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

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84
good

433 Reviews
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Reviews: 433
Hads: 874
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 16
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
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Italy

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 BuccoFan
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (182 characters)

Photo of Myotus
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (1,048 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of Foyle
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (514 characters)

Photo of warrenglo03
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
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! (197 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (166 characters)

Photo of Shade1951
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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. (590 characters)

Photo of FLima
2.56/5  rDev -30.8%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (1,200 characters)

Photo of d_kizzle
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
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. (799 characters)

Photo of tronester
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -18.9%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of hardy008
2.62/5  rDev -29.2%
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. (526 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (1,380 characters)

Photo of BoilerMo
2.79/5  rDev -24.6%
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. (448 characters)

Photo of RickS95
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (1,209 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (337 characters)

Photo of archyquaffer
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
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. (1,119 characters)

Photo of mmmbirra
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mostly brown with a little red.
Very pleasant toasty aroma but not much other than that.
Big toasty flavor too with some cherries and a touch of bitter caramel at the end.
Smooth and not as as sweet as many other doppelbocks.
Good beer, not very complex, straightforward, and dirt cheap(€3.50 for a 6-pack,) which makes it a fantastic value.
Much more than I expected from one of the big boys of Italian brewing. (415 characters)

Photo of anarchia
1.76/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Red and translucent beer with a quickly vanishing head, no lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is cold steel, alcohol, and cough syrup. Very sweet and fruity, sickly sweet even. Lots of banana, like a wheat beer. Thick & syrupy in the mouth, too much for me: buttery, even. Finish is lots of sweetness, too-much-alcohol-burn, and a weird metallic taste. (356 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 11/29/13 with a friend. The 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle was chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark reddish-brown in color with a 1-finger tan head that hangs around for a bit. Some spotting lacing was seen with each sip, but not much. The aroma is of caramel, dark fruits with a hint of chocolate. The taste was about the same with some light sweet chocolate nutty finish. Very easy to drink and goes down too easy. A great brew that has no harsh aftertaste at all. (530 characters)

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