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Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto - Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
82
good

845 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 845
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 15
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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Italy

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2001

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Ratings: 845 | Reviews: 440
Reviews by Toddv29424:
Photo of Toddv29424
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I reviewed this beer a few weeks ago when it came in a compilation box that I purchased, but I recently found it in a six pack and realized that the taste was very different. No doubt that the box that I bought was old, so this review will reflect the much fresher version. Pours a glossy brown color with little to no head. The smell is big, with mostly dark malts dominating the nose. The taste is interesting, but overall really big: the dark malts are apparent but also a taste of candied sugars which give it a sticky taste. Also there is a hit of chocolate and/or coffee in the end of it, with a hint of alcohol. Really a terrific beer that is well crafted, seek it out if you can.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DrMullet
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish/auburn. Slightly sweet with a hint of caramel. A malty doughy flavor. Smooth and enjoyable. Would buy it again.

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep auburn/brown color with nice head.Smell was sweet and a liitle doughy,taste was malty sweet and of toffee,the alcolhol was prevelant in this one.I think this would go well with a deep dish pizza,the sweetness and alcohol would match well.The best Italian beer out there would be my guess on this one.

Photo of Todd
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance: A rich and bright ruby red beer with a thick creamy foam head of off-white bubbles stick to the side of the glass as it evens to a thin lace.

Smell: Rich sweet, dark malts. Caramel, butter toffee and metallic notes also come to play.

Taste: Very rich, sweet, creamy and robust flavors upfront of: caramel, bitter chocolate, molasses, smoke, a slick butter-like coating on the palate, lactose sweetness and a blood-like metallic twang. Hops are masterfully balanced with just enough bitterness and underlying earth flavours that complement the malt profile. Alcohol notes are certainly noticeable. Finishes with alcoholic fumes and a slight raw dryness on the palate.

Notes: A joyous surprise from Italy! Most of us think Italy produces simply your typical lager, but this "Dopplo Malto" brew not only has as much complexity as doppelbocks around the world, but it also packs a comparable wollop at a 7.2% alcohol by volume and 18° plato. "Rossa" is Italian for red, and most suitable for this beer.

If you can find this beer, buy it and enjoy.

Photo of tjthresh
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Moderate malt presents in the aroma. Big hit right off the bat. Toast, caramel, raisin, and cherry are there, but had to search. Brown with some red highlights. Fair head. Flavor was lacking also. It was there, but restrained. Very lively, medium bodied. Alcohol was not hard to find. Over all a good beer, but not a good example of the dopplebock.

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Doppio Malta", on the label, with new graphics, by the way. Pours clear, reddish, dark honey, with an off white head, leaving minimal lacing, Medium amout of bubble rising to the top. slight nose of the expected malt. Malty brew, subtle notes of honey, caramel and a spicy hint of hot sauce. Long lingering finish, slightly warming, hides its 7% nicely. Worthy brew, best I've had from Italy. (not saying much) Worth a try. Would probably go nicely with some spicy peppery Italian foods.

Photo of mattster
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened 12 fluid ounce glass, poured into nonic glass.

Pours a small tan colored head atop a clear iced-tea brown brew

Smell is malty - very nice, slight hints of caramel. Taste is definitely a delight. Maltyness with toffee like tones. Bubbles are right where they should be and beer finishes like a champ with little aftertaste. A great brew, considering the other Italian choices on the market.

Some Italian beers help me realize why my great-grandfather Joe left Italy, however this one makes me wonder why.

Photo of Byeast
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep reddish brown , thick and lasting tan head of an inch. Nice spots of lacing left on my glass.

Smell: Much doughy malt , hint of carib , tinge of chocolate , very light alcohol.

Taste: Lots of smooth doughy/bready malt flavor , a little bit of toffee sweetness, very slight raisin ,some hop bitterness in the back at the end. The abv is totally hidden.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly spicy dryness in the finish.

Drinkablity: An exellent beer ,i would love to try it with pizza.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

Appearance: Brown with a thick off white head. Mild lacing.

Smell: Malts and mild hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of roasted malts and hops.

Overall: Good beer. I would have this one again.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz brown bottle at fridge temp poured into a standard pint glass.

pours out a fairly clear brownish red, more ruby red. a nice creamy off white head, good retention and some nice lace.

dark breads and lots of fruity esters. bits of dark fruit and alcohol.

fruity malts, fruity flavors of all kinds, dark fruits, dark bready malts, and some fruity esters as well. alcohol is a bit noticable, almost a bit menthol like in the finish.

medium to almost full bodied.

definatly not my favorite style, but not a bad doppelbock. better than most american takes on the style, but still nothing i would really come back to.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of April 2015. Acquired a while back from a supermarket. Described on the label as a bottom-fermented bock beer.

A: Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A dark reddish-amber hue with light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of caramel, mild fruitiness, yeast esters, subtle stewed leaves and faint husks. A twinge of booze in the background.

T: Tastes of grainy caramel malt with a delicate sweet finish. Notes of caramel, husky grain, mild fruitiness, yeast esters, muted barley sugar and stewed leaves. A touch of alcohol in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a subtle, leafy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of mild caramel malt, faint barley sugar and stewed leaves.

O: Pretty good - not up to German standards perhaps but drinkable enough. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are sweet, malty and mildly fruity. Nice body. Possesses a subtle but rounded character that goes down easily. Worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of monkeybeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice pour a deep brown red with not much head

S- Rich caramel smell with malt undertones

T- Could real taste the caramel malt in the brew

M- Nice and smooth, no bad after taste

D- Would get again when not out at an Italian restaurant, but defiantly would get again if they had this at other restaurants.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A straight up brown pour. Almost no head whatsoever, nor lacing, same for aroma, maybe woodish at best.

Taste, a dark, malty beer, better than expected, as I am not a dopplebock guy, so take my grade in context. Was shocked to read this is over 7%, hides the alcohol extremely well.

Caramel domination, no hop presence, medium viscosity. A decent enough beer, doesn't offend, doesn't blow any socks off. Can't picture it with Italian food, might be decent w/ Mexican?

Photo of ADR
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear very dark bronze appearance. Head is very light in color and milky, decent 1/4 of an inch with good staying power. Wide bands of lace. Malty aroma, loads of caramel with a honeyish floral background. Flavor is heavy but unidimensional in its concerted caramel notes with slightly overdone diacetyl. Almost like an evaporated Vienna Lager, -- hepped up but without more complicated sweet malt tones of other Doppelbocks. Uncomplicated, minimal hopping. Sturdy enough in alcohol sense. A better-than-average beer, but not worth stocking in my book given the wide range of available Doppels to choose from.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last time I was out at a local Italian chain called Bucca Di Beppo they had this at the bar so I ordered one with my meal I was shocked that since I had this beer one first entering advocacy that it held up to my expectations of my original tasting. Appearance: Dark amber ruby tones with a nice cream colored head fills the glass nicely leaves with lacing evenly strung. Aroma: Deep plum sharp malty tones very big doppio malto or dopple bock or double malt is what these all translate toward awesome with pasta pizza or by itself can't beat the aromatics and complexity of this ale. Taste: I'm of Italian decent with the last name Rasicci and come from the regionne known as Abruzzi very solid taste with rich malt tones with plum undernotes of full flavor excellent just as I remembered the beer amazing amount of malt and flavor excellent. Mouthfeel: Medium to full in body nice carbonation this beer is hard to beat. Drinkability: Have this one next time you go to an Italian restaurant you will not be dissappointed believe me.

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coded, but not intelligibly dated, 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A more gentle than vigorous pour produced so much head that it almost went over the top of the pint glass: perfect. The beer itself is a nice reddish amber; clear. The creamy pale tan head has moderate retention and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: Floral and spicy with medium malt and hints of caramel and more than a hint of alcohol.

Flavor: La Rossa has a solid, moderately strong toasted malt backbone but also provides flavors of caramelized sugar and a light nutmeg-like spiciness. There are also hints of sweet dark fruits. A bit of coffee comes through in the mildly bitter and slightly sour finish and aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - La Rossa is quite smooth, with medium+ body and good carbonation.

O - La Rossa is an odd doppelbock in appearance, flavor and aroma. I doubt Moretti sees this as a dobbelbock. Hence, I have rated it without regard to category.
Certainly one of the best Italian macro brews.

Photo of frankiepop
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good foam and good lace on a ruby red brownish hue.

Smell: Sweeet.

Taste: Sweet wonderful malty beer.

Texture: Smoooth.

I found this beer and I enjoyed it. A wonderful Italian beer sw what complements this beer? Well I had it in S. Sioux City at Trattoria Fresca while chowing on some fantastic grilled sea food. You know calamari, octapus, and scallops! I drank it while watching AC Milan playing soccer or while listening to Giorgio Gaslini's cd entitled - Plays Sun Ra - on my Ipod!

Photo of rastaman
2.09/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just too sticky and doughy (malty), for me, a bit thivk and cloying in the end, just didn'y appeal to my tastes in the end.

Photo of LXIXME
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full white to off white head settles down to a thinning lacing above a clear amber red colored beer.

Sweet dark fruity and sweet caramel grain malts aroma.

Full sweet taste of caramel malts and sort of dark fruits, almost like candied cherries.

A lighter body feel than I had thought it would be with the rich sweet aroma, but very pleasant just the same. A sweet lingering taste to the very slightly dry aftertaste.

One of the sweetest beers I've had so far, and if you like sweet beers you should definitely seek one of these out.

Photo of BBeerL
2.28/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer was very thin for my taste. The thinness allowed a lot of the grain no show through, which took away from the overall balance of the beer. For a Doppelbock I was expecting something a little more. I would turn it down if given to me, but I won't be buying a six pack anytime soon.

Photo of GilGarp
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz. brown bottle into a pint glass. It has a dark redish brown color with excellent clarity. The head hangs on well but eventually fades to a thin white layer.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a bit of earthy hops.

Flavor is strong and sweet with a certain cocoa and carmel character to it. The sweetness is just balanced enough by the dark roasted malt bitterness. Still, it remains sweet almost to the point of being a dessert beer.

Mouthfeel seems thin for the style and the carbonation is almost too minimal to detect.

Drinkability would be better if it wasn't so sweet and thin. The alcohol hides well but one is enough.

Photo of appenzeller
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful reddish amber with a surprisingly thick head. Subdued aroma. Tastes silky smooth all the way, minimal carbonation, elegant malts with a slight hoppy finish. Although this isn't my favorite style, this is a real quality beer for an industrial scale brew.

Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gleaming garnet below a cap of sandy froth.
Whafts of caramel, toffee, and bread.
Taste begins highly caramelized leaning more, perhaps, in the toffee direction. Crusty bread notes provide base with evident chocolate hues. Underneath lurk tobacco and dried cherries. Finishes a touch grassy and drier.
Teeters on the thin side, but fine enough bodied. Redeemed by the velveteque texture.
Nice one here, not up there with the Master "ators", but well done.

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown-amber with a moderate creamy head. Medium and creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness and a generous malting including chocolate malt, mollasses, caramel, dark fruit and I do get nutiness and a drop of roast. Appropriate carbonation.A nice drinking, thanks Biegaman.

Photo of tweeder263
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark amber with a 2 finger head.Smells of a light sweet malt,light hops,,smell isnt very strong. Taste is pretty strong though.Taste of sweet malt,,slight hoppage towards the end of the sip.Alcohol is slightly apparent but tamed.Mouthfeel is pretty good ,,a pretty good brew and i was surprised by it.

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Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
82 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.