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

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65
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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: 237 | 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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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up as a part of a build-your-own-sixer at my local grocer. The best by date states it's still good for another two months. Poured right from the fridge into my pilsner glass.

L: Pours a crystal-clear pale straw with about an inch of white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Cracker malts, a bit of lemon zest, hints of cracked pepper, and a bit of skunk to boot. Some sweet corn coming through, as well.

T: Some sweetness and cracker malt at the front end. There's a turn to the tart side of things, as a bit of lemon zest builds in the middle, along with cracked pepper and a bit of stewed corn. The back end has a fleeting taste of sweet white wine and just a bit of hop twang at the close.

F: Light-bodied, with a good level of carbonation that brings out the crispness and zest. A bit tart, with a bit of graininess at the close.

O: The last time I had this beer was at a pizza joint my wife and I loved when we lived in Milwaukee over five years ago. It does go nicely with pizza and Italian food, but it's far from spectacular on its own. I've had worse Euro pale lagers, but I've definitely had better.

Photo of MadCat
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: Pours a pale, clear golden color with a light head.

Smell: Light sulfur nose with floral hops aroma and faint maltiness.

Taste: Thin malts, light hops

Feel: Light body, good carb

Overall: Not too impressed with it but not something I would turn down if offered

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 connecticutpoet
2.01/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Oh man, this was bad. Started out OK... three finger head, nice clear yellow, but when the head died down there was no lacing, no staying power.

Aroma was some lagery skunkiness and sweet grains, but not strong at all. Mild to the extreme.

Taste was bland and weak. Slightly bitter, but no hop flavor. Mostly skunky malt. Ick.

Mouthfeel was way too watery, No body at all.

Overall I will avoid this beer at all costs.

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

smells and tastes remarkably like budweiser.

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampling right now on 6/4/15 but had this before and when I was stationed in Italy from 1980 to 1982. Comes in a nice 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle with a "10/20/15" (Best By date) on the back label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head. Really not much lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of some grains for the most part with the typical 'skunky' smell from the green bottle. What's up with that? LOL! :) The taste if of some grains with a metallic mineral taste also close to the finish. Drinkable but that's all I can say for it. A bit rough. Guess this is the Italian version of "Budwesier'. Lighter-bodied with above average carbonation. Nothing special at all.

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

When in Rome, stick to the wine.

Photo of FrothFanatic
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It is basically the Italian Budweiser, or Heineken, or Miller, or (Insert your go to macro lager here). Nothing bad or awful but nothing special either.

Photo of charapaus
3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good lager italian beer, good for the hot summer days

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 ajm5108
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Normal adjunct beer, no better or worse than your typical macro euro beer like heineken.

Photo of Myotus
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates to a line within a minute. A plethora of bubbles form when poured then become medium in number after 30 seconds. Beer is a pale yellow color. Has aromas of chemicals, bready malts, and more chemicals. Initial taste is of chemicals (not as bad as they smell, though) and bready malts. Malt flavors end rather quickly as the chemical flavors persist and a hint of bitter hop flavor enters. Mouthfeel is very crisp (I suppose this beer could use at least one positive aspect) and clean. Very little dryness.

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 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 jesticals
3.55/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smells really good but has a bitter taste and carbonation bite.

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 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 WestmontStorm
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I probably wouldn't buy this brew for the house, but in my favorite Italian restaurant in Westmont IL, sitting at the bar with a pizza and listening to a guy cover Sinatra and other greats, Peroni is outstanding. Mildly skunky but overall a very refreshing beer.

Photo of TommyK154
2.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I enjoy some macro euro lagers, but this is not one of them. Always have a very skunky taste. It's fairly drinkable but not really enjoyable. Even for a macro, there are plenty of better euro lagers out there

Photo of onedogtwodog
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Meh... It's the beer equivalent of having to listen to Giada de Laurentis way over pronounce Italian words...

Photo of Jordan3389
2.02/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Average beer, not bad but not great

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.

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