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Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Doppelbock
Milano, Italy

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RATINGS: 1003   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/

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3.5
SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
First off, let me begin by saying im impressed. Not only does this beer taste half way decent it also gives the impression of looking and smelling like a good beer. In the aroma a strong presence of chocolate, malt, and caramel is heavily indicated in the nose. Color is a beautiful dark and mysterious brown or red color and holds a strong lasting head through out the drink. Flavor is okay and has a considerable amount of caramel and roasted malts. Finish is sweet and dry and holds up much better than the regular plain beer of Birra Moretti

3.6
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Read/brown pour, with a white head. Aromas are malt, hops, brown sugar, and fruit. Flavor is brown sugar, malt, and hops. Not as good as the aromas leads you to believe, but certainly not terrible either.

2.9
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Toasted malt aroma with a candy smell accompanied by a light hopping. The appearance is a chocolate brown with a red hue. The head is rather unimpressive and evaporates fast. The flavor is much like wine and caramel with some coffee and a burnt malt taste. There is bitterness but it hits you in the finish and lingers. The palate is average. Overall its ok but a little overrated here.

4.4
radagast83 (8340) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Was unsure about this at first, but soon after finishing my first one I was sold. As others have said, it has a very hoppy taste. Nice finish.

3.2
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2005
Draught. Red brown colour with a small baige head. Caramel malty light hoppy aroma and a sweet caramel light roasted malty light dry hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.

3.5
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Deep yeasty, malty nose, almost syrupy. Dark, dark red. Medium bubbles in an off-white head. Grainy, caramel, coffee flavors on the tongue. Lingering malt notes. Well carbonated. Its a good rich malty beverage. I’ll have to test out other bocks to find out if its true to the form, but it’ll do for now.

3.2
ALLOVATE (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2005
Tasted this one from the bottle and poured it into a stem glass. Deep russet brown with very fine carbonation managing to raise only a short, soapy off-white head, that left a little legs. Not overly inviting nose; dry, musty and gritty, cereal grains with a light yeasty marmite note. Unusual mix of grainy malt beverage and Tawny port in the mouth, quite full-on in flavour and definitely not the light quaffer I was expecting. Rich, sweet, toffee and caramel, toasted grain and bready, nutty notes; vinous Merlot grapes and fresh picked plums and dates. Dries out in the back and the finish is shorter than the palate would suggest with only a light, lingering alcohol and wine-like feel. Sprightly carbonation on the tongue, light bodied, yet reasonably smooth, it went down easily but I don’t think a six pack of them would go down the same. Quite surprised by this one. Unusual interpretation of a Bock, but it worked and made for a pleasant end to my day. Quite nice.

3.5
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Mahogany color with thick off-white head. Aroma is of bready malts with notes of plum and fig. Malty, light roast and a hint of caramel. Not too sweet, some light notes of plum. Better than expected.

3.2
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Pours a brilliantly clear, ruby red color when held up to the light. It is topped by a tan head that is quite thick as well as being frothy and creamy. The aroma smells of lightly spicy hops, caramelized malt and a hint of toasted grain. The taste is lightly sweet up front, but then moves to a toasty, caramel malt note. The finish is dry with a lingering toasted maltiness that is lightly astringent. Overall this beer is a celebration of malty notes. This is a fairly full flavored beer, and at one time was by far the most flavorful Italian beer, with a new wave of craft Italian breweries though this seems like a not quite flavorful enough bock.

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3.7
MattShizzle (617) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
A pretty good bock beer. Can definitely taste roastiness. Tastes strong! Would buy again.


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