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

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1,620 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 652
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 142 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +37.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

This is an extremely pale euro lager with a fleeting head and minimal lacing. The hops are sharp but don't overwhelm the very light malt background flavors. Very smooth mouthfeel and a clean finish.

This beer is quite similar to other euro lagers like Heineken and Stella Artois. If I was sitting in a sidewalk cafe in Rome it would be perfect. At my dinner table in KY it's still ok. If you are a euro lager fan this is worth a try.

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +65.2%

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2.52/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +81.2%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev +24.6%

Eating some Farfale with cream sauce and chicken. Thought this would be a good pairing.

Appearance (3.75) : A nice three fingered head that quickly descends to a two fingered head. Body is transparent and straw colored. Lacing webs the glass.

Aroma (3.5) : Yeast, sour mash, hay, dusty grain. Breadsticks! It's more potent and the bouquet is louder than most any other lager I've nosed.

Taste (3.5) : Hops are almost immediate but not overpowering. Within the body there's some sour malt character that's grassy and hay-like as well. Hoppy dry finish.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, lightly creamy, dry finish.

Overall (3.44) : This is actually a decent beer. I like the flavor, and I've not had any lager that tasted like it before. It's grassy, hoppy, and grainy all at once. Slightly sour which detracts from drinkability. It's definitely not from the western hemisphere. Some good "Old World" flavor that pairs well with similar food.

I couldn't drink it every day, but it's interesting for a one-off.

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2.68/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.2/5  rDev +15.9%

Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
65 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.