Birra Moretti La Rossa
Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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Style:
German Doppelbock
Ranked #217
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,799
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.39%
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,063
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Birra Moretti (Heineken)
 
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SCORE
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Notes: Formerly Moretti La Rossa Birra Doppio Malto
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Reviews: 479 | Ratings: 1,063
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Photo of Ancora_Imparo
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Questa è la migliore birra italiana. This is by far the best Italian beer that is easily found in the States. It smells of sweet caramel and has a subtlety sweet taste to go with it. Gives a full feel in the mouth and easily goes down. A friend of mine from Naples swears that this is the best macro brewery of Italy, and I agree.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured handsomely and perfectly clear with ambers, mahogany and a burnt orange blush. Tan head of creamy foam that lasted well. Nose is shy and subtle but clean. No alcohol. A demure hint of dark fruits wait elegantly behind a rich and sweet malt. Taste is smooth and creamy. Not as crisp as some of the german dopplebocks. But this malt does evolve. It is rich and has a bit of the bread crust. Supple smooth and medium mouthfeel. Finishes softly with good balance and begins to show a sweet little nuttiness as it warms. Dark fruits are vague but substantial enough to finish this one with a light sweetness and a hint of brown sugar.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish/dark amber. Sweet malt aroma. Mildly sweat with a caramel malty flavor. A slight hint of dark fruit as well. Slightly sweet with a hint of caramel.

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Photo of stoutman
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another I tasted fresh in Italy.. Pours crystal clear maroon/chestnut brown. Nice-looking head dissipates rather quickly leaving behind no lacing. A lot more carbonated than expected. Flavors of mild caramel, vanilla, and stone fruit with some mild coffee flavors on the back end. More complex than I expected. Low hopping leaves this a little on the sweet side. looks and feels like an unsoured Flanders Red in terms of color, hopping, and background flavors.

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Photo of jerryjeff
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma
Malty, nutty scent (almond?) with an almost peppery hints with I think some caramel.

Mouthfeel
Warming finish with lighter carbonation, some presence in body on the palette and a slight wateriness.

Appearance
Medium reddish mahoghany in a regular pint glass, poured to approximate 1/4" head which has dissipated but is slightly lingering 1/16" or so with some light lacing.

Taste
Malty kind of brandyish flavor on the palette, definite warming from the alcohol with no real hop presence to me.
Drinkability
I'd think 2-3 fairly easily, but higher abv and the hints of brandy in the flavor would likely make it one to have 1-2 of.

Overall
I like it well enough but the higher alcohol isn't quite covered up enough for me I was surprised when I noted it was only 7%. The sort of medicinish flavor draws down a bit also. I like it, but am not in love with it.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of iCabaLLero
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy101
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brown color, large white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Roasted medium malts. Slight hoppyness. Nice hop to malt balance. Full round mouthfeel. Smooth taste, good flavor. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter. Dosn't really taste like a dopplebock.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear, deep amber color with a beige head that thinned to a ring.

S - lots of rich malty aromas along with figs/dates.

T - very malty with some dark fruit flavors coming in and taking me to the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation and a smooth feel.

O - good example of the style, I did enjoy it.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Agonma
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Atg1095
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreePistols
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice ruby color with a creamy head. Sweet aroma, loaded with malt, and caramel. Rich and sweet, creamy caramel, bitter chocolate and molasses. Hops are well balanced with the malt. Finishes slightly dry with a noticeable taste of alcohol. If you like malt, hopefully you'll like this one. Skoal.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: reddish brown, real clear.... dense foam, wells up high on pour, slow fade, lasting collar.... not much lace, if any

S: baked cherries and fresh dinner rolls - densely malty... floral-perfumy alcohol, this rounds out and eventually dominates the smell.... melanoidin rich

T: alcohol absent of heat, yet slight, quite mild sweet and warming sensation in the aftertaste/finish.... slight nutty-chocolate in the follow through, bread crust, leather/tobacco... pretty solid characteristic flavor but not unique or exhibiting depth

M: rich, malty body, but on the light side and real dry... i prefer my doppelbocks a touch chewy, but this is still serial (as in, drink many in a row)

O: pretty darn surprisingly good!... it would stand up fine against your random, no name German version.... better and truer than most American examples

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Photo of diverite
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bennettj1087
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rich orange in color...nice sweet nose of fresh baked bread...not a thick doppel on the mouth...flavorful though...nice sweetness...kind of a strong sweet dark burgandy cherry fruity taste.I wouldn't say this is complex but it is very good...Hops are not noticable and neither is the alcohol...maybe a tich syrupy sweet on the finish...Not an alltime great but a good solid beer...

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Ippolito's in Sandy Springs. Aroma is strong and malty, not complex but still promising. It pours a nice dark brownish amber with a very thick, fine-bubbled, long-lasting light tan head. Flavor is typically malty, but mouth-filling with hints of hops and caramel. Texture is quite tingly and lively.

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Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark amber pour with a bige fluffy slightly off-white head. Fades somewhat slowly, leaving almost no lacing.

S: Lots of sweet caramel with a little molasses. Loaded with dark fruit. Raisin and fig primarily. Maybe a touch of cherry and

T: Again, sweet caramel up front and throughout. Hints of molasses everywhere with maybe toffee. Raisins and figs again but not as strong as in the nose. Mostly the sweet caramel malt. Hints of cocoa in the aftertaste. Some herbal hops present throughout once it warms up.

M: Somewhat low carbonation, otherwise fairly medium bodied.

O: A very malt-centric brew - not surprising given the style. It's very sweet of course with little to no hop presence. Alcohol is well-hidden and it's overall fairly enjoyable, if a little simple. Not bad at all!

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Photo of JesseMurdock
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of budgood1
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what a pleasant suprise this doppel is! it pours out a dark ice tea color with a minimal head and no lace. the aroma really struck me as authentic italian.....not only does it have the obligatory caramel malt and slightly boozy nose, but a definite flare of italian seasonings such as oregano, thyme, tomato and pepper. others have commented on the "out of the oven" pizza aroma. couldn't agree more. anyway..........the mouthfeel is right on for a doppel... thick but slick...tastes very malty but not overwhelmingly so. not only lots of malty goodness...but ghostly hints of fruitcake flavors...alcohol warms the system; way more layered and complex than other reviewers have given credit for. this is the ultimate mega brew pairing for italian food. i have a doppel taste test coming up and am excited to see where it might rank among the mighty "ator's". one of the better brews i've tried lately and would not hesitate to go back to.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at World Market in Daytona Beach on our vacation last September.

I enjoyed this last Wednesday while watching the Habs trounce the Rangers in the 3rd period!

Had it for dessert with 2 (!) slices of homemade apple & orange cake.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: A nice cascading head that fills up a good part of the glass before eventually receding. Was a bit disappointed by the body (bronze-amber) as it was a bit clear, was expecting a darker, more opaque body.

Smell: Bread, cloves, pepper and a little citrus.

Taste: Definite malt with a little toffee maybe? A slight fresh-bread feel, aromatic a little in nature. Peppery, spice-like feel to it as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, smooth & a bit chewy. Little pinpricks of spice long after my sip.

Drinkability: Despite a 7.2% ABV, it is suprisingly easy to drink. That being said, i wouldn't necessarily get another one again.

Overall: A well made beer but a little bit light for what i was expecting. I liked it but not really more than that. It left me feeling neutral (it's the only word that describes my feeling for it).

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Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 1063 ratings