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Peroni Nastro Azzurro - Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,687 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 1,687
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 199 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A. visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-03-2001

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Ratings: 1,687 | Reviews: 675
Photo of WineGuy3000
4.7/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Quick review for now - this is a top-tier import lager. Looks great, smells better. Taste is everything a lager should be.

Photo of Gajo74
3.26/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a straw yellow with little head. Grassy aroma and taste. Malt backbone and mild hop bite. Crisp and refreshing.
Not a terrible macro lager. I rate it higher than most people here. However, there are of course better choices out there.

Photo of joe12pk
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fe fi fo fum said the giant with the outlier.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale straw color. White foamy 2 finger head lasting around 3 minutes. Average legs with almost no visible activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of skunk, corn and citrus. Crisp and sharp taste on the bitter side.

Light body with low carbonation. Very short and faint bitter finish, ending with a light smoky skunky feel.

Overall : Poor craft being too watery and a little stale.

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"justifying my taste" with this comment

Photo of NOODLES36
3.66/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice solid beer, this beer is a beer that bust be really cold

Photo of mejimw
1.58/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When in Rome, do as Rome does. But I'll drink their wine, rather than this horse piss!

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.77/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid lager, small head, nothing fancy.

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed thoroughly. Just so drinkable.

Photo of DDiFran
2.82/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why do brewers keep putting beer in green bottles? I've never had a green bottle import that didn't taste at least a little skunky. Put that aside and this is an easy drinking, lawn mowing beer. Nothing great, but serves a purpose.

Photo of jimmah120
3.09/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Your average euro lager, slight skunk and plenty of grain. Very beer-y beer. Average, but not bad. Have it on-tap and leave your snobbery at the door.

Photo of jonatanlauritzen
2.01/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Boring, normal bloody lager. Dull

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice easy drinking lager that's clean & sessionable.

Photo of smb
1.9/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The most common Italian beer. Nothing to see here...

Photo of ChrisCage
3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Super heavy carbonation is the key look to this ultra clear, pale yellow colored Euro lager. The head is pure white and doesn't produce much of anything other than some thin patchy foam. Surprisingly, the lacing is not half bad, with some sticky bubbly foam clinging to the glass....it does slowly find it's way back into the beer itself. Very typical cheaper looking lager.

S- Again, this is typical of the style. Skunky, but not nearly as bad as others of this style. There are hints of bread/yeast and some dried barley grain and/or grassy. While the aroma is much better than expected, there is still a hint of corn/rice adjunts. Minimal hop presence, which isn't unexpected and it smells very clean.

T- As the aroma suggested, this is very much a clean brew flavor wise. There is adjunct laden flavors of boiled corn and/or white rice. Lingering in the background are mild flavors of sweet malt and the aforementioned yeasty/bread qualities. Nothing in the hop department....good overall!

M/O- A perfect example of what a clean, crisp lager should be! Thin bodied and plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation make this a great session beer for a club meeting in the evening. It really can be enjoyed by everyone and has more flavor than standard BMC offerings, without the tang of typical Euro lagers. I've bought this before and I'll buy it again.....I like it for what it is and think it's an underrated beer!

Photo of jzlyo
2.15/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Aroma is skunk and bread. The flavor is bread, fruit and a mildly bitter finish.

Photo of MillerMan16
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tasted like a bad Heineken

Photo of Bob_Little
1.27/5  rDev -54%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Ehhhhhhh not great kind of cheap

Photo of ssmack
2.18/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Bright clear light straw colour. Inch and a half of white head. Few streams of fast bubbles. Some lacing.

Mid grassy hop aroma. Hint of spice - cinnamom. A bit bready.

Very mild taste. I had to take a big gulp to get the mild grassy hops. Corn instead of barley.

Light feel. Watery.

Not really a bad beer but very weak. I would only drink this if it was free which it was. Coupon giveaway outside the LCBO.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's drinkable but not my every day beer

Photo of SelimArikan
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A mediocre choice. Nothing special, somewhat refreshing

Photo of CIBoy10
3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A grassy tasting, decent lager. Pairs well with spicier foods or garlic. I find it nice with Italian food everyone once in a while. Nothing special.

Photo of donnie19
2.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

It's a whatever beer nothing special

Photo of Pantalones
3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tried one during a visit to a local Italian place with my dad and sister today. Served in the bottle with a frosted mug, which I poured the beer into a minute or two later.

Yellowish color, clear with lots of bubbles. Almost looked just slightly greenish, but that may have been a trick of the light. Smell was mostly just bready and a bit "beer-y," though I'm guessing the fact that I was in a restaurant at the time and food smells were all around made things harder to distinguish.

Taste... lightly bready, and a noticeable sorta leafy veggie-like flavor. I assume this is from the hops used, since it worked together with the breadiness pretty well and didn't seem out of place. Went well with my salad, cheese sticks, and stuffed shells (and even the bit of my sister's calamari that I tried), which is always a plus for something you drink at a restaurant.

Overall, I liked this pretty well and will probably order it at the local Italian places again in the future.

EDIT: First-impression review is above; I've modified my scores a bit since then after having this a few more times and finding that I don't like it quite as much now as I did then.

Photo of SmashPants
2.72/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard 330mL green bottle with a macro Euro label.

Appearance: pours out a clear, light-hued yellow body with a fairly thin white head that drops to a thin cap.

Aroma: quit a light aroma; just some cheap grains with some funk and metallic carbonation. Hooray.

Taste: light pale malts with again the cheap grains and the metallic carbonation. Not too bad, but still a bit cheap.

Aftertaste: a bit dry on the finish with a touch of bitterness.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a standard macro full carbonation. Standard.

Overall: a fairly standard, cheap Euro macro lager, so I guess you get what you pay for. At $52 a case, there are definitely better beers for less.

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 1,687 ratings.