Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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69
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1,338 Ratings
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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:
1,338
Reviews:
480
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
18.71%
 
 
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16
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The perceived quality of a beer needs to be considered in the context of what it is intended to deliver. Moretti is not trying to be an English Ale or an American West Coast IPA. Moretti is light in color, mouth feel, and flavor with a bit of a German lager and hoppy goodness on swallow. Fairly low IPA, too. But don't compare it to the best of other styles. Moretti is a good lager that goes especially well with Italian food. Don't believe me? Try it with a plate of lasagna and salad or a thin crust pizza - no other beer is a better food pairing.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A: Crystal clear straw or corn colored golden, Foam is minimal and goes away super quick.

S: straw. Unimaginative. Water. Hints of beer. LOL

T: Light. Airy. Watery. Flavor is only noticeable when crisply cold. Seems almost like a stale pilsner. Think Pilsner Urquell with about two gallons of water watering it down.

M: Crisp. Again... not much to comment on as it tastes so close to water. I barely know that this is beer. Little carbonation.

O: Unimaginative. Bland. Run of the mill. Dead. You be the judge. I would even go for a Miller Light before this. Very surprised that an import of this cost could be so depressing on the palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can from the LCBO; best before Aug. 2014. I've been putting this one off for a while because I don't like spending money on six-packs of imported lager, but this single tallboy (which only recently became available here) is a more realistic pickup. Served well-chilled.

Pours that familiar clear, pale golden colour, topped at first with one finger of soapy, bone-white head that soon seeps away, leaving behind a modest cap and a few strands of sticky lacing. A fine-looking lager. The nose consists of typical Euro lager aromas - light, grainy pale malts, wet hay and some grassy hop notes. Unlike many EPLs, however, this one has the advantage of not stinking like a skunk - no doubt due to the packaging.

This is a solid-tasting lager - colour me somewhat impressed. It starts off with a clean, pale malted barley sweetness, accompanied by some grain husk. The hops come forward toward the finish, offering a mixture of wet hay and grassy, floral dryness that lingers very briefly in the aftertaste. Light-bodied; somewhat thin but still creamier than most EPLs, and good, crisp carbonation that gives the brew a firm bite. Extremely drinkable; like most pale lagers it tastes best when well-chilled, but this one actually held up ok as it approached room temperature.

I liked this stuff right from the first sip - nothing fancy, just a straightforward, no-nonsense pale lager that tastes pretty good and quenches your thirst with its crisp, refreshing nature. As a general rule of thumb, I would take a well-made German/Czech pilsener over a regular EPL any day of the week, but this particular lager hit me right in the sweet spot.

Final Grade: 3.42, a respectable B-. I had low expectations coming into this review, but Birra Moretti is actually a fine lager - a damn fine one, in my humble opinion, and a surprisingly solid choice for my 450th review. Normally these Euro lagers are a one-and-done for me, but this is one I could actually see myself purchasing again, and I'd certainly pick it over Peroni or 90% of the other imported lagers that crowd the shelves around here. A justifiable option at its LCBO price point - if you're a lager fan looking for something simple to quaff on a hot day, give this one a shot.

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Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
2.94 out of 5 based on 1,338 ratings.
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