Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Doppelbock
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 A first-rate bock that might rate higher if not for its country of origin. (Who expects Italian beer to be this good?) It’s a rare Ferrari among the workaday Fiats of the Italian brewing industry. Poured an amber colour with a lasting tan head. Lots of sweet malt in the aroma, with chocolate and molasses characters. Smooth, firm body with chocolate malt and dried fruit dominating before a healthy slug of alcohol in the dry, spicy finish. Very satisfying and comfortably the best Italian beer I’ve discovered to date. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
My favorite Italian beer, so far. Crisp dark copper. Big head, light lacing. Warm malt aroma. Very drinkable dark beer with flavours or cookie, toast and light roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottle at Firenze in Bellevue. Pours a reddish brown color. The nose is a subdued raisin and nut aroma. The beer is light bodied and gently carbonated. With a great melding of flavors that consist of figs, dates, raisins, nuts, cherries, and some alcohol. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Tasted at KC Bier Meisters meeting in my NB worthy glass. Reddish brown color with an off-white head. Malty, raisins aroma. Malty, caramelly flavor with some dark fruits. Seemed to have heavy carbonation (did not when I had the beer again). Light finish. An Italian bock? what will they think of next? A pleasant suprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arhythmt (69) - Alabama, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Interesting Italian red ale...tons of initial hazelnut flavor and aroma, more so than almost any other beer I’ve had (including Rogue’s hazelnut-themed beers). Overall, perhaps a bit sweet but still a relatively dry ale...definitely the best Italian beer I’ve had (although the selection is slim).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2005
bottle-pours a nice red hue with a slightly off-white head that lasted forever. Huge malty aroma-sweet and fruity. highly sweet flavors but its hard to make out many of them (caramelt malts). A huge malty beer, but definately not my thing. Not a bad beer perse, but the sweetness kinda gets to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Brown sugar or molasses on both the nose and the palate. A decent mixture of hops and malts. A bit rough on the palate, though, without a lot of balance. A little too sweet, but very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Hardly what I associate with l’Italia, but this beer is an excellent representative of its style! Skillful job roasting the malts leads to a very complex caramely flavor that is malty without tasting toasted. Goes down smooth and easy, very good bock texture (thick with only a bit of carbonation) and with a slight-but-positive presence of alcohol. Aroma is faint but pleasant. I give La Rossa 3 extra overall points simply for following the bock tradition as it’s meant to be done, right down to the hops being present only in the finish! "That’s Italian!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Whenever I buy beer from a wall o’ singles I always ask myself, how long has this beer been there? Will it still be a decent representation of the beer? Fortunatly this one has either held up well, or its gotten there somewhat recently. So it poured a little head heavy, but then I go to notice the fine crimson body on this one. It has a medium maltyness to it, with a nutty flavor towards the end. There isnt much bitterness, leaving a rather sweet flavor in my mouth, a little bit roasted, but cherry like sweetness. Quite a suprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2005
I happen to love this beer! Great lite dark brew with some very lite tones of cocoa/malty caramel. Toasty as well. Also gives you some wicked beer farts the next day to piss off your wife!!!!!

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