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

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1,580 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,580
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 129 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Photo of khiasmus
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Peroni pours a perfectly clear, pale yellow that bubbles constantly. Color looks a bit too much like water with a drop of food coloring.An ample white head forms and leaves a bit of lace as it drops.

Aroma is not so great. A hint of skunk, some noble hopping, and just a faint bit of pils malt.

Flavor is a good bit better, with a rounded character that finishes with a good bit of hop flavor.

High carbonation abounds, and the body is watery with a slightly dry finish from the hopping.

Really not too much to say about this beer... it's far better than Stella, but nowhere near as good as Czechvar.

khiasmus, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of snaotheus
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

"Meh" kinda sums it up. I'm neither a lager nor light beer fan, and this falls into both categories. It's not terrible for those two categories, but it's not a beer I will ever go looking for.

Light yellow, light on flavor, a little fizzy, a bit of the "Bud Light" tang on the back of the tongue, feels like slightly fizzy water. I gave it a somewhat higher drinkability rating because I could see myself drinking it for an evening if there were no better options available.

snaotheus, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of likethetaste
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank this with Pizza at a little Italian restaurant. There was nothing special about this beer. It poured a light yellow and the foam did not last long. It tasted pretty much like any Macro but had a little bit of a crisper flavor. I would not go out of my way for this beer. There was nothing special about it. But it was fine with the pizza.

likethetaste, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of Stro23m
3.33/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got a growler of this from my friend who got it out of a keg and it was very very fresh so really growler means on tap.

Smells kinda skunky maybe but that could just be hops as alot of euro lagers have that smell just like heineken which i like.

has a little bit of spicy hop bite to it and is a crisp pale lager.

This is the only italian beer ive ever had and i have to say if its ice cold i can defintley drink it and enjoy it somewhat,

nothing spectacular (it will remind u of becks or somthing like that)

Stro23m, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this for $1.69.

The only reason I got it was to try a beer from Italy.. and that's al they have going for it. Italians should stick to wine.. as this is just a bland/boring euro lager. It's crisp and refreshing, but totally lacking on taste/appearance and smell. I would have this again if given to me but I wouldn't buy it in a store in a hundred years.

oriolesfan4, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of avalon07
2.3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

avalon07, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of gford217
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Athens.

Pours a clear bubbly straw color with a bubbly white head that showed very good retention and lacing. Smell is very nondescript with hints of pale malts and mild hops. The taste has a slightly hoppier kick to it with a little bitterness in the finish. The pale grains are present in the background throughout. The mouthfeel is very crisp and dry with lots of carbonation. This is actually a decent lager on a sunny summer afternoon.

gford217, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of TheDeuce
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in Florence...

Appearance-pale yellow color with an active fizzy head.

Smell-grainy with light hop flourishes and the light scent of malt.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light lager taste almost, smooth beer with minimal alcohol, sadly weak and tasteless, even sadder because the little flavor I get isn't bad.

Drinkability-I suppose it's somewhat refreshing but still no different from any other Euro Pale.

Overall-nice on a hot day in Florence but it does nothing different than any other Euro Pale lager and thus can't be recommended. Not terrible.

TheDeuce, Oct 02, 2008
Photo of craytonic
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle from grocery store in Italy.

Has that imported lager smell and taste.

Very pale, very clear.

Crisp & thin. Very metallic, I did not finish the bottle.

In Italy they have this and Turbog. If you don't want the house wine, go with the Turbog.

craytonic, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stranded at a T.G.I.Friday's I had no choice but to go Italian. The beer poured off the tap a straw gold with great clarity and lots of visible carbonation rising in it. One finger head of white head but poor retention soon became a thin skim and weak lacing too. The aroma was dry, slightly floral hops. The taste was equally disappointing, understated pilsner malt, dry and bitter hop finish. That's it. Light to medium body and sessionable. But why would you want to do that to yourself?

thekevlarkid, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of mtstatebeer
2.23/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle. Pours yellow-ish golden with a small fizzy white head. Typical lager aroma, grainy and yeasty. Also smelled a little skunky. Sweet initial flavor with a light bitter, dry and crisp but a metallic finish. Watery on the palate. Not impressed.

mtstatebeer, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of changeup45
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3/15/2008. Sampled this a few times recently at Italian restaurants that didn't have much else on the menu. Very pale looking golden color, somewhat carbonated and the head quickly fizzles down to absolutely nothing. It looked like a glass of apple juice. Aroma is grainy, with hints of hay, very much like a traditional lager. It tastes a little grassy with sweet hops and a slightly sour finish to it. Pretty easy drinking but boring and could use more flavor.

changeup45, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of ajmoody76
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

decided to go italian. have had this out in restaurants before. never bought any to bring home in the past. bought one bottle at the local beer store (mix/pick a six). 12 ounce bottle poured into an imperial pint. pale golden. clear. one finger white head. bubbles continually coming up from the depths. no lace to speak of.

initially after the pour it had a little skunkiness. after a few minutes that faded out. floral hops. touch of malt.

malty sweetness. hop crispness with earthy hop flavor. green apple? dry bitter aftertaste.

nice crisp beer. good carbonation. probably will not buy a sixer to take home but i would order it out for dinner at an italian restaurant if not drinking vino.

ajmoody76, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having long seen and avoided this, I tried it for the first time at Minneci's, a splendid local Italian restaurant. To my surprise, this wasn't bad, though the initial presentation begged for patience. A barely visible patch of white foam coated a dark golden body. Nothing special and, worse, I feared a flat beer. Sweet malt mixed with slightly spicy hops--decent nose. Fairly good taste to my pleasant surprise, creamy and smooth, fairly decent malt presence, NOT flat, slight peppery hop taste; not bad. The mouthfeel reveals certain weaknesses such as a thin body, a need for a more balanced hop presence. However, this was a pretty decent macro, one I may order again. OK, but better than I expected.

Gehrig, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of BeerCon5
2.8/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color with pretty much no head at all.

Not much of a scent, some light grains mostly.

A grainy taste, a minor hopp taste also.

Pretty light, dry feel, crisp with some lively carbonation.

Average drinker. This wasn't a bad change of pace but I don't think it's something I would buy again.

BeerCon5, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of johnd513
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this Italian macro on tap at the Upfront & Co. in Marquette MI. This beer pours a golden straw color with no head. Theres not much going on here. This beer has light carbonation. Not much I can say about the taste. Drinkability is moderate. Certainly better than an american macro but thats not saying much

johnd513, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
2.68/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

clayrock81, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had a few of these over the years, in bottles and on tap. It's a decent beer for hot summer days when you need to quench your thirst, but it is not particularly satisfying. It's just a little darker than an American pilsner style (not impressive), and it sports an underwhelming head. But, yesterday I had a pitcher at an Italian restaurant, and was surprised at how well it paired with the garlic-rich pasta with white sauce and chicken. This dish brought out the beer's understated but smooth maltiness. Bottom line is that it's not too great to drink by itself, but it can complement the right Italian food. I guess that's why it's popular in Italy where it's made.

jushoppy2beer, Jul 28, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12-ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass yields a clear golden straw-colored body alive with a storm of active carbonation, crowned with two thick fingers of medium-bubbled white foam that recedes rather quickly to a sheet that leaves a few scraps of fluffy lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit grainy and toasty with a bit of cardboard.

Taste is grainy and bitter with just a touch of toasted nuts. Soft light malts come on stronger as the drink progresses, bringing a bit of fruity sweetness to the mix. The finish is bitter and herbal with a bit of a metallic taste and the same brown-papery cardboard bit I detected in the nose.

Feels and drinks pretty good, but there are lots of other beers of this style I'd choose before this one.

cvstrickland, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of giblet
2.17/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

well, not impressed.. oh well. i tried another new beer for me. a light color. light carbonation after about one half inch of head that was gone before i really noticed. smelled kinda skunky. may have been sitting too long. taste is grainy and skunky. a bbq beer, lawnmowing beer. oh well. no big loss.

suckem up and movem out.


giblet, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of mhewes
2.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A : Pours a clear golden color with a little bit of a white head

S : Light malts along with some skunkiness

T : Mainly a corn taste but not much else. Pretty bland and tasteless

M : Light and crisp.

D : Maybe if you're outside on a hot summer day but that's about it.

mhewes, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of mayor55
2.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank right from the bottle. Tastes good cold, but as it got warm it tasted winey and lost it's appeal. I've had this beer many times and it's average at best. My wife is Italian and she likes it. Big surprise. It reminds me of a Canadian lager, but not as good. Somewhat like Sam adams lager.

mayor55, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.48/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle just purchased from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours a clear, lucid, see-through, golden-hue with a minimal head and very minor lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Faint, unassertive, average-at-best Euro Pale Lager aroma with hints of corn and grains...
Taste strongly complemented the smell, with a slight hint of citrus and lemons...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel along with a good level of drinkability...
Not bad...
Worth a shot...

dsa7783, Jul 09, 2008
Photo of rdub
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Waitress didn't offer a glass so I drank it right from the bottle. Looked like your typical macro but I like to drink Italian at Italian restaurants. Smell was a little bit skunky. Taste was average, mouthfeel was what you'd expect from this type of macro. Drinkability was surprisingly good. Would tip a few of these at dinner instead of BMC.

rdub, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of tweeder263
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours out a yellow clear brew with a bright white one finger head.Head dissipates very quickly. Smells of super skunkiness.Tastes of typical macro type lager corn not much else. Not bad seems refreshing.Nothing exotic here,,a Bud could do the same thing.

tweeder263, Jul 07, 2008
Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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