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Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Doppelbock
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
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http://www.birramoretti.it/


3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1066) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5234) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2160) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
Dark color. Dense with a structured body. Decidedly bitter with high alcoholic tenor.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2004
This was good, a pleasent surprise even. A little lighter than your average dopplebock. It is of course nice and malty, there is a bit of a bitter finish. It’s pretty smooth, a bit on the light side, with a good amount of carbonation. Worth a second try when better dopplebocks aen’t available.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2004
Intens red-amber color with a fluffy beige head. It has a light fruity aroma with touches of bread and some spices, also a little sourish touch in the nose. This beer has a very smooth mouthfeel with a fresh and lively caracter. It has an outspoken malty attack with a fine spicyness and dry afthertaste. Thanks Gigi for bringing me this bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2004
This one poured a dark reddish color with very little head. The aroma was cherries, caramel, and raisins. The flavor was quite sweet with the cherries and alcohol standing out more than anything else. It had a very creamy texture to it. I could see this matching up nicely with some italian food. Viva La Rossa!


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