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

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436 Reviews
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Reviews: 436
Hads: 892
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 18
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2001

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/26/2014. Pours clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness/roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness/roast, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness/roast, raisin, plum, fig, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good doppelbock style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jeffdr123
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a mug at Via Napoli in Epcot. Pretty copper color. Not much aroma but a wonderful malty taste. Not much in the way of hops. Dark bread flavours. I'd buy it again. A good late night beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red, copper and dark amber color with a creamy lace.
Aroma consists of sweet malts, dark bread, biscuity, dark fruits, dark bread, chocolate, caramel and maple. Slightly metallic is the only drawback. Otherwise, there is a lot going on and thus it's best attribute.
Sweet dark bready malt and finish, dark fruit and modest hops in the taste.
Strong carbonation and medium bodied. A solid if unspectacular doppelback.

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Photo of BuccoFan
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I give this a B grade across the board. I found it to have a solid feel and finish, good lacing, nice malt, and not too much sweetness. I think this is definitely a good, solid beer.

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Photo of Myotus
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with two finger's worth of thick, off-white foam that refuses to die. Dark amber/red in color. Plethora of bubbles. Moderate lacing. This is one of the most beautiful beers I have ever seen. {:'-D Has mild aromas of figs, smoke, and sour yeast with a hint of alcohol (sounds terrible, but it's a mediocre smell at worst). Initial taste is of mild smoke flavors immediately followed by slightly stronger fig and cherry flavors that overtake and cancel out the smokey flavors. Mild caramel malt flavors along with a hint of alcohol enter behind the fig and cherry flavors as the latter persist in their taste strength (I'm glad that the yeast aromas detected by my nose weren't detected as flavors by my tongue as that would of been chaos). Full bodied, amazingly creamy, mild carbonation with a disappointing dry finish. I am tempted to say that this was an amazing doppelbock, but that's just because the beer looked so sexy in that glass. Truth is, it was just a good beer, nothing amazing.

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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 utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured handsomely and perfectly clear with ambers, mahogany and a burnt orange blush. Tan head of creamy foam that lasted well. Nose is shy and subtle but clean. No alcohol. A demure hint of dark fruits wait elegantly behind a rich and sweet malt. Taste is smooth and creamy. Not as crisp as some of the german dopplebocks. But this malt does evolve. It is rich and has a bit of the bread crust. Supple smooth and medium mouthfeel. Finishes softly with good balance and begins to show a sweet little nuttiness as it warms. Dark fruits are vague but substantial enough to finish this one with a light sweetness and a hint of brown sugar.

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Photo of Foyle
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into pilsener glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy off white head that drops very slowly with significant lacing. Color is a clear amber with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: rich roasted barley, ripe fruit, caramel, earthy and herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: light and slightly sticky with some alcohol warming and a slightly wet finish.

Flavor: bready malts dominate with nuts, raisin, & caramel. Some lingering hop bitterness along with alcohol.

Overall: very good and hearty brew.

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Photo of warrenglo03
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tried this while out to eat and was pleasantly surprised. It is a little lighter (to me at least) than some of the German Dop's in mouth-feel, even though the ABV is still fairly high. I like it!

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Photo of gonzo000
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I get a funky taste from this beer. EBS has the same thing. I do not like it, so hard to rate beer - Taking the after taste out of it beer has other good qualities.

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Photo of Shade1951
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

This review may be suspect, because the beer tastes "skunky" to me.

Purchased at Total Wines in Delaware. 330ml bottle poured into standard beer glass.
Color is burgundy/brown - not too dark. Very foamy head that doesn't last long.
Smell is a tiny bit skunky - and beyond that, not much aroma.
Taste is just... "off." Is that a hint of a sherry taste, or is it the skunkiness? I'm not sure. Whatever it is, it's not awful, just not very appealing.
Mouthfeel is slightly watery. Carbonation is mild.

Probably would not get this again, even if I could find a bottle with a recent brew date.

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Photo of FLima
2.56/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reddish as it can be with a thin head with short retention but leaving some laces.
Sweet aroma with predominant notes of corn and grapes.
Flavor with notes of corn, caramels, toasted malts, some herbal hops, maybe cinnamon and red fruits, but not much than that.
Medium dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% is definitely at home, but it stays quietly at his room.
The apparent content of adjunct and sweetness level did bother me a bit. I would pass it next time.

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

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I get a ton of malt with a dash of caramel. Not bad.
Appearance- A neat looking brew, has a nice reddish tint. Pours a large white head.
Taste- A real strong malt and grain flavor, it's pretty good.
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a smooth finish with a light aftertaste.
Overall- A pretty fair beer, I think this would go good with pasta and the next time I am at an Italian restaurant that carries this beer I will give it another try.

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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 d_kizzle
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - amber red with a thin creamy white head

S - sweet roasted malt

T - very drinkable. It's a sweeter beer. Goes well with rich vanilla ice cream. But don't let this detract from its overall quality. There is still some hop balance, and it takes a long time for the sweetness to become cloying.

Mouth - I really like the mouth feel of this dopplebock. Despite its richness, it dances on the tongue with a lighter body and inspired carbonation.

Overall - if you try anything from Moretti (Heineken), you should try this. And you might just be surprised. This is a quality beer.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint
Marked aroma of malt
Head large (5 cm), rocky, light brown, rapidly diminishing to 1 cm layer
Lacing good - reticulum
Body amber, clear
Flavor very malty, slightly sweet; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl. Ends fairly quickly with slight bitterness.
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

I was pleasantly surprised – this was better than I expected and actually was a good doppel bock.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Amore in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark ruby red into a stange, with a small quarter inch head, and no lacing.

Smells quite malty, rich, and sweet, with some caramel, dark fruits- cherries, mainly.

The taste is fairly similar. This isn't quite as bodacious as some of the best dopplebocks from Germany, but it has to be one of the most drinkable versions I've had. There's medium sweetness, some fruity yeast esters, and lots of malt flavor- caramel and toffee. No one flavor dominates, they all meld together in a very drinkable beer.

Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel, low carbonation. As mentioned before, very drinkable.

I loved this one, it was really tasty. The taste was so smooth and lively, with an very good drinkability for the style. No alcohol was present whatsoever.

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

Pours a clear reddish brown with a big tan head. Smells strongly of malt. The taste is initially a very sweet caramelized malt flavor then a touch of honey, and a hint of bitterness in the finish. Decent mouth feel. Overall a decent doppelbock, though I'd prefer a bit more complexity.

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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 hardy008
2.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear reddish brown color with a small off white head, which fades quickly, and leaves spotty lacing. the aroma has caramel, roasted malt, and a little dark fruit. Nothing special.

The taste has roasted malt, caramel, maybe some dark fruit. Tastes too sweet to me, and is a bit off putting. There are definitely better tasting Doppelbocks than this.

Light bodied for the style with modest carbonation. Has an overly sweet aftertaste. I like a good Doppelbock, but this one is far from good. Will avoid in the future.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl bottle purchased from the local supermarket in Sorrento.

Pours a very clear, deep amber-red colour, almost verging on brown. Head forms a fuzzy mess to begin with, but fizzles out to a fine ring, still fed by some fairly buoyant carbonation. Body has a bit of weight behind it, pleasantly enough. Looks pretty good.

Nose is strangely weak, and certainly not as malty as the palate will turn out to be. It has a slight metallic grain character, and some savoury notes a little like honey soy chicken, but it's certainly much lighter than I expected. It's fine, but it would be great with more character.

Taste is a lot better. Here there's a firm, fragrant maltiness—rich but refined, with wholesome grain characters, plus lilting spice and fruit notes from the extra hit of booze and esters. Finish is soft, but still quite rich and full, leaving a long linger of languid bittersweetness resting on the tongue like burnt toffee. It's very nice.

Feel is good. It has heft behind it, but doesn't overwhelm the palate. Too much weight in a beer like this and it could become a chore to work through.

Overall, really very good stuff. For a brewery that makes their dough from yet another pale euro lager, I'm really pleased to see that this is quite widely available as well. It's significantly better than almost anything else the big Italian breweries seem to bring out.

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Photo of BoilerMo
2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

a: Not very dopplebock looking, medium lager look hints of carmel

s: hints of hops and somehting sweet.

t: Not really what I expected from dopplebock. It was a little sweet but not great.

m: it was very thin and had a bit of a hop like aftertaste

o: I cant believe this was dobblebock? It was closers to a traditional bock with a higher alcohol content. Many great German versions of doppels are easily available, try one of them over this one.

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Photo of RickS95
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is a bit light for the style, but that could just be the clarity of the beer letting in light. Pours a very clear, medium to dark brown...not quite cola dark, but too strong for tea. The head cascades while forming and ends up several fingers thick before it starts a long retention period. Thick, frothy, white head with little to no lace.

You have to really get your nose deep in the glass and when you do, you're welcomed by a dose of caramel. Toffee notes are there, as well as a tiny bit of vanilla.

Very malty with some bread crust thrown in to cut the sweetness. The caramel is prevalent with a yeasty, crackerlike finish. Hops aren't noticeable.

Not as creamy a feel as some German versions, but still pretty smooth. Sweetness up front and there's little segue as the beer moves across the palate. It's sweetness for a second, then an earthiness takes over with gentle rye spicing. Body is fuller than the look would lead you to believe and there's just enough to sink your teeth into. The finish brings back some sweetness, reminiscent of fruit cake.

This is an easy drinker. While nothing really sticks out, there are no faults with this beer. It's a solid example of the style.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330mL bottle. there is some kind of date code on the back label, but it's unclear.

clear chesnutt brown in color, thin cream colored head of fine bubbles. malty aroma, but not overly complex. taste is similar - very smooth - a bit nutty and bready. very nice mouthfeel, drinks very easy.

overall - much better than the regular lager.

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a Euro brown 11.2 ounce bottle. A semi-aggressive pour produces a one inch of a creamy off-white head. This dissipates after awhile, leaving some wispy mid-pond and side clinging lace. When held up to a strong light, the beer is mesmerizing to look at, with noticeable gradations in color and haze from top to bottom. Overall, the beer is a ruby brown with a paler, ruddy yellowish-brown at the slightly hazy basal layer.

This beer has about the maltiest aroma of any I've ever sampled, including my homebrew. In fact, it smells much like un-hopped malt extract. The flavor-aroma is complex, with the rich, molasses-like base complemented by tangy bits of dark cherry, caramel, tobacco, chocolate, spice, nuts, orange....heck, maybe even some raspberry.

I was intrigued when I saw this beer, as I am a fan of their Euro lager. I bought this for about 9.99 a sixer, which I think it is well worth. This is a straight up malt bomb treat and a perfect beer for the holidays. It has a strong dessert beer quality best enjoyed in short but frequent occasions amid the glittering lights and trees of Midwinter.

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