Birra Moretti La Rossa
Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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From:
Birra Moretti (Heineken)
 
Italy
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #133
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,473
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 13.5%
Reviews:
486
Ratings:
604
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2022
Added:
Jun 24, 2001
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  185
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Formerly Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From draft in Rome at highlander bar
Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by emerge077 from Illinois

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.27 by salamiwagon from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Aug 21, 2022
 
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Reviewed by miwestcoaster from Michigan

3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
L- Dark amber body. Off white head, leaves sticky lacing on the glass.
S- dark fruit, sweet raisin. Pleasant.
T- Below average for a doppelbock. Not the best in class, more like the bottom shelf. Dark fruits, slight alcohol.
F- mouth feel is above average for the style. Smooth and enjoyable.
O- Not my go to for doppelbock. But, I was glad I had the chance to try it.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.03 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Jan 24, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
L: Pours an amber/light copper color with a tall tan head.
S: Smells very rich of roasted malts, sweet grains, caramel, faint amount of hops.
T: Certainly follows the nose, the malt is definitely dominant.
F: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat thick.
O: Very good doppelbock worth the try.
Dec 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Review: 33cl bottle of Birra Moretti La Rossa: 7.2% vol.

Not my first time trying a Birra Moretti beer, I tried their famous pale lager a while back and found it to be very pleasurable, crisp and clean and oh so smooth. I liked it, so I just know that the La Rossa won’t disappoint. This beer also has won numerous awards, including gold medals in both the 2007 and 2010 World Beer Championships.

7.2%, yes but in a small bottle no…….

On pour getting a ruby brown looking beer (La Rossa is “The Red” in Italian) with a nice frothy head. Looks good. some light carbonation going on. Appetizing on the eye.

The smell is not too bad, a light toffee and caramel kind of aroma with roasted malts, nice but faint. Typical of a bock, but not a strong smelling beer.

For the taste, initially it is hitting the spot, very nice and straight off the bat this looks and tastes good. Getting a lovely caramel flavour, with the barley malts, the hops are mild and not intrusive, and generally this is quite pleasant to drink. Flavour lingers long in the mouth.

Nice and relaxing, one to saviour and enjoy over a long evening by the sofa. Chocolate and dark fruits.

Served cold, this is good. Clean, very solid and the toffee flavours are gorgeous.

As it’s a bock can feel the alcohol, so the edge is there alright. I know if I had a few of these I’d be pretty drunk………strong.

Liked it, very relaxing, very soothing to drink and will definitely try some of these bad boys again.
Jul 21, 2020
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
6/2020 Columbo’s
Jun 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.2 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle, it pours a lovely clear mahogany brown with a nice off-white head that lasts. In the nose, caramel malts predominate. In the mouth, caramel malts predominate. Well made beer!
May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 2.94 by MMP13

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by hophead723 from California

3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Look: Deep mahogany red color, perfect clarity and good carbonation. The head is sail white and reduces after the pour to a lingering veil. Light spotty lacing adorns the glass.

Smell: Pronounced and bold aroma of plum, pumpernickel, fruity yeast, fig, and bread crust. Doughy yeasty hues outline the overall fruity and bready aroma. Very nice.

Taste/Feel: Rich malty hues with flavors of plum, pumpernickel, apple butter, biscuit dough, and nuttiness outline the bold and bready flavor profile, with slight earthy hops and a kiss of dryness for balance. The mouthfeel is quite full and sticky, but with cleansing carbonation followed by the dry finish. The lingering flavor is strong of pumpernickel bread and fig, with a persistent apple butter undertone that is delicious and unique.

Overall: This is delicious and complex. Distinct and quality. It doesn't quite pair with pad thai that I'm eating but I don't care, it would pair well with many other foods.
Mar 24, 2020
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Reviewed by thesherrybomber from California

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: ruby/brown body, transparent, fluffy off-white head

Nose: roast, chocolate, caramel, toffee, raisins

Taste: sweet, malty, rich

Mouthfeel: smooth, but booze warmth comes through; bitterness lingers
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bought this in a mixed 6. Poured a clear ruby brown with a two finger frothy tan head that quickly dissipated to a thin film. No lacing. Nose of caramel and root beer. Slightly musty note but just enough to make it interesting. Malt forward with caramel followed by light bread and a lingering hop bitterness. Light to moderate body with a soft mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not bad. But, if I'm eating Italian, I'm not drinking a doppel, even if it is imported from Italy. If I want a doppel, I will stick to the German brands or Troeg's.
Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by crob3888 from California

Oct 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Oct 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by robotic_being from Florida

Sep 23, 2019
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Rated by Vaindioux from Georgia

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I can’t believe how good all italian beers I have tried have been. This is tasty and sweet enough.
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Taste of full roasted, with some bitter notes. Mahogany in color, mostly clear with small head. Nose had an almost dark wine aroma, soft mouthfeel. Tan head some lace. Medium body.
Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Muted, but also has a sweet aftertaste, and malt punch, a slight yeast tang. Not as compelling a beer as other bock that we have had, but not something we will readily pour down the drain either.
Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Ceddd99 from Michigan

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by DOCRW from Washington

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Been meaning to try this one and happy I did. Nice thick head that dissipates fairly quickly. Dark copper color. All toast and malt aromas and flavour. Sweet overtones and smooth. I think this Italian beer pays a good tribute to the German Dopplebock style. Enjoyed it.
May 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by chiefz1 from New York

May 13, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 oz) bottle into a large tulip glass at Ristorante Morini in Manhattan; bottled 11/20/2018.
A: Pours a crystal clear, ruddy brown color with ruby red highlights, a two and a half finger, fluffy wheat colored head, solid retention, but relatively modest lacing.
S: Aroma is lightly tart, with a grassy, graininess early evolving into a molasses maltiness and ultimately giving way to a strong cocoa aroma.
T: Semisweet with flavor following nose to a degree, but with strong raisin and fig notes, a touch of spice (star anise?) and a very light bitterness that serves up a dry finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate, albeit persistent carbonation. Easy on the palate.
O: Have to acknowledge I wasn’t expecting a great deal, but really found this to be a beautifully crafted, very enjoyable Doppelbock. Never judge a beer by its cover seems to be the take home. Surprised by the fairly consistently low scores.
May 03, 2019
Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1090 ratings