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

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1,734 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 236 | 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

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-03-2001

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Ratings: 1,734 | Reviews: 697
Photo of Vondy08
4.72/5  rDev +71%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer so I'm biased. Best beer to drink with pizza period.

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 powoo19
4.35/5  rDev +57.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a fan of this fine frosty adult beverage. Its taste is crisp and the carbonation is almost ginger ale like. It has avery clean taste and looks real good too. Serve this cold with some fine italian cuisine and you will not be disappointed.
Happy Drinking!!!!

Photo of eggmaggi
4.34/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

it's a good Euro macro lager.

Photo of FrankieW
4.25/5  rDev +54%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my favourite light beers. When poured in the glass, it gives a creamy white head, however it does not last very long. The taste is like most other light lagers, without the bitter aftertaste. Is a great beer for a sunny day in London town. Please bring it to Lebanon!

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.21/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Italian beer is decent but not the best. Poured into my trusty pint glass and light color with little to no head. Taste isnt bad as long as its poured into pint glass. Nothing spectacular about the beer but it is better than the American Lagers.

Photo of NODAK
4.11/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose here is very skunky. Dang green bottles!! A little bit of sweetness can be detected, but the overwhelming odor is just skunkiness...more than I'd expect of certain Dutch beers famous for it.

The beer is somewhat crisp upfront with some hop bitterness...which gives way to a bit of a skunky flavor that has transferred over from the smell...some breadiness is detected here as well. The finish is somewhat sweet actually, and lingers a bit for the aftertaste.

To be honest, I really like this beer. It's very refreshing and I find few beers more drinkable than this. The sweetness on the finish is what makes this stick out the most for me.

Photo of cnjohn19
4.07/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at carinos restaurant...pours a wonderfully clean and clear dark yellow...little head which disappeared except for the outter ring...malts dominate the nose with a sweet hint...almost like a candy sweetnesss but very slight...crisp and refreshing and lite...distinct malt aftertaste which is welcomed...overall would buy again out but would skip over for another choice...

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.04/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What can I say? I like lager beers. This is a fine one. Has everything I like in a lager, and that's more than enough for me to enjoy drinking it.

Photo of wmtxbb
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pale yellow with lots of carbonation and a small head at the top.

Smell: Strong grass/citrus hop scent.

Taste: Mild bitterness with honey malt and a nice citrus pop. Very sharp lager flavor.

Drinkability: very high drinkability, this beer would be great with just about any food. Lighter body with some complexity and a crisp citrus pop make this beer a winner. Great for the style.

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

Crystal clear straw gold color with a nice white head which dissipated fairly quickly but retained a thin head throughout. Malty aroma. Taste was crisp and nicely balanced. Meduim/light body with medium carbonation. Highly drinkable. Tasty beer. I'll drink this again.

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

I love it but I can see why others don't.

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

This is a very pleasant, well-balanced lager with a nice light maltiness and tangy hoppiness that balances the malt and makes for a very refeshing drink. If you like the pale lager style you should try it despite the negative ratings. It is heads and shoulders above the Buds and Millers of the world.

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

A very solid Italian lager beer, and a personal favourite if I am in that italian mood! A great golden colour and nice euro aroma, and a brilliant crisp mouthfeel combined with a brilliantly snapping dry-crisp flavor. The head goes down quickly on this one, and I would actually suggest drinking it from the bottle, as it is not quite as good on tap IMHO. This is a simple, very drinkable, all around beer, that is good to drink 365 days of the year.
Nice One.

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 alankwak
3.98/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden, moderate carbonation and clear. Head retention and lacing was only average.,
S: Low to moderate hop aroma.
T: Smooth with a some grassy notes. Very nice balance of hop bitterness and the sweet malt. Very smooth.
M: Moderate mouthfeel. Just right for this style.
D: Excellent drinkability. Could down these all night. Very nice pale Euro lager.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.94/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear extra pale straw color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of bready malt with a moderate spicy noble hop presence. It is quite nice, and very good for the style. The taste is a lot like the aroma, with the hops being slightly more dominant. Again, very nice for the the style. The mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, but not too high. Overall, I'm very surprised by this beer. It isn't only good for its style, it is good all around. I would certainly drink this again.

Photo of jackb112
3.9/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A go to beer at most Italian restaurants.

Photo of CraigShap
3.89/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A classic lager and somehow evokes its "italian" spirit through being dry and slightly choppy for the style. Best lawnmower beer out there.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.86/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peroni has a thick, white head and a very clear, deep golden appearance, with lots of carbonation. The aroma is slight, but one maybe can pick up some barley malt with a strong sniff. Taste is a good mix of hops and barley, as per the description. I found this full-bodied taste and mouth-feel to be delicious, and it finished refreshing and not as dry as American lagers. Also, I was glad this sample was not skunked (green bottle). Overall, I really liked Peroni and would recommend giving it a try.

RJT

Photo of BarrelO
3.85/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pale like a macro. Somewhat respectable head. If you poured this into a flute, it would be indistinguishable from champagne.

S: Neither malt nor hops assert themselves strongly.

T: Hops are definitely present, but this is much more malt-forward than the typical Euro. Finishes slightly sweet. Kind of like a toned-down helles.

M: Light, bubbly, cleansing.

D: You can definitely detect the Bavarian influence in this beer. For that reason, it's a notch above most Euro lagers.

Photo of Sathanas
3.84/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the style, Peroni offers powerful euro lager flavours yet a light and crisp experience also.

Photo of Mitchster
3.84/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought and drank this in Sorrento, Italy. Clear, straw golden with a thin white head, poor retention and minimal lacing with mild to moderate carbonation and a medium-light body. Aroma begins with pale malts, freshly cut grass, faint green apples and straw. Very similar to Steinlager with some mild fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light. Taste begins with light flavor hops, fades to mild pale malts and grassy hops, and a moderate sweetness. The finish is lightly dry with lightly spicy bittering hops that are well-balanced. Reminds me of Steinlager in many ways. Alcohol is very mild and clean and hardly noticeable. A decent pilsener.

Photo of BeerBob
3.82/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peroni Nastro Azzurro pours a haze chilled light gold from a 12oz light green glass bottle with a pry off cap. Head of fine bubbled white foam went to just under two fingers in my 16oz glass beer tumbler. The head lasted just a short time before disappating away to leave a full cap of foam, with slight amounts of lace.

Nose is a fresh and lightly toasted barley malt with some sweet notes along with a touch of damp husk. Palate is a highly carbonated barley malt, that is very crisp, dry, and clean. The bitter of hops is the dominate aftertaste that is followed by the sweet toasted barley malt.

I like this brew from Italy, with an ABV of 5.1% by volume (from the Nastro Azzurro web site). I will be looking for more of this stuff, come Summer in Nebraska.

"Best before end:" 08/17/06

Photo of tugdriver7
3.8/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When in Rome... Or when in an Italian restaurant. Whether real or imagined, this beer seemed to go really well with my pizza and pasta. Light yellow color, soft head, "tiny bubbles" --looked like champagne in the glass. Subtle Euro "skunk" in the nose, but the light, smooth mouthfeel and crisp (in a fruity way) hops taste really balanced it out. Little malt to speak of, but enough for a satisfying drink with dinner. Unlike some other "macro" Euros with their metallic aftertastes or "in your face" hop bite, this one ended clean and slightly bitter. Surprisingly refreshing. Nothing I'd buy to keep on hand, but definitely something I'd do again when dining out Italian. Buona birra.

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