Birra Moretti La Rossa | Birra Moretti (Heineken)

Birra Moretti La RossaBirra Moretti La Rossa
BA SCORE
3.63/5
995 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
Ranking:
#35,376
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
995
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
151
Trade:
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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
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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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer in a pint glass at Brio Tuscan Grille in Annapolis, Md.

A: Pours a very dark maroon-ruby red hue with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet aroma that is slightly buttery with toffee notes.

T: Very sweet dobblebock with a solid caramel backbone with hints of toffee in the background. Hops are blended in perfectly.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent Dobblebock – this is a beer I could have once in awhile and never more than one at a time.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Good foam and good lace on a ruby red brownish hue.

Smell: Sweeet.

Taste: Sweet wonderful malty beer.

Texture: Smoooth.

I found this beer and I enjoyed it. A wonderful Italian beer sw what complements this beer? Well I had it in S. Sioux City at Trattoria Fresca while chowing on some fantastic grilled sea food. You know calamari, octapus, and scallops! I drank it while watching AC Milan playing soccer or while listening to Giorgio Gaslini's cd entitled - Plays Sun Ra - on my Ipod!

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Birra Moretti La Rossa from Birra Moretti (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 995 ratings
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