So I told my husband to grab me an import while he was at the bottleshop today. Actually we like to call them “specials”. As in: “you want a special as well or just the slab?”. We are so classy.
I was hoping for Kingfisher which is an Indian beer – according to my brother who is currently in India. He was bragging that a Kingfisher only cost him 75c! FWOAR!!!! 75c????!!! Jesus – never mind about not drinking the water overseas – you’d brush your teeth with beer at that price!
However, it was nowhere to be found at our local bottle-o so instead my husband came out with a Birra Moretti, which I instantly recognised as Amanda’s “Mafia” beer from a couple of Saturdays ago!
So, I’m about to steal her thunder and review it…
As the name suggests it is an Italian beer (Birra Italiana!). It’s a lager and is a fine drop I must say.
Got a nice clean “bite” to it. It is very crisp – although not as crisp and clean in taste as a Stella for example, or even as rounded as a Bitburger. I would call the flavour short – and by that I mean that there is no lingering aftertaste. Pretty much what you first taste is what you get. It’s a nice beer. Nothing wildly exciting to taste – but that also means there’s nothing to offend either! Very drinkable and would be delightful with a summery BBQ or seafood.
And it does have have a Mafia man on the front… although now that I’m looking at it sober and not in a dimly lit bar being mesmerised by the way the light reflects off the heavily tanned bongo player’s forehead, I realise that the man on the front looks a little bit too drunk to be in the Mafia.
That just makes Birra Moretti all the more attractive to me because there is one surefire way to advertise beer and that is to advertise that it gets you drunk!