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

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #461
Ranked #49,441
2.81 | pDev: 22.78%
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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schoolboy from Ohio

3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Phil Lewis brought some of these over when he came over swimming, and I discovered that I had not reviewed any Peroni products. That can be fixed. I had long ago made my determination that Moretti's La Rossa was the best of the Italian beers you can easily find in these parts, but it is an entirely different animal from this.

It pours with a bit of head that disappears leaving something that looks like ginger ale. Good bubbles. The aroma has me doing my Dewey Cox, I caint smell it. The taste is pretty much the same, light straw, slightly funky (green bottle syndrome) and just the lightest hops. It leaves your mouth cleaner than it started.

Not recommended. You really should avoid the style - try something more flavorful! Although I drank some inferior brews on my last trip to Europe, I was never so desperate to have to turn to this kind of stuff (there always seemed to be something more Belgian around).

Jul 29, 2020
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LT5 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +77.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got while on vacation. Very smooth to drink and taste with a beautiful look inside and outside the bottle - light head. Definitely recommend easy drink.

Jul 28, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

2.89/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L:. Pours a pale golden yellow with a fizzy white head and a touch of lacing.

S:. Notes of rice and grain, a light apple and sweet malt. A slight hop. Nothing special but also inoffensive.

T:. Rice and grain, a light sweet malt, a light apple and a slight hop. Nothing special but nothing inoffensive.

F:. Crisp and light body easy drinking

O:. It's nothing special but it is drinkable.

Jul 27, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

2.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On draught, a golden yellow body with a foamy head, lots of carbonation and lacing. Smell is slightly metallic, saccharine. Taste is quite malty and a tiny amount of bitterness and some artificial sweetner. Feel is heavy carbonation and a watery crisp finish with some sweetness and metal. This is the most popular and consumed beer in Wales but I tend to steer clear of it. It has a reputation for making people go mad when drunk. I had a funny turn on it once when I felt I wanted to smash up stuff. Apart from that, it's not bad.

Jul 18, 2020
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Premo88 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into tall tulip
(best by 7/23/20 printed on label)

L: clear yellow-gold, just a hint of brown in it (SRM 4-6), topped by thick white/offwhite head of foam about an inch tall that sticks a bit; some lacing; keeps a full collar and most of skin

S: skunk, peach, metal, light grain ... over time the skunk aroma mostly disappears and allows for a nice bread-malt sweetness to dominate; the metallic note is slight but also disappears as the beer warms; surprisingly fruity and malty

T: very similar to the nose, sweet bread-malt peach and a light bit of grain (rice more than corn); a little earthy dirt-hop bite in the finish to help balance the sweetness up front

F: perfect light middleweight with loads of carbonation ... it's arguably too crispy for some, but I love it -- it's exactly what I want from the style

O: way more malt presence than I expected, to the point that I'd happily buy a six-pack of this as a slightly maltier version of a macro lager; it'd be nice if the ABV were in the lower 4s, but at least that 5.1% is coming from some decent barley malt; as a big American adjunct lager fan, I love it ... a very simple, clean, easy to drink brew with enough flavor to keep it interesting

Jul 12, 2020
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M4RK from Northern Ireland

4.07/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unpopular opinion, maybe! I really enjoy this beer - love the taste, notes... everything really. Taste buds are a bit sick of IPA and this is my go to. Can’t fault it!!

Jul 10, 2020
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Apellonious from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dealing with some IPA palate burnout has me back to drinking (and liking) pilsners and lagers. This one is basic crisp bread ness mixed with some pale malt flavors. That’s it. And that’s all I need right now staring at 90 degrees in my weather app.

Jun 06, 2020
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just1cho from California

2.92/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 11.2oz bottle*

This beer poured a pale straw yellow which also provided a two finger white colored head. This had a nice diversity of rocky bubbles and had a moderate amount of retention.

The aroma was primarily off flavors, heavily smelling of diacetyl and has been slightly skunked. The diacetyl isn't too terrible of a smell, but I wished that I there was more of a malt presence in the smell. The lack of depth or any kind of complexity in the aroma makes this slightly below average in my view.

The taste follows the nose. The front palate presented the familiar diacetyl that I got from the nose and was lingering throughout. It had a bit of phenolic character presenting notes of pepper in the middle which then evolved to a malty sweetness and breadiness in the back end coupled with the ever present diacetyl.

The beer left a coating around the mouth, leaving me with a feeling that I drank butter--presumably from the diacetyl. This had a bit of an aftertaste to it, which had notes of diacetyl and sweet malts. This was light bodied and crisp making this a very drinkable beer, perfect for pairing with seafood or a tomato based dish.

Overall, I felt like this beer wasn't bad, nowhere near the worst beer I've ever had. But the off-flavors and the weak tastes of the malts didn't really do this any favors in terms of making this beer worth while. Still, I wouldn't have a problem drinking this beer if I'm out eating some Italian food if there was nothing else to drink.

May 26, 2020
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xander10 from England

2.79/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I have had this beer everywhere, as this is the standard beer I have if there aren't any better options on tap.
Look: Pale yellow and clear with a small white, foamy head. Nothing exceptional but it is not an unappealing looking beer.
Smell: Slightly Citrus whilst still noticeably yeasty, not bad but once again nothing exceptional.
Taste: Very slightly bitter, quite bland and unspectacular.
Feel: Feels like a carbonated drink, rather thin and watery in nature.
Overall: A rather average beer, nothing exceptional, and like it's head, not much to note on.

May 24, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

3.18/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Crystal clear straw, bubbly, huge head of rocky white foam. Great retention and lacing.

S: Skunky, corn, vegetal.

T: Light honey sweetness, cracker, a bit of hay; some corn and vegetal tastes but subdued compared to the skunky nose. A hint of grass and bell pepper flesh on the finish. Crisp and clean, grainy, leans just slightly sweet.

F: Medium-light, slight stickiness from residual sugars, bubbly, clean.

O: A decent Euro pale lager. About as good as expected. Comparable to Heineken, Stella, Beck's, Carlsberg. PSA: Drink it from a can or on draft to avoid the worst of the skunkiness!

May 17, 2020
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MarkCairns99 from Northern Ireland

3.49/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On first pouring there is quite a stale aroma to the beer! However this is soon forgotten as the beer tastes quite sweet with a surprisingly pleasant hoppy aftertaste almost like an IPA. This beer is a very enjoyable sessionable beer which I would recommend giving a try if you have never had it before.

May 15, 2020
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Tshane from Michigan

1.73/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

About as bad as a Heineken in glass. A little spicier or sharper. Actually I prefer a funky skunky beer at times. Even though it's pretty awful, it does satisfy in some strange way.

Mar 29, 2020
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

2.67/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Peroni pours a clear, golden color, with a very small, long lasting, and slightly lacing head. Skunk aroma. Flavor is skunk, light, with very offensive skunk flavors near the end. Good body and feel, not overly fizzy. Overall, below average pale lager, pretty offensive.

Feb 11, 2020
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Fizzer from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Much better than most of the other beers you'll see in the same price. It doesn't have too much of the offensive hops that I find in ipas

Feb 02, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330ml green bottle. Label has best before date of '0/07/20'.
Clear, straw colored body. Not much head, power pour yielded a brief white skiff. Leaves some partial rings of lacing.
Aroma has some skunk, with some very faint malt smells.
Taste presents the sulfur compounds, with a little bitterness, but also a little sweet toward the end. Flavors of malt and corn (Italian maize). No bite, and the profile is brief.
Thin mouth feel, watery. Very good carbonation.
This seems to be a beer made to keep the mouth hydrated during food eating, because there is not much flavor to intrude. Drinks similar to a sparking water.

Feb 02, 2020
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Pmicdee from Canada

3.33/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Familiar taste of your run of the mill Euro lager, this one pours crystal clear straw coloured with a 1cm head. Bready taste but I prefer Zwyiec in the Euro Lager category
January 19 2020

Jan 19, 2020
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.27/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's ok, it's just as a European beer that costs more it will always be compared to Stella and Heinken and it just doesn't have anything special to make it work.

Jan 10, 2020
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elNopalero from California

2.95/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours thin and pale from a green bottle. Lightly musty aroma. Weakly bodied with a light skinny flavor. I've had worse.

The best Peroni I ever had was slushy and paired with a wood fired pizza, if that's any indication...

Nov 29, 2019
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3.11/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a clear, bright, golden body with some visible carbonation. Thick white head with a good amount of lacing.

It has an aroma of pale malts, corn, citrus and fruit, with some spicy notes.

It starts off slightly sweet with pale malts and corn, turns slightly bitter with grassy hops, and finishes with a taste of cardboard. The mouthfeel is light bodied, with light bitterness and medium carbonation.

An easy drinking pale lager.

Nov 18, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Here we go, BA - like Charlie Sheen in “Platoon,” I feel like I am revisiting the scene of a crime. The last time Raul drank this swill he woke up with Mono. Yeah, to hell with that shit.

Anyway, so Raul sits, and Raul sips... and it actually isn’t that bad. I mean, maybe the White Claw I had before this slightly lubed me up, but hell, let’s go.

So, yeah. It’s not that good, but it also isn’t repulsive like a wet dream about Rebel Wilson.


Nov 16, 2019
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

On draft

Look: Pours a translucent, almost fluorescent yellow with a three finger, soapy white head. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma: White sugar. . . musky, old wet newspapers . . . nondescript fruit, mostly apple and pear. Some grassy spice.

Taste: Incredibly sugary on arrival with a flavor consisting almost entirely of malt driven white bread, white sugar and sweet corn and feint white grape. Some vague soapiness. There is a wet newspaper, almost lawn mulch type of funk that permeates the lager - it is essentially the beer's only other dimension.

Feel: Moderate carbonation. Thin weight. Sticks to your tongue.

Overall: I tend to go easier on Euro Pale Lagers than most other reviewers, but with Peroni I feel as if I am more in line with the average rating. It's not undrinkable by any stretch of the imagination, but what kills it for me is the sugar profile - as it completely overpowers what little flavor is already there and gives the beer a strange texture. Still, I find myself ordering Peroni's every now and again - and I can definitely see the appeal behind pairing it with certain food.

Nov 06, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at a pizza place where the owner is originally from Italy (I think). Anyway, no skunkiness, poured a lager colour with a head that dissolves quickly, taste is malt forward with some hops. Worth trying once but not sessionable due to sweetness.

Nov 03, 2019
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UristMcBrewer from Florida

2.35/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is an extremely clear golden lager. The color is actually somewhat nice looking. The head rentention, however is poor. The smell is skunky. Looking past that it does smell sweet. It tastes very sweet, wihout being too sweet. It is subtely honey-like in sweetness. There is a medicinal after-taste, however. The hops do impart a bit a spiciness . The skunkiness does come through in the taste. The mouthfeel is lacking, not too much to comment on. In my opinion, there are better lagers out there. This can pair well with food though.

Oct 29, 2019
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TerryMills from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like a cheap "winter beer" without the coriander taste.. I dont like it but its not as bad as the score here would have you believe ... Worth trying once.

Oct 21, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.97/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden color. A little darker than I expected. Still, an SRM of 7. A mild white head that fades quickly, but hangs for a decent amount of time (4.00)

Aroma: Aromas of lemon and yeasty bread. Some grassiness that is masked by skunk. Nice fresh baked bready malt aromas. (4.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose. Lots of lemon and bread yeast. A little grass that is masked by the skunk. Then some fresh, baked white-bread toasty malts. Like a fresh baked loaf is just out of the oven. Lots of bread flavor, but it's not too sweet. (4.00)

Feel: Clean and smooth. Light, but a little heavier tan I expected due to the large toasted bread profile. (3.75)

Overall: A fantastic lager. Much better than I expected based on previous ratins. I am impressed with the strong lemon, yeast, and bread flavors of this beer. Lots of fresh bread flavor without being heavy or too sweet. Very flavorful. It's more yeasty than other pale lagers. This is a Euro pale I would recommend. (Final Rating: 3.97)

Aug 18, 2019
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