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

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1,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 651
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.19%
Wants: 10
Gots: 140 | 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 mjw06
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

golden color, with a small white head that leaves a little lacing, very little to zero carbonation rising to the top after pour.

a crisp taste with a sharp but not strong hop bitterness. wheat and barley malt.

light and very small, sharp carbonation. light to medium body.

drinkability was average, had a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. however was moderately enjoyable.

Photo of cottonkoozie
2.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Very very light color. almost clear. Barely a yellowish straw color.

S - Skunky, can't smell anything else.

T - Not as bad as the smell, the skunky taste isn't that strong. Theres not really a taste though.

M - some carbonation, but not much, pretty watery.

D - drinkability is good. The skunk taste really isn't to bad, doesn't have taste, so theres nothing to hurt drinkability really.

This beer just doesn't have a taste. It may have some when its really fresh before the skunk taste kicks in, but if theres a taste the skunk has covered it completely. Skunked water, thats about it.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.28/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Kelly's in Bryn Mawr, PA. It came in a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is crystal clear and straw gold in color. The head is nice and thick, two fingers tall, white, great retention and lacing, little bubbles.
Smell: The aroma is absent. Maybe some pale malt.
Taste: The flavors are sweet and pale malt, clean.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is smooth and thick.
Drinkability: This is a pretty good beer.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of cjl1209
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear pale gold, lame head that dissipates almost immediately

S - Cheap booze, wet grass

T - Starts off slightly bitter, leaves the mouth moist, flavor is literally nonexistent

M - Light and refreshing

D - Goes down easily but shouldn't be considered anywhere near memorable

Photo of unclejimbay
3.58/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Peroni, reviewed as a Euro Pale Lager "since 1846", ABV=4.7%, cals=150
A 3.5 - good 2 finger head, gone quick, short head retention, pale straw in color, noticeable carbonation
S 3.0 semi skunky hop smell
T 4.0 Clean crisp taste, hops noticeably present, faint malt backbone, subtle sweet finish
MF 3.0 thin in body, high carbonation, clean feel on palate
D 3.5, I like the crisp clean taste and feel, I dig this for a Euro Lager

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 phantomwyse
2.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Ginger ale. Over-carbonated body brings forth a soda like head of a finger, maybe less, and quickly recedes.

S: Wet grains like soggy corn flakes, tinny smell which is strange for a bottled specimen, dull lemon aroma hints at hops.

T: Tangy cereal grains, some chemical like aspect that reminds me of the way asprin tastes, with a very light tart aftertaste -- the same tart effect as grapefruit juice, but nothing like grapefruit in flavor.

M: Lighter bodied with abundant carbonation.

D: Light and refreshing. Not setting the import world on fire, on par with it's contemporaries.

Photo of cnjohn19
4.08/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at carinos restaurant...pours a wonderfully clean and clear dark yellow...little head which disappeared except for the outter ring...malts dominate the nose with a sweet hint...almost like a candy sweetnesss but very slight...crisp and refreshing and lite...distinct malt aftertaste which is welcomed...overall would buy again out but would skip over for another choice...

Photo of Stimack
2.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While at an italian restaurant for Valentines day I decided to give this one a try as the only other things that where on the menu seemed to BMC products. Poured from the normal green bottle, had a straw yellow color with a good amount of bubbly carbonation. The white head was relatively small and did not last long. The aroma of the brew surprisingly was not skunky. Pale malt scent is really all that I am picking up. Though the flavor is very bland but sum-what refreshing with the food that I got. Has a sweet / grainy taste and that is about it. Very clean tasting brew, just did not have character but for me it it seemed to be better than the last coors I had ... which was probably last summer.

Photo of HalfFull
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather clear yellow straw color with a thin fizzy head. As with most fizzy heads, it reduced to nothing in just a minute or so, almost like champagne.

Clean lager nose typical of the style, along with light malt notes and a hint of noble hops. A bit grassy and reaching as the nose wasn't very profound.

Taste follows the nose and is relatively flat and light for the style. The lack of sweetness was welcome but the beer otherwise fell on its face as for flavor, or lack thereof. Offers average feel and drinkability; high carbonation and effervescence helps cover the lack of malt structure to a degree thus supporting the feel. Drink is easy, low in ABV and assumably in calories as well. Though I didn't see any point in reaching for a second.

Photo of SwiftyMcBeer
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear boring looking gold. The smell doesn't do anything to get you interested either, smells like wet feet.
Tastewise it is marginally better and if there is nothing else available I suppose I would drink a few of these. Still after drinking one of these in Italy, I chose to stick with wine for the remainder of the trip.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 4/3/2007 (500mL bottle @ Trianon, Napoli, Italia):

Pours a yellowish clear colored body, with an average whitish colored head, bubbly and diminishing. Has a malty, effervescent big beer aroma to it. A malty taste, refreshing, a little tastier than Heineken. Clean aftertaste. Tasty.

Photo of lhaqq
3.2/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Gotta hand it to them; the packaging is pretty good. Always had it out of the bottle, though, so can't comment much on the appearance of the actual beer.
S: Smells pretty skunky, with a little bit of corn.
T: Not too much flavor, a little bit of the corn and some malts sneak through but mostly watery.
M: High carbonation level, light body.
D: Had quite a few of these over the summer in a coastal town outside of Milan. A great beer for a hot day.

Photo of ruckus232
2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Ounce green bottle

Appearance: Light clear yellow color with a little head and very little retention.

Smell: Bitter with a slight sulfur smell

Taste: The taste is very similar to the smell but a little bit sweeter. The after-taste is bitter but doesn't linger too long.

Photo of DesMoinesMike
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well, I can't say I'm overly impressed, in fact, I thought it was not worth finishing the bottle. The light yellow color was average for a pale lager. The taste is very bitter and that feeling lingers on the tongue. The aroma is like slightly sour malts. I am not trying this one again.

Photo of smedley
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear pale yellow, white head which quickly disapears and leaves no lacing on the glass

S - Not much to the nose. Nothing worth noting.

T - Pretty weak, maybe a little grain, no hops, very slight bitter finish

M - Light bodied, dry, high carbonation, crisp

D - Refreshing and easy to drink

Photo of Amalak
2.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When traveling to Italy I had this beer. I had in a bottle and it was yellow/gold, but clear with a head that dissipated quickly. It had somewhat of a bitter/sour scent to it.

This is an easy-to-drink beer, but there isn't anything special about it. It has a faint bitter taste to it, very similar to a Macro Lager. Not a bad beer, just nothing that jumps out, either.

Photo of spointon
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at a local Italian eatery at dinner tonight.

A= This lager poured a clear, pale yellow-approaching-gold color with a thin 1/8" white head that disappeared in about 30 seconds.

S= Very muted grain and sulfur smell. Maybe a very faint hint of nuts. That was about it.

T= Very muted, very conservative flavor here. Weak malt base, very little hops, and the expected lager sulfur character were all I got from this one. Finish was dry and mildly spicy.

MF= Light body with a spritzy carbonation and crisp mouthfeel.

D= Very little distinguishes this beer from a hundred others. Its drinkability is decently good, but it is not a memorable beer.

Photo of Cylinsier
2.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bottle.

The appearance is a tad boring. Generic grain gold with a normal white head that holds reasonably well.

Smells fine, barley and a bit of hops. I must be the lucky one here because I detected no skunkiness whatsoever.

Tastes pretty much the same as the smell. A bit more bitter than your average American lager and perhaps just a bit citrusy.

The mouthfeel is acceptable. Has a little pop to it.

Overall, this seems like it must be the Bud of Italian beers. I have one every once in a while and I could see having a few although there are better Italian lagers.

Photo of pweis909
1.95/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My step-mom got this to go with a pizza we were making for dinner. She was thinking that if we were eating Italian, I would want to drink Italian beer. Her heart was in the right place, nice gesture and so forth. I'm not a hater of Euro-lagers but this beer was rather disappointing.

Served from a green bottle at refrigeration temperature. Pale straw color, with big white head that gave off skunky aromas as soon as the bottle was cracked. The taste was sulfury-mineraly, with no maltiness and a harsh acrid bite, possibly due to carbonation, with the skunkiness always lingering in the background. Body was thin. Drinkability was below average for pale lager styles.

Photo of yesyouam
1.98/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(355 ml bottle) Peroni Nastro Azzurro pours a bright, light golden with a fully diminishing white head. It is very clear and sparkling. The aroma is pretty slight and sweet. It mostly smells like adjuncts with a little juicy wooden hops. There is almost a touch of brown sugar in the nose. The beer feels light but not watery. There is a little prickle on the tongue at the swallow. Not bad. There are not enough hops to cover the skunk, but they are detectable. Corn and lemon and fiberboard are three things that come to mind. If Steam Whistle went skunky, it could taste like this. If you took the malt out of a Bedele, it could taste like this. My people call this maize. I'd like to run this against a Heineken. Is this skunked or is this on purpose? Is this fermented polenta?
(rated Nov 4, 2007)

Photo of RodBurg
2.08/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served very cold. Extremely pale straw in color with a fizzy white head.

Smells like skunky hops with a hint of grainy sweetness.

Tastes like it smells. The sweet taste of the grain comes through a little.

A subpar skunk of a Euro-lager. Barely a step above Heineken.

Photo of jadpsu
3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours about as clear as any beer I have ever seen with a nice white head that does not stick around long and leaves little, if any, lacing.
A little skunky but a little lemon smell comes through.
Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and light.
Taste has some mild bitterness and finishes on the dry side. Both these characteristics make it better than a bunch of the highest selling U.S. macros. But not much more than a mediocre been.
Probably good for a quick refreshing beer after mowing the lawn.

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
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 MiScusi
2.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Cafe Allegro in Upland, CA.

Poured into a frosted tumbler, pale yellow, very pale, as expected. Foamy white head builds up but fades even faster. It's your standard green bottle macro lager. This seemed to have little to no skunkage, the taste had light sweetness with the lagerish finish. I've had better pale lagers, but this wasn't horrible.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.