Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Doppelbock
Milano, Italy


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RATINGS: 985   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 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!!!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Surprisingly decent Italian beer. Beautiful color/Malty aroma/Caramel flavor/Sweet sticky mouthfeel/Roasty finish...Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1067) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
Clear deep amber/mahogony with a little sudsy head with decent lace. Sweet lightly roasted fruity noses. Maybe past it’s prime but not off tasting. Stale bread, light molases, raisin and cherry tartness. Some cocoa, mild pithy hop well behind the toasted nutty malt. Dry but chalky finish. Thanks ralph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Large light tan head. Fairly clear dark amber body. Aroma is bubblegum, oatmeal and some roasted nuts. The taste has sweet malty syrup. Also some walnuts. A medium mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Actually a fairly solid brew in the style. The finish has honey roasted peanuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Not a bad Italian beer. This pours a medium dark with a thin tan head. The aroma is very malty and sweet; the taste is caramel with some fruitiness, and a slight alcohol presence. Sweet & syrupy finsh. And it went good with chicken scallopini.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2004
For an Italian macrobrew, this is pretty good. Big malts here, with caramel, molasses, and fruity notes. Decent alcohol presence throughout the beer as well. I think that this actually holds up well against some real German doppelbocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2168) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
Dark color. Dense with a structured body. Decidedly bitter with high alcoholic tenor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
Very lucky to get to sample this malty brew at a don giovanni party very recently... funny though, italian beer for a spanish opera?!? Anyway, there is a soft balance in the malts that allows the caramels to take over. Sort of like sqeezing a stone for water... but in only the best beer-like way.

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