June 10, 2009

Birra Moretti La Rossa

The most desired beer in Italy.

They must not be able to get any other kind!!!!

Birra Moretti La Rossa is a double bock beer produced using high quality 100% malted barley. Another key ingredient is the Spalt Select hops. The Master Brewers advise a serving temperature between 10° and 12° C(50 to 53.6F).

It has way too big of head if poured too fast and doesn't stick around long. The lacing is fairly decent though. And it also had nice dark reddish-amber hue to it.

It, however, had a very malty smell, almost like Soy Sauce???? That was my first impression, anyway. I thought it strange tasting as well, like Soy Sauce. Not good at all, needed research on this one before trying. YUCK!!!!!

Not good at all, bad aroma, bad taste. Maybe it was old. I would have been better off taking pictures of the clouds than this beer OR DRINKING IT!

It did taste better after settling a bit, but the aroma still wasn't pleasant. Hops/spicy, tangy too and bitter. Not too horrible once you get into it, but I won't be drinking it again!

From their site at Moretti Italian Beer
. A rich sweet taste and an intense fragrance of roasted malt. The amber color that characterizes the beer, comes from the kind of malt used in the recipe (malt is dried, roasted barley).

Another key ingredient is hops. The variety used is particularly aromatic, giving a characteristic bitter aftertaste and a delicate fragrance to the beer.

Well, it has a 7.2% ABV and a shelf life of only 15 months, so maybe it was old? 241 calories per 12 oz. serving and sold in 6-pack/12oz longneck bottles and 7.92 gallon kegs.

Sorry, I just was not that impressed.

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