Gran Riserva Puro Malto
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #383
Ranked #49,226
2.74 | pDev: 21.17%
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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EmperorBevis from England

2.82/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

bottled and purchased from high end supermarket Waitrose
pours a clear golden body with minimal white head patriarchy
aroma is wheat biscuit cereal
flavour is like premium brand frosted flakes

Oct 03, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Birra Peroni S.r.l. “Gran Riserva Puro Malto”
€1,56 @PAM Panorama, Pisa, IT

Notes via stream of consciousness: I think this is the last of the Peroni Gran Riserva beers that I have to taste. I’m not sure what makes it “puro malto” (pure malt), but I’m assuming that means that it’s 100% malt without any adjunct. It’s poured a deep golden body beneath a short head of white foam that’s almost immediately dropped to just a minimal surface covering and standard collar. I would normally question the glass in a case like this but I’ve been using this glass for days and getting good results just by rinsing it with hot water. I can’t guarantee that it’s “beer clean” but my last beer kept a head and left some lacing and I haven’t eaten anything or put on any lipstick - that’s a joke, but it’s true, no lip balm or anything. The aroma suggests grainy malt backed by herbal and floral hops. It’s pretty good, and it reminds me of some of the more malty and less bitter Pilseners that I’ve tasted in southern Germany. It’s maybe more like a Czech Pils with some floral character than a German Pils with the usual spicy Saazer hops. On to the flavor... well it follows suit. The malt is bready, and a little doughy with some sweetness. That’s balanced by the hop flavors, and a firm bitterness. There’s a very subtle touch of mineral and earth to it - very subtle - but they come out a little bit in the dry finish; and I should also note that there is a light fruitiness to it that’s something like apple or a combination of orchard fruits. In the mouth it’s medium bodied and gently crips with a fine-bubbled moderate carbonation. What I can say is that n the end this is a pretty damned good version - although a touch malty - of a southern German or Austrian Pils. It’s not the best but it doesn’t fail me, and it certainly hits most of the right notes for the style (head retention & aroma bring it down).
Review #6,848

Dec 05, 2019
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Baviera from Belarus

2.99/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 08, 2020
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elnachooo from Spain

1.78/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

De color dorado, con un dedo de espuma de retención media. De cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y miel. En boca es desequilibrada, con un dulzor excesivo.

May 02, 2021
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stcules from Italy

2.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Deep blonde, clean. Beautiful white fluffy head.
Stale smell, old hop,, DMS.
Not better taste. Malty and sweet. Too much. A hint of metallic.
After a while, some sign of oxidation.
Average body, malty aftertaste.

Jan 29, 2016
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.07/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2019. Purchased a while back from Waitrose. Let see what the Grand Reserve Pure Malt is all about....

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. A rich golden-amber with good clarity and moderate carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before reducing to a very patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of cooked grain, faint biscuits, mild stewed husks and a twinge of earthiness. Not brilliant.

T: Tastes of grainy malt with notes of light biscuits, stewed grain, a hint of bread, mild earthy yeast, faint leaves and a touch of overdone veg. Very dry, followed by a delicate bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the style. Faintly astringent. Aftertaste of stewed grain, mild bready malt, subtle yeast and faint leafiness.

O: Meh - no great shakes. Looks OKish, while the aroma and flavour are bland and overly grainy. Body is alright. Not quite crisp enough and virtually no hop character. Would be refreshing on a hot day but too expensive for what it is. No need to seek it out.

Sep 05, 2018
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doktorhops from Australia

3.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I speak Italian. True story. I can demonstrate my demonstrably impressive Italian by translating the name of this beer into my mother tongue (good-old gets-the-job-done English): Peroni (which is a name so no translation required) grand reserve pure malt. Impressed? [so am I] Anyway to the beer at literal hand - Peroni Gran Riserva Puro Malto - surprisingly the only other Peroni I’ve reviewed was their Gran Riserva Doppio Malto, which I thought was good but overpriced, now we get to this average priced ($5 a 500ml bottle) Puro Malto in its mini Spumante-esque vessel, and I must admit I do enjoy a decent Italian Lager so here goes.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Pokal.

A: Slight hazed pale yellow body with a white 1 cm head that soon dissipates to a thin lace ring. Not the best looking Lager out there, but then appearance only counts to 5% of my total score so you’re off the hook Peroni. 5/10.

S: Sweet honey malts upfront, doughy bread centre, with a slight grassy hop note towards the back. There’s nothing “grand” about this aroma - it’s a middle-of-the-road borderline cheap European Lager bouquet here. Middle-of-the-road borderline cheap score for you: 6/10.

T: Refreshing palate is the first thing noticed. The above flavours are present as expected (honey malt/bread dough/cut grass) but it’s the finish that shows a touch of Italian Lager finesse with that grass note crisping up the palate and preparing you for the next sip. Aftertaste has a dry white vinous and floral character. Not bad Peroni, better than your regular Lager, but also not great either. 7/10.

M: Mid to light, almost medium bodied with a sharp, crisp carbonation, I’m partial to extra body in any beer style, points abound. 8/10.

D: Peroni have produced, as it turns out, a solid crisp dry Lager which would have the Japanese scratching their heads. Never discount a country that is good at winemaking when it comes to brewing - Peroni have distilled the essence of a dry white wine into this brew, although a part of me wonders how much drier a beer can get now. In a grape-skin this is a good palate cleansing beer from one of the better macro Italian brewers, and you know IHM (I Hate Macros, it’s the name of my bloody beer blog) but in the case of this beer: ILM (Industrial Light & Magic for all you cinephiles out there). 6/10.

Food match: The label says “pasta, risotti, carne rossa e formaggi saporiti” and I tend to agree for once.

Aug 09, 2015
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Spike from England

3.03/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.
L: Dark gold colour, clear, very little carbonation and a thin smear for a head.
S: Faint pale malt nose, clean & light.
T: Semi-sweet lager malt.
F: Some stickiness, some short-lived dryness.
O: A better than average, but not outstanding, Peroni. Decent up-front but lacks complexity and depth. Finish is very short.

May 27, 2018
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JonnoWillsteed from England

2.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

L- Mid golden, light carbonation, some still rising but head cleared instantly.
S- Some grains but little else striking.
T- Dry, quite 'hard' on the front [it is also well chilled], into over-thin and slightly bitter/hoppy end.
M- Surprisingly light for 5.2%; that ABV hides itself a bit too well within the flavour IMHO. CO2 finally makes it's presence known in the mouth.
O- Underwhelming, especially something fancy looking and labelled 'Gran Reserva'. Nothing to passionately dislike either, just blah.
Note: Bought from Waitrose, London. Lable is not as pictured, presumably updated, now it is mostly white text on an ochre coloured lable. B/B on neck: 5/19

Aug 13, 2018
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Bergus from Netherlands

3.33/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 03, 2016
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thatsmyspot from Italy

3.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 19, 2015
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Dazka from Italy

3.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nov 29, 2015
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gianluca88 from Italy

2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Oct 20, 2017
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GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

May 23, 2019
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tottel from Netherlands

2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jul 14, 2017
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Samurai from Italy

1.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Sinceramente mi ha deluso molto. Il "malto" non l'ho quasi sentito, quello che ho sentito invece è l'aroma di alcol, più marcato a mio avviso che non nella Peroni classica. Birra comunque dissetante e beverina, comunque non le caratteristiche che mi sarei aspettato di concedergli, visto il target a cui dovrebbe puntare. Bevuta poco più fredda che a temperatura ambiente (vale a dire attorno ai 15°C).

Che dire, una "crafty" rimarrà sempre e comunque un'industriale, malgrado i tentativi di camuffamento.

May 14, 2018
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jazzandrea from Italy

1.66/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Si tratta di una birra a bassa fermentazione in stile Lager, che si presenta di colore giallo paglierino tenue, con schiuma scarsa e poco persistente.
L'aroma presenta note di malto, crosta di pane ed alcool.
Gusto di alcool e malto, abbastanza piatto.
Si tratta di una birra poco carbonata, dal corpo leggero, con un retrogusto amarognolo.

It is an ale beer in Lager style, with a pale yellow colour, with insufficient foam, not persistent.
Its aroma shows malt, bread crust and alcohol.
Taste of alcohol and malt, quite flat.
It is a not so carbonated beer, with light body and a bitter aftertaste.

Jul 14, 2019
Gran Riserva Puro Malto from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 17 ratings