Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

979 Ratings
Birra Moretti La RossaBirra Moretti La Rossa

Brewed by:
Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a slight roast quality on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I poured this one it has a nice reddish color body and no head just a thin lace on top of the body. The smell is sweet and malty. The taste has a nice roasted malt flavor and some dark fruit also with a hint of hop on the back of tongue. The mouth feel is kinda sticky, leaves a nice after taste of malt. Overall this is a good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

s: poured into a pilsner glass, ~45 deg
a: reddish/brown, opaque
s: light toast, caramel
t: toffee/caramel, slightly burnt. Alcohol flavor is barely present
m: a little thick, slightly sticky
o: delectable, would pair well with roasted meat or mild curry

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

12oz bottle, I believe bottled March 14, 2012. Served at around 45F and allowed to warm.

Pours clear red/copper with a two finger light beige head that leaves short-lived lacing and recedes to a light cap.

Aroma is malty; bread, some toffee, caramel, dark fruits, sometimes some harsher grain comes through. Moderate to good strength.

Flavor features sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, cherries, toffee, bread, mild herbal hops, mild bitterness, moderate to good sweetness with a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit sticky, good carbonation.

I’ll admit Doppelbocks aren’t my favorite style, but this is a pretty good example. Sweet, but not cloyingly so.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good beer especially considering how boring Birra Moretti is. The ruby red body is nice. Nothing too strong on the nose or palate, but at least taste-wise you can tell there is a subtle complexity to it. The alcohol never really makes itself known, making for a pretty smooth doppelbock. I like that it isn't as thick or sweet as others in its alcohol range (Celebrator, Optimator), but at the same time a little stronger flavor overall would be nice.

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