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

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Peroni Nastro AzzurroPeroni Nastro Azzurro

Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing like an unsettling documentary on nuclear weapons paired with a classic Peroni, amiright? This stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises corn, wheat, light flowers, and dry grass. Hey, it's not skunked! The taste brings in more of the same, though now the corn is in charge, and the wheat is decidedly funkier. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a fairly inoffensive beer, but one that just doesn't taste all that great to me.

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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.07/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The better half and I attended a wonderful comedy show last evening at a neat Italian reastaurant in Melrose Park, IL! Chuck Salvo did a tremendous job and made us laugh with ease. In addition, we were with a great group of friends!! The Italian restaurant did have a poor beer selection though. However, I did enjoy the Peroni’s in the bottle….they went with our meal just fine. As with most Euro beer, it was seemingly a classic pilsner style beer. Clear, bubbly, color with white foam head, grainy nose, and a crisp clear taste. I could certainly do a session with this stuff….proved that last night!!! And when I say session….it means the mouthfeel was good enough.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.78/5  rDev +0.4%
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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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.23/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pure gold with carbonation bubbles and no head. Smell is primarily grains but with mild hops coming through as well. Taste is grainy but also nicely hopped. I detect small, fruity flavors possibly from the yeast (?). The mouthfeel was crisp and clean; well carbonated.

This is a decent beer. Not one I'd rush to get back to but it's one I would have if I'm somewhere without craft beer. It was actually quite refreshing on this day since it was 102 degrees out.

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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4/5  rDev +44.4%

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1.61/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer tastes like I remember it tasting when I was in Italy several years ago. Bad.
It pours very light, translucent straw yellow with a very thin head that instantly disappears.
I drank several of these at different times thinking that I just got a skunked bottle, but it is always the same. It has a rancid, grassy skunked aroma. It is really a turn-off.
Despite its smell, I tried it anyway. It's taste was almost as bad as the smell. It has a grassy, metallic, skunk flavor.
It is thin on the mouth, and really doesn't have as bad of an aftertaste as the taste itself, but some of the metallic skunkiness does linger.
I'm trying to think of something to improve it, but all I can come up with is to start from scratch. There are better Italian beers out there.

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2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, slight metallic, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an Euro Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, metallic, and a hint of dry hops. Overall, a rather average epl, that is most likely better before imported.

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1.48/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Transparent, yellowy appearance...big, bone-white head, softly settling.

Aroma: "eh, it's beer"...clean and dull, with merest hints of lemon zest and minerals...

Taste: ah! crap! harsh bite at the front...ow! not good! bad beer, bad beer!
Dissipates eventually, but offers no rewards...big, painful, citric sour quality pervades what little flavor exists, and each new sip brings a fresh wince to the face. Not what you want in a beer.

One of the worst experience I've had with a beer. Not quite Crazy Ed's, but close...
Someone please confirm for me, "Nastro Azzurro" is Italian for "Nasty Ass", isn't it?

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green bottle into a weizen glass. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Aroma is very mild, almost non existent. There is a light crisp taste, not much flavor. Feels ok in the mouth and is fairly drinkable. Overall this is a pretty mediocore beer.

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2.34/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a very clear pale light yellow that was surprisingly the lightest colored beer I have experienced. Head lasted about 3 seconds before breaking apart.

Smell: barely a hint of grass is all you can detect.

Taste: very light malt level. Grass, bit of citrus, and a touch of honey sweetness make up a super bland and dull beer.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Light in body.

Drinkability: I could barely finish the glass. Just a flavorless european macro you should avoid.

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
2.77 out of 5 based on 2,007 ratings.
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