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

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1,368 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 53 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of monkeybeer


2.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Golden yellow little no white lace / head

S- A slight skunky smell to it light hop odor

T- Tasted like your average Heineken, nothing to really stand out

M- Went down smooth, slight aftertaste the beer skunk after taste very thin

D- Not bad would have been better on a hot day, not one I would run out and get again but might have it if I were out for Italian.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 02:10:33 | More by monkeybeer
Photo of goschool


2.13/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I've tasted Peroni Lager before and it's a decent beverage. I ordered a Peroni at an Italian restaurant assuming I would be getting that, but instead I got Nastro Azzurro. Let's check it out.

Appearance: This one pours a light gold color with a small, wispy bright white head.

Smell: The aroma, what little aroma there is, has a bit of grains, pilsner malts, and a virtually undetectable hint of grassy hops.

Taste: Yippy, what a flavor profile! Only its minuscule hop flavor can make the malt presence seem noticeable. There's also a metallic flavor, which isn't great, but there's really nothing for it to negatively affect.

Mouthfeel: It's light-bodied and fizzy.

Drinkability: It's best suited for washing down food, although that's a very generous assessment. If you see Peroni Lager at a restaurant, give it a try, if it's Nastro Azzurro, order wine or water.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 08:59:36 | More by goschool
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2.2/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was $7,79 a six-pack on sale at Safeway here in Eureka, CA. This poured a very pale yellow with a moderate size white head. Medium lacing was left in the glass. There was an aroma of stale yeast in the nose, and a mouthfeel that was actually sharp on the tongue. Flavor was metallic at first and improved some as the beer warmed. Finish was distinctly bitter, but not a nice bitter. I did not particularly care for this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 23:04:04 | More by rkuhnel
Photo of auxiliary

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had this last night.

Appearance - Poured a light golden color with a small white head, not much lace.

Smell - Oats and a skunk light smell, (skunk as beer not the animal).

Taste - Light, crisp,dry, not much hop taste, had a skunk taste, reminds me of a Heineken. They are the same
type of beer.

Mouthfeel - light bosy, some carbination, crisp.

Drinkability - I split this beer, and I only drank 3/4 of it. Didn't enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 16:10:40 | More by auxiliary
Photo of alexskovan

New York

2.05/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Italian beer? Hmmm. Well, they make a lot of very good wine. (And a lot of not-so-good wine too. . . )

Poured pale gold with a fluffy white head that dropped to a half-inch. Not much in the nose; smells like a macro. Tastes like a macro too, watery, with just a hint of bittering, and a very unapealing, soapy aftertaste.

It's a macro -- with an "imported" price-tag. If this is your kind of beer, well, there are plenty of American brews just like it -- and for a lot less money.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 20:25:06 | More by alexskovan
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1.5/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz green bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Very little head and no lacing to speak of. Color is a pale watery yellow. Active carbonation streamers.
Smell at first is slightly skunky, but mellows no a bland cereal grain aroma. Taste is a very weak grain flavor.
Mouthfeel is watery and thin.
This is easy to drink just because water is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2007 04:17:38 | More by bort11
Photo of mithrascruor


3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a generic pale gold/straw color, very clear. Nice airy white head, but it doesn't last long at all.

Smell: Typical European lager smell; a bit more floral than usual. No skunk, thankfully.

Taste: Generic lightly hopped & malted lager, with a pinch of floral tastes. A bit better than I would have expected.

Mouthfeel: Has a dry/clean feel with a good bit of tinglyness.

Drinkability: Definitely drinkable, but not very engaging.

This is a typical and decent European pale lager. In general it's something that I wouldn't bother with, but if it's cheap it's alright. Nothing too interesting about it, but nothing objectionable either.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 04:29:42 | More by mithrascruor
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Ontario (Canada)

1.43/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Clear straw yellow with a brittle white head that quickly dissipates.

Smells like hops, veggies and old rope. Not offensive, but odd. Spritzy mouthfeel from lively carbonation. Very light bodied beer. Tastes awful, like it was brewed in a plastic barrel. Nasty chemical and soap flavours. Feh.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 05:48:42 | More by TerryW
Photo of NeroFiddled


3.63/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The name Nastro Azzurro sounds pretty exciting in Italian, but in English it translates to the rather boring "blue ribbon".

It pours a crystal clear straw gold body beneath a full head of frothy bright-white foam. The head retention is quite good, and it leaves some initial wide rings of lace about the glass.

The aroma delivers clean, sweetish, straight-forward malt and a touch of spicy hops.

In the mouth it's gently crisp, with a medium body and fiine-bubbled, standard carbonation.

The flavor offers a clean, lightly sweet and grainy malt that's well threaded-through with spicy and very lightly herbal hops. It's very nicely balanced with both the malt and hops appearing on their own, at start and finish respectively, but also as one perfectly intertwined combination across the middle. A bold bitterness runs through it, and it finishes dry with lingering spicy hops throughout the mouth. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 22:20:14 | More by NeroFiddled
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1.8/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this brew in a Italian restaurant in Orlando Florida. I must begin by saying, the Italians should stick to making wine. Poured a light yellow hue with a white fizzy head that disappeared quickly. The only scent I got was of old wet grass and the flavor was non existences. Needless to say, I drank the whole brew with great angst (rule#1 drink what you open.). Overall this brew suck for my palate, not to say some my find it refleshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 23:34:52 | More by GimpyCane
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United Arab Emirates

3.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this at an Italian pizza joint. The bottle doesn't look the same as the picture above, it's now a blue-ish label with red letters. I poured it into a mug and at first it appears to be highly carbonated, lots of bubbles and gave up a big head. It fades rather quickly, liquid is yellow in color w/ a small white head. I can smell a grassy scent in there, but nothing stands out. The taste is much better than I expected, it's got a slight hoppy taste to it that goes down very smooth. It's a bit on the thin side, but the gentle bubbles are enjoyable. This would make for a good brew to have on the boat or while you mow your lawn. I was sitting outside in the sun. It was rather hot out w/ the sun shining on me and I can say this beer hit the spot. This beer was better in the bottle than in the mug though.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 22:24:05 | More by beeroclock
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South Carolina

2.33/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured the palest yellow I have ever seen, almost clear, with huge seltzer like fizzy head. Smell was your classic light malt, macro smell, nothing great at all. Taste was about the same, really wasn't any. Almost thought I was drinking sprite. I would not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2006 22:44:06 | More by mikesgroove
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New York

2.03/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours light beige, some carbonation, no head. Looks like a light beer. Smell is lightly hopped and well skunked! Taste follows with some hops, not much flavor, and a bit o' skunk. Eh. Tastes and smells like a light Heineken. Mouthfeel is very light also. A decent session beer I suppose, but I'm not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 04:52:57 | More by aquatonex
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2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clear, extremely light-yellow color with a small white head.

Aroma is a bit lemon, grass, straw, and sweet honey.

Flavor resembles most characteristics of normal macros. However, it also has an airy lemongrass taste with some spices. It has some sweetness from light honey. The aftertaste reveals this negative qualities of this beer.

Mouthfeel was just fine. Carbonation was fine, and it was actually crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability was hit and miss. It was crisp, but the aftertaste was a bit off. Luckily my beer wasn't skunked like others have complained about. However, I won't order it again.

I ordered this at the Macaroni Grill Restaurant. They didn't have anything worth getting on tap. Unfortunately I can add now say they just don't have any beers worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 04:45:58 | More by terrabyte
Photo of stephendr


2.03/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear yellow appearance – medium white head , last kind of long - nose of skunk , rice , grass , hint of hopps and hay – taste of straw , corn , and light hopps – semi – sparkly body however, dry body – aftertaste slightly sweet, skunky , and bitter that lingers too long

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2006 04:42:37 | More by stephendr
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

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

330 ml green bottle, 5.1% alcohol.
The "Beer of the Week" at Bottlescrew Bill's. Nothing really special, they usually just hilight something different.
A very average macro lager. Looks and smells like every other beer in the category. Actually was expecting more euro-skunk due to the green bottle, but it wasn't too bad. Again, fairly bland taste, not bad but what was expected - just average is all I can say. Drinkability was good, there was enough hops and carbonation to help clear the palate of the greasy pub platter we were eating at the same time.
It was worth trying, not disappointed, but once was enough. Probably won't search out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2006 16:21:10 | More by BigBry
Photo of billybob


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

pours a quarter inch head which fades right to nothing, no lacing at all. color is clear light yellow no carbonation very flat looking in appearance. smell is fresh but not much else going on there. taste has slight hop watered down and very little carbonation. mouthfeel light not much else. not impressed with this beer for an import and would not pay the higher price for it when there are better here that i can buy.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2006 03:43:12 | More by billybob
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2.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Italians get puzzled with this when They go abroad. IT wa snice to have it since it was too hot in Italy that day, at leats the day I had it. BUt a little expensive on my oppinion. The colour is just as a regular LAger, Golden with green spots. NOrmal foam but good. NICe aroma but a little grasping.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 16:15:57 | More by nekronos
Photo of Byeast


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

Poured a clear, light yellow , with a small white head. The aroma is light and of pale malt , and a touch of hop. The taste is very clean but a little thin for my taste. Its very easy drinking just not very flavorful or different. Some mild grains and malt flavor , tinge of soapy hop , and very clean finish. Definatly a drinkable beer , just not very unique or flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2006 04:59:06 | More by Byeast
Photo of dreadfulbrian


3.4/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this last night at a franchise italian resatraunt, the two "local" beers were this and a Moretti.

Pours like a macro brew. Head dissapates quickly. Straw Colored.
Didn't smell much like anything but a macro.
At this point I was getting dissapointed that I had just ordered a macro...sigh.

This is no macro. Very smooth, crisp flavor. I really like how smooth this beer is. I could easily drink another one. It would be a great heat of the day beer.

I would drink this one again...and again...and again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2006 15:28:44 | More by dreadfulbrian
Photo of TechMyst


1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Container Volume: 355ml

Container type: bottle

Fresh: y

Purchased @: Michele's

Cost: $2.50

Head: none

Lace: none

Color: pale yellow

Aroma: tinny

Mouthfeel: light

Palate: curls the tongue

Taste: Ordered at an Italian Restaurant. Tastes like a stale Heiniken.

Mowing/Working on car- n
With Friends- n
Sipping- n
Get my buzz on- n

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 06:49:34 | More by TechMyst
Photo of vancurly


2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale yellow, straw. White frothy head, some bubbling in the glass. The head remains down the glass, leaving a reasonable lace.
Initial aroma I picked up upon opening was of hemp. In the glass, this morphs into a wild vegetation / lantana herbaciousness. Weedy.
Pale malty grain flavours, nothing remarkable. Some hop herbaciousness, lingers.
Light mouthfeel but the beer is flat. Finishes watery. Perhaps this is brewed stronger, and then diluted... kinda feels like that.
Might go well with food, but on its own I'd rather look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2006 03:04:28 | More by vancurly
Photo of scottoale


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

From a green 12oz bottle, with a Best Before End 02/04/07 on the neck label, pours an almost clear (pale straw yellow) liquid with 1/2" white foam head. Heads gone, steady bubbles upwelling.

It could be me, but there is almost nothing to smell here. this is the weakest smelling beer I have ever come accross, seriously. It has a very faint grainy pale malt scent and that is it.

The flavor is of metallicaly tainted water with a mild straw (dry hay) note that is very bland. It doesn't taste bad...it just has no real taste. If there is any alcohol in this brew, it must have evaporated.

Watery thin mouthfeel with body that's as light as a beer could be...drinks like water.

Some great things come out of Italy...this unfortunately isn't one of them.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 09:08:38 | More by scottoale
Photo of weeare138


2.03/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appears a pale gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Chunks of carbonation quickly rise to the top.
Smell is of yeasty cornbread batter with some pils malt, fresh cut lawn, and scattered straw.
Taste is of the same, non-complex aromas with a metalic, grassy taste.
Mouthfeel is grainy, grassy, and like bad medicine that I really don't want to swallow with an unbalanced bitterness that leads to a metallic funk that is just plain unapealling.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2006 23:18:57 | More by weeare138
Photo of kimcgolf


2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a pale yellow color, with thin white heaed that dissipates quickly, and leaves little lacing. The aroma is mostly floral, and the flavor is predominantlyt floral hops. The palate is average and smooth. This is an okay beer, and might be even better if I were having it with an Italian meal instead of just taste-testing by itself.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 01:45:57 | More by kimcgolf
Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.