La Rossa Birra Morietti

2013-03-29 09.15.10La Rossa Birra Morietti comes from an old brewery founded in 1859. At that time, the region in which this brewery was founded was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the unification of Italy in 1861, this beer developed decidedly Italian features. This heritage undoubtedly lends to this beer’s unique flavor and appeal.

La Rossa is sweet, but it has a dry finish. It’s a very light flavor, almost thin. It’s a vinous beer, wine-like, but not fruity. I thought this might be a good beer for someone who was not a big fan of beer, so asked my wife to try a sip. Although she didn’t gag (about as good a sign as I get from my wife when beer is concerned) she wouldn’t call herself a fan.

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Am I a fan of this beer? No, and I wouldn’t buy it again. It’s not terrible, but it’s not something I’d like to drink. Should you drink this beer? Maybe. If you’re learning about beers, as am I, it’s worth tasting. It’ll be good to have as a comparison to other vinous beers. Who knows? This might be the right beer for your tastes.

I’ll give this beer 3/5 caps. It’s not deserving of less, but in my mind it’s certainly not deserving of more.

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