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

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65
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Italy
peroni.it

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 01-03-2001

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Ratings:
1,981
Reviews:
696
Avg:
2.77
pDev:
22.74%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
2.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks crushinator, ultimately your folks for the Italian version. Pours a pale yellow lager, with some malt and cheesy aroma. A lot of air bubbles head, that recede quickly. Easy drinking, kind of watery mouthfeel. Smooth in its pale yellow lagery way.

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Photo of acurtis
2.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Texasfan549
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
2.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single finger head with decent retention and lots of lacing on a clear golden body. Aromatics with a musty wheat aroma but not much else. Granny smith apple is noted throughout on a crisp wheat backbone. High carbonation and light body. Refreshing with a slightly bitter finish to it. Overall this one is actually good for what it is. I think it may be the green apple I am getting from it.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Maria's Italian Deli in Newhall, CA.

Pours a clear yellow color with a 1 inch white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Random small spots of lacing line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grain and a light fruit aroma. Taste is the same as the smell with a light fruity flavor coming through on the finish. This beer has good carbonation with a bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer but it washed down the pizza I had very well. Not something I would buy on its own though.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I don't totally see the appeal here, this is moderately better than the standard BMC stuff, but the price does not match the quality, and to be honest, the beer is pedestrian regardless of its price. pours a generic clear fizzy gold, with just an inch of rapidly fading white head. I usually guzzle these from the bottle though. an abundance of pilsner malts cascades the nose, with the adjunct malt sweetness and metallic aromas as well, bittering hops only. the taste matches, malt forward, not a totally corn beer, but far closer than craft offerings. mouthfeel is the best feature here, this one really goes down easy, is only a little filling in great quantity, and actually refreshes pretty well when its cold. the lightness and clean characteristics are appreciated, but the flavors just aren't bold enough to hold my attention. if this was cheaper, I could see it having a role to play in the greater beer world, but it prices itself out of that range, and doesn't back it up with taste, my biggest complaint. I drank a lot of this in Australia, always "borrowing" from my neighbors outside fridge, but revisiting it just has not had the same level of satisfaction for me.

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Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Knapp85
1.78/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Skunky as skunky gets... Thus brew is not pleasing on the nose at all. I odered this once and never again. I didn't mind that it was on the same basis as most lagers. I still wanted to try it. Through the whole thing I had that aroma attacking my nose and it made it hard to enjoy. I had to drink it asap just to order something different.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of metter98
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of skunk in the nose along with notes of grassy hops and hints of grainy malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has notes of adjunct malts such as corn along with a light amount of bitterness. Hints of grassy hops linger through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied, a bit watery and a little clean and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a couple of good qualities such as its appearance and mouthfeel (considering its style), but the skunkiness in the aroma and taste render it to be an average pale lager.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.02/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a single of this for $1.69.

The only reason I got it was to try a beer from Italy.. and that's al they have going for it. Italians should stick to wine.. as this is just a bland/boring euro lager. It's crisp and refreshing, but totally lacking on taste/appearance and smell. I would have this again if given to me but I wouldn't buy it in a store in a hundred years.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Why would an Italian brewery make an American Macro Lager? Better yet, why are American breweries still making American Macro Lagers? Anyhow, the beer smells like a wet dog, but improves as the beer settles in the glass. Looks more German Lager-ish than American Macro, which encourages me. Flavors are pretty clean with a light citrus, apple flavor and spiced nicely with citrus / grassy hops. A bit fizzy in the mouth, but ultimately nicely weighted and moderatly rounded. Finishs very crisp, clean, and with a lemony / minty finish. A good one for the patio.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.66/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle, at an Indian restaurant for my gf's sister's birthday - this may be the best beer they have available here.

This beer pours a clear, bright, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly white head, which leaves some speckled arrays of soap film lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of faint pale malt, a touch of corn cereal, some middling overripe lemon, and musty, skunky herbal hops. The taste doesn't quite suffer the same off the reservation stank as does the nose - I get more of the semi-sweet, corn-fed graininess, an echo of flat, indistinct citrus and stewing apples, and more weedy and musty, rather than overtly skunky, plain Jane noble hops.

The carbonation is certainly active and probing, but to no real invasive degree, the body on the lee side of medium weight, a tad cloying, and work-a-day smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the graininess turning a mite bit sour, and the touched hops slowing moving in forlorn circles.

Overall, a likely prototypical example of when the green-bottle, light-strike fairy visits - an unpleasantly off-seeming, edgy Euro-lager. If you see this as the 'best' option at an Italian, or any other restaurant for that matter, make sure that it's the canned version, or just ask for the wine list.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

660ml bottle served into a Trappist Westvleteren goblet in Rome, Italy, at me friend's gaff. Reviewed live.

First off, the green colour glass makes me suspect. No self-respecting brewer allows such factors as the bottle glass to affect quality. Presentation is poor.

A: 1.5 finger head of slight soft cream, nice thickness, and average retention. Colour is a clear yellow that appears a bit undercarbonated. Transparent.

Sm: Clean barley is all me broken nose picks up. A mild strength aroma.

T: Clean barley foundation is a bit empty but supports the few notes that are present atop it, including slight cream and light malt. Some orange or lemon peel would be very welcome in this beer. It's simplistic garbage meant for drinking with food at a table. It has no real flavour in itself. I suppose it's refreshing on a summer day, but so are other better Italian beers. It balances the few flavours it possesses.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet, too light. Classic fallacy. Also, there's a bit of stale cream towards the finish that dries artificially. Doesn't complement the style.

Dr: You could quaff it down at frat parties, sure. But if you want a flavourful beer look elsewhere. Even if you want an Italian beer that pairs well with food, look elsewhere. There is only one place this beer belongs: the shelf. That said, it's very affordable for the quantity. Maybe it'd be good as a cooking beer for frying sausages if there's no stale beer leftover from a party before.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.28/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a small bubbly head with almost no retention and no lacing. Aroma is quite bland with almost no characteristics. Taste is also very bland and thin with loads of watery notes. Body is light with spritzy carbonation. I haven’t had such a thin and bland beer in a long time.

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Photo of zeff80
2.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a pale, clear yellow color with a white, two-finger head. Highly carbonated, too.

S - It smelled of corn and grains. Slight skunk aroma, too.

T - It tasted of corn and some mild maltiness.

M - It was very thin and dry. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not so good. The flavors were pretty weak.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of LXIXME
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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