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

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437 Reviews
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Reviews: 437
Hads: 892
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 18
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Moretti (Heineken) visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Reviews: 437 | Hads: 892
Reviews by jerryjeff:
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3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Malty, nutty scent (almond?) with an almost peppery hints with I think some caramel.

Warming finish with lighter carbonation, some presence in body on the palette and a slight wateriness.

Medium reddish mahoghany in a regular pint glass, poured to approximate 1/4" head which has dissipated but is slightly lingering 1/16" or so with some light lacing.

Malty kind of brandyish flavor on the palette, definite warming from the alcohol with no real hop presence to me.
I'd think 2-3 fairly easily, but higher abv and the hints of brandy in the flavor would likely make it one to have 1-2 of.

I like it well enough but the higher alcohol isn't quite covered up enough for me I was surprised when I noted it was only 7%. The sort of medicinish flavor draws down a bit also. I like it, but am not in love with it.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish/dark amber. Sweet malt aroma. Mildly sweat with a caramel malty flavor. A slight hint of dark fruit as well. Slightly sweet with a hint of caramel.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of freshflesh
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Todd
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Guden
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beerswag
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of tjthresh
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of locckdown
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of mattster
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of Byeast
4/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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Photo of GreggT
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant rose tinted amber under a 1” white foam collar that is moderately persistent and grips the side of the glass.
S: A light moderate nose consists of light caramel, kettle sugars and clean malts.
T: Dark bread, clean amlts, faint anise to cola, a light sweetness, spicy malt.
F: Creamy medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: A go to Italian restaurant beer.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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