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

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Reviews: 663
Hads: 1,798
Avg: 2.75
pDev: 37.82%
Wants: 24
Gots: 288 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of paulginva
2.7/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pilsner glass, produced a white fizzy 1/2" head that dissipated quickly leaving virtually no head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a clear pale yellow body.

AROMA: A light grainy corn scent with a light hint of indeterminate hops and a very light hint of skunk. Not bad but not very good either.

TASTE: Pretty much the same as the smell except that the skunk was a bit more prominent. Not exactly overwhelming.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light] body with a thin texture, moderate carbonation and virtually no body lacing. What there was dissipated quickly. The initial flavor is light sweetness with a very lightly bitter finish that lasted for a short time.

DRINKABILITY: Based on alcohol content, this beer was repeatable but I probably wouldn't opt to have another. Unfortunately, this was the only beer this particular Italian restaurant had available. I chose water for my second drink. It sort of reminded me of a Stella with the skunk added, and skunk isn't my favorite flavor. Overall, I'd call this a beer of very modest accomplishment. If you want a beverage Italians do well, stick to wine.

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Photo of lwillitz
2.82/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - 2 fingers of quickly-fading white head over a crystal-clear light straw yellow body; loaded with carbonation bubbles; looks like a light champagne

S - very strong bitter scent of grass and leaves

T - better than the nose; lightly-sweetened corn leading into a mouthful of spice and grass from the hops; dry finish with a touch of honey

M - light/medium body with high carbonation; better than it looks, but nothing special

O - It's not far off for the style, but also nothing special as a beer in general.

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Photo of machalel
1.88/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Note that this review is for the Peroni Nastro that is brewed under licence in Australia.


Appearance: Yellow and clear, with a pale white head of about 1.5cm. Head disappears within a few seconds, but still manages wisps of lacing down the glass.

Aroma: A little bit of hops, a little bit of grass, a little bit of zest... but quite dull overall.

Taste: Move along, nothing to see here! Just some bitterness, very faint hints of malt, and that weird metallic 'tang' that a lot of macro beers have when brewed in Australia... A very generic flavour (and I use the word flavour loosely).

Mouthfeel: Very light in body, and high carbonation. Quite crisp, it's definitely a beer for the masses in style.

Drinkability: I could not finish the glass, it was a big disappointment. I have had the *real* Nastro that is brewed in Italy, and although I’m not a massive fan, it was beautiful in comparison. This felt like a slightly more well-rounded VB...

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Photo of Dave1999
3.2/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a transparent yellow with a foamy white head. Had bubbles rising to the top.

Smelled of sweet malts.

Tastes sweet malty with a bitter after taste.

Well carbonated and refreshing.

Overall a not too bad larger, nothing out standing. A good refreshing hot weather beer.

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Photo of FrankieW
4.25/5  rDev +54.5%
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!

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Photo of stoutman
2.68/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is malty with some hops. Taste is mildly malty with a very slight bitter hop finish and dry. Pours a golden pale clear with off white head. It has a nice aroma of hops and a slightly bitter flavor with no sweetness. It is a nice hop, that is used. I guess it's an OK pilsener. I'd rather think of this one as a thin, boring, almost tasteless beer.

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Photo of Treebs
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at an Italian place. Served in a shaker pint.

A: Pours a clear yellow lager color with a thin white head. The head recedes to a thin collar and sticks around for the whole time. The body is very livley with bubbles.

S: Typical light lager smell. Grassy hops, some pale malts and a faint citrus.

T: The taste is more pronounced than the nose. More grassy hops, touch of citrus and pale malt sweetness to round it out.

M: Clean and crisp with a light body. Nice carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: A solid Euro pale lager. Way better on tap than in the bottle. I would take this over BMC any day.

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Photo of bogus564
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz, poured into a tall pilsner glass.

The label reads 'Birra Superiore', Italian for superior beer. Confident. I'm about to find out if it really is...

A: As I'd expect from a Euro Pale Lager, it's very yellow in color. Wheat colored head that doesn't hold for even a few seconds. I'm kinda bummed, but then, with this style, heads don't tend to hold up.

S: It certainly smells like a Euro Pale Lager; there's a bit of hops, a bit of grass, and a weak citrus signal. I'm not as confident as the maker is at this point.

T: Everything I smelled is there - hops, grass, lemon, grapefruit. It's in weak proportion, though, and it's a bit watery. I might say the brewery was bold with their claim, but the proof is in the pudding (or beer), and it doesn't hold up to tight scrutiny.

M: It's okay, almost good. It's light in body, but you'd expect that from this style. It's well-carbonated, which you'd also expect. It is a bit watery on the palate, which would be great if you were drinking water. Bland finish - kind of like Forrest Gump sitting on a bench.

O: For its style, it's alright. It doesn't knock one's socks off, but then again, it's a 5.1% ABV beer. You can have a few of these and be alright. On the bright side, they go very well with Doritos, but what doesn't? Until next time, everyone.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.6/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pilsner glass.

A - Beer poured a perfectly clear golden yellow color with a nice bubbly 1/5 finger head with nice retention and lacing.

S - Detectable pilsner grains and a hint of corn.

T/M - The beer starts crisp and somewhat grainy but transitions into a pleasant mixture of carbonation, pilsenr malts, with little hop character just as the style should be. Finishes refreshingly crisp and clean. Well carbonation and thin bodied somewhat dry.

D - Very easy to drink.

Overall, I liked Peroni and thought it was a perfect beer to choose for a couple to pair with the Italian food. I am not sure I would seek this beer out but it's a good representative of the style and to date my favorite from Italy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 02:33:05

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Photo of Merkur
2.84/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at a Carraba's.

Beer pours a nice pale golden color with a slight amount of white foamy head.

Beer has a bit of a grassy, sour smell.

Taste is crisp and refreshing. A bit bready tasting, but not much here.

Refreshing amount of carbonation. Nice and light

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.91/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single finger head with decent retention and lots of lacing on a clear golden body. Aromatics with a musty wheat aroma but not much else. Granny smith apple is noted throughout on a crisp wheat backbone. High carbonation and light body. Refreshing with a slightly bitter finish to it. Overall this one is actually good for what it is. I think it may be the green apple I am getting from it.

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Photo of ajanesz
2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle in a pint glass.

Appearance - Pale straw color. Good carbonation. 1 finger of white head and frothy lacing that dissapated quickly

Smell - Did not have a strong smell. Words I would use to describe: Grassy, sour, pungent.

Taste - The taste was very grainy and crisp with a sharp pugent bitterness. It was thin with just enough carbonation. The aftertaste had a slight skunky note.

Mouthfeel - Very little body. Fairly smooth and drinkable.

Overall - A crisp, clean, refreshing beer with a sour bite and slightly bitter flavor. A drinkable beer with a unique flavor profile in the Premium American Lager category (even though its a Euro beer).

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Photo of mfigueroa713
2.73/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A good beer at a fair price. Refreshing and fairly smooth. Good for large parties to add a little variety to the mix. Nice carbonation but head will not last long. Easy to drink and seems to taste better if drinking on the shores of Italy. Which is actually the first time I had tried it.

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Photo of bnes09
2.79/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light urine color. No head, no lacing.

Smell of rice and skunk.

Not much malt flavor, mostly rice. Hint of grassy hop and lots of skunk.

Light feel. Average carbonation. Slippery finish (as I would imagine ky jelly feels on the tongue.)

Not good. Avoid.

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Photo of bobhits
1.45/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours about the worst looking beer known to man! Ultra light, white head that fades in moments...totally awful looking. There are some bubbles in the body so I guess I'll give credit for that. Just awful.

Skunked beer with maybe a hint of sweet malt?

Thankfully the flavor here isn't awful. It reminds me of a helles without the yeasty flavors that often add the needed complexity. This beer tries to have a yeasty flavor but it fails to get there.

Crisp and clean perhaps, but there's something lacking here.

I wanted to dog this one as just lacking anything of value. Instead this just a very bad beer, but not an insult to beer.

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Photo of cbutova
2.42/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Poured out of the green bottle and into a pint glass with a very pale gold colored body, ultra clear. Small white head with a foamy look builds up and fizzes out pretty quickly. Any white disappears leaving and no lace builds up on the glass.

S- Aroma has good strength but it isn't of stuff I necessarily like. It has that "Bud" adjunct feel with bread, grain and a light cracker malt sweetness. A bit of Euro spicy floral hops.

T- Crisp light flavor of adjuncts, cereal grains and yeast bread. Light fruit sweetness again that you get in many lower ABV lagers. Hops are present with grassy, floral and spicy notes. Overall crisp and watered down feel.

MF- Highly carbonated ultra thin body. Fizzy feel on the palate.

Not terrible when it comes down to it but it does feel watered down and fizzy to me, too much so. Not offensive like some of the popular American light lagers but not good.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.84/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer appeared a pale golden color with noticeable carbonation following to the top of the beer. Upon the pour, the beer quickly produced a very big, 3+ fingers, white, foamy head and it dissipated and quickly as it was produced. No lacing to mention. The aroma of the beer was probably the best part of the beer. It gave off a nice bready and toasted malt aroma. The taste of the beer was toasted malts, but was clean and crisp, but still average at best. The beer was light, but very easy to drink...I was finished with it before I knew it and probably would have ordered another. Overall, not a bad beer, but I would not pick up a six pack for home consumption, as there are better lagers and APAs out there.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.8/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was average in most departments. It smelled better than it tasted, with good herbal and hop filled aroma. It was a very light color with champagne like carbonation that hung around. The head was fast dissipating and white. The taste was clean and toasty, but really quite average and the after taste wasn't great. Very average for a euro pale lager. The mouthfeel was clean and the aftertaste not bad, just nothing unique. Worth drinking...

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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.75/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much better on tap. Bottles tend to skunk.

Pours a bright yellow with almost no head. No lacing. It does look nice in a Peroni glass.

Smell has no hops. and smells slightly sweet with no hops whatsoever.

Taste is very smooth, hints of caramel malt, but not really of a dark variety. Definitely not overly smooth, still has somewhat of a bite to it, just to keep all that lager smoothness in check.

Theres nothing fancy to this beer. Its very smooth, sits very light in the mouth, and goes down smooth Very nice beer with pizza!

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Photo of jonb5
2.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml Bottle, poured into peroni glass. One little finger head that stayed longer than expected. Very light in colour, clear with a few bubbles. Strong industrial artificial smell with hints of corn. Tasted hints of wheat, sweet with bitter finish. Moderate mouthfull. Decent beer to drink with an Italian meal, but not enough going on to justify the high price.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.38/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured in a Pilsner glass

A- 1/2 inch white head, weak, almost no retention. Light golden color, clear with good carbonation.

S- Hoppiness, some bread or wheat tones. Light fruits and honey possibly.

T- Bitter, finishes sweet. Hoppy and sweet. Not very complex. Or very good.

M- Too thin for me. Watery.


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Photo of aBeeraWeek
2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I ordered one in one of the many Italian restaurants in Lygon St Melbourne....when in "Rome" I suppose.

Pours a light straw with a small head that disappeared quickly.

Not much in the way of smells. There is some bready aromas there and some citrus and fruits.

Pretty light on taste. Fairly sweet with some honey flavours coming through. A fruity aftertaste mostly of lemon and some hints of apple.

A light body. Very crisp though, and this matches well with the citrus aftertaste.

It's a good thirst quencher. Not huge on interesting flavours but a good refreshing offering especially when tucking in to some bruschetta.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.06/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce green bottle.

Pours very very pale clear yellow. Very short head that dissapears at first sip! Absolutely no lacing on glass. Not much to smell, a bit ricy. taste is average, saved by exceptional crispness.Glad I only purchased one bottle from the local pizzaria!

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Photo of gerite
3.03/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a typical Euro Pale Lager that does not pretend to be more than what it is. A clear golden appearance with high carbonation. A small head with moderate lacing. Not much on the smell. The taste is a bit grainy with a hint of hops. Mouthfeel is on the average side. Overall a decent beer for a summer day or with a light meal. Goes good with Italian food.

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Photo of iSip
3.33/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Peroni: I was at an Italian restaurant the other evening, so to keep in with the theme for the evening, I did order a Peroni. It poured into the glass with a clear straw colored body and a thin white head. Very subtle aroma, but nothing special. The Peroni kept an even sweetness throughout, with just the right touch of hops to keep it interesting. This was a very good beer, for what BA drinkers would call a light beer, and better than many craft brewers do with this style.

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.