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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Birra Moretti - La Rossa

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Birra Moretti - La Rossa
Heineken Italia SpA.
Udine, Italy
Est. 1859

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 11.2

Postmortem Brew Review
The color of root beer.
Caramel tan head that quickly disappears.
Raw malty smell with slight hops.
Medium carbonation.
Medium malt taste and dry finish.
Mild sweet and slightly dry tasting.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Though now part of the Heineken family of beers, Birra Moretti has been around a long time. Older than my grim self by nearly 100 years, in fact.  Nevertheless, I can recall trips to the Italian food markets as a wee little reaper, and seeing this beer stocked alongside the Pabst and Bud. Way, way, back in the day, my friends.

On an odd note: Hand me a fedora and I could be the unpleasant old man with the mustache in their advertising.

So to pay respect to my mom's side of the family on this Father's Day, I tried the darker of the two Moretti's, the La Rossa. Grandpa 'nonno' Giovanni would have exclaimed, "...sono buoni!"

Look we all know that good food comes from Italy.  We all know that good wine comes from Italy.  So it should stand to reason that you will find good beer coming from Italy as well. 

Ciao bella!

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