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Birra Moretti | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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2.91/5
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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

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Added by Todd on 06-17-2001

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#44,364
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
1,365
pDev:
18.9%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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3.42/5  rDev +17.5%
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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2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.89/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Finally reviewing this beer years after initially trying it. 500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased fro about $2.50 CDN from the local LCBO.

Appearance - A clear pale golden colored beer is poured that is very clear and lacking much in the way of bubbles. A nice near finger of white head is poured and retention is modest but nowhere near the greatest.

Smell - Not much in the way of nose, light grainy aromas, some vague corn sweetness and not much else. There's not any off scents thankfully.

Taste - Light grain flavors, but quite balnd even for a Euro pale Lager. Finishes clean, but the lack of flavor is disappointing.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and crisp, light body, carbonation isn't big.

Overall - Certainly drinkable and solid enough across the board, but the lack of flavor even relative to others in the style lets Birra Moretti down a bit.

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2/5  rDev -31.3%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +37.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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2/5  rDev -31.3%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of hackmann
3.28/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: super crystal pale yellow with a ½ finger white head that did not stay around long.

Aroma: very light overall; light grains, white bread, faint grass, an almost typical light aroma of a lager

Flavors: once again – a typical lager; fresh white bread, crisp grains, mild hops, little grassy like, seem to come together for a nice tasting lager; like a typical lager or pilsner the flavors diminish as it warms.

Mouthfeel: crisp, fresh, pleasing, smooth, decent carbonation to keep it lively,

To the Point: a good lager, as far as, lagers go; 12 bucks for a six pack – I know I can find a better beer for this kind of money and not be stuck with some typical lager beer. Factoring in the price I'll have to give it an okay -

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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3/5  rDev +3.1%

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Birra Moretti from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 1,365 ratings
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