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Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AmitC
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first Italian beer.

Dark brown in color with ruby hues when juxtaposed against light. Less than a finger thick almost tan colored head that has good standing. Stays as a thin one cm layer. Decent to excellent laces with every sip. Opaque and dark.

Some maltiness. A lot of caramel and toasty notes. Some noble hop aroma. A little alcohol. Some dark fruits, may be. Raisins or dry nuts. A very nice aroma that is not overly strong like better doppelbocks but still is good enough.

Malty and toasty with a lot of caramel flabor. A low on alcohol side feel, but warmth is there, if only a little bit. Some chocolate flavor also comes off and melanoidins for whatever they mean. Some sweetness that makes the finish semi dry. A lot of sweet maltiness. May be a little too much, with lack of enough hops.

Medium-full to almost full bodied feel. Low to very slightly moderate carbonation. Very smooth without harshness or astringency.

Overall a very likable doppelbock that has slightly under-attenuated maltiness. A little lacking in the feel and smell as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nabbed a bottle at gnocco in down town nyc. Poured into branded glassware. Brew poured a watery purple with maroon highlights. No real head to spiral of.and no real lacing either. Smells heavy lager and rather macro. Taste however is much nicer bringing out nice nutmeg and dopplebock flavors. Easy drinker. Nothing supper special, but a fine tick at an Italian restraint.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, clean, dark ruby tone, with a pleasing off-white head. Thick, loopy lace comes through soon, too. Good!
Nose is definitely malty and grainy, with a hint of fruit in there. Curious.

Taste is heavy and sweet, but not overbearingly so. I get hints of dried, dark fruit like plum, raisin, and fig. A solid brew with an unusual angle.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice medium tinted dark beer. Smells nice but nothing overpowering comes through. Has a nice malty flavor with a little bitterness while drinking it but it does linger around the mouth long. medium consistency . A little pricey but overall a really good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

heineken product, huh? hmmm....
nice amber, malty color; minimal head.
smells kind of caramel-y, tastes the same, but with a little bitterness. i get the vanilla someone earlieer mentioned. easy to drink. kind of sweet. but very much different from the german version, for sure. nice abv, decent drink. love most stuff italian but not sure how heineken got its hands on it. i like the beer, though, and gave it a 4.5 for taste. more of a 4.25, but that doesnt exist....

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of seanyfo
4.41/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into Celebrator chalice.

BBE 02/2013

A- Mahongany brown body with excellent clarity. 2 finger rocky tan head produces average retention and lacing considering abv.

S- Lots of treacle malt sweetness, some biscuitiness, touch of vanilla.

T- Treacle malts dominate with a biscuit note underlying. Finish is lager clean. Retains a nice delicateness of flavour, not overpowering or too sweet, its obviously a dopplebock with a lovely flavour profile but doesnt knock you over the head with sweetness. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

M- Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

D- A really tasty dopplebock. All the flavours are there but not overpowering. Great lager clean finish. A great winter evening beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings
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