Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Birra Moretti (Heineken)

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews by Tarheel219:
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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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Photo of Gajo74
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't find this to be as bad as others make it out to be. It pours a straw yellow with some head and decent lace. Malt aroma. Mostly grainy taste with some hop. Smooth, clean and refreshing. Not the best but I would take it every now and then.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Bottle of Birra Moretti European Pale Lager, 4.60%ABV

A respectable European pale lager that comes in a lovely looking bottle. The “Moretti” logo, of a traditional Italian countryman about to enjoy a big frothing glass of beer, stands out indicating that this beer is stylish and eager to be enjoyed.

Appearance is a pale, straw yellow colour that when poured produces a nice thick white head with good retention and with decent lacing. A fine-looking clear lager

The aroma has a rustic smell of lightly toasted barley, and some grassy hops, which gave a very pleasant and balanced smell.

The taste was crisp and clean. having a light honey and mild malt flavour with a fair hop bitter aftertaste at the end.

This beer is easy to drink, a balanced and smooth taste that goes down well. Moretti is a good lager that goes especially well with Italian food (naturally!).

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Photo of jonb5
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

330ml bottle, poured into Moretti glass.

A: Golden, darker than standard Euro lagers, clear, small head.

S: Burnt toffee, slight hint of Saaz hop.

T: Lots of charcoal, burnt toffee, hints of wheat.

M: Crisp, well carbonated.

O: Looked like apale Euro lager, but tasted more like a Vienna style lager.

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Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this with a pizza here in Greensboro at Elizabeth's pizza,light gold/yellow color with small head.Smell of hops with malt backbone.Taste was pretty decent good balance,a little fruity.Nothing spectacular but very drinkable,better than Miller low-life and AB products.

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Photo of Popsinc
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very light golden colour. not much of head on this beer. i found it to be nicely hopped....more than a generic macro lager but less than a classic european pils ie. urquell, kozel etc. still quite an easy drinking beer that is average and drinkable but not great by an stretch of the imagination. i would have to try this beer again in order to give it a fair shake. (i had a few before my first sample).

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Photo of RoyalT
2.26/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – This one poured a nice, hazy yellow with a light orangish tint. It gave off a huge head that made this lager look like a real winner.

Smell – The lagered grain was unfortunately mixed with some type of pukish orange aroma. I picked up some of that dreaded “rotten Pixie Stix” smell as well.

Taste – More rotten candy with some lagered grain and a few licks of orange rind.

Mouthfeel – This one is light-bodied with some cheap fizziness and a horrible aftertaste.

Sinkability – When in Italy, take the Brunella over the Birra.

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Photo of beerhunter13
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Surprisingly crisp and flavorful; good.

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Photo of newk340
3.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A precursor to pizza at an Italian restaurant in St. Andrews, Scotland.

A: poured a very pale yellow. little to no head with little lacing and a very translucent appearance.

S: nothing overly exciting. some malt, hops, maybe a little citrus?

T: very light in flavor, similar to light beer in the US. again the lightness in flavor does not bring any singular ingredient to the forefront.

MF/D: a crisp, light beer. easily drinkable with dinner or as a session beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cafe Mediterraneo, a very nice restaurant in Portsmouth, NH, has this on tap. Served in a pilsner glass, it is a clear golden color with a thick white head and some lacing. A nice-looking beer that doesn't live up to the promise of its appearance. Aroma is mildly floral, and taste is mildly hoppy, and it is somewhat refreshing. I think that's about all there is to say about this beer.

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Photo of Todd
3.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 355ml light brown bottle. No freshness date. Great label of an older gentleman, in suit and hat, about to take his first sip of Moretti from a big mug. Actually ... In 1942 the Moretti family spotted a man enjoying a beer at a local Trattoria. They believed the man captured the essence of their beer and they asked if they could take his picture. His only request in return was another Moretti. His genuine Italian image has graced every bottle since.

Appearance: Bright and clear yellow. Head pours a frothy, creamy white that settles to a semi-sticky, creamy white lace.

Smell: Slight metallic aroma with notes of light grain and hop.

Taste: Smooth, light-bodied brew with an even mouthfeel -- a bit creamy. A unique sweetness of faint raw honey can be found in the full malt profile, which is followed by grain husk flavours, some a dryness and metallic flavours. Hops are more or less mellow with a weak tea-like quality, although they do peak with a very soft citrus-like bite. Dry grain in the finish with some leftover sweetness and tea notes.

Notes: Not a bad beer at all. It lacks the crispness of say a Peroni, but is still quite enjoyable. It's also the Moretti's flagship beer. I'd pair this with a nice Italian dish vs. drinking it on it's own.

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Photo of Mustela_Man
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75


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Photo of shapudding
1.68/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This was supposed to be the LaRossa, but nobody in Firewaters can find any of the few things that I actually wanted.... they decided this was the LaRosa... Well, now I know what I actually had from looking at the labels on here...
No dating, just some odd numbers on it= 3290380HC.
This one poured out golden with no head, bits of white that swirled up here and there, and lots of carbination rising up. Crappy Firewaters for an insanely detergent laced glass.... can barely smell the beer.... (soon I'm going to realize they are doing me a favor!) Barely get a whiff of floral maltiness... Giving it the benefit of a doubt, this bottle is well past it's prime. Freaking skunky tasting as allhell. Very low carbination in the taste, especially for all the bubbles that you see, you cannot feel it. You get a bit of caramell sweetness, bit of bitter hoppiness are still present, but I just keep thinking of roadkill skunks swirled up into my glass. Ok, I managed to drink about an inch into it, and even got Mark and Karen to try it... god am I cruel! Finally just asked the bartender to pour this out, not worth making myself sick over... To give them credit, I did get a makeup beer from them.

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Photo of Guden
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of petewheeler
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jason
3.11/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent retention with a sticky white lace, nearly clean aroma with a trace of overcooked hop and husky sweet grain. Crispness gets lost within the grainy mouth feel, big grass almost earthened flavour from the grain with a sturdy yet underlying hop bitterness. Decent beer all around, seems to go better with pasta in a heavy cream sauce rather than the typical red gravy.

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Photo of merlin48
3.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Italian lager pours a clear, light gold body with a small, one cm, offwhite head. Film and collar lace remain after the head quickly falls.

Aroma is sweet, caramel malt, with a hint of sulfuric, euroskunk hops.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with even carbonation.

Taste is well balanced between mild, sweet malt and herbal hops that are less euroskunky than the aroma would suggest.

A very average, European pale lager, but better than I expected based on some unpleasant experiences with Italian brews in the past. This one is quite drinkable and refreshing, albeit average for style. I wouldn't seek it out, nor would I turn it down.

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Photo of Billolick
2.56/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried a bottle of this omnipresent brew, while having a slice at my local pizza parlor. Pours pissy yellow, white, medium bubble head. Not any aroma to comment on. This is, as expected, a thin grainy brew. watery, with a hint of malt in the background. Also noticed some hoppy dryness in the minimal finish. Typical, unexciting macro lager. Did serve the purpose of washing the 'za down, but thats about it. l

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Photo of kaneel
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is very heavy on the corn. Smells like a macro lager. The flavor is a mix of corn with some earthy and spicy hops. Nothing in the beers flavor is any good. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a good beer.

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Photo of mattster
3.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened 12 fluid ounce bottle, poured into pilsner glass.

Poured a nice head of 2". slowly died to a layer of bubbles across the top and ½" of lace on sides of glass. Brew is a light straw with slight gold hues.

Initial smell was somewhat skunky, but after it comes to air, the smell is mostly malty. Taste standard EPA non discirpt "beer taste." it does have a somewhat fruity note, with a pleasant mouth feel and good palatability. nothing major, but better than other brews I've had in this style. It is pretty drinkable, all things considered.

But really, considering the wines that Italy produces, isn't this like expecting a great SUV from Ferrari?

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Photo of vinivini
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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