Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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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:
#37,009
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,014
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
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3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Initially turned off by the Peroni Brewery and their vile Lager - their Doppelbock (La Rossa) in a bottle via a tulip was shocking pleasant!!

When in need of a doppelbock (a rarity for me - nonetheless) with a great authentic pizza pie on a Friday night - La Rossa is the way to go - beer-wise!!



Peroni Brewery

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Photo of jcb7472
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maddcheff
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Rogerlb
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More brown than red, this doppelbock is thin, lagery-looking in the glass with slight bubbles coming up. Minimal head.

Aroma is malt, maybe some slight dark fruit. Taste is caramel, malt, a nice hint of anise, although the base is basically lager with a heavier hops aspect. At 7.2% the alcohol is invisible, but has more body and flavor than most like-styles. I feel like this is a mass-produced beer leaning towards doppelbock rather than a real example of the style.

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Photo of jchanley
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of singletary
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It poured a dark color but when held up to light a nice amber color shows. The smell is fruity (cherry) malty it also a white evenly balanced head that fades slightly. The taste is a fruity alcohol taste again I think cherry. The feel is somewhat heavy but still easy to drink. I almost feel like this should be slowly sipped by a fireplace. Overall I was very happy with this one.

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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 $10.69 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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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
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

Photo of hkyplyr73
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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Photo of Bogdawg
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of WickedBeer
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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Photo of OzmanBey
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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Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,014 ratings