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

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Reviews: 663
Hads: 1,775
Avg: 2.75
pDev: 37.45%
Wants: 23
Gots: 278 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-03-2001

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color gold with a nice tight white head. The head lasted quite some time and gave way to patchy lacing. The aroma was grassy with hints of grain and malt. The taste matches the aroma with a nice dry crisp finish. A refreshing beer to drink on a hot day. This is a larger that is above average.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.84/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought and drank this in Sorrento, Italy. Clear, straw golden with a thin white head, poor retention and minimal lacing with mild to moderate carbonation and a medium-light body. Aroma begins with pale malts, freshly cut grass, faint green apples and straw. Very similar to Steinlager with some mild fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light. Taste begins with light flavor hops, fades to mild pale malts and grassy hops, and a moderate sweetness. The finish is lightly dry with lightly spicy bittering hops that are well-balanced. Reminds me of Steinlager in many ways. Alcohol is very mild and clean and hardly noticeable. A decent pilsener.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a clear medium yellow with a fluffy white head that was about a finger high, has some divets and left small clingy lacing. Smell is faint of sweet malt and grain and a bit of floral hop. Taste is clean and lightly sweet of malt with a bit of drying crisp hop thats very subtle. Nice over all light and sweet body with a easy smoothness thats pretty drinkable with a slightly crispy dryness in the finish which can help settle any garlicy pizza.

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

A very good pizza / pasta brew. It pours clear pale gold with a white head that settles to a thin film. Lace is fair with mild carbonation. The aroma is not overpowering but of mild malt & grain. The taste is crisp, clean & refreshing. The body is not to heavy and thats a-good. Leave the heavy to the dish of pasta or pitz, chase the hot pepper with the peroni! I like to stock this at home for such times. munga!

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Photo of ipogios
3.7/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite impressive brew by the Italians. Tried this in an Italian restaurant with my carbonara. I must admitt it was an excellent choice. VERY refreshing and drinkable. Enjoying your pasta with this beer is surely a great combination Slightly better than the standard European lagers

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Photo of canucklehead
2.8/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New to the B.C. liquor stores, this Italian lager joins a host of
Euro-lagers on the shelves. This beer is no better or worse
than Becks , Topvar, Tuborg etc. The nose is skunky with not much
of a midbody which makes it a warm summer beer at best. It
might be improved by putting in a 500ml can to stop the aging
found in light coloured bottles.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured a golden brown color with very little head which was completely gone after about a minute. The carbonation was basically non existant also. No bubbles what so ever. The smell is one of the few good things bout this beer. It is quite strong and is like what a real lager should be. At first taste it seemed pretty good, but after that it tasted much like water, almost worse than Bud and Miller. With the lack of carbonation, mouthfeel is mediocre too. With all that said, I don't think this a very good beer at all. It says it's the No. 1 beer in Italy, but since Bud makes that claim here in the US, one can see a lot of similarities between the two.

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Photo of aaronh
2.3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a moderate white head atop a medium golden body. The head quickly fades to a layer of thin foam. The aroma is a grassy herbal note with just a hint of malt and a slight background of pepper. The taste if fairly straightforward, with just a note of sweetness and a slight hint of bitterness on the finish. A metallic note dominates the aftertatse. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh, with the carbonation attacking the roof of my mouth through the rather thin body of the beer. As such, the harsh mouthfeel coupled with the weak aroma and uninspiring flavor hurt the drinkability. This is close to the Budweiser of Italy, I'm sure.

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Photo of LarryKemp
1.95/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe it was because of the green bottle. Or maybe it was because of the way it was stored. This beer had a off smell and taste. It was oxidized I think. The beer was very clear and a bright yellow. The carbonation clung to the side of the glass. My wife said it looked more like gingerale than beer because it was so carbonated. The head was generous and white. Everything was going well until I raised the glass to my mouth. The aroma was poor and the flavor that followed matched the smell. I might try another at another restuarant to see if I might change my mind.

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Photo of kelticblood
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A light gold yellow when poured.Fair amount of lace in the glass.Excellent carbonation resulting in bubbles rising up my glass.A very crisp and refreshing lightly malted and hopped italian lager.Very basic and not very complex.Not very filling when eating a rich italian meal.I would never buy this other than dinning out at the Olive garden.Taste isnt much..kinda skunky on the finish.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Due to my Italian descent, I have always been pretty fond of this beer. It like many other European lagers contains that simplicity of flavor that is smooth and refreshing. The golden color complements the frothy white head so well. The mild sulfur aroma along with faint malts and hops are balanced with the smooth, crisp taste of the lager. Very refreshing and the reason that Italy is known for their wine, and not beer. Why do these companies like stella artois, heineken, and grolsch along with peroni continue with the green bottles. I would like to taste this same beer fresh from the brewery.

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Photo of Lupe
2.16/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale straw color with a decent white head that quickly dissappears and leaves little lace. Fairly clean aroma with some grain and skunk. Light in body and fizzy on the tounge, this brew is overly carbonated, like a soda. Starts with a grainy malt sweetness with some cirtus hop flavor coming through, along with a slightly skunky character. Finishes crisp with some spicy hops, dry, and a lasting bitterness. Needs less carbonation and skunk, and more flavor.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing very exceptional about this beer. A lager in taste in and in texture. I enjoy it at Italian restraunts but I prefer the Moretti. This is a bit hoppy but the hop balance has a bit to be desired. There is a harshness to the hops that takes away from how good this beer could be. This one is good with food but not a stand alone beer.

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Photo of psugrad98
3.47/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

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Photo of Jason
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of Morris729
3.1/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of Kwak
1.49/5  rDev -45.8%
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!

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Photo of Winter
3.34/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +45.5%
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.

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Photo of ZAP
3.36/5  rDev +22.2%
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...

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Photo of MAB
3.1/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
3.6/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.13/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.5/5  rDev +27.3%
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".

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Photo of powoo19
4.35/5  rDev +58.2%
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!!!!

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.