clear with a yellow, straw color. No foam at all, some carbonation running up the inside of the glass.
The aroma is faintly of hops and malt and dissapates quickly.
As expected this is a thin bodied beer, its light and slightly sweet. There is a touch of hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel is good, clean.
Drinkable

hungryghost, Apr 09, 2004
Photo of donnebaby
3.45/5  rDev +19.4%

Active and bubbly, which retains a small, slightly waxy head for some time. Color is less-than-clear gold. Thin lacing. A creamy, sweet smell with muted notes of earth, pine, and mint, which are echoed vaguely in the taste.

Medium bodied malt taste with a layer of bitter hops that runs throughout. Lasting light hop bready finish. A nice, drinkable lager.

donnebaby, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of LiquidBreadMan
3.33/5  rDev +15.2%

I had this beer in a Johnny Carino's Restaurant in a frosted pint glass. My request for a room-temperature glass was not filled, which resulted in a little less gratuity for our server.

It poured a pale gold with a medium head and good lace. The strawberry-grapefruit aroma was pleasantly surprising, as was the taste, which was on the hoppy side. The finish is best described as "pine", but not necessarily unpleasant. I rated this beer 'average' in the drinkability category because it could have gone down a little easier for its style.

I will definitely give this brew another try. Restaurant lighting (soft, low incandescent) and the frosted glass could have had some effect on the way I rated this beer.

LiquidBreadMan, Mar 25, 2004
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: Pale golden straw thin white head leaves minimal lace behind very thin. Aroma: Slight grassy sweet note herbal hop note in there very reserved. Taste: Lemongrass sweet tones hoppy finish this is a bit harsh not sure about adjuncts but there is some harsh flavors in this mass produced Italian lager. Mouthfeel: Thin body high carbonation more texture than most American lagers. Drinkability: Mediocre lager decent dose of hops tastes decently clean could drink a few with a meal.

2011 udate:

Now owned by Heineken. 4.6% abv pours a pale golden hue with a bright white head forming nice but it doesn't stick around, give or take a few small specks of fine bubbled lacing. Aroma strong cereal grains, cooked vegetable mild biscuit malt breadiness. Flavor assertive grassy hop flavor compared to most pale lagers, touch of bitterness but some cooked vegetables and cereal grains arises with biscuit malt sweetness. No skunkiness to be had here just some spicy herbal hops in the finish with a touch of sulfur. Mouthfeel is a bit high on the carbonation really tickles the back of the palate all the way up to the nasopharyngeal junction. Drinkability not bad especially when served cold, suitable for a mainstream macro/Euro lager.

WVbeergeek, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of goindownsouth
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%

I must admit, this was far better than I had expected. The Bier tapped to a golden and bubbly presentation. What little bit of a head was left for me quickly vanished into the atmosphere. The aroma offered me a little more in the way of hops and malt than I expected, but it was still somewhat metallic, and the aroma overall was average at best. This Bier drinks rather well though. Light in flavor and light on the palate, I can see this one pairing very well with any number of Italian dishes, and being able to stand up to and cut through just about anything. Not bad.

goindownsouth, Mar 21, 2004
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