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

Not Rated.
Peroni Nastro AzzurroPeroni Nastro Azzurro

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
65
poor

1,735 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 240 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A. visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-03-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Peroni Nastro Azzurro Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,735 | Reviews: 697
Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"justifying my taste" with this comment

Photo of NOODLES36
3.66/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice solid beer, this beer is a beer that bust be really cold

Photo of mejimw
1.58/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When in Rome, do as Rome does. But I'll drink their wine, rather than this horse piss!

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.77/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid lager, small head, nothing fancy.

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed thoroughly. Just so drinkable.

Photo of DDiFran
2.82/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why do brewers keep putting beer in green bottles? I've never had a green bottle import that didn't taste at least a little skunky. Put that aside and this is an easy drinking, lawn mowing beer. Nothing great, but serves a purpose.

Photo of jimmah120
3.09/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Your average euro lager, slight skunk and plenty of grain. Very beer-y beer. Average, but not bad. Have it on-tap and leave your snobbery at the door.

Photo of jonatanlauritzen
2.01/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Boring, normal bloody lager. Dull

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice easy drinking lager that's clean & sessionable.

Photo of smb
1.9/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The most common Italian beer. Nothing to see here...

Photo of ChrisCage
3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Super heavy carbonation is the key look to this ultra clear, pale yellow colored Euro lager. The head is pure white and doesn't produce much of anything other than some thin patchy foam. Surprisingly, the lacing is not half bad, with some sticky bubbly foam clinging to the glass....it does slowly find it's way back into the beer itself. Very typical cheaper looking lager.

S- Again, this is typical of the style. Skunky, but not nearly as bad as others of this style. There are hints of bread/yeast and some dried barley grain and/or grassy. While the aroma is much better than expected, there is still a hint of corn/rice adjunts. Minimal hop presence, which isn't unexpected and it smells very clean.

T- As the aroma suggested, this is very much a clean brew flavor wise. There is adjunct laden flavors of boiled corn and/or white rice. Lingering in the background are mild flavors of sweet malt and the aforementioned yeasty/bread qualities. Nothing in the hop department....good overall!

M/O- A perfect example of what a clean, crisp lager should be! Thin bodied and plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation make this a great session beer for a club meeting in the evening. It really can be enjoyed by everyone and has more flavor than standard BMC offerings, without the tang of typical Euro lagers. I've bought this before and I'll buy it again.....I like it for what it is and think it's an underrated beer!

Photo of jzlyo
2.15/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Aroma is skunk and bread. The flavor is bread, fruit and a mildly bitter finish.

Photo of MillerMan16
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tasted like a bad Heineken

Photo of Bob_Little
1.27/5  rDev -54%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Ehhhhhhh not great kind of cheap

Photo of ssmack
2.18/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Bright clear light straw colour. Inch and a half of white head. Few streams of fast bubbles. Some lacing.

Mid grassy hop aroma. Hint of spice - cinnamom. A bit bready.

Very mild taste. I had to take a big gulp to get the mild grassy hops. Corn instead of barley.

Light feel. Watery.

Not really a bad beer but very weak. I would only drink this if it was free which it was. Coupon giveaway outside the LCBO.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's drinkable but not my every day beer

Photo of SelimArikan
2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A mediocre choice. Nothing special, somewhat refreshing

Photo of CIBoy10
3.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A grassy tasting, decent lager. Pairs well with spicier foods or garlic. I find it nice with Italian food everyone once in a while. Nothing special.

Photo of donnie19
2.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

It's a whatever beer nothing special

Photo of Pantalones
3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tried one during a visit to a local Italian place with my dad and sister today. Served in the bottle with a frosted mug, which I poured the beer into a minute or two later.

Yellowish color, clear with lots of bubbles. Almost looked just slightly greenish, but that may have been a trick of the light. Smell was mostly just bready and a bit "beer-y," though I'm guessing the fact that I was in a restaurant at the time and food smells were all around made things harder to distinguish.

Taste... lightly bready, and a noticeable sorta leafy veggie-like flavor. I assume this is from the hops used, since it worked together with the breadiness pretty well and didn't seem out of place. Went well with my salad, cheese sticks, and stuffed shells (and even the bit of my sister's calamari that I tried), which is always a plus for something you drink at a restaurant.

Overall, I liked this pretty well and will probably order it at the local Italian places again in the future.

EDIT: First-impression review is above; I've modified my scores a bit since then after having this a few more times and finding that I don't like it quite as much now as I did then. Still definitely not a bad beer, and still one I'll order when eating out, just doesn't impress me quite as much now as it did initially.

Photo of SmashPants
2.72/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard 330mL green bottle with a macro Euro label.

Appearance: pours out a clear, light-hued yellow body with a fairly thin white head that drops to a thin cap.

Aroma: quit a light aroma; just some cheap grains with some funk and metallic carbonation. Hooray.

Taste: light pale malts with again the cheap grains and the metallic carbonation. Not too bad, but still a bit cheap.

Aftertaste: a bit dry on the finish with a touch of bitterness.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a standard macro full carbonation. Standard.

Overall: a fairly standard, cheap Euro macro lager, so I guess you get what you pay for. At $52 a case, there are definitely better beers for less.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Experienced in : Rome, Saigon
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of dcscientist
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

There's a reason Italy is known for wine and not beer. When in Rome...drink wine.

Photo of ordybill
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass as Provinos Restaurant in Douglasville, GA.
Aroma- Has a malt and hops aroma, not spectacular.
Appearance- Pours a traditional yellow lager color with a medium white head.
Taste- The beer had a hop and bread flavor, OK tasting.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with heavy carbonation.
Overall- A decent Italian beer, I have been critical of most but this is average and I will drink this again if offered.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.78/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like Peroni. In the bottle it's okay. On tap it really shines. Okay, it's a Euro lager, and it's not going to knock your socks off. But it gets the job done in a comfortable, enjoyable way. Drink it at an Italian restaurant, on tap with some chicken marsala, and you'll be good to go.

Keep in mind, this is the draught version:

Appearance: A rich, golden color, with a two-finger width head that dissipates quickly into a light bubbly lacing. Quite attractive in the glass.

Aroma: It doesn't smell like a lager, really. There is a definite grainy scent to it, but I also detect a distinct, but light hoppiness about it too.

Taste: A very European, gentle hoppiness. Grain, but a suggestive, malty aftertaste. It does not offend.

Mouth: No bitterness, especially after eating a few bites of food. It's a good mealtime beer.

Overall: The beer is not stellar, but it's really not bad. Drink it on tap and you will not regret it. I found myself liking it more and more as I sipped it. Like I said, it goes well with Italian food, but also with just about anything else. A good, solid European lager.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.