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Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Doppelbock
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Birra Moretti La Rossa is a double bock beer produced using high quality 100% malted barley, giving it a rich sweet taste and an intense fragrance of roasted malt. The amber colour that characterizes the beer, comes from kind of malt used in the recipe (malt is dried, roasted barley). Another key ingredients is hops, the variety used is particularly aromatic, giving a characteristic bitter aftertaste and a delicate fragrance to the beer. The Master Brewers advise a service temperature between 10 and 12 C.
17.3
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
dark brown amber color. complex aroma and taste. malts, almost guinness flavor, pretty smooth, a little light consistancy great flavors

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Nice dark caramel color. Sweet malty aroma. What a sweet malty morsel this is. Has a little bit of a bite to it, still somewhat tasty. Vaguely balanced, has some underlining spice character. Worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2004
dak dark amber color with awsome thick foamy head that lasts!. sweet roasty spicy tast ..good good!!maybe like a watered down IRS??this was good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Clear dark brown body, wisps of white foam on top. The aroma has a touch of chocolate bitterness and licorice, its acually quite faint. Face-twisting sweetness: marshmallow fluff, molasses, and rasin. Way too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Deep amber/brown color, with barely much head. Good hopped aroma, spiced. Flavor was great all the wa through. Good roasted caramel. Not too many characteristics like a doppelbock. Awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown color with thick light tan head. Aroma of smoke. Huge caramel taste thats not balanced at all. Tastes like one of those caramel squares and candy corn. Very malty also. Way sweet but somehow also drinkable because of the carbonation. Good after dinner beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark Coloring. No Head. Complex Aroma. Malty, little sweet. Smooth. Worth Trying...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Clear tarnished brown color, about an inch high head of dark ivory fluff grows up substantially fading down after a bit to a solid skim and the lacing in moth-holed sheets. Aroma is of roasty sweet malts, a good load of em with dark toffee, bready richness mixed in, also noted is a metallic tingeyness blending with a wet hoppy spice and some warmth of alcohol. Taste has a whole bunch of malty sweetening with a small roasty edge, some small fruity senses, a bit of darkly hopped spice underneath. Feel is malty full yet yielding with some empty areas where some of the hoppy spice fills in some parts, roasty things in others. Fairly carbonated with a bit of grab, somewhat smooth, could be smoother, slicker, bolder, and creamier to the feel; oh that would clinch it for sure. A fine example of a doppel and a pretty good drinker as well.
Earlier Rating: 7/15/2003 Total Score: 4.4
Wow, what a head on this baby, over three inches high after a vigorous pour into the glass. Color is a deep amber and the mile high head was a frothy tannish, light brown. Looked scrumptous, I couldn't wait to drink this. Smells of roasty malt and fresh, sweet bread, a bit faint spice note. Taste of this is pretty good, sweet roastyness, fresh and smooth, very full-bodied feel that has a light chewyness and finishes slightly dry with a hint of spice. Very nice indeed. The head had a life on its own for the first few minutes and the taste and feel is darn right perfect. I thought Italy was known for its wine, but this beer changed my mind about that cultural fact.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Little head to this deep amber Doppelbock. Wonderfully complex aroma. Malt, toast, caramel, alcohol all play in the aroma. Smooth alcohol flavor with a nice nuttiness to it. I could drink another one of these.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1532) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
Spicy malt aroma with dark chocolate colour and no head. Long bitter malt flavour with smooth palate.


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