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

Peroni Nastro AzzurroPeroni Nastro Azzurro

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Ratings: 1280
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.46%

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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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Photo of psugrad98


3.48/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium straw in color. Nice white head and thin clinging lace. Lightly floral nose with slightly skunky hint, but not in a negative way. Smooth and easy drinking. Smooth sweet maltness, with nice firm hop bitter backbone. Very refreshing with food, but slightly bland on own.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2003 07:39:27 | More by psugrad98
Photo of Jason


3.15/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Quick spritzy white head that dissipates to almost nothing, pale straw and very clear.

Smell: Not much to the aroma, some faint graininess and that is about it.

Taste: Thin malt, a little light on the hops. Some dextrin sweetness within and lots of pale graininess. Spicy hop in the back with a drying grain effect as well.

Mouthfeel: Nice crispness, light to moderate body and thin throughout.

Drinkability & Notes: Italian macro brew, good to wash down some macaroni and gravy. On its own its just a plain Euro-lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2003 14:38:17 | More by Jason
Photo of Morris729


3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale golden straw color with a nice-sized foamy white head that soon dissipates into a sticky lace. Sweet grains and malts with some floral hops come through in the aroma. Sweet malts are present up front in the taste with a bit of an acidic lemon sting to follow. Crisp and dry in the finish. I generally enjoy a nice Chianti with pasta, but this beer would do well in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2002 01:43:54 | More by Morris729
Photo of Kwak

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not good at all, theheavy aroma of skunk is in the air.

The head was average dissaperd in a timely fashion nothing special.
The taste is bitter sweet with malt and little hops.It's very dry finish is crisp and clean, but mostly I was just happy it was gone.

My first Italian made beer and mabey my last!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2002 18:22:30 | More by Kwak
Photo of Winter


3.35/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear golden, with lots of bubbles from carbonation. Head was white and foamy. Aroma consisted of hops and a sweet malt scent. Body was thin and a bit watery. Crisp and tingly up front. The taste was pretty smooth with a sweet malt finish. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular either.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2002 15:16:20 | More by Winter
Photo of francisweizen


4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid Italian lager beer, and a personal favourite if I am in that italian mood! A great golden colour and nice euro aroma, and a brilliant crisp mouthfeel combined with a brilliantly snapping dry-crisp flavor. The head goes down quickly on this one, and I would actually suggest drinking it from the bottle, as it is not quite as good on tap IMHO. This is a simple, very drinkable, all around beer, that is good to drink 365 days of the year.
Nice One.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2002 14:46:03 | More by francisweizen
Photo of ZAP


3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The best way I can put this is, this is not in SA Boston Lager territory...BUT it is considerably better than most every day lagers....smells slightly skunked at first pour as most imported lagers tend to smell...it came in a green bottle and off the discount rack with no date on it so I am slightly spooked at first...but it really tastes just fine..a sweeter style lager with a nice smooth creamy mouthfeel....golden in color...clean and clear looking...finishes on a slight dry note...has some of those European lager hop characteristics in the flavor....I'd drink it for a change of pace with some pizza or something...

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2002 17:27:53 | More by ZAP
Photo of MAB

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be bland and commercial- trying to appeal to the broad market tastes. That said, it is better than a lot of European beer I've tried.
It had a dry finish and the right lager hop flavor, but it could have been Heineken or Stella Artois or any number of other lagers.
I wouldn't buy a six pack, but one with dinner at an Italian restaurant is a good alternative if you don't like wine.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2002 07:17:03 | More by MAB
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

nothing special here, but not bad either. i much prefer it over a heineken or grolsch or the like. a basic lager that pairs well with any italian meal. a good one to have when your just looking for something simple.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2002 17:00:36 | More by guinness33
Photo of TAMU99


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

It's ok. A mediocre lager with a very carbonated mouthfeel. Very light, not a lot of flavor. A collegue who was reading over my shoulder just said it's better in Italy. Sounds like an excuse for a road trip to me.

Back to the beer, it's fair. Moretti has more taste. Or just grab a Yeungling.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 12:16:44 | More by TAMU99
Photo of bewareOFpenguin


3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eating pizza in Boston's North End, I need a beer to drink. Ordered this. Smooth, light colored and taste with just a hint of hops. Goes well with food but not enough of a bite for this mick. Closest thing I will drink to a "light".

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2002 07:23:48 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Photo of powoo19


4.38/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a fan of this fine frosty adult beverage. Its taste is crisp and the carbonation is almost ginger ale like. It has avery clean taste and looks real good too. Serve this cold with some fine italian cuisine and you will not be disappointed.
Happy Drinking!!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2002 08:05:12 | More by powoo19
Photo of bditty187


3.33/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured this Lager is a very pale yellow/gold with a quick to dissolve, tiny white head. The nose is a dry with a typical, yet faint, skunkiness common among European Lagers. The taste is dry & bitter, with noticeable hops and a tang of citrus. No maltiness to add complexity.

Peroni is reasonably refreshing, easy to drink and pretty tasty. Nothing overly outstanding but something I'd drink again.

I wish the #1 beer in American tasted as good as "Italy's #1 beer".

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 09:32:08 | More by bditty187
Photo of Dogbrick


1.4/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I have the sinking suspicion that any "#1 in it's country" beer is awful. Coincidentally this tastes as bad as the #1 beer in the USA. As such, I doubt I will ever bother with it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2002 14:33:15 | More by Dogbrick
Photo of ElGuapo

New Jersey

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

ehhhhhh. i can't really say anything too much about this one. it is a little skunky, slightly bitter, but it really is not too bad. not as good as a pauli girl or a heine, but i dont like them too much either

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2002 19:23:07 | More by ElGuapo
Photo of IrishRedRock


2.85/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I wasnt all that impressed with this one. Doesnt smell great and the aftertaste is similiar to the smell. Too much carbonation too. I had a few bottles with some Italian food, only because my other choice was Budweiser. Italy has better beverages to offer. A decent lager at best.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2002 14:01:17 | More by IrishRedRock
Photo of QXSTER1


3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold with a slight, quickly dissapating head. Very carbonated, spritzy mouthfeel. This beer had a touch of malt with no obvious adjunct off flavors and a balancing bitterness which is saying something for a foreign macro lager. Pick this over flavorless, pale yellow domestic macro-swill to eat your pasta with if there are no other interesting beers to be had.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2002 14:05:47 | More by QXSTER1
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slightly sweet nose with a very carbonated appearence. Very pale fluffy head. Slight sweetness in the taste with not alot of body to the brew. Seems watery and weak. I had a Moretti before this one and they don't compare... have the Moretti when given the choice. The Peroni is over force carbonated and lacks any real malt or hops character.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2002 10:47:20 | More by frank4sail
Photo of marc77


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

Clear, light golden hue w/ a large bubbled head that settles relatively quickly. Grainy notes and light biscuit in aroma. The grassy Saaz nose is mild and understated, but thankfully devoid of skunky mercaptans. Hop bitterness and grain huskiness hit the palette at first, and are ensued by a clean and mild malt sweetness. Hop flavor is absent. Very lightly bodied, w/ a fairly prickly mouthfeel from the high carbonation. Finishes clean and bit bland. There's nothing outstanding flavorwise, but Peroni is well balanced and makes for an crisp, innocuous thirst quencher. A pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2002 18:02:30 | More by marc77
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.13/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think this beer is way overated, everyone seems to love it, but i struggle to find anything interesting about it, fizzy yellow beer, with not muc flavour, slightly sweet aswell, not my style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2002 19:48:51 | More by rastaman
Photo of Anonmatel


3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad. Had one at an italian restaruant a bit back. it was a little dry, but i was eating pasta at the time, so it went down pretty well, strong flavour,. BTW it doesn't say it, but if i remember correctly, the ABV was 5.2%

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2002 13:33:44 | More by Anonmatel
Photo of EagleTalon


2.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer goes well with Italian food because it does not have too many flavors to get in the way. A notch above Bud, and that's not saying much. It had a somewhat buttery (diacetyl?) flavor to it, but I can't be sure because I tasted it toward the middle of the meal. At any rate, it is not a bad euro pilsner/lager but it is not worth paying $3-4/bottle for in a restaurant, or $8/sixpack. The other beer I had that night was a Moretti, before the salad arrived. It did not taste fresh. Too bad because when it's fresh, Moretti Pilsner actually has hop flavor and aroma that the Peroni lacks.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2002 14:56:42 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of aracauna


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

I have to admit this beer surprised me. I don't have a high opinion of lagers as a whole, mainly because most of them don't stand out, but this beer stuck in my mind. The biggest aspect is its sweetness. Unusually sweet for a lager, but it's great for drinking with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2002 11:09:45 | More by aracauna
Photo of canoehornpoint


3.53/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I noticed some citrusy, almost lemon-like, hints with my first taste but I was either imagining things or my taste buds quickly lost that flavor. This is a highly fermented golden beer. It was crisp and clear but not outstanding. My impression is an American pilsner that's much more refined, maybe less rice and adjuncts.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2002 19:06:50 | More by canoehornpoint
Photo of John

New York

3.7/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Although the Italians aren't known for their beer, this one does just fine. Good ice cold and pleasantly malty as it warms. Molto bene.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2001 11:43:26 | More by John
Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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