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: 237 | FT: 0
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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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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 WoodBrew
3.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The better half and I attended a wonderful comedy show last evening at a neat Italian reastaurant in Melrose Park, IL! Chuck Salvo did a tremendous job and made us laugh with ease. In addition, we were with a great group of friends!! The Italian restaurant did have a poor beer selection though. However, I did enjoy the Peroni’s in the bottle….they went with our meal just fine. As with most Euro beer, it was seemingly a classic pilsner style beer. Clear, bubbly, color with white foam head, grainy nose, and a crisp clear taste. I could certainly do a session with this stuff….proved that last night!!! And when I say session….it means the mouthfeel was good enough.

Photo of tobelerone
2.71/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A clear light yellow beer with a fizzy white head that settles quickly. Minimal lacing. Kind of generic Euro lager aroma; grainy malt, slightly fruity, floral hops in the background. Flavor is pretty similar; very vaguely skunky, with a lightly sweet pale malt flavor and the hint of those floral hops underneath. Pretty nondescript but also fairly inoffensive. Totally unremarkable. Crisp and light bodied, with lively carbonation and a clean, dry finish. Decently refreshing, also fairly watery. Not the worst of the bunch but nothing special either. Pairs well served ice cold with pizza. No need to drink it any warmer as whatever nuances it possesses aren’t worth examining.

Photo of Derek
3.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear with a slightly yellow hue. Pours a nice white head; no retention or lace.

S: Plenty of floral hop aroma.

T: Predominantly floral hops, with a little grainy sweetness. Bitterness is VERY mild. It's not unpleasant, there just isn't much flavour.

M: Surprisingly light for its strength, moderate carbonation, relatively smooth.

D: A little more bitterness would give it a crisp, refreshing quality.

Photo of Tone
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, slight metallic, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, metallic, and a hint of dry hops. Overall, a rather average epl, that is most likely better before imported.

Photo of DrJay
2.59/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear, light straw yellow. Soapy white bubbles capped the beer and quickly dissipated. Sharp aroma of spicy, sulfury, herbal hops, slightly vegetal, with a maltiness in the background. Low bitterness with herbal, sort of minty, hop flavour that turned lemony towards the end. Light malt and veggies, slightly metallic finish. Light bodied, average carbonation that felt a bit coarse, dry. It's light, mostly inoffensive, and easy to drink. I'm not fond of the hops, veggies, and metallic character though, so it's not something I'd go back to.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: It pours straw coloured with a even white head that lingers for quite some time, and afterwards there is a lot of head residues on the glass.

S: There is definitely floral hops and malt (possibly caramell), and a lot of fruit (green apples and citrus).

T: A refreshing beer that has a nice mix of floral as well as bitter hops, some sweetness to the malt and both fruity and floral notes.
The aftertaste is rather long with a nice bitterness.

M: Dry, medium bodied with some carbonic acid.

D: A nice lager that goes down smoothly (preferably in summer). This beer would taste rather nice with a pizza.

Photo of tone77
3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Aroma is very mild, almost non existent. There is a light crisp taste, not much flavor. Feels ok in the mouth and is fairly drinkable. Overall this is a pretty mediocore beer.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before July 10, 2012. The green bottles sitting on the shelf would cut that by a smidgeon, me thinks.

The colour of straw, a small 1/2" head of foam, decent lacing.

The smell is the usual for the style or for an American Adjunct Lager. Grain, corn, light ambiguous bitterness.

Grainy flavour with notes of corn, very light bitterness, I can see why it's a top seller in Italy for the similar reason that Bud Light is the top seller in the US. Light on the flavours and not offensive and easy drinking. Hardly an endorsement by moi but it stands to reason. Flavour doesn't seem to be a major priority of the average beer drinker. I hope saying that doesn't make me come across as a beer snob as that's not my intention...

Photo of wordemupg
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into Corsendonk chalice feb21 2010

A very light straw yellow with a thumbs width of fast falling head that leaves no lace

S lots of grassy hops, a little hay and maybe some lemon

T on par with the smell nothing offensive but nothing great either

M thin but crisp, pretty standard though

D no real problems with this one just another basic beer

try it just don't pay for it, may be better with a hot sun

Photo of Brad007
3.23/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale light-gold color with a one-finger head that lingers a bit into my pint glass.

Aroma is that of cooked corn and/or skunked hops. Not much else to detect. A bit sweet and that's all.

Taste is skunky with at least a nice hint of bready malt in the middle that makes it somewhat bearable. A bit of hop bitterness is present as well.

Mouthfeel is full of bready malt and only light skunkiness. Not as bad as one would think but still not too impressive.

It's alright. Easy to drink and has a bit more flavor than I expected. There's not much to expect from this style otherwise.

Photo of bark
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The liquid is clear pale yellow; the white foam sinks quickly down to a thin white lid.

The smell is malty and a bit dry with notes of hay, white bread and some almost unnoticeable aroma hops.

The taste is first very mild with some sweet malt, and then a sour bitterness emerges together with some alcohol and a grapefruit-like fruit-flavour. The aftertaste is easy-going with a somewhat sweet bread-like malty taste paired with a simple bitterness.

The carbonation is OK with some big bubbles, but it gets stale very quick.

I found this beer as another typical Mediterranean quencher: Not bad, but not exceptional in any way either.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.24/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured a spritzy, citrus one finger head. A golden, clear straw color with constant lace bubbling to the surface. There was nothing to smell but maybe some citrus-like hops & water. Tasted like watered down hops with a little straw left to sit in the brew kettle. The mouthfeel was very light which gave it a high drinkability rating.
Overall, a very thirst quenching beer. But nothing special since it tase like any other American macro, but comes with a higher price since it's from Italy.

Photo of glid02
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at a random bar in Sorrento.

Pours a clear straw color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes quickly into a thin ring around the glass leaving light lacing.

Smells of light pilsner malts with mild amounts of adjunct sweetness and even lighter amounts of earthy hop aromas. As the beer warms the hop aromas intensify a bit but never outdo the malt and adjunct.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Pilsner malt and sweet adjunct flavors up front are joined midway through the sip by slight grassy and earthy hop flavors. The hops carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without any problems however I'm not sure about another.

Overall this is another beer that I was not a fan of state-side but that is infinitely more palatable close to the source. I shudder to think what those outside of the U.S. think about our BMC products. Anyways, this isn't a bad beer but it's not worth seeking out either.

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Bravo's with an Italian dinner. This was not a good beer, it made no good impressions. It was crystal clear, yellow color, film of white bubbles. The smell was neutral, nothing at all. Maybe malt. The taste was nothing special either, just bland. Like carbonated water with a little malt flavor. I'll choose water next time.

Photo of puboflyons
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sampled from a bottle on Feb. 26, 2009 at an Olive Garden restaurant. It was too dark to see an expiration date or lot number. This poured a pale yellow with a puffy white head. The aroma had some malt and hop mixtures but overall it just smelled like a Euro-macro lager. The taste was more malted than anything else. I must say that despite the rather average overall session, it did have a slightly fresher quality about it that helped it eke out a slightly better grade from me.

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer evacuates the 355ml green bottle a light gold color with the head modest in size, bright white in color and the texture frothy, the resultant lace a thin covering upon the glass. Nose is standard malt; fresh and crisp, start is lightly sweet, the grain profile adequate and the top cadaverous. Finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, quite dry aftertaste, cannot say it does a lot for me.

Photo of spinrsx
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into a pint glass

Appearance - straw/pale yellow, clear, small white fizzy head that dissipates quickly, minimal lacing.

Smell - barley/wheat, bready, floral notes.. grainy

Taste & Mouth - slightly metallic, dry taste, higher carbonation, kind of watery. You can taste the barley

D rink - an average beer in my books, reminds me of miller high life. Light and decent for the summer months.

Photo of DrDemento456
1.98/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I guess I expected a shitty lager when I found this in the House of 1,000 beers mixed six section. Pour is as clear yellow as it gets without being a light beer. Another note on appearance is the weird notch's in the back of the bottle. I guess that's for opening a beer with another beer. Screams classy.

Head was just a mere half inch and I was surprised to see it not fizz into nothing. Smell is your typical corn, musk, and hop mix. Taste is equally the same maybe some cardboard and moldy hops yet it taste as refreshing as filtered water. Makes my stomach rumble a tad. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall these Euro lagers are all the same. Light like spring water. Heavy on corn and sunk hops. Little revisit value.

Photo of avalon07
2.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a pale yellow color and a totally clear consistency. Very little head and lacing.

S: Typically skunky aroma, with a little hops and citrus.

T: A thin, generally tasteless beer, with some hints of hops and lemon. Not very interesting.

M: Not much carbonation and a dry finish. Slightly flat.

D: This isn't a particularly good beer. It's not offensively bad, but it lacks any definitive flavor or personality.

Photo of xnicknj
1.57/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle - thanks to someone for leaving this at my apartment (i think?)

Pours a clear piss-water yellow with a froth of white head. Retains for a bit, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

Wow. Immediate skunkiness erupts from the beer into the nose, even at long distance. Funky and odd in all the wrong ways, with a few hints of grain and lemon peel.

Slight citrus hints up front with lemon. Grainy and biscuit malts with an really unpleasant funkiness. Borderline sour and metallic, which puts bulletholes throughout any sort of profile this beer might attempt to cultivate. Finishes bitter and dry, but not in a good way.

Lighter medium body. slightly higher carbonation, prickly and awfully lingering on the tongue. Holy crap this is BAD. An unmitigated trainwreck of poor flavors doused in skunk. I'd take a Bud Light over this ANY day.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.29/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Best before 03/12/10.

A - One of the lightest beers I've ever seen, it's as pale yellow straw as they come and totally clear bubbly with a fantastic white head. Three fingers rose up right away to lower slowly while leaving a solid collar of lacing.

S - Unmistakable Euro-Lager sulfery smell that makes it hard to determine whether it's skunked or not. It has an interesting smell regardless. Typical adjunct aroma though but with a bit more hops.

T - There isn't much to the flavor. The sulfur is still there but it's otherwise a dry and bland lager. It's different somehow but not in a great way.

M - Crisp, fizzy, and light-bodied, this beer finishes with a carbonation bite. It's also extremely dry.

D - A Euro Lager I probably wont ever have again but it's not God-awful. Just lacking in every regard. Nothing about it stands out. If it's skunked, it's not too bad for being skunked that's for sure.

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

Pours an uninspiring clear yellow, and there is not much head. Aroma is weak and malty. Flavor is malty and has some bitterness, but there is no depth - it tastes no different from a hundred other lagers that I have tried. At least it is not watery like some American macro-brews.

Photo of clayrock81
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale gold body with a one-finger head that died quickly. Possessed a faint aroma of grains and earthiness. A light-bodied brew that went a little slick but had some hop bite as well as a grainy huskiness to it. Not much for taste but at least it went down smooth. Just a half-decent Euro lager that isn't worth getting again.

Photo of champ103
3.52/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow with a small head and little lace.
S: Not much here. Some faint hops and some spices.
T: I really enjoyed the taste of this beer. Very piny with a good hop character and a good amount of spice. A bit grainy, but nothing much to complain about.
M/D: Light a crisp in the mouth. Easy to puy back if in the mood.

This is a decent light beer, and pairs well with some great Italian food.

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