Birra Moretti Grand Cru
Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #291
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,886
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 15.98%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
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Birra Moretti (Heineken)
 
Italy
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews by lucat:
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lucat from Italy

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Forget the previous Gran Cru: the Moretti Gran Cru 2016 is complete new beer, brewed in Italy and not, as before by Affligem in Belgium, and this alone, is not, in any way, a good commercial policy. That said there is nothing 'gran' (great) in this beer. It has a nice amber color and a medium persistent foam. Smell is reminiscent of a standard supermarket lager: simple and without scent of fruit or spice. Maybe just a hint of yeast. Taste: no complexity . You can drink it has any italian 'doppio malto' ( strong beer). It's a decent beer with a well hidden 6.8 alcohol. I could buy it again, conscious of what I can expect,m.

Jan 13, 2017
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

75cl caged and corked brown bottle purchased from the local supermarket in Sorrento.

Pours a faintly hazed, natural looking pale honey colour, with a frothy head of white that lacks persistence. Lacing forms in streaky lots down the side of the glass though. Body has some heft. Overall, it looks pretty good.

Nose has some pleasant Belgian yeast characters to it, slight fruity esters and sharper phenolic characters. It lacks a bit of spice and a bit of complexity, but it's generally rounded and fragrant and quite consistent.

Taste also lacks a bit of complexity, but it takes on a bit of clove-like spice, and the extra kick of booze adds some depth to the palate. Rounded and smooth for the most part, with some fruit characters on the back, perhaps a little wild strawberry and green apple. It dries out nicely on the finish with a slight metallic aftertaste. Again, it's not mind-blowing stuff, but it's genuinely pretty solid.

Feel is pretty good. Rounded and full in the front, but with a lightness on the back.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this. It's not going to blow your mind, but it's a very solidly made Belgian-style: rounder and richer, full but pretty easy to drink. Solid stuff.

Apr 05, 2014
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GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

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

May 21, 2019
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stoutman from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy pale yellow, with a big fluffy, frothy white head. The body is a deep golden with some sediment. Aroma is yeasty, with a watercress, herbal hops, and spice smell. Taste is yeasty, sour, spicy, banana, lemon and a delicate bitter hop finish. A very Belgian taste for an Italian beer. Very enjoyable.

May 28, 2012
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Suds from Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a corked 750 ml bottle. It pours as a deep golden-amber color with a tall and quite stable white head. The aroma is dominated by bubblegum esters, followed by a little pale malt. There are some distant herbal hops in the smell, but they take a little searching to notice. The taste is a little fruity and peppery, but also somewhat restrained. A stronger flavor would have been better for the style. Malt, figs, yeast, and a little very lightly toasted malt flavor. The body is moderately full with a lively carbonation. The drinkability on this beer is quite good. Much better than Moretti's usual fare.

May 29, 2009
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harpus from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sep 10, 2013
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 02, 2018
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StevenBilodeau from Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An interesting take on a Belgian style beer, made by the Italians here. This beer is Gold, or amber in color and is very good. I am often intimidated by Grand Cru, or any beer kept in a 750ml with a cork, I have run into a few corked beers before, disgusting, trust me. However, this beer was very good.

Jan 15, 2010
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desint from Belgium

2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nov 23, 2018
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Kmlund from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 10, 2014
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takusan1000 from Washington

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 29, 2018
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ChaseTheAce from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sep 17, 2014
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bckayaalp from New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

Mar 03, 2012
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Sspeer1 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Oct 20, 2013
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

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

It's fruity. Saison like. Very effervescent..................................................................................................................

Nov 10, 2014
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John_Henry from Japan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Mar 04, 2013
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Petertauro from Spain

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 22, 2015
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JaimeLondon from Brazil

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Dec 13, 2014
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Savaseri from Turkey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Jun 12, 2014
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UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 09, 2015
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hoppecatania from Italy

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 27, 2014
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 11, 2017
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Antiantianti from Russian Federation

3.52/5  rDev -3%

Sep 27, 2014
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Diego_Volpi from Italy

1/5  rDev -72.5%

Sep 20, 2014
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Burnerdale from Italy

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

Apr 23, 2015
Birra Moretti Grand Cru from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 34 ratings