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Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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3.63/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,164
Reviews:
464
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
154
Trade:
1
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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack $10.99 Tamuras
Dark brown-red color
Malt smell
Heavy mouthfeel
High carbonation
Sweet malt flavors, caramel, hides alcohol well
Overall a nice beer for the style.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sexmortus
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Like many reviewers, I found La Rossa a pleasant surprise. While not in the league of the Bavarian masters, this was a wonderfully fruity dopplebock and its goodness improved as it warmed.

While average in its Looks, Smells were estery. Tastes were largely the same, but surprisingly never got sweet and, seemingly, only required mild dosages of hops to keep the balance. Bubbles helped the show just enough to cleanse the palate so the sweet malts could come back and sit a spell on my tongue.

"The Brewmasters Table" had an interesting suggestion of trying Mexican moles and related savories with a dopplebock. Lacking that handy in the refrig, I had some dessert : bitter chocolate and La Rossa. I found a nice pairing.

Moretti got the hops and the malts right, and, if the Euro stays together, they might even give Bavaria a run for some of dopple's market share. This beer is that good.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EmeraldSea44
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erk0607
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Rich, dark brown color, slightly off-white head that turns to lacing and lingers a bit, clear.
Smell: Not very strong. Some malt. Not much else
Taste: A bit toasty but not roasted, sweet, caramel, some noble hops but not a lot
Feel: Medium body, a bit slick going down, smooth carbonation but enough to be lively
Overall: Not bad. Better than some of the other offerings from the same brewery. Not something I'd order, but if it was on a menu and it was this or other macro lagers, I'd take this one in a heartbeat.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is probably the best one I had by these makers, still has that Heineken taste but is covered a little by the extra hops, if you're going to get anything by these guys get this red.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a nice foamy head with medium retention and some lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt notes with some residual sugar notes also noticeable. Taste is also a mix of caramel malt with light cereal notes and residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. OK amber ale but nothing to write home about.

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4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings
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