Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

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83
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984 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:
984
Reviews:
459
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
149
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Farky87
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bnes09
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice color of dark ruby and amber. Semi-transparent. Whitish head with fairly poor retention and minimal lace.

Roasty aroma of nuts with a sweet cherry character.

Flavor is malty overall with lots of roasted character. Hint of beef broth. Underlying dark fruit sweetness, mostly black cherries. Mild soapy hop, just enough to balance. Finishes with a strange tangy aftertaste.

Medium bodied. Fairly weak carbonation creates boredom. Descent texture, a little on the dry side.

Not the best or the worst dopplebock I have tasted but definitely room for improvement.

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Photo of bmwats
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle, into a footed bock glass.

A: Dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick foam blanket on the surface. Persistent, thick lacing.

S: Sweet tea, molasses, oak, coffee, and malt.

T: Robust, pungent, malty character, with fresh tea leaves, and a bit of molasses and black licorice.

M: Thick and hearty, with a dry, woody finish and aftertaste.

D: Full body...sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is very good. Nice body, full lingering head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is well balanced combination of malty character, and sweet and herbal tones. Flavor is subtly balanced tone of malt and sweet and bitters. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of seanbren
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Gary779
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a rich, auburn, cherry wood brew. It holds a one finger head of creamy tan bubbles, but this recedes on the quicker end, leaving stripes and spots of lacing minimally around the glass. Carbonation appears moderate, and no sediment or real haze is noted. The nose gives adjunct aromatics, with a depth of rich caramel and toastiness. There is a nuttiness of almond extract, mixing with some synthetic sweet cherries on the far back. It smells somewhere between a scotch ale, old ale, and an adjunct lager. All in all, not unpleasant. As we sip, an unexpected malt bomb barrages the palate. The flavoring is thorough, with roasty, sweaty malts, giving chocolate, toffee, and light coffee flavoring. There is a slight roast, enhancing the darkness of these malts. Buttered bread and a silken yeast quality come through, smoothing the edges. The middle comes through with a distinct mustiness, and more of that coffee air and molasses bitterness and sweetness. Sugar dominates the finish, with a clean blending of those solid malts from the beginning, and the musty bitterness of the middle. The aftertaste breathes of moss and grass, butter, metallics, and some bold fusel alcohols. The body is medium and the carbonation is average. The mouth is wet and coated lightly, with soft cream. Each sip affords a pleasant slurp and smack, but little additional froth or cream. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the solid malt flavoring throughout, and the smooth and integrated finish. The malts stand up through the entire brew, giving a full quality to the flavoring. By the finish, the flavor flattens out, but remains calm and even, while packing all the punch that it did from the start. Some of the malts, however, gave adjuncts and some borderline offensive mustiness through the middle, making this one just a bit more of a chore.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Birra Moretti La Rossa has a thick, beige head and a dark reddish-brown appearance with lots of lace and tiny streaming bubbles. The aroma is sweet, malty, and little bit stinging, and bready. Taste is of medium-toasted barley malt, dark cherries, syrup, sweetness, a touch of hop bitterness at the back end of the sip, and biscuit. Little-to-no alcohol is present. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Birra Moretti La Rossa finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Drinkability is surprisingly high. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

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Photo of sommersb
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 03-17-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Pilsener glass
Purchased: Single at Carrabba's Grill

Went out for Italian food tonight and this seemed like the best choice on the beer menu.

A: Dark reddish-brown, like mahogany, with a nice creamy head.

S: Malty sweet and rich, with dark fruits and caramel aromas.

T: Sweet and malty, with big caramel notes; also peppery, spicy flavors. Delightful.

M: Smooth and creamy; moderately carbonated. Finish is malty sweet but not cloying.

O: Highly enjoyable doppelbock. I ordered a second with my meal and would recommend this Italian beer.

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Photo of OldTime
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
3.68 out of 5 based on 984 ratings.
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