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Birra Moretti - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Ratings: 1,096
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 119 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 1,096 | Reviews: 455
Photo of Graham5161986
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear gold with a 2 finger white head that has decent retention and leaves a pretty good lace. Lots of rising carbonation bubbles present.

S: grassy hops, slight caramel malt sweetness, and minerals.

T: grassy hops and caramel up front with a nice, dry finish, leaving very little aftertaste.

M: light and crisp, highly carbonated and a refreshingly dry finish.

D: a decent Euro lager that, in my opinion, deserves a little better recognition than what it has been getting on this site. It's clean, its refreshing and makes a great session beer. On that note, I would buy this beer again.

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The "UN" beer--unremarkable, uninteresting, underwhelming. Pours a transparent straw yellow with very little head and no lacing to speak of. I honestly could not detect ANY smell to this beer...and the same thing can be said about the taste! There is NOTHING to this beer. Water with a small, small, small hint of malt. This is what I would expect if someone was trying to pass something off as beer that clearly WASN'T beer. The only thing about this beer that can be said is it has a good amount of carbonation and is easy to drink, but that is about it. Not good.

Photo of Backer2004
2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had no expectations of this beer that my parents picked up in Sicily, nor for any Euro Pale lagers. This one was okay, however. No bitterness like others, some notes of berries. No head retention and below average carbonation. Drinkable enough, maybe nice on warm day.

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

The bottle artwork is kinda neat.
Poured into a pint glass.

A medium yellowish tone, with a small head that quickly loses its size.
Smells like a typical lager,
Taste is decent, nothing overwhelming, fairly smooth with not much after-taste.
MF has a little bite, not too watery.
I essentially bought this to give Italy a chance at showing me what they offer in terms of brewing. And it is a decent lager, but I would certainly reach for a beer from elsewhere if given the option to do so.

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

Poured a clear golden color with decent white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Not too much aroma to speak of, much like an American macro lager. Taste was actually pretty decent, I was pleasantly suprised. Very smooth and easy drinking. Wouldn't seek this out, but wouldn't turn down either.

Photo of sabrills70
2.09/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Pours a straw yellow with a 2 finger fizzy head, OK longevity and good lace. Not much aroma to speak of - slight honey and malt and not much else. This tastes wierd. Initial tastlessness leads to quickly fading honey followed by an off hop bitterness that lingers too long. Its just a weird Euro macro. Stay away.

Photo of blackie
3.22/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: Standard pint. Fizzy white head steadily recedes. The beer is a pale golden in color.

s: The grain aromas (pale, Munich, whatever) are somewhat appealing, but it's pretty damn boring. Light hop presence.

m: The carbonation is a high medium, and the body light. A little fizzy and not clean enough for my preferences.

t: Various pale Euro grains, and a bland hop flavor. Bland overall. Very little hop finish.

d: pretty easy

another from a Christmas mix-pack

Photo of tkach
3.07/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A golden appearance with a small white head.

Smell is what got to me. A quick smell will seem like a pretty average lager but taking my time I found there to be something more that I just can't put my finger on, almost a hint of pine, although that may just be me.

Taste was pretty decent, it was slightly more rich than an american lager, not the cleanest taste which may be good depending on what you like.

Mouthfeel was ok, I found there to be a slightly thick aftertaste that did not appeal to me. Carbonation level was tolerable with this beer.

Drinkability was good, carbonation seemed slightly off for the taste but it surely went down smooth and this seemed to be a good beer if you needed to pace yourself through a long night with a decent taste.

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

Found this in the fridge over the holidays at my Mom's house. JACKPOT Yeah!!

I was kind of excited finding this at my mother's house over the XMAS Holiday Season, and took some notes, which drummed up some conversation around my relatives.

Poured golden, one finger head, not much lacing, smelled slightly malty, more like bread dough. This had more flavor than I expected, tasted more like a dark beer than the color showed. Not sure how long it was in the fridge....probably wouldn't run out to personally buy a case, but would like to review under different circumstances

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a few meandering bubbles and a patchy white head. The aroma is light and sweet with only a passing malt feel. Hops emerge in the taste, minty and pithy, though too light to overpower the malt sweetness or vegetal/cooked corn flavors. The mouthfeel is more robust and softly carbonated than I was expecting. The finish is watery, slightly grainy.

This is a ho hum beer but decent for a macro lager. It has more hops and body than its american counterparts, still pretty insipid though.

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.


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Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
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