Date: 3rd April 2011
Price: $55 /24 btls (Dan Murphys)
Manufactured: Milan, Italy
This is not the first time I have tried Birra Moretti but I must say that there have been a few packaging changes since the last time. The outer case (24 pack) was damn thin, in fact I don’t know how the hell it made it to oz without a few broken bottles. More important than that, the happy little dude in a green suit on the front has been shrunk and the brand enlarged. A travesty I say; surely the green dude can sell more beer than a simple logo. That’s just an engineer’s opinion I guess.
I have always been a bit smitten for the Italian beers as accompaniment with food. I am sure that it is 80% emotion as when you sit down and think about them, they are usually pretty non-descript. I don’t care; if I’m in the local Italian cafe having a prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella tasting plate on a Sunday morning I’d be all over a Moretti.
Worth noting, like a lot of beers this one started to come good as it warmed up a little from the fridge.
Light amber in colour with a light head (ok I’m being nice, it doesn’t hold for long).
The nose is similar to several of the Italians (that doesn’t include Coca Cola Australia’s Peroni). At the front is pear and citrus with a hint of yeast. Overall, a light nose.
Quite a creamy mouth feel with smooth bubbles. Dry in flavour very with little residual sugar. It’s a non-offensive larger with not a lot on flavour.
The finish is long and develops into a nice hoppy bitterness. It certainly makes up for a basic flavour.
Overall Rating: (13/20)