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

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1,391 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 59 | 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 viverlee


1.8/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Peroni Nastro Azzuro. Or simply “Peroni,” it’s the most accessible beer I’ve reviewed to date, a distinction fraught with largely well-deserved suspicion.

STYLE: Euro Pale Lager

ABV: 5.1%

LOOK: Translucent yellow, highly carbonated, wafer thin. I can, yeah, see my fingerprints on the other side of the glass. Great for a crime-scene detective, not so great for beer.

NOSE: Soulless bread, a man without a backbone. There’s a note, distinctly off-putting, that I can’t, and maybe won’t, pull.

MOUTH: Carrots, lemon, canned asparagus. That carbonation, it fades — quickly. Leaving only a mouthful of what can charitably be called beer.

BA Rating: 65

Hayward Abbey Rating: 61

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 21:36:37 | More by viverlee
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

07-05-2012 02:58:42 | More by kingslotty
Photo of DrewSnyc667


3.78/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Pale golden color tons of inviting activity with a firm head that is present for a few gulps. No lacing

S - Buttery malt and skunky euro hops. I am a big fan of both

T - Very mild with notes of fascination. The malt is has a smooth sweetness and the hop backing is dry. Slightly watery finish

M - A tad thin but very refreshing. The carbonation keeps the palate very clean, easily drinkable

O - Nothing inoffensive about this beer. Nothing too fancy either. One of the better macro epl's around and goes great with pizza or just on a hot summer day

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 23:08:55 | More by DrewSnyc667
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

07-01-2012 19:46:56 | More by gleeky99
Photo of Gazza

3.38/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this is a nice, easy-drinking lager. Similar to most European lagers and surprisingly easy-drinking for its 5.1% abv. This beer is not very hoppy so it is not really bitter, it is a lot more crisp and clean. The experience was personally detracted because it came out extremely flat out of the bottle so I would like to try this one again and on a warmer day, a really hot day, this would be an outstanding beer to have with a barbecue and some chips. This beer is pretty solid throughout all the indicators and would be recommended on those hot summer days for some well-earned relaxation and as a thirst quencher.

This beer worsened a bit as a the drink went on and lost some of its fruity character, became a bit more bitter but the first few sips were really nice and on that alone I would personally recommend this as a nice entry level, popular lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 12:03:34 | More by Gazza
Photo of Bitterbill


2.23/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before July 10, 2012. The green bottles sitting on the shelf would cut that by a smidgeon, me thinks.

The colour of straw, a small 1/2" head of foam, decent lacing.

The smell is the usual for the style or for an American Adjunct Lager. Grain, corn, light ambiguous bitterness.

Grainy flavour with notes of corn, very light bitterness, I can see why it's a top seller in Italy for the similar reason that Bud Light is the top seller in the US. Light on the flavours and not offensive and easy drinking. Hardly an endorsement by moi but it stands to reason. Flavour doesn't seem to be a major priority of the average beer drinker. I hope saying that doesn't make me come across as a beer snob as that's not my intention...

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 19:47:11 | More by Bitterbill
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2.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured slightly chilled in tall lager glass.

A: beautiful presentation, with streams of carb bubbles and a two-finger head
S: lager, yeast, a bit of the traditional Euro-lager smell
T: slightly cloying beer; flavorful slightly lemony lager, but mixed with bready, stale character; tends to worsen as the bottle warms up
M: decent

Not a good beer--pass

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 18:29:06 | More by Arithmeticus
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1.75/5  rDev -36.4%

06-30-2012 10:16:45 | More by HankC
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2012 07:31:36 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

06-29-2012 00:20:27 | More by wtighe03
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New York

2.08/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

green bottle served in a lager glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that fizzled out with a constant rise of tiny carbonation bubbles.

S - a slight hint of skunk but it was mainly sweet grain.

T - sweet and grainy tasting.

F - light bodied with a bubbly feel.

O - meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:09:41 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-27-2012 06:00:57 | More by doggball
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2.38/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-crystal clear light yellow color with minimal white head and no lacing

S-light malt , hints of sweetness

T-light malt character, not much hop presence, slight ly astringent with a faint metallic taste

F-light body with light carbonation, crisp feel

O-Light lager with little compelling flavor, body or balance,

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 00:19:19 | More by MDDMD
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

06-24-2012 21:55:41 | More by crobinso
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3.25/5  rDev +18.2%

06-23-2012 18:49:47 | More by Marius
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2.75/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2012 04:44:01 | More by mdillon86
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3.75/5  rDev +36.4%

06-19-2012 00:50:11 | More by Spotupfor3
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-17-2012 03:47:31 | More by elguapo57
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3.5/5  rDev +27.3%

06-17-2012 00:28:20 | More by jdt
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2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

06-15-2012 00:08:42 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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2/5  rDev -27.3%

06-11-2012 21:26:01 | More by madkat07
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2.7/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A clear light yellow beer with a fizzy white head that settles quickly. Minimal lacing. Kind of generic Euro lager aroma; grainy malt, slightly fruity, floral hops in the background. Flavor is pretty similar; very vaguely skunky, with a lightly sweet pale malt flavor and the hint of those floral hops underneath. Pretty nondescript but also fairly inoffensive. Totally unremarkable. Crisp and light bodied, with lively carbonation and a clean, dry finish. Decently refreshing, also fairly watery. Not the worst of the bunch but nothing special either. Pairs well served ice cold with pizza. No need to drink it any warmer as whatever nuances it possesses aren’t worth examining.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 21:15:50 | More by tobelerone
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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-06-2012 18:14:36 | More by mac1381
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3/5  rDev +9.1%

06-06-2012 11:15:38 | More by brinch
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North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a bottle at Il Mulino (Disney) in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that quickly reduces to thin film covering the entire surface of the beer. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: The aroma of this beer starts out slightly skunky and then you can detect some of the proper beer smells - pale malts, adjunct grain malts, and grassy hops, though both are quite mild.

T: The beer tastes much like the smell (without the skunkiness). There is a lightly sweet corn adjunct malt flavor that is followed by moderate amounts of grassy hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp. Slightly thin/watery.

O: The beer is refreshing and sessionable. It is easy to drink and I could have a couple of these but there is nothing that really stands out about this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 14:16:26 | More by dbrauneis
Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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