Moritz - Cervezas Moritz, S.A.

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 16.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Cervezas Moritz, S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: batty on 05-05-2008

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Photo of dogfishandi
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11oz bottle at fridge temp poured into an SA perfect pint glass. 28-5-2011 stamped on the back, assuming this is the bottled on date.

pours a fairly clear straw yellow to light golden color, lots of fluffy, flakey looking sediment. about one fingers worth of a tight white head. decent retention, keeping a creamy layer almost the whole way, and bits of lacing. the wierd flakes were a bit of a turn off, otherwise a decent looking beer.

buttery, sweet, grains. maybe even the slightest bit skunky.

sweet, buttered grains, mineral water, very soft, light floral/ herbal hop. just a hint of skunk.

finishes crisp, high carbonation, somewhat creamy. light slightly watered down body.

a pretty average pale lager. better than most american macros and i gotta have respect for it because its got my name on the label.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Purchased a little while ago from a webshop. I had this a few years ago on a trip to Barcelona - I remember it being pretty good.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale-yellow colour with decent carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that settles swiftly as a thin surface layer. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed hops, tart apples and faint, buttery diacetyl (almost like popcorn). Slightly fruity but not quite right.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Notes of green apples and subtle stewed hops. A dry bitterness upon swallowing, with a faintly harsh quality. Mouthfeel is light, dry and tingly. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of mild stewed hops.

Not as good as I recall - in Barcelona it seemed to have a pleasing floral quality. Oh well. Not a brilliant lager; too many off-notes in the aroma/flavour. The tart apples notes are presumably acetaldehyde. The stewed hops are also rather harsh and dry, with no hop aromatics to be discerned. All in all, not that great - no need to seek it out.

Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. I had a wheelchair-bound woman from Spain tell me a few months ago that this stuff was the proverbial shit. Who am I to question such nationalistic fervour?

This beer pours a clear pale golden colour, with one finger of broadly foamy off-white head, which leaves a low, slowly ebbing wash of painted lace around the glass as it hastily settles.

It smells of mild, sweet bready malt, kind of pastry-like, a bit of sugared apple and pear, and soft, earthy, musty hops. The taste is bready, somewhat biscuity malt, with a nice even sweetness, a subtle orchard fruitiness, and underwhelming grassy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite subtle, and non-intrusive, the body a decently hefty medium weight, with a general, pleasant smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the bakery-abutting malt still happy to provide the main flourish as things peter out.

An agreeable enough pale lager, with more cream or blonde ale characteristics than is the norm, but hey, who's complaining - you get a relative buttload (that's metric, for you Yanks) more bang for your buck, even with the dear import prices around here.

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent golden-yellow with very little white head and no retention.

Simple nose. Light pale malt with a hint of wheat and lemon.

First sip was a little better than anticipated. As I noted while drinking "Lhasa" I thought it was Chinas version of Bud, this I think is Spain's version of Bud. Both definitely being better than Bud. Light sweet pale malt character. Not much going on. Just a light, smooth easy drinking lager.

Mouthfeel light to medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Overall it's not bad. I see it being great beer for easy drinking in summer weather while putting away a ton of tapas.

Photo of Sammy
2.41/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours yellow with a lot of fast fading foamy off white head. Not quite cheesy aroma, but not impressive. A tad thin mouthfeel, rather dull taste of cardboard and hay, and not very drinkable.Borderline metalic. No hook at all. Thanks for bringing back Mark.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moritz from Barcelona, Espana.
Still in code; dated on both the front and back labels.

Interesting beer. Unlike most "Euro" lagers this one has a lot of character to it. It looks the part of a cookie-cutter lager given its clear, deep golden body and bright white head, but the flavor is distinct.

It's a slight touch buttery, which along with the sweet malt and moderate bitterness, gives it a suggestion of creaminess. It's also very floral, and the combination of the two really makes it stand out. It tastes, in fact, more like a golden an ale than a lager.

However with all of that said, the minor bit of diacetyl, and perhaps even some dimethyl sulfide (I'm not sure), could be looked at as a defect. I, on the other hand, feel that it's at a low enough level that it doesn't throw off the balance and, in fact, lends it some complexity.

Interesting. Unique. Enjoyable.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First beer my girlfriend unpacked and gave me from her trip to barcelona. "she said you probably won't like this one" but I've got a (small) good feeling about it.

A- Clear bright gold topped by a slightly chewy looking white head. Nice elegant lacing.

S- Smells a lot better than the two earlier beers I've tried from her haul. Smells quite nice. Like a fruit i can't quite put my finger on. Frozen raspberry maybe? Very little to offend.

T- Yeah pretty sure it's frozen raspberry I'm getting. Although i really don't think frozen raspberries are good, it is a nice surprise in this beer. Interesting touch of green hops. Bitterness isn't the cleanest, rather artificial. A little acidic. 5.4% abv is very well concealed.

M- Very smooth. Low carbonation. Pretty fluffy. Not dry. Could use a little more crispness.

O- Well as i thought, the least fancy of the the bottles is my favorite. Not exactly a great beer but certainly the least offensive. But like the others, it goes downhill fast as it warms.

Photo of bwood06
3.44/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - bright golden and clear. high carbonation. thick frothy head. 3.25/5

S - buttered bread. very little hops. 3.5/5

T - light grains and buttery. once again, very little in the hop department. very simple. 3.5/5

M - very light and bubbly. scrubbing bubbles. refreshing. 3.5/5

O - good beer with dinner. pairs well with several different tapas. would possibly revisit this beer if at a tapas restaurant or in Spain. 3.25/5

Photo of tone77
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with virtually no head. Smell is of malts, somewhat sweet. Taste is crisp, rather mild, finishing slightly bitter. Definatly lacking in the flavor department. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Very pale brassy-barley color, extremely neat clarity, with a steady rise of medium-dense micro-bubbles. The head is frothy, chalk white, fair rate of retention that lapses to a skim coating. Decent visual of lacing, small band fully encompassing.

S: The nose was sweet honey, cloying, with fresh buttered bread and a faint fruitiness (semi-dry apple slices).

T: Sweet and grainy flavor, buttered grains, fresh bread, small flower hops with a pinch of fruitiness. Buttered croissant. Overall perception was sweet, lightly grainy, and fruity with a small touch of grassy flowery hops on the punch out. Hops are refrained, but somewhat noticeable.

M: Light bodied, slick texture, and a soft carbonation despite the strong visual. Soft and laid back attitude on the tongue.

O: Did little to offend, fair rate of drinkability, and fairly clean. A quiet, a laid back type of drink, with a decent enough smoothness. Fairs ok per style.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.03/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows hay, sweet light bready malt and minty notes.
Flavours include more light sweet malt, bready notes and hay. They finish is quite cloying, there's pretty much no bitterness.
More carbonation would probably help with that too.

Photo of evlu1441
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours an extremely pale golden colour with a thin head. It's looking pretty standard for a lager.

The aroma is fairly bland and grainy, but with some distinctive vanilla in the background.

The flavour has a lot more going on! There is an unusual popcorn-ish aftertaste that is surprisingly nice. It finished with come buttery grassy hops, which work nicely.

Overall, this is a decent alternative to other spanish lagers, and has a reasonably unique flavour!

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.92/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 350ml bottle. Nice pale golden colour in the glass with a decent fluffy white head. Smell is definitely a little different than the typical euro lager. Plenty of grain aromas, but lots of fruit and a bit of spice, too. Taste is slightly sweet and some of the fruitiness and a bit of hop spice carries over on the palate. It's a fairly full-bodied lager, but still very refreshing and drinkable.

2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml can. Lager glass. Bright pale gold color, crystal clear appearance. White crown is close but lively & brief. Floral, hay, grainy & sugary aromas. Grainy & sparkling upfront. Light body. High carbonation. Watery texture, spicy palate. Earthy bitter finish. Unbalanced & flat eventhough no-off flavors are shown.

Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in various locations around Barcelona.

Poured a light to medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy malt and a subtle grassy hop.

The taste was typical of the Euro lager, except it had a bit more doughiness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller and softer side of the style.

Overall a tasty and refreshing lager.

Photo of patre_tim
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Straw with little carbonation, 3 fingers of whitish head, and a little lacing.

Skunk, malt, cardboard. Some vinous quality like white wine, and aspirin.

Vinous quality comes through, aspirin as well, cardboard, then it finishes with a dull bad bitterness.

Light and watery, a little fine carbonation.

Spain’s craft beer industry is supposedly blooming, this is not a fair representation of it. Its your typical macro.

Photo of ronniebruner
3.47/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours light and bubbly. Has a light aroma of hops and barley, but is hinted by a note of sweets. not much foam, lace or head to note about, and tastes decently sweet for a lager. A very worthy beer indeed. Above average for a lager and not bad.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with significant amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass quickly and some faint hints of light golden yellow. The beer has a half finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a thick film fairly evenly covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet grainy + corn malts with minimal notes of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grain and corn malts with a touch of bready malts. There is also a very light flavor of grassy hops which contribute just a touch of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: For the style (Euro Pale Lager where a lot of the beers are forgettable), this is a pretty enjoyable brew and one that I could put down a couple of in a sitting - pairs well with foods such as bison burger.

Photo of crossovert
3.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

It pours a pale gold with a tight white head. It is notable because it has tons of magnificent bubbles racing around the glass.

The smell is light, but pleasant, delicate hops and mainly light malts. Average for the style.

It is a bit heartier in the taste department than most, it has a nice malt sweetness, like honey. The bitterness is low.

Overall not bad, but not special.

Photo of Oakenator
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fizzy yellow brew - maybe a hint of amber coming through the glass. Crystal clear. Large head bubbles. Some spotted lacing.

S: Light, airy, lemon aroma.

T: Tastes great for a lager. A nice clean and citrusy taste. Good amount of malting to sweeten up the finish. Not bitter at all.

M: Light and clean.

O: Good lager brew - traditional lager flavor but with some of the citrus it gives it a bit more than your traditional lager. Sessionable.

Photo of womencantsail
2.76/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The pour is a light straw/yellow color with a short lived white head.

S: Slightly buttery sweet grain aroma without much in the way of hops. Luckily, no sulfur or skunk, but still not all that enticing.

T: A mildly sweet beer with notes of grain, corn, and perhaps a touch of malt. Slightly grassy, which you might be able to attribute to hops, but not in a positive way.

M: The body is light with a typically fizzy carbonation.

D: I suppose there are worse examples of the style, but this was not very enjoyable at all. Nothing that makes me want to come back to this beer.

Photo of soju6
2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a light yellow color with a moderate head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Mild citrus aroma with some malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of some hops and malt sweetness with some grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing with a bit of a roughy edge.

O: Standard Euro lager.

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, straw color. There is also suspended sediment. Two inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of rice. Fits the style of a Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, rice, hint of hops, and a hint of citrus. Overall, good aroma, appearance, feel, and blend.

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy honey yellow-gold, decent inch of head, settles to a nice cap.

S - There is not much to this beer, as it is mass-market swill at heart. There is a faintly sweet grain aroma tempered by nondescript bitterness. Not bad for what it is.

T - The taste is again very mellow. It is comprised of some mineral notes, some sweetness, some grain, a tad of bitterness on the finish that fuses with the mineral malt and almost gives the impression of seltzer.

M - Fizzy and lighter-bodied. Maybe almost creamy.

D - I find myself strangely tolerant, even slightly fond, of these Euro Lagers (Pale- and Dark-). This one is way ahead of BMC USAdjunct swill. Which really isn't saying much.

Photo of atis
2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden with large foamy head, nice patchy lacing. Aroma is very weak malt, some hops, could not feel almost anything. Taste is herbal hops with clean and crisp finish, light malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is ligh-medium with average carbonation.

Overall, the best from mass-produced lagers in Barcelona (comparing to Estrella and Saint Miguel) - nice and refreshing, but I would better go for excellent local craft breweries instead.

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Moritz from Cervezas Moritz, S.A.
71 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.