Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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978 Ratings
Birra Moretti La RossaBirra Moretti La Rossa
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
Ratings:
978
Reviews:
458
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
144
For Trade:
1
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Photo of goodsuds
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a clear dark cherry brown with a one finger head from the bottle into a tulip glass.

S - reminds me of my Grandma baking raisin bread. Smells like sweet malt, dark fruit, molasses, slight yeast/bread. My wife keeps giving me looks as I sniff my beer repeatedly.

T - Starts sweet and follows the aroma. Has a slight earthy hop note followed by a decent bitterness. It isn't super complex but it's very good.

F - medium carbonation and nice coating mouthfeel.

O - This is a good dopplebock. I'd say this gets an A- where I give Celebrator (the standard for doppelbocks) an A+. The finish isn't long and it isn't incredibly complex in flavor, but it is very flavorful and extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fscottkey
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (7.2%) there is a date code that I don't care to translate. The beer has a mahogany color with cherry hues. It has 1 finger of creamy off white head.

S: [3.50] Brown bread, raisins, some peat. Overall pleasant.

T: [3.25] The taste is spiced sweet apples, toffee and then something a little "off". Also the flavor is overly sweet.

M: [3.75] The beer is creamy and full bodied

O: [3.25] I have to repeat that this beer is overly sweet. That is the biggest detractor. The nose is okay but the taste is just "misaligned" it just doesn't taste good. Ultimately the sweetness becomes cloying.

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Photo of mncoinman
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good doppel aroma with a hint of munich malts. Pours medium brown with a small head and just a little effervescence. Taste reflects a lager style with a decent bite, but lagging on the distinct doppelbock malts. Not a bad lager, but there are lots of better doppels out there.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to stein. Reddish brown as it pours, and creates a few fingers of creamy, substantial tan head. The aroma the rolls up is bready and nutty. The flavor is caramel, toffee, and bready malt, with fig and raisin popping up now and again.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3.22/5: Far superior to standard Moretti; think of it as a regular Euro dark lager on steroids

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Photo of jkblr
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottled 173 of 2016 (about 9 months old). Poured at fridge temp into my Celebrator glass. Beer is reddish brown with light tan head. Smell is a hint of bready malts. Taste is (maybe due to label suggestion) caramel and licorice. Odd, not bad, but odd profile for a 7.2% doppelbock. Mouthfeel is great. Smooth and softly carbonated. Overall, good & definitely unique. I would jump at the chance to try this beer fresher.

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Photo of sirzekel
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep caramel brown with three fingers of khaki head. Head retention is okay with no lacing. Aroma is toffee, and bread and earth malt notes. Flavor profile is very similar with toffee developing most of the flavor presence. Earthy and bready malts shape the rest of the dynamic. There is a toffee, caramel sweet finish. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a little bit of fizz to the texture. Overall, a flavorful beer with plenty of sweet, caramel-like notes with earthy notes to keep the beer grounded and balanced.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Satorn
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A highly touted beer of yore that I never saw in an American shop until recently.

Pours a dark rosey color, pretty dark for a doppel with lively carbonation and a great head for a beer of its strength.

Smells zippy, fruity, nutty, and a little smoky. Nice complexity without any of the pitfalls that often sink doppels.

Tastes like it smells: that is, like a really solidly made doppelbock. Starts with a very full, bready and nutty grain bill, with zippy sweet bock nodes poking through in the middle, and a finish of caramel and peat. *Much* better than what I was expecting from a Moretti-branded beer, and I'm quite glad that it's now available stateside.

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Photo of rjd722
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crissxhou_96
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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