Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Birra Moretti (Heineken)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-17-2001

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Photo of putnam
4.6/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The liquid that emerged from this bottle looked different. It had a soft, thickness that made the cascade of gold and bubbles seem to occur in slow motion. A tall, melting frame of mousse settled down efficiently allowing me to bring it to my nose.
The aromas were subtle and deep with resonant, bass earth notes dominant while allowing for a suggestion of nectar to spiral upward. But this isn't necessarily a beer for smelling.
It's for serving cool and letting the liquid warm up in the mouth while it releases a gorgeous alpine incense of sun-baked grasses, plump storage grains and pressed flowers. Subtle, but enchanting...and emminently drinkable.
Here's the test: As the drink gets warmer the balance seems even more sure. And the finish! every sip begs to be followed by another. A natural puzzle of lilting, serene deliciousness wants me to solve it! Another sip. Now a generous drag from the glass. That's great lager man!
I credit the greatness of this beer to the fact that Friuli was once ruled by the Hapsburgs. It should be compared to other great beers from that empire such as Pilsner, Budweijc, and Vienna Lager.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.52/5  rDev +53.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Birra Moretti brewed by Birra Moretti (Heineken), with an ABV of 4.60% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. Birra Moretti is an filtered brew you can see right though it. The smell nice with grains and malts. You also pick up on some sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is rich with with malts and a mild sweetness. This brew has a nice balance it it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is is nice and clean. This brew is also relishing, Birra Moretti did a nice job with this one. Over all I'm giving Birra Moretti a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of AdrianR
4.5/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my first beer review, so I am not quite sure yet what the format you guys prefer (or method/terminology ). However, I've been a beer fan for over two decades and truly enjoy many different varieties.

Birra Moretti is a fine example of a Eurpean Lager. Its fresh and well cabonated with a strong hops flavor, not bitter, almost creamy in your glass, and with good lacing sticking attractively to the sides of your glass. (I only drink beer out of glass imperial pints). This is a FAR BETTER specimen of an Italian beer lager then Peroni which is weak and without character in my opinion.

Its greatest caveat though is its drinkability. With its delightful moderate alcohol amount, this 'dangerous' beer can be easily downed to intoxicating levels rapidly and yet remain tasteful the whole time!

I find it an example of an almost perfect balance between authentic robust beer flavor and character (body), yet light enough to drink many of them in one setting.

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Photo of GoldHorde
4.36/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a perfect champagne breakfast buffet beer. Loads of burp from a very clean, light golden fizz and a nice hopped edge on the aftertaste. What's NOT to like for this style? Certainly won't stand up to serious beer for beer competition BUT this is the type of refreshing hot summer beer that's best served very cold for thirst quenching. My wife was very happy when I introduced her to this beer. Like I say THIS is the BEST choice for a breakfast bar beer - nothing else.

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Photo of cottonkoozie
4.2/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Very light straw yellow color. 2-finger head with moderate retention and very low lacing.

S - Sweet smell and slightly skunky, lots of cereal grains.

T - Surprised at this one, but pretty good. One of the best I have had of this style if not the best. No overpowering flavors, just a very clean smooth taste.

M - Slightly above average, but nothing special.

D - Exceptional. Could knock these back all night, clean and smooth all the way through the palate.

Very good euro pale ale, not skunky, and no odd taste. Just very smooth and very clean drinking. Don't expect some big flavor or some incredible beer, expect a euro pale lager, as it should be. Good beer that really should be a benchmark for the style.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.2/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must say, this has got to be one of my favourite brews. It pours a light golden colour, and has a delicate, snow white head about it. The head is a little quick to dissipate to a light, white haze over the surface that I would hesitate to still call the head. Delicate lacing of the glass, and a soft, "clean" smell (if that makes any sence at all; that's the only way I know how to describe it.) The taste is quite good indeed. Likewise, the mouthfeel is also pleasant. This beer isn't at all aggresive, and has a nice finish with a pleasant aftertaste I have trouble describing. As I mentioned before, this is indeed one of my favourite brews and I could drink these light weight Italians all night long. They also go well with Italian cuisine. A nice veal parmesan accompanied by a cool pint of Moretti is quite tasty!

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Photo of Anderbrau_IPA
4.1/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i was expecting big about this beer when i saw it, since i got excelent enjoyment from La Rosa, apparently this is by far not even equal to la rosa, it tastes like a normal Lager beer that i can found in the corner store, but by no means im saying is bad, Birra Moretti, is tastefull, gold yellow colour, great head with mouthfeel desiring for more.

Birra Moretti is enjoyable to a great limit, but since is export i believe its price is not compare for what you are buying, i even had italian opinion saying that naztro azzuro is the best italian beer, and i agree

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Photo of Toddv29424
4.08/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While not one of my fav's this beer went PERFECT with a piece of pizza (it was given to me while sitting an a pizza parlor outside the Vatican). Drank out of a bottle so I cant say much about the color, but the taste was what an American mass-produced lager (Bud, PBR) is supposed to taste like. Very heavy on the wheat which gives it a good grainy mouthfeel, but once swallowed this dissipates almost instantly. Kind of a dry aftertaste which warrents another. Very enjoyable for social events, when you aren't looking to examine for taste.

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Photo of Reegze79
4/5  rDev +36.1%

This beer is a Munich Helles style. Clean, rich, malty. Pours perfectly golden clear and maintains a slight head for the duration. Malty nose and slight sweetness comes through. Not for the hop-a-holics....who knew that the Italians could brew such a clean Bavarian brew? Despite the poor ratings and reviews, I think this a solid drinker

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Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. A friend brought a six pack over for a barbeque we were having. This beer complimented the grilled chicken quite well. Pours out to a darkish yellow in the glass with a decent head. Aroma is that of grains, but it also has a floral smell as well that is really good. This beer, tastewise, reminds me of beers from the Czech Republich, i.e. Budvar, Pilsner Urquell, Rebel,, etc., but might be even more balanced. A very surprising beer and one I will pick up again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.95/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Birra Moretti has a thick, white head and a clear, yellow appearance, with moderate carbonation. The aroma is an overall typical, faint beer smell, but with subtle bread and malt characteristics. Taste is a delicate mix of barley malt and bread, with a touch of hops for balance. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Birra Moretti finishes refreshing and fairly dry. Overall, this is a delicious beer, and I say, "Give it a try!"


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Photo of clvand0
3.93/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was introduced to this beer at a special tasting on tap at a local pub, but the review comes from the bottled version. This beer pours a golden color with a thin white head that leaves little lace on the glass. The aroma was nice, but nothing special. The taste of this beer is very good for its classification - very satisfying and enjoyable. I've found the only problem with this beer is that it becomes skunky very quickly, so be careful if you're having it out of the bottle.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.88/5  rDev +32%

Bottle marked 338320HO at 35 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma weak, some hops coming through
Head average (4 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing excellent – complete wide rings of mostly tiny bubbles
Body straw, clear
Flavor begins with light hoppiness which fades into some light malt. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.875. Final weighted score: 3.875
A good lager. Since Moretti is part of Heineken, I was expecting some skunk. This lager, however, was free of any sulfur taste and was very crisp and clean, actually quite enjoyable.

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Photo of cbleary
3.86/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. It poured a nice light amber with a small head. The taste was surprising and full flavored for the style with a good balance between hops and it's great sweet malt backbone. The mouthfeel was exceptionally creamy. I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of far333
3.85/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear straw yellow with some golden hues. A foamy bright white head rises up a full inch and leaves some simmering meringue that slowly fades. Aroma is slightly bitter and grassy, a little malty. Flavor is buttered corn upfront, followed by biscuity malt, with a slight tingle in the finish, which may be more from carbonation than hops. Flavor is even, not too complex, but refreshing and enjoyable. Biscuity malt and hints of corn continue evenly throughout the glass. Mouthfeel is smooth and even, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of hdf561
3.85/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on draft at Via Napoli in EPCOT during Disney Marathon Weekend. I saw someone drinking it and thought since I like different beers I should try it.

Came in a Moretti Beer Mug.

The smell was actually great, nothing really stood out but it just smelled pleasent and not overpowering

The taste was AWESOME not overpowering but very well balanced. Mouthfeel again was smooth with NO aftertaste

I can not wait to head back to Disney in June and eat the great Pizza at Via Napoli and drink several Moretti beers, Next time I head to the beer store I will be picking up some bottles of these, as I just found out they are in stock!

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Photo of wages
3.84/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3/5 - pours with very little head that quickly fades away.the color is a very transparent yellow

smell - 4/5 - very strong bread or dough aroma with a distinctive lager aroma.

Taste - 4/5 - dough flavors at first but quickly changes to earthy hops with a subtle spicy after taste.

Mouthfeel - 3/5 - a fairly moderate level of carbonation Allows the flavors to do their thing, but also seems to leave this lighter lager feeling just a little flat.

Overall - 4/5 - not bad, but I've had tastier lagers

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Photo of Foyle
3.84/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a thick white head that recedes slowly leaving some lacing. Color is a pale straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly toasted barley, grass, biscuit
Mouthfeel: fairly light and watery with a pleasant finish.
Flavor: great combination of sweet bready malts, biscuit, and grassy hops.
Overall: an excellent euro style pale lager. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Pete_Ale-man
3.81/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here is a lager that kind of surprised me. The golden color is nice, the taste is a little on the bitter side for me, which is why I gave it a lower score. Worth the try in my opinion.

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Photo of portajon
3.81/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

after a lengthy jam session with the ill mayhem, we decided to stop and allow ourselves a glourious respite. honestly, this beer's mild color, cool crisp and refreshing taste equate perfectly with the warm, refreshing mediterrenean climate in italy, where it is brewed. but on a cold winter eve in the icy plains of new england, our band prefers a more hearty lager to fulfil the needs of our tastebuds. Behold... this dissertaion which is undoubedly true.

honestly, i could drink 12 of these beers

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.78/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin, white head that falls to thin ring with little retention. Color is pale gold. Aroma is spicy hops and sweet grains, pleasant and balanced--doesn't smell cheap or skunky. Good hop flavor that has a spiciness suggesting regional hops of the Saaz variety. Finishes dry and crisp. Mouthfeel is light and clean, moderate CO2. The only beer I will drink with certain Italian dishes. It has a light, delicate flavor that works in places where a white wine would normally go in food pairings.

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Photo of afordney
3.78/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nice bubbly pour, three finger head dissapeared quickly very little lacing around the glass.

Smells of straw and wet hay, slightly hoppy.

Good hoppy, floral flavor, nice light, earthy finish.

well Balanced, hoppy bitterness and a hint of malty sweetness

A good light lager for warm weather days and to drink anytime.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light golden in color with a bright white head that dissipates quickly. Fast rising tiny bubbles add to the appearance.The aroma is richly malty with a very light, spicy hop in the background. The body is medium with a very fine, highly effervescent carbonation. The flavor offers a very nice, rich maltiness that's well backed by grassy, spicy hops leaving a short, dry finish with a gently lingering maltiness and bitterness. Well balanced with an interesting malt character.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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 Doiv
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is probably better served at around 12 degrees celsius to really appreciate it - the 4-5 degress it is served at in public places is really too cold to get all the flavours out.

Ever so slightly greeny, golden-yellow in appearance, with a brief white head. Leaves beads of lacing.

The nose is very malty, nutty and with a small hoppy end.

The taste is of chestnuts, citrussy malts, a little cornflour and with a malty finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth, but feels almost viscous when rolled round the tongue - very strange indeed!

Drinks really well.

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