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

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Ratings: 1,665
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 182 | FT: 0
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Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A. visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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 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.


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 Nick09
3.85/5  rDev +39.5%

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.

Photo of jerrytodd
3.8/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer geeks be damned I think this is a very fine euro pils.

Appearance is a bit light but certainly well made with very good head/lacing

Smell is a uniquely sweet pils grain, lovely

Taste is about as nice a summer sessionable beer as I can think of

Mouthfeel a tad thin, but within spec

Overall an enjoyable beer I've been drinking for years

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

In all aspects, this is your standard mass-produced pilsner, but a good one. Bright color, lasting head with a bit of lace, minimal skunkiness to the nose and a sharp, crisp taste. This got panned by several here but in terms of a straight up everyday pilsner I thought it better than most US representations of the style.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.78/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like Peroni. In the bottle it's okay. On tap it really shines. Okay, it's a Euro lager, and it's not going to knock your socks off. But it gets the job done in a comfortable, enjoyable way. Drink it at an Italian restaurant, on tap with some chicken marsala, and you'll be good to go.

Keep in mind, this is the draught version:

Appearance: A rich, golden color, with a two-finger width head that dissipates quickly into a light bubbly lacing. Quite attractive in the glass.

Aroma: It doesn't smell like a lager, really. There is a definite grainy scent to it, but I also detect a distinct, but light hoppiness about it too.

Taste: A very European, gentle hoppiness. Grain, but a suggestive, malty aftertaste. It does not offend.

Mouth: No bitterness, especially after eating a few bites of food. It's a good mealtime beer.

Overall: The beer is not stellar, but it's really not bad. Drink it on tap and you will not regret it. I found myself liking it more and more as I sipped it. Like I said, it goes well with Italian food, but also with just about anything else. A good, solid European lager.

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 BDIMike
3.77/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peroni Nastro Azzuro is the "Peroni" that we drink here in America. There is about three different Peronis to choose from on this site that I think are all the same so I went with this one. Peroni pours nicely with very little aroma. I am not a Pale Euro guy, but this beer has less of a skunk taste than others, which I like. It has a good mouthfeel and very drinkable. I guess it's a good reason they just started shipping in 12 packs!

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3.76/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

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