Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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83
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979 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:
979
Reviews:
459
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
146
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 979 |  Reviews: 459
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgf17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rihup
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giangio
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle with freshness date of August of 2017 into stein glass.

L: Beautiful red amber, quite clear. Finger width tan head with staying power.

S: Rich malt, toffee, caramel, wood smoke and earthen hops.

T: Super rich and sweet malts, dark chocolate, molasses and buttered toffee. Earthy hop flavor is balanced better than 99% of beers out there.

F: Smooth and easy on the tongue yet dry. Medium bodied, this beer is drinkable but after 2 or 3 you will be buzzing hard.

O: I was doubtful when I saw this was made in Italy but had high hopes since Doppelbocks are a favorite of mine. the dryer finish slightly throws it off but the depth of flavor and balance in this beer is almost unmatched.

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Photo of INSTACAM85
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice dopplebock, dark, smooth and malty. Notes of caramel and raisins.

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

Photo of safphoto
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a stein. Clear dark caramel color with some dark orange highlights. The aroma is caramel malt, dark bread, prunes, and raisins, and these carry over to the palate with some nice bitterness on the finish. Alcohol begins to come through as this warms. Pretty good doppelbock, very drinkable, pairs nicely with aged cheese.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark red copper color with a medium white tan head and some lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, molasses, slight bit of skunky hop and grain, a small mineral note.

T: Caramel, toffee, some cherry and molasses, skunky hop and grain. Alcohol isn't very noticeable.

F: Light body for the style, medium carbonation.

O: Has a few notes of regular More to but other than that a pretty decent beer. Pretty light for a doppelbock.

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Photo of runwild99
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PeterD10
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 10/13/16:

Clear, deep copper brown, capped with foamy tan head of medium retention. Molasses, light tartness on the nose. Equal parts overly sweet toffee/molasses/black cherry and just-right toasty, probably a result of being watered down for the style (compare German and American craft equivalents) but still high in alcohol. A touch of rotting leafy matter. Still, it is quite good. Exhibits some similarities to a Euro Dark Lager, but a Doppelbock for sure. Full-bodied, packed with suds, choppy then creamy, warming, dry for what it is.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this bottle during an excursion to NYC during which I popped 'round at Eataly to see what they had in store for me (literally). I know that every bottle is a detour from The CANQuest (tm), but just as the cat was killed by its innate curiosity, mine drives me at times. C'est la guerre!

From the bottle: "To produce this deep red coloured beer, we roast the malted barley at a high temperature, which gives the beer an extraordinarily smooth and full flavored taste with hints of caramel and liquorice."

I Pop!ped the cap & sat back to contemplate as to how to proceed. I finally hit upon a solid pour, just to see what would transpire. It certainly did its bit as far as foaming was concerned. It really came up, topping out at two-plus fingers of light-tan head with good retention before finally falling back, leaving modest lacing behind. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very malty sweet & while I will concede "caramel", I will see their "liqourice" & raise them treacle in its place. Mouthfeel was medium to full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was sweet, but it was not precisely caramel, nor was it what I would call either licorice or treacle. It had a slight sharpness, but more like burnt caramel than anything else. I have to cop to being pleasantly surprised by this since a) I had no idea what to expect & b) I have been underimpressed by this brewery's beers in the past. I would put the finish as being semi-sweet, especially due to that slight burnt tartness which was both unexpected & curious. I really felt like I got my money's worth out of this one & I would be willing to bet that you will feel the same way.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of serhankoray
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown in color leaving the flimsiest and thinnest of head, no lacing. Aroma was some waterlogged wood and mild roast/prune notes.

More dark fruit in the taste, some caramel, brown malt, hid alcohol decently. Average viscosity. Don't know what to pair this with. Red wine? A little bit of char to the mouthfeel. Still some dark fruit notes. Nutty stuff.

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Photo of JratBones
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
3.68 out of 5 based on 979 ratings.
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