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

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Ratings:
1,338
Reviews:
480
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
18.71%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
2.98/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An OK beer in a session. Light, malt, acidic, yellow, much carbonation. Hoppy. White bubbly head. Like your average beer on tap at a meal. A abalance with food.. Very standard eastern European style beer, but slightly better brewed than a North American national brand.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear lightish yellow with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Thin broken rings of lace form along the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and grass notes just like the average Euro pale lager. Taste is of grains, grass, and citrusy flavors. A mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. A good carbonation level makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with nothing bad but nothing great.

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Photo of spycow
3.18/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

one of the more available Italian beers, this one is pretty much the pale euro standard, nothing special. it pours a really faded straw looking color with a rapidly rising white head, aided by the pilsner glass im using here. the color is really pale, too light, even for the style, it lets me know not to expect too much taste here. the nose also gives that indication, with just a crystal light malt grassy sort of nose, a little skunky, without any more than basic bittering hops in the finish. the flavor is identical to the nose. I mean, this is plenty drinkable, in fact its really easy down, but there just isn't much taste. not a lot of off flavors, as the skunk has subsided, but its a pretty watered down beer. still, there is something unique about moretti, I don't know if its the yeast or the grains or what, but I can always pick this beer out blind with other similar ones because it has a sort of burnt bread element that stands out. not much else going on. the feel isn't bad, just really light and lacking on alcohol. as such it would be a good all day drinker. the carbonation is also really bright, which makes it good with some heavier foods like pasta and chicken marsala. overall its better than peroni, but a far cry from europe's best.

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
2.21/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours out of the bottle much like all the other Lagers out there, It's got that golden color body with the fizzy white head that evaporates quickly. The Smell is skunky, it kind of overpowers many if not all the other aromas in the brew. The taste is a little funky too, it's got some aspects of a lager hidden in the aftertaste. It's kinda dry and has a medium body to it. I wouldn't need to have this one again.

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of metter98
2.84/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a large, thin patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and skunk are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it also has notes of bready malts and a light amount of bitterness. The skunky flavors somewhat dissipate as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. Although it's not very interesting, the taste is rather good when compared to other beers in the style. It would have been a lot nicer if it didn't have the skunky aromas and flavors.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of biboergosum
2.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Birra Moretti, along with Stella, were the only two beers that I remember seeing in Italy, about 10 years ago, as wine was the beverage focus (rightly) of that particular sojourn. However, when it got just too hot for the local vino rosso da tavola, a cold one of these after walking around all day seemed to hit the spot - I'm sure that's what Heineken is counting on.

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, bulbous, and moderately creamy bone-white head, which leaves some broadly broken walls of ice-shelf lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds away.

It smells of gritty, musty pale malt, cornmeal, and mildly skunky, sort of stale-piss, um 'hops'. The taste is more sweet rice/corn graininess, a put-upon pale malt, hints of warm butter, and faint herbal, floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly moderate, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too tacky to be considered all that smooth. Yet it finishes clean, a wee bit crisp, with a little lingering bitter skunkiness.

In a land with decidedly fewer wine options, and way better beer ones, this is overwhelmingly average. However, it's the only remotely appropriate beer available at my favorite Neapolitan pizza joint, and the recently arrived summer heat again calls for a cold one.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.42/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle into pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Reviewed from notes.

A: Clear gold, four finger head of moderate thickness and some cream.

Sm: Fizzy hops, barley. Fresh. Label says it's made with corn?

T: Fizzy build. Strange but passable balance. The flavour is truncated by the mouthfeel. It's off-finish is poorly built. Less bitter than most beers in the style. Notes of hops, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Mf: Too wet. Too smooth.

Dr: Wouldn't have it again, especially at Irish prices.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of brentk56
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear pale yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising to create a foamy white head; some lacing

Smell: Fairly low profile; light lager nose with a bit of grain and hops

Taste: Again, fairly innocuous; light malty start with a bit of graininess in the middle; finishes dry with a slight tartness

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation

Drinkability; I knew what I was in for when I cracked this open and there were no surprises; a decent Euro lager but nothing to ponder over

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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 doesnÂ’t have much in term of taste.

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Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of zeff80
2.55/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a pale golden yellow hue with a small, white head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled of corn, grains and some light malt.

T - It tasted sweet and had a good deal of grainy flavors.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a fair average Euro Pale Lager. Nothing outstanding and nothing I'd buy, but if its free I'll drink it.

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Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 6/20/2016. Pours crystal clear pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, biscuit, light honey, floral, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, biscuit, light honey, floral, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, corn, biscuit, floral, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a good pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Flavorful with a nice body for the low ABV; never feels thin or watery. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale, clear yellow with a minor amount of white head. The aroma isn't too stark in any direction--there's a little bit of malt and some European hops. Taste is similar; just a tad bit sweet. Mouthfeel is thin with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, but a little too much carbonation and not enough flavor for me.

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