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

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2.78/5
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2,048 Ratings
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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

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Added by Todd on 01-03-2001

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#46,125
Reviews:
712
Ratings:
2,048
pDev:
22.66%
Bros Score:
2.87
 
 
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3.53/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle of 330 ml, at home. Imported. Poured into a pilsner glass.
Golden yellow colour, very clear. Something less than two fingers of head, white in colour. Lots of activity in the glass, in the form of bubbles. Head finally stabilizes to half a finger, and stays at that height for a long time.
Aroma of malts and slighty of other adjunct grains, possibly corn (?).
Taste is great though. Sweet mostly from the malt, the hops on the weak side. I hadn't have a lager like that for almost a year now and my last holidays in Greece, and as I am raised with this kind of sweet beers, I find the taste very appealing.
Thin on the body, just one step maybe before someone can call it watery. Slighty dry on the palate. which gives it drinkability points.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one, too bad that it's price is so high here in the Netherlands.

Edit:according to the label it does have some corn, but other than a faint smell, it's not that obvious.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml green bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. This is marketed over here as a premium beer that commands a relatively high price, though an Italian friend of mine tells me that it is considered pedestrian fare back home. The UK lager market is a fantasy beer league like no other.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear pale-straw colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of fluffy white foam that disappears after a minute or two. Aroma of light malt with mild sweetness, a hint of stewed hops and a faint solventy twang in the background.

Tastes of light malt with a crisp, dry finish. Notes of stewed hops and a hint of solvent. Restrained yet harsh bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, but watery. Slightly astringent. Aftertaste of harsh stewed hops.

My Italian amico was right - this isn't up to much. A standard macro lager with little flavour and even less character. Probably passable on a hot day in Rome if served ice-cold. However, no need to go seek it out.

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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Photo of viverlee
1.79/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Peroni Nastro Azzuro. Or simply “Peroni,” it’s the most accessible beer I’ve reviewed to date, a distinction fraught with largely well-deserved suspicion.

STYLE: Euro Pale Lager

ABV: 5.1%

LOOK: Translucent yellow, highly carbonated, wafer thin. I can, yeah, see my fingerprints on the other side of the glass. Great for a crime-scene detective, not so great for beer.

NOSE: Soulless bread, a man without a backbone. There’s a note, distinctly off-putting, that I can’t, and maybe won’t, pull.

MOUTH: Carrots, lemon, canned asparagus. That carbonation, it fades — quickly. Leaving only a mouthful of what can charitably be called beer.

BA Rating: 65

Hayward Abbey Rating: 61

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3.07/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Pale golden color tons of inviting activity with a firm head that is present for a few gulps. No lacing

S - Buttery malt and skunky euro hops. I am a big fan of both

T - Very mild with notes of fascination. The malt is has a smooth sweetness and the hop backing is dry. Slightly watery finish

M - A tad thin but very refreshing. The carbonation keeps the palate very clean, easily drinkable

O - Nothing inoffensive about this beer. Nothing too fancy either. One of the better macro epl's around and goes great with pizza or just on a hot summer day

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3.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall this is a nice, easy-drinking lager. Similar to most European lagers and surprisingly easy-drinking for its 5.1% abv. This beer is not very hoppy so it is not really bitter, it is a lot more crisp and clean. The experience was personally detracted because it came out extremely flat out of the bottle so I would like to try this one again and on a warmer day, a really hot day, this would be an outstanding beer to have with a barbecue and some chips. This beer is pretty solid throughout all the indicators and would be recommended on those hot summer days for some well-earned relaxation and as a thirst quencher.

This beer worsened a bit as a the drink went on and lost some of its fruity character, became a bit more bitter but the first few sips were really nice and on that alone I would personally recommend this as a nice entry level, popular lager.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before July 10, 2012. The green bottles sitting on the shelf would cut that by a smidgeon, me thinks.

The colour of straw, a small 1/2" head of foam, decent lacing.

The smell is the usual for the style or for an American Adjunct Lager. Grain, corn, light ambiguous bitterness.

Grainy flavour with notes of corn, very light bitterness, I can see why it's a top seller in Italy for the similar reason that Bud Light is the top seller in the US. Light on the flavours and not offensive and easy drinking. Hardly an endorsement by moi but it stands to reason. Flavour doesn't seem to be a major priority of the average beer drinker. I hope saying that doesn't make me come across as a beer snob as that's not my intention...

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2.67/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured slightly chilled in tall lager glass.

A: beautiful presentation, with streams of carb bubbles and a two-finger head
S: lager, yeast, a bit of the traditional Euro-lager smell
T: slightly cloying beer; flavorful slightly lemony lager, but mixed with bready, stale character; tends to worsen as the bottle warms up
M: decent

Not a good beer--pass

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

green bottle served in a lager glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that fizzled out with a constant rise of tiny carbonation bubbles.

S - a slight hint of skunk but it was mainly sweet grain.

T - sweet and grainy tasting.

F - light bodied with a bubbly feel.

O - meh.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-crystal clear light yellow color with minimal white head and no lacing

S-light malt , hints of sweetness

T-light malt character, not much hop presence, slight ly astringent with a faint metallic taste

F-light body with light carbonation, crisp feel

O-Light lager with little compelling flavor, body or balance,

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Peroni Nastro Azzurro from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Beer rating: 2.78 out of 5 with 2,048 ratings