ElGaucho (2282) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Re-Rate: 4/6/05: Somehow my original rating was higher than that for Moretti LaRossa, which I actually liked. These new ratings should fix that. Bland, lager aroma. Very pale yellow, gold in color. Avg. sized, white head. Scattered visible carbonation. Nice lace. Bland lager flavor with some Euro elements to it. Some hops at the end. Original rating: 11/9/02: Ar 7; Ap 4; Fl 5; Pal 5; Ov 13. Another German style Pilsner. Moretti La Rossa is quite good but Birra Moretti is just above average. Thick, white, fine bubble head. If you look up "beer" in the dictionary, the photo could be a Moretti. Smooth and easy drinking; not as strong as Estrella Galicia (the very similar Spanish beer I had right before the Moretti).
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An unremarkable brew out of Italy. Has all the ingredients required to quench ones thirst, but just blends in with the crowd of drinkable beers. The dodgy bloke on the label does it no favours in making it stand out. Sampled this one in Florence, where it is found in abundance.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Initial taste is poor, and it is down hill from there. I would not spend any money to have this brew imported let alone purchase it at all. It is unremarkable in its bland taste and suffers from an awful aftertaste. It makes you want to drink it fast and move on to something else rather than torture your tastebuds. This is what to drink if you want to quit drinking.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Big foamy lasting white head. A household cleaner aroma. Crisp and fairly easy to drink.
Bov (10164) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear golden colour, fine head, fruity and hoppy, good malt body, slightly tart, long bitter, malty finish
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice golden colour, tastes ok (not offensive anyway). Pretty unremarkable stuff.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is something about the aroma that I didn’t like. The taste was ok, but I just couldn’t get over that smell. Maybe too old in the bottle.
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, white head that disapates quickly. Enough hops to distinguish it from a light beer. The finish is a little bitter, but overall it kept my interest until the bottom of the glass.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lt gold color, large head. Light tasting lager, some hops and malts. Smooth mouthfeel. Balance is OK. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.Not much here to recommend.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as good as Peroni.