Birra Moretti
Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #297
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
68
Ranked #48,651
Avg:
2.94 | pDev: 18.71%
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
1,473
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Birra Moretti (Heineken)
 
Italy
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  18
Gots
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SCORE
68
Poor
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Notes: Also known as Birra Moretti L'Autentica
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Photo of Casmir
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - Golden, with quite low head. OK lacing.
Smell - Sweet and malty.
Taste - Malty, sweet, slight bitter aftertaste. Quite refreshing when gently chilled.
Feel - Not too deep, but not bad like for the mass produced lager-type beer. Average.
Overall - Decent International lager (one of the better ones). Not "too empty and watery" like some other popular lagers. Shame its lacking a "hop kick" and is not bitter enough. OK for BBQ.

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Photo of InspectorHound
2.96/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pours golden with 2 fingers of foamy white head.
Smell - Sweet, grassy and grainy.
Taste: Sweet and bready with a tart finish. A hint of green apples.
Feel: Very carbonated nothing else memorable.
Overall this beer earns a C.

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InspectorHound from Ontario (Canada), Mar 02, 2020
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml brown bottle. Label has best by date of 'AUG2020'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Skinny finger of white head upon pouring quickly recedes to a partial cap and ring. Leaves a few scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma is scant and yields some bready malts.
Taste shows lager malt and thin sliver of grassy hops. Has a little sweetness. Very short flavor profile.
Thin mouth feel. Crisp. Very good carbonation.
Best when cold, and somewhat refreshing, and a good one to pair with food. This beer will not interfere with the food flavors.

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Photo of Nass
3.64/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like the classy looking label artwork. There is no date on the bottle, just a julian code. The pour is golden yellow with a moderate flow of carbonation. The taste is grassy, steamed celery, malts, & it's crisp with a slightly dry finish. It's a decent Euro Pale Lager, not bad at all. Cheers! B

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Nass from Florida, Nov 10, 2019
Photo of detgfrsh
3.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a finger of fluffy white head. Smells a little skunky at first with grain and herbal/grassy hops. Medium feel. Light malt with a little sweetness and a dry herbal/grassy hop finish. Pretty good for a mass market lager.

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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Basic Italian euro lager from a can.

Crisp and bubbly feel. Bready and biscuity. A bit grassy. Light bodied. Not a lot going on here. Okay for a euro pils.

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mothman from Minnesota, Aug 19, 2019
Photo of Mugman8
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My son raved about this beer after a recent trip to Franzia....so I bought a six....what they are sending here is pretty average....slight head and lacing...crisp but short on flavor....I will pass next time.

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Mugman8 from New York, Jul 04, 2019
Photo of puck1225
3.49/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Last time I had this was in 2010 in Cape Town. Remember enjoying it then. A good pale lager.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pale yellow color with a nice white initial head and good lacing. Fruity, grassy smell and taste. Crisp and clean tasting. Outdoor get again.

Got as part of a Father’s Day six pack from my son!

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Photo of elnachooo
2.08/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cerveza clara, con baja carbonatación. En su aroma se huelen notas de cereales y poco más. Al paladar es una cerveza ligeramente amarga, acuosa, con poco para destacar.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.29/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not much taste to this beer, a little bready but not much flavour here. Appearance looks good and not a poor beer just not much to it.
January 24 2020

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Pmicdee from Ontario (Canada), Aug 18, 2018
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.76/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(11.2 oz brown bottle - L'Autentica... poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: very very pale brassy colored liquid; fantastic rocky, whipped creamy stand of lasting white foam - huh?! - big crusty bands of lace

S: immediately upon crown removal - skunked?! - maybe not... anyway, once that note fades, the lightly toasty pale malt pokes through, maybe even some cigarette tobacco, herbal/grassy hops, malt syrup... pretty familiar, recognizable pale mass-producer lager aromas

T: malty, but thinly so... subtle peppery spice and phenolic note in the finish... bitterness low but not dull; has sort of radicchio-like flavor/bitter quality... aftertaste dry and mildly straw/grainy, later some floral essence emerges... relatively nice flavors, wanting to be fuller, but perhaps just missing some dimension with the grains

F: despite it not coming across so much on palate, the malt does lend to a very delicately silky texture in the middle, residual film after, while the finish has a certain dryness, but is not bone about it... carbonation is abundant, but has only a miniature sizzle

O: malt liquor-ish, with a bright, spicy crispness... like other Euro pales, more to enjoy than American adj. counterparts... would grab this again, maybe on tap while out to eat

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Bouleboubier from New Jersey, Aug 14, 2018
Photo of REVZEB
2.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Standard eurpean pale lager. Nothing special. The smell is the most offensive aspect with some adjuncts, some urine, and some light citrus and grass. The taste is typical for style, but cloying in the finish. The feel is fizzy and carbonated. Not worth it

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REVZEB from Illinois, Aug 06, 2018
Photo of jlindros
3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft in Rome
Light fizzy head fades slowly decent lacing, streaming bubbles, crystal clear pilsner colour
Nose mild grainy pilsner malt straw, hint of grassy floral hops, light lager and fruity note hint of corn
Taste light, straw, little unhappy mineraly lager notes, mild grassy herbal hops, corn or adjunct unfermentables, soft crisp lager finish
Mouth lighter bod, decent carb

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Jul 09, 2018
Photo of Beersnake1
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from fridge temp. Pours clear yellow. Very little head. Nose is pine, tree sap, wheat, and some orange. Very mild. Smells watered down. Taste is mild - not really sweet or bitter. Definitely light. Getting some wheat and bready notes. Aftertaste is a bit bitter. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, this is a crisp beer that is worth the $1.80 that I paid. However, I wouldn't pay more.

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Beersnake1 from California, Jul 03, 2018
Photo of monkist
2.89/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crisp, light, CRISP and carbonated. At least it isn't sick or awful, just tasteless, thin and quite bitter. Not much to say about it, it is on the brink of an okay (adjunct type) taste and a boring mediocre. 300 ml was gone quickly so it didn't bother too much.

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monkist from Hungary, Jun 30, 2018
Photo of shiu-chan
2.74/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale gold, half inche head disappearibg fast.
Floral, Bready, Malty Nose.
Refreshing wheat and malt, subtle honey at finishing with low carbonation.
Overall, enjoyable on hot summer days or pair with light cuisines like salad, sandwiches, pizza and vongole.

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shiu-chan from Singapore, Jun 03, 2018
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.74/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes you have to look at what's posted and say, "Screw it, I liked this beer..."

Just comparing it to other lagers, I found it to be as solid as any others that others may find good. The pour provided a nice foam build-up with a touch of lacing, early on; the beer was clear and clean looking. What met my nose was a wheaty smell to go with the malty base, again, finding it quite enjoyable. I found this beer to be light-bodied without being watery like many other lagers out there. The taste had a citrus twang to it that added flavor without having to put the lime in the bottle. Overall, this was a surprise - maybe not the greatest thing out there, but definitely worthy of my "camping beer" category (and just in time to go camping!)

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Develops a nice honey-hay color with a surprising amount of head retention; starting out at 3 fingers and dolling down to 1/2 after a few minutes.

Aromas of walking through a moldy forest, mixed with some hay and straw in the spare barn after it rained the day before. Quite a bit of vegetal action. Some clean adjunct. Metal.

On the front half, the taste is clean and crisp, with a firm Saaz-like bitterness, fading to pilsner malts...and on the back end and finish it mixes with moldy hay, cooked carrots, and hints of old honey. The more you drink it, the better it gets, but it gave some palate shock on the first sip. Almost spit it out.

Feel is crisp, clean, but has a starchy, chalky finish.

Overall, as much as I hate to admit it, it's hitting the spot. It's really something to drink if your only other choice is Bud Light. Not sure where that situation would crop up, but I definitely won't be having this on purpose again.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Feb 03, 2018
Photo of erk0607
2.06/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Look: Pale gold, very short lived, white bubbly head.
Smell: A little bit of malt, a bit of skunk funk, not really impressive
Taste: Slightly bitter, moderate grain bill, with minor hop character. Not a lot of flavor otherwise, at least it doesn't require any thought to drink or induce any guilt if you drink it fast.
Feel: Highly carbonated, lively. Light-medium body that foams up a bit on the palate.
Overall: A wolf in sheep's clothing, one of the "imported" beers that sounds good but is only ok.

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erk0607 from Colorado, Sep 20, 2017
Photo of teddibrewski
3.69/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

flavorless and fizzy perfect beer for the Italian summer. No off flavors or weird sweetness to it. I rate it highly because i think it serves it purpose well.

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teddibrewski from United Kingdom (England), Jul 19, 2017
Photo of bankboy66
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. Familiar euro lager smell. Great looking golden color with 2 finger head. Not as malty as some other euros but decent tasting. It's the feel that let's this down.....too fizzy especially at first. Letting it sit calms it a bit but I wish it were smoother.

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bankboy66 from New Jersey, Jul 08, 2017
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

The aroma is standard Euro lager - not much cereal grain, but there's still plenty of pale malt, and only a touch of noble hops. It's quite characterless, though it's superior to BMC by dint of lacking strong cooked veggie/cotton candy notes. It tastes somewhat similar to what the nose indicated, except the adjuncts are rather prevalent. It opens up with pale malts and a touch of corn, while ending with a touch of cotton candy. The feel is intensely fizzy and a bit sweet. If I didn't know better, I'd say it's beer-flavored club soda! And...it's a hair better than Peroni, I guess. BUUUUUUUT, it's a bland macro lager that's priced like SNPA. Despite what the nose hinted, it's no better than a Miller Lite or a Yuengling. Actually, it could be a bit worse! Yikes. I think it's mostly fair to write off Italian macro lagers now...

2.15/5: On the lower end of Euro lagers, which is saying something

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.69/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm rating this beer from Tony's in The Magic Kingdom. Ah Disney. Straw colored brew with little head. Light bread malt and slight hop scent. Decent flavor with some spicy hops to start and a good malty base, no adjunct detected. Has some decent carbonation, otherwise a thin brew. Overall, quite decent.

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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania, Mar 27, 2017
Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours brilliant gold with streams of rapidly rising bubbles. It produces a 2" white foam cap that lasts 4 minutes.

S: The aroma starts with low malt aromas, low to medium low hop aromas and a clean fermentation character. Swirling the glass chases off most of the skunk to uncover moderate to moderately low grainy malt flavors, a crisp well attenuated finish, light bread crumb, medium low hop bitterness.

T: The beer achieves a fairly even balance between malt and hop flavors and bitterness and has a fairly neutral after taste.

F: It has medium light body and medium high carbonation.

O: This is a light, refreshing beer with no strong flavors.

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pat61 from Minnesota, Mar 27, 2017
Photo of Act25
3.13/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The best of Italian pilsner. But why?
A 3 fast fade
as expected with no lace shards
S 3.25 as expected. Watery
T 3.5 better than expected. Lemony. Cleansing scrubbing. A bit of corn grain starchiness.
F. 3.5 clean good finish dry. Tingly. More body than adjunct.
O best of Italian pilsner. But why?

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Act25 from New Jersey, Feb 26, 2017
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