Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Italy
birramoretti.it

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 06-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,339
Reviews:
480
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
18.71%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
266
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -66%

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1/5  rDev -66%

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1/5  rDev -66%

Appearance – Very, very pale in colour, I struggled to get this beer to support any kind of head. The lack of head also resulted in zero lacing.

Smell – It didn’t even smell like a beer more like the barley water mix that beer might one day come from.

Taste – The taste matched this initial sight and smell observation as all I could taste was barley and water. Maybe the corn has an effect on the taste of the brew, who knows all I can say is this is rather bland for my liking. There is just mild and I do mean mild malt flavour so the whole thing is very close to the taste of water. Even my wife could tell from the colour that this one was going to be a disappointment and she does not drink.

Mouthfeel – Watery and very thin.

Overall – There is nothing really wrong with this but nothing really good about it either. It is just dull, having said that if you drink it with an Italian meal it does have a better flavour following the meal but not nearly enough to make it interesting. So my advice is either drink this as your accompaniment to an Italian meal or treat it like a Miller, chill it to near zero and drink it quick so you don’t notice the lack of flavour. I also tend to feel that this last point makes this a worrying beer! What I mean by that is best explained by this… imagine if a bunch of rowdy teens get their hands on this. At 4.6% they would be pissed pretty quickly and would just keep on drinking as there is so little flavour it would taste like water even to them.

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Photo of TMACLOCO1
1.08/5  rDev -63.3%

Photo of wickerman1
1.15/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Italian pisswater
Like so many regular lagers no major difference

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Photo of cwd
1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of DmanGTR
1.26/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Review from notes on 9/16/09.

A - golden straw yellow. 1.5" white fluffy head that died rather quickly, leaving no lace. Not much to offer but clarity here, which is very good. 2.5

S - Pilsener malt, cooked corn, cabbage, and skunk. Lightly metallic too. 1.5

T - Initial sweet pilsener malt is completely overwhelmed by a nasty herbal and medicinal bitterness than clings desperately to my tongue and palate like a revolting leech. A jumble of tongue-shreddingly bitter bile coats my palate and prevents me from further using the tastebuds for the night. A lovely twang of metal rounds out the flavor. 1.0

M - Thin and fizzy. Carbonation died shortly, leaving a thin, watery, beverage... ugh. 1.5

D - Eff that son. Poured. 1.0

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Photo of bacabuck
1.33/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

What else would you expect from an Italian lager. This is a country known for bold wines, fast cars, and tough gals.

A: Pours a clean urine yellow. Might use this for my next pee test.
S: Smells like the breath of a chain-smoking, barfly hag. I'm surprised flys weren't buzzing around this as it warmed up in between sips.
T: Somewhere between bong water and a water bottle that's been around too long. Slightly acrid with an aftertaste that makes you want to brush your teeth immediately. Like the gritty feeling that your teeth have after you puke.
M: Not something you want to have washing over your cheek and gums for long. This is not a beer to savour.
D: Aargh. This is foul.

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Photo of AleSan
1.34/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
1.35/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a very pale yellow with a snowwhite head. Dissipates very quickly but is very fizzy. Smell is lightly grassy with a light bittering hops in the background.

Taste is grassy, rice crispness. Sparkling mineral water flavors. Long unpleasant mineral bitterness. Clean and crisp mouth. Very fizzy. Overall, unpleasant little lager lots of that mineral water bitterness (for lack of a better descripter) and not enjoyable on any level.

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Photo of Kwak
1.41/5  rDev -52%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: short stubby green bottle not expecting much. Hey is that the "godfather."

Appearance: straw yellow with a brown tint. Medium foam nothing special. the body was light.
Smell: really bad like cheap macro beer.
Taste: Kind of skunked with the hops and barley fighting each other.
Really bad aftertaste I think I still taste it today!!

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Photo of pmcadamis
1.45/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A - Looks like any light lager. Pale yellow iwth bits of fizz clining to the edge of the glass. Not even a real collar. The bottle is pretty cool though.

S- Smels like....nothing really. The tiniest hint of sharp hops.

T - Tastes like a weak cheapo lager. Acrid and overly bitter.

M - Light and carbonated. Very refreshing and cleansing.

D - Suffers from the bitterness and musky rot-gut taste. I will never drink this again.

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Photo of AlphaZroom
1.48/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

smell is averagely hoppy with an equally average malt counterpart.

initial taste is a mineral watery thin mildly hoppy concuction with enough carbonation for that tingy soda effect on the tongue.

moutfhull is a somewhat harsh frothy creamy combo which is weird and interesting in a bad way.

aftertaste is too dry, too bitter with a high injection of zinc that lingers WAY too long.

i didnt notice any sweetness come through at all. a beer this sour should be advertised as such.

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Photo of beerwolf77
1.49/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into my pint glass the beer is as clear as water. Just a slight yellow tint. The bright white head reaches about two fingers then slowly fades to leave just smattering of soapy lace.

The aroma is pure corn and green veggies. A definite skunkiness is present as well. Not real appealing.

The flavor is a full on metalic blast. Light sweet corn is present if you really concentrate but the taste of metal really is overpowering.

Light thin body. plenty of carbonation.

Overall I had zero expectations going in and they were met with flying colors. Epic fail.

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Photo of rastaman
1.5/5  rDev -49%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just a notch above awful for every category, sweetish and bland, fizzy and yellow, and overall, pretty much a snoozefest, no character at all, their La Rossa is much better.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -49%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden colored brew with almost no head. Aroma is quite thin and almost non-existent. Taste is a light mix of sweetness with some floral malt. No aftertaste to speak of and carbonation is not good. Body is quite thin. Overall, this is a refreshing lager that doesn’t have much in term of taste.

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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