Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 11.2 oz. bottle, poured into a pilsner glass
Moretti is one of two Italian beers that I’m familiar with, and I think its the better of the two. Neither are fantastic, and both are typical examples of European Pale Lagers. The style was originally formulated in response to the high popularity of the Munich Helles lager style, which, of course, was a Bavarian take on the original Czech Pilsners.
Moretti, now owned by Heineken, pours with a muted but full straw body and minimal head. The foam faded away quickly, but left a few lace specks on the glass. The beer has a fresh pilsner-like smell with noticeable noble hops aroma.
The bold malty sweetness is very apparent in the flavor. It’s met by a nearly biting carbonation that makes the beer crisp and refreshing. There are hints of dandelion bitterness, but the noble hops are more for aroma than bittering. This beer is very enjoyable and worthwhile, but far from amazing.
Final Verdict: B-